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Buyers Moving Away From City Centers

Buyers Moving Away From City Centers

Fannie Mae economists saw a pronounced move away from dense cities during the pandemic. In a normal year, just over 9% of movers went from high-density zip codes to low-density ones. But in 2020, that figure jumped to 10.8% - a 20 percent increase over the prior...

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Supply and DEMAND

Supply and DEMAND

Housing inventory already sits at a record low. Now challenges from severe weather further shrink the supply. New listings are down more than 200,000 in the first two months of the year, compared to the average in previous years. The result: home prices are up 10%...

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3D-Printed Houses Arrive

3D-Printed Houses Arrive

Last month, the first publicly listed 3D-printed house went on the market. Now entire communities built with this technology are coming online. Industry leaders estimate that these extruded concrete or polymer structures can save 30% off conventional building costs...

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Bridge Loans Boost Buyers

Bridge Loans Boost Buyers

Prospective buyers may have to make offers that are contingent on selling their current home. That can put them at a disadvantage in a competitive bidding market. Short-term bridge loans let them waive that contingency and then pay back the loan as soon as their...

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Record Growth On The Way

Record Growth On The Way

Goldman Sachs predicts that the U.S. economy will see 7% GDP growth in 2021, the highest figure since 1984. The combination of a fast pandemic recovery and the passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan should also spill into 2022, with Goldman anticipating...

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2021 Local Farmers Markets

2021 Local Farmers Markets

Visit your communities local farmers market this season! Bainbridge Island Summer Farmers Market, Bremerton Farmers Market, Kingston Public Market, Port Orchard Farmers Market, Port Orchard Public Market, Poulsbo Farmers Market, Silverdale Farmers Market; and more!

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Surging Sales

Surging Sales

January saw single-family home purchases rise 4.3% above December’s numbers. Experts see this impressive growth as a sign of an improving economy on the horizon. Home sales remain robust despite rates on 30-year fixed mortgages passing 3% earlier this month. Source:...

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Credit Score Surprises

Credit Score Surprises

FICO, Experian, Equifax and TransUnion are all different credit bureaus calculating credit scores. A borrower’s credit score will impact mortgage pricing. If there is a significant difference in the expected score and the actual score, this may indicate fraud or an...

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Getting Organized

Getting Organized

Have you ever noticed that most of our self-improvement resolutions are action oriented? We’re going to join a yoga class. We’re going to clean out the garage. We’re going to reorganize our pantry. Simply setting a goal to “get organized” is too broad and you may find...

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Dig Into These Gardening Trends

Dig Into These Gardening Trends

More than 20 million Americans took up gardening last year to grow food or participate in a relaxing hobby. This year trends include bigger and better food gardens and more plants to decorate outdoor living spaces. Popular choices are bright, bold tropical plants that...

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Last Year’s Hottest Home Upgrades

Last Year’s Hottest Home Upgrades

Designers and contractors were busy in 2020 helping homeowners update their homes. Many closets received a makeover, creating more efficient organization with custom storage and shelving units. Thanks to COVID, mudrooms evolved into “sanitation stations” where people...

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Getting Ready To Sell Your Home…

Getting Ready To Sell Your Home…

Call a Realtor: Interview your neighborhood specialist, ask what they do to market your home, and to provide a Comparative Market Analysis showing your home value. Prepare Your Home For Sale: Remove excess, bulky, or worn out furniture. Declutter. Deep Clean. Really...

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Selling Your Home During The Holidays

Selling Your Home During The Holidays

Drawbacks to Selling Your Home Over the Holidays: Home buyers, not knowing any better, could think you are desperate. Buyers might try to negotiate or give you a lowball offer. It’s inconvenient to always be ready for a home showing. Not everybody can keep the house...

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Principles Of Life

Principles Of Life

5 P’s of Life: Prior – Planning – Prevents – Poor – Performance To be truly successful in all we do both personally and professionally, planning is a must! Once we have our plans, we can go after our goals with passion, determination and focus to be successful. Taking...

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Thinking Of Buying An Older Home?

Thinking Of Buying An Older Home?

Foundation and Structural Issues: Be sure to hire a licensed structural engineer. Electrical & Plumbing Issues: Updating these systems can be costly. Keeping the original knob-and-tube wiring or original cast-iron pipes can be a serious safety hazard. Hazardous...

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Housing Bubble??

Housing Bubble??

Yes the economy is roaring along. The stock market is at an all-time high, unemployment is near record lows, and inflation is minimal. The growth of home values has slowed or decreased nationwide over the last year, and home sales are down nationwide. This may bring...

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8 Ways To Get Rid of Pet Smells

8 Ways To Get Rid of Pet Smells

Awful Pet Odors Turn Off Buyers and often keep your home from selling. Air Out The House. Remove or replace pet bedding. Scrub Thoroughly. Vinegar, wood floor cleaner or an odor-neutralizing product. Clean Drapes and Upholstery. Pet odors seep into fabrics. Clean Your...

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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

Advantages Of Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Eliminate monthly mortgage expense – free up income for other things: travel, invest it, stash in savings, home improvements. Save you money in interest. What To Consider Before Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Have you maxed...

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