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Home Sellers Take the Power Seat

Home Sellers Take the Power Seat

With homes to sell scarce in the marketplace, sellers are finding themselves in a better position then in previous years. Buyers are still eager and buying power is still high! Here in the #Seattle #Bellevue metro area this is most definitely the case.

4 Real Estate Trends for Summer 2013

http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-05-30/4-real-estate-trends-for-summer-2013/

What should you expect this summer in the housing market? Pretty much more of what we've already seen in our market. Great short read from Zillow. Happy Thursday!

May/June 2013 Market Pulse

May/June 2013 Market Pulse

A Great info-graphic from Realtor mag about the current market and where it looks like we are headed!

Homes Selling as Fast as They Did During Housing Boom

Homes Selling as Fast as They Did During Housing Boom

Great video from AOL on supply of homes and how fast they are selling! If you've been looking at homes in the Seattle or Bellevue Metro areas you have seen homes sell in days, sometimes even hours! Supply is picking up though, we aren't seeing as much of a frenzy with multiple offers as we were a month ago.

Dear Seller: Me, Me, Pick Me!

Dear Seller: Me, Me, Pick Me!
Are you making an offer on a home this week? Here is what some people are doing to help their offer out!

What's the value of a view?

http://realestate.msn.com/whats-the-value-of-a-view
Ever wonder what the actual cost of a certain view might be? Here is a great read on that exact question. Next time you see a home with a view you can have a better idea of what you should pay! Have a GREAT Monday!

Seattle ranks No. 7 for luxury home sales

http://www.king5.com/news/slideshows/Seattle-ranks-No-7-for-luxury-home-sales-207546281.html

It's always good to see our area making the grade when it comes to home sales!

Big-Ticket Homes in Higher Demand

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/05/15/big-ticket-homes-in-higher-demand

With the housing market on the rebound it's only a matter of time when luxury homes and vacation homes become popular again.

Inventories, Asking Prices Get a Boost

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/05/15/inventories-asking-prices-get-boost

With the shortage of inventory we've seen offers meeting asking price. Chances are if you are making an offer in #Seattle or #Bellevue Metro areas you'll be competing with someone else. In places like
#Sammamish, #Issaquah, #Redmond, #Kirkland home prices have been selling for 100% asking price. Just be prepared to go in with you best offer first if you really want the home! Have a Great Day!

'Green' Housing is Red Hot

'Green' Housing is Red Hot

Are you looking for a home that is "green"? Well turns out a lot of people are! Also, the little things are adding up as well. Water saving appliances, more efficient lights etc. It's not only the responsible way to go but also saves money on your bills.

Is an FHA Loan Right for You?

Is an FHA Loan Right for You?

Thinking of getting a home loan? Read up on the recent changes to FHA loans before getting one. It might be right for you, or it may not be the best fit. Always ask plenty of questions before signing the dotted line for a home mortgage so there are no surprises. Have a Great Day!

Sellers: Make a Better Offer, Without Contingencies

Sellers: Make a Better Offer, Without Contingencies
A great read for anyone looking to make an offer in today's markets, specially here in #Seattle and #Bellevue metro areas.

Understanding CMA – Comparable Market Analysis

Understanding CMA – Comparable Market Analysis | Live Green | Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

I get a lot of people who aren't sure what all goes into a CMA. This is a nice article to give you an understanding on what is going on, what values can be added and subtracted etc. Good stuff from BHG Real Estate!

What Makes For A Winning Offer?

What Makes For A Winning Offer? | Live Green | Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Some good tips from the great folks at BHG Real Estate. It's a sellers market out there so make sure your offer is as strong as it can be!

What's the Magic Color for Selling Your House?

What's the Magic Color for Selling Your House? | Live Green | Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Color goes a long way! What makes those buyers more eager to buy? Take a look.

March Home Prices Show Biggest Gain in 7 Years, CoreLogic Says

http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2013/05/08/march-home-prices-corelogic/

Another great article on housing prices and the gains we are seeing! It's good to see the data also points to continued rise, and not just another bubble.

How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time

http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2013/05/06/how-to-buy-and-sell-a-home-at-the-same-time/

With the market super hot for selling your home we've been asked this question a lot. Well here are some ides on how to take advantage of the market while buying your next home. It can be intimidating but get yourself a great agent and they'll walk you through it all!

The 30 Seattle Restaurant Experiences You Must Have Before You Die

The 30 Seattle Restaurant Experiences You Must Have Before You Die
There a tons of great places to eat in this city, but here is the best of the best!

First Time Home Buyers Guide

http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/06/25/first-time-homebuyers-guide/

Some great tips for you first time buyers out there. It's tough right now with multiple offer situations, but address these issues and you'll be golden. Everyone get out there and enjoy their weekend!