Home Buying and Selling Tips The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is […]
Home Buying and Selling Tips 3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year 3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental attachments to the home we’re leaving behind. Growing emotions can help or hinder a […]
Home Buying and Selling Tips Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move The housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for real estate, and the current market conditions are truly making this winter an ideal […]
Housing Market Update Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market The housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect real estate to continue showing such promise? Here’s what four experts have to say about the year ahead. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association […]
Home Buying and Selling Tips The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or […]
Home Buying and Selling Tips The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them. 1. Move-up or Downsize: One option […]
Housing Market Update The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year Home buyers aren’t stopping their home search during the holidays throughout the country, and especially in the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula regions.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many […]
Home Buying and Selling Tips Thinking about buying or selling your home? Work with an SRES® Are you thinking of buying or selling your home? If so, you may want to work with an SRES®. A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a REALTOR® who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases. I am a Windermere Senior Transitions Specialist and an SRES. Working with Seniors to help […]
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Port Townsend News Shop Local on your Main Street: Remarkable Port Townsend and Teddy Bear Shop Local To Support Your Community Shopping local in your city or town helps keep your local economy going, which in turn helps attract more business and visitors. As a realtor I know that a strong small business economy ultimately helps with maintaining home values. Did you know that small businesses generate $86 of local […]
Housing Market Update Kitsap Housing Inventory Update and Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season   Kitsap Housing Inventory Update and Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season If you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want to miss the great selling opportunity you have right now. Here’s why this month […]
Home Buying and Selling Tips 5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer 5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer How do you win a home bidding war when today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory?   Here are five tips for homebuyers when making a competitive offer. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more […]
Julie Wurden Jablonski Commercial Real Estate Tuesday Tips 7 Great Reasons To Sell Your Home During The Holidays Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season Let’s talk about seven great reasons to sell your home  during the holidays. Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove […]
Julie Wurden Jablonski Commercial Real Estate Tuesday Tips How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale This year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing and Commercial Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes: “Working from home is a positive factor in demand for vacation homes.” Buyers are taking advantage of the […]