Are your home shoppers desperately trying to find “the one?” Finding the perfect housing match can be like finding the perfect mate. For some Americans, this year’s Valentine may come in the form of a home, filled with shiny new fixtures and a great first impression. But that search isn’t always easy.
In a recent article, realtor.com® highlights how home-shopping can feel a lot like dating.
1. You need to have trust.
Americans seem to think they have a better chance at finding love than finding the perfect home. Fifty-two percent of home buyers believe they will find their dream home compared to 73 percent of Americans who believe they will find true love. While competition in the housing market is intense right now, home buyers shouldn’t get
Facebook announced that it will no longer permit marketers who buy housing, credit-related, or employment ads to post on its site to target ethnic groups. U.S. lawmakers had warned the social media giant that the Facebook feature allowing marketers to target users in such ways could be discriminatory.
“There are many nondiscriminatory uses of our ethnic-affinity solution in these areas, but we have decided that we can best guard against discrimination by suspending these types of ads,” Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, wrote in a blog post.
Facebook did not allow advertisers to target someone specifically by race, per se, but by what
Read the Story of "The Haunted Graveyard" Located in The Trossachs Neighborhood of Sammamish Below and come visit us Halloween Night..... If You Dare!
Note: The Video included in the post may or may-not have been filmed on my phone with the additional help of the kids..... And my wife may or "May-not" have locked us outside in the rain afterwards and laughed as punishment! : )
Nestled deep in the Cascade foothills, hidden far from passing eyes by tall pine and towering rock laid the old cemetery. It was here that the worst of the Pacific Northwest lay buried. They were the robbers, murderers, and worse that no church would allow to be set to rest on their sacred soil. Old stones covered in moss marked their graves, the black as night crows
As the Halloween season approaches it's fun to have some nice "Spooky" stories to share with clients and friends. If any of you have any stories to pass along please let me know..... We promise to keep names and locations private if requested!
The Halloween decorations have already been up in my neighborhood for about a week, announcing that the season for spine-tingling ghost stories has arrived.
To get in the spirit, we asked real estate professionals to share their creepiest stories from the field. Your clients may not want to know what’s lurking out there — at least until All Hallows’ Eve has passed — but these real estate tales of terror could be fun to share with colleagues, friends, and family during this spooky time.
Now that the presidential race is hurtling forward at a breakneck pace, we got to pondering one of the many prizes at the finish line: the chance to live in the White House!
Because let’s face it, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is not only the seat of power for the free world, it’s also a pretty nice place. Sitting on 18 acres of prime Washington, DC, real estate, its 55,000 square feet featuring 132 rooms, 28 fireplaces, and more than 750 historic artifacts.
All of which got us wondering: How much is the White House actually worth? In cold, hard cash?
Some, of course, might argue that you can’t put a price tag on this symbolic structure any more than you could price the pyramids in Egypt or the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But the Royal Institution of
Moving and decluttering go hand in hand. After all, what better time to offload all those unwanted belongings than when you’re planning to sell and leave your home? But sometimes home sellers take their inner Marie Kondo a little too far.
From BDSM rooms to snow machines, there have been some epically wacky things that sellers have tried to get off their hands—even, in some cases, the family dog. (That’s ruff!)
Read on for some stories of seller add-ons that sound too wacky to be true—but aren’t.
A dungeon in the master bedroom
Sometimes you can hide the dungeon, and sometimes you can’t. In this instanceDean Ferraro, a real estate agent in Oceanside, CA, was on a listing appointment at a house that was curiously overpriced. Upon
Stunning Sammamish custom home on exceptionally large and flat lot within Issaquah School District. The materials and details put into crafting this beauty are extensive. Start with the driveway comprised of Roman and Mediterranean pavers, exterior consists of Western Red Cedar shingles, clear cedar tongue and groove enclosed soffits. Custom stone work all around with artistic details. Metal railing on the deck and throughout the house is work of a local Redmond Artist. The reclaimed wood timbers on the deck and entry come from a barn in Vancouver WA. Exterior paint is Miller ‘Evolution’, a lifetime product and the roof is a 50
The Names of the agents have been withheld to protect their privacy and that of their clients and in some cases "The Guilty Parties".
Is Anyone There?
One home I showed my client in Inman, S.C., gave us a chill. When we arrived, the house was dark and apparently empty. After I flipped on the light switch in the living room, we headed to the bedrooms in the back of the house. While we were in one bedroom, we both heard banging and what sounded like someone moving around in the other bedroom on the other side of the bathroom. “Hello?” I called out. There was no response.
Though we were sure we were freaking ourselves out, neither of us was brave enough to check the other bedroom. When we went back into the living room, the kitchen light on the