Housing market forecast 2021

Housing Market Forecast 2021 for Seattle & Beyond

Housing market forecast 2021

Experts like Freddie Mac, Zillow, and Zelman agree the Housing Market Forecast for 2021 for Seattle and beyond shows continued home price appreciation. But because no one has a crystal ball, projected home price appreciation estimates are all over the board. The best time to sell is when you are ready. Read more

real estate financing

Mortgage Forbearance Explained

mortgage forbearance explained

 

What is mortgage forbearance? The CARES Act of March 28, 2020 included an allowance that those with government loans could suspend mortgage payments for up to 1 year.

I asked my good friends Jim and Stacy Brebner to explain mortgage forbearance more in-depth. When is a good time to take advantage of it? With rates so low, you may want to refinance – but will it be possible if you have already started the forbearance process? Read more

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Selling Your Home? Mention That Home Office!

Home office for selling your home

For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for: upgraded kitchens, remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist, however, might surprise you: home offices. Read more

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Buying a Home? Let’s Talk Real Estate Financing!

Real estate financing options for buying a home

Are you ready to purchase a home? Have you considered creative real estate financing? Don’t worry — it’s not illegal! But there are some terrific personal finance hacks for homebuyers. Read more

Home buying mistakes to avoid

Home Buying Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Jim and Stacey Brebner with HomeSeed help people get loans for buying homes.  They were kind enough to talk to me about the most common home buying mistakes people make – and how they can be avoided.

So what are the mistakes buyers make when they’re purchasing a home with regards to their credit?

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How to Choose a Realtor (in Seattle)

How to choose a realtor

 

So you live in Seattle (or anywhere else in the country) and are looking for help in selling your house. But – how to choose a realtor? 

Picking someone who is right for you is of the utmost importance. Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your 10th home – trust and communication are crucial when choosing which agent should represent you. The transaction should be transparent and your agent should provide a clear process for buying or selling your home. Read more

How to Attract Home Buyers

how to attract home buyers

 

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, you’ll need to figure out how to attract home buyers. You’re probably aware there’s some prep work to do. Most properties need to be spruced up before potential buyers start coming through, but it doesn’t have to mean a major investment of cash and time.

Here are a few tips that can get you off to a good start. Read more

Love to Go Hiking around Seattle? Don’t Have a Car? No Problem.

Hiking around seattle

 

So now that you’ve moved to glorious Seattle (and maybe don’t have wheels right now), you’re probably wondering – what’s the easiest and quickest way to go for a hike? Read more

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Seattle Housing Prices: How Much Does it Cost to Buy Here?

seattle housing prices

 

For anyone wanting to move to Seattle, the question no doubt begs: what are Seattle housing prices like? How much do things cost, and how much can I afford? 

Here’s a run-down of the most important stats to know. Read more

Home buying mistakes to avoid

5 Tips for Making an Offer on a House in a Hot Market

 

Steady demand. Limited supply. That’s what we are seeing in real estate markets across the country right now. Inventory is particularly tight within the lower price ranges. “The starter house is nearly missing in some markets,” according to Jessica Lautz, managing director of survey research and communication for the National Association of Realtors. So here are some tips for making an offer on a house in a hot real estate market. Read more