January 26, 2017

The Housing Affordability Index (HAI) is a metric that the National Association of REALTORS® uses to measure the relationship between median sales prices, interest rates, and median incomes. The Index was formed to determine whether or not a typical family earnings are...

January 26, 2017

When you are ready to sell, one of the most important ways to get top dollar is to get the most buyers into your home. The best way to do that is through amazing, eye-catching photography. Here are some facts that you should keep in mind. In 2016:

  • 51% of buyers foun...

January 26, 2017

Interest rates are expected to rise over 2017 and they are already one the move. 30 year fixed-rate mortgage rates were as low as 3.42% as recently as October and up to 4.12% for the week ending January 12, 2017. That .7% rise may not seem like much, but for a loan of...

January 26, 2017

If you are considering making a move this year and plan on listing in the next few weeks, I have some great tips to make your potential buyers feel more at home. The challenges of winter are many:

  • The sun is lower in the sky and therefore light comes in your home at...

January 26, 2017

While there are still many unknowns as to what impact a new administration will have on the real estate market as the policies that affect our economies are still being formed, here is a broad overview of what you can expect if you are buying or selling a home in the y...

January 26, 2017

Each year I take time to review what has happened during the year and to look forward to
what is in store for real estate.  Below are my predictions for the 2017 real estate market, based on data that was available at the time this was written:

Median Sold Prices  – Hom...

January 6, 2017

KIRKLAND, Washington (Jan. 5, 2017) - Like many other months of 2016, December was frustrating for buyers across Washington state as they encountered depleted inventory and rising prices. Post-election hikes in interest rates - with more on the horizon -- added to woul...

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