Starter Home…or Not?

Should you invest in a starter home?  Or is it a better to wait and save for your “forever” home? Economists often define a “starter home” as being in the lower third of the market’s valuation (as opposed to trade-up homes and luxury homes). For many homeowners, a...

The Appraisal Process

The appraisal process can be a mystery to the home buyer and seller.  Here is information that I hope will help explain the process. If you have three different appraisals, you will have three different values.  If you have three different Realtor opinions, you will...

Zillow overestimated home value by 700 percent

By Mike Rosenberg Seattle Times business reporter When Seattle residents Sue and Roy Carlson bought a modest home on the Kitsap Peninsula in June, they paid $225,000 — a discount because the house was headed for foreclosure. Redfin now estimates the home in...

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