NWMLS Stats for Marc...

Just looking at some quick numbers from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. These numbers are for single family homes and condos (no manufactured homes). As of this morning, there were 1,088 homes for sale; 109 are bank-owned and 98 are short sales. Homes sold in March:  218 Currently...

Baby Boomers and Rea...

According to a recent article by Denise Lones in the Washington Realtors “RE Magazine”, nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 each and every day for the next 17 years. Many are facing changing family needs including aging parents, children coming back to the nest and health...

Make Your Home ̶...

As a follow up to my January blog, “Make Your Home Inspection Ready”, I wanted to also include a few suggestions from Brendan Marchant with Pillar to Post Home Inspections (Olympia, WA). Here are some tips for home sellers for the day of inspection: Allow sufficient time for the...

Housing Data 2013

  Looks like 2013 was a pretty good year for home sales, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). Closed sales were up almost 17 percent over 2012. Measured by dollars, last year’s sales of single family homes and condos were valued at nearly $25.5 billion, up 27.4...

Make Your Home ̶...

When I talk to my clients about getting their homes ready to list, we focus a lot on staging which includes everything from touch up paint to decluttering. Many clients do realize the importance of home maintenance, but all too often overlook things that they live with every day. I also...