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Start 2017 Off Right… List Your House for Sale

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As we say goodbye to 2016, it's time to look forward to 2017! Last year was a great year for home sellers. Sellers were getting asking price, if not more, and selling homes in sometimes a matter of hours. 2017 may be the last blockbuster year to sell your home. Sure values will continue to rise but buyer demand is going to taper off. Rates have already gone up, and the question is how much will they rise in 2017? If you've been on the fence, take a look at some of the reasons now is the time to list. 
Start 2017 Off Right… List Your House for Sale
For a Free Home Value and Sellers Guide, email me at Jack.otto@exprealty.com
Jack Otto eXp Realty #1 Agent in Social Media in Washington (mondinion.com)

Home Shopping Mistakes to Avoid in Winter

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Shopping for a home this winter? Don't fall for these common mistakes buyers face this time of year!
Home Shopping Mistakes to Avoid in Winter


Can't Find The Perfect Gift? These Great Homes Are Looking For New Owners!

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There are some great homes on the market right now just looking for their next owner! Check out this list of the homes with recently reduced asking prices. 
Recently Reduced Homes Around Bellingham/Whatcom county
How about listing alerts that are sent to you the minute a home matching your criteria hits the market? YES PLEASE. Just sign up and I can help you. 
Don't wait for 2017 to sneak up on you, be ready!



Existing Home Sales Surge Through The #Holidays

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Home sales continue to keep pace through the Fall and Winter months! Check out this infographic!
Existing Home Sales Surge Through The #Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]
If you have been on the fence about selling your home, let's talk. 2017 is going to be another blockbuster year for home sellers. Let's make sure you are ready and get all your questions answered. I offer a FREE home selling consultation complete with home value, marketing plan, staging checklist etc. 
Jack Otto 206-388-6102 Top Agent in Social Media in Washington (mondinion.com)




The #1 Reason to Sell Now… Not Next Spring.

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The holiday season may be in full swing and selling your home may be the last thing on your mind. Are you thinking "I'll sell in the Spring"? If so, you may want to rethink your strategy. If you list now, you'll be moving in January at the earliest, which will mean the holidays will be over. Rates have already ticked up and buyers are eager to buy homes. 
Not convinced? I just sold a home in less than 2 weeks in November. Who says winter isn't home selling season?
Check out why you should be listing now!
The #1 Reason to Sell Now… Not Next Spring.

12 Hidden Home Saving Tips | Real Estate Blog

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thanks to simplisafe for the infographic!

Selling In The Winter Attracts Serious Buyers!

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I've been saying it for a months now. Now is a GREAT time to sell your home. Buyers are still out there waiting for the right home to hit the market. With record low inventory, why would you wait to list? There is just going to be more competition once we get closer to Spring 2017.
Check out "Selling in The Winter Attracts Serious Buyers" and give me a call today for your FREE home selling consultation. 
Jack Otto eXp Realty #1 Agent in Social Media in Washington Get The Most Exposure For Your Home!


4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter

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Winter is one of the best times to buy a home. Sellers are motivated and there are less buyers out there competing for the same home! Take a look at these 4 reasons why you should be buying your dream home this winter!
And of course call me to set up free email alerts and get a home buying guide.

4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter


New Home Sales Race to Keep Up with Demand

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Some Highlights:Many buyers who are searching for their dream homes are turning to new home construction after 10% of all new home buyers sighted a lack of inventory of existing homes as their reason for purchase.The median home price decreased slightly from September’s high of $314,100 to $304,500 in October.The West saw the largest month over month jump in sales at 28.7%.
New Home Sales Race to Keep Up with Demand [INFOGRAPHIC] 


Winter 2016/17 Home Selling Guide

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Hot Off The Press! Get My FREE Winter 2016/17 Home Selling Guide And Take Advantage of A Great Winter To Sell! Housing inventory as at all time lows. Buyers are still taking advantage of low rates and hoems are selling in less than a few weeks, sometimes a few days. YES even in October and November. Even if you aren't ready to sell until Spring time, take advantage of my FREE Selling Consultation to get your questions answered early. 
Want your own copy? Just email me at Jack.otto@exprealty.com
Jack Otto eXp Realty Bellingham, WA #1 Agent in Social Media in Washington

Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

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Rates have ticked up, what do you do now? We've had historically low rates the last few years but how long will that last? Check out this read and call me if you have questions! Get ready to buy if 2017 is the year you buy your next home!

Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy? 



Thinking of Selling? Don’t Overlook an Outdated Kitchen, Buyers Won’t

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Thinking of selling your home but your kitchen could use some updating? The money you spend on the remodel could bring you 100 to 150% return. Just don't go too wild with appliances and colors. Check out some more tips in this blog post.
Thinking of Selling? Don’t Overlook an Outdated Kitchen, Buyers Won’t




Winter Is Coming… 5 Reasons to Sell Now!

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Fall is in full swing and soon enough Winter will be here. While most people think the housing market is as cold as some of the winter nights, that's simply not true. With housing inventory at historic lows, check out this blog post on why selling this Winter will benefit you!

Winter Is Coming… 5 Reasons to Sell Now!



A Lack of Listings Remains 'Huge' Challenge in the Market

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The housing market is seeing a shortage of homes that hasn't been this bad in recent memory. Even heading into the holiday season, homes are selling in less than a week. We are seeing multiple offers and full price offers even into November. Check out my latest blog about the lack of inventory here:
"A Lack of Listings Remains 'Huge' Challenge in the Market"
If you have been thinking of selling your home, give me a call! I offer FREE selling guides, staging checklists and price analysis.
Jack.otto@exprealty.com 206-388-6102



Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision

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You've decided to sell your home but don't want to do it over the holidays. That is what most homeowners are thinking this time of year. But why could that hurt you? Take a look at my latest blog post. 

Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision

Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Market Stats for October 2016

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October has come and gone here in #Bellingham and the housing market is humming right along. Inventory is up slightly from 2.4 months in September to 3 months of inventory in October. Sales are still strong, although tapering off a bit. Where are we headed? 2017 is slated to be equally, if not as good for home sellers. 
Questions about buying or selling a home? Get ready for 2017 now, don't wait until it's too late!
Jack Otto eXp Realty 206-388-6102 #1 Agent in Social Media in WA.  As ranked by Mondinion.com












Happy Friday! Check Out These Great New Listings Around #Bellingham and Whatcom County!

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It may be the second week of November, but the housing market is humming right along. Are you looking for your next home? Check out the great new listings this week! 
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If you have questions, want to get email alerts on the new properties, or have questions about the home buying process, please don't hesitate to call or email me !



Jack Otto Jack.otto@exprealty.com 206-388-6102 #1 REALTOR® in Social Media ranked by Mondinion.com

An absolutely wonderful & unique Bellingham view home in the samish neighborhood!

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An absolutely wonderful & unique view home in the samish neighborhood. This 2300 sf, 4 bed, 2 3/4 bath, well maintained home has the most outrageous setting. The master gardeners delightful yard features year round koi pond with waterfalls, mature perennials, loads of berries, gorgeous and lush tropical plants, gated chicken coop with power, green house, & is contained within a fenced 1/2 acre. There's also a 1400 sf heated shop w multiple air/vacuum stations, cargo bay, sink and 220 power. Wow!

http://jackotto.wa.exprealty.com/property/21-1033451-3400-Taylor-Ave-Bellingham-WA-98229






Waterfront Oasis on Decatur Island!

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Step off your boat and into this immaculate turnkey decatur is. Oasis overlooking reed bay.Very first staircase when leaving the pier. Open concept kitchen/living room opens to large glassed in deck. Views of lopez,center is, olympic mtns,ships in rosario strait. South facing w/skylights provide plenty of natural light/passive heat.Fully fenced w/ fruit trees, glassed in garden. Garage & shed for tools and toys. Community airport,dock,park,over 2k ft of beach. Come home to your island lifestyle!

http://jackotto.wa.exprealty.com/property/21-1018554-291-Reed-Bay-Rd-Anacortes-WA-98221


Amazing Water-view home in Blaine!

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Amazing water view-front single level home. New construction completed in 2016. Panoramic views of drayton harbor, blaine, white rock bc, snowy canadian mountains, semiahmoo and salish sea. High end finishes include quartz counters, stainless appliances, tongue and groove flooring. Great room with views from every angle. Large den/office. Massive water view composite deck for entertaining and viewing eagles and blue herons. Huge 3 car garage. Community offers clubhouse, community pool and golf.


http://jackotto.wa.exprealty.com/property/21-1014629-9126-Mallard-Rd-Blaine-WA-98230

Bellingham Housing Market snapshot for September 2016

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FREE Fall 2016 Home Selling Guide

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If you are thinking about selling your home this fall you probably have a few questions. Get started with my FREE guide and call me for your home selling evaluation. I want to make the process as easy and seamless as possible for you!

https://issuu.com/jackottorealtor/docs/sellingyourhousefall2016