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Effects of Interest Rates on Real Estate Sales

We just wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some statistics on how interest rates effect buying and selling power in real estate.  In Gig Harbor, the current average home sale is hovering right around $500,000, so we will use that figure in this scenario.  Also, the current interest rate on a 30-year conventional home loan is around 4.5 percent.  We will …

Teamwork

TEAMWORK Your real estate agent is only as good as its team, team being the operative word.  This team includes the real estate agents (both the selling and the buying agents), a local lender (and their appraiser), and title and escrow.  Additionally when listing, the team is greatly expanded to include stagers, photographers and videographers, and possibly even specific contractors.  Selecting your team is …

Which Home Improvement Projects Net the Biggest Return...

Which Home Improvement Projects Net the Biggest Return for Your Investment? As a realtor and personal investor in multifamily rentals, I am concerned with costs of renovation and the best changes needed to get the most bang for my buck(s). So I did some research to find out which projects make the biggest impact in resale.  This is what I found out, and I …

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Sell High, Buy Low

Sell High, Buy Low If you want to get the most for your money as a buyer or seller, please read the following report on specific market conditions to look for that would make selling high and buying low a viable option.  Currently most people think it is not a good time to buy because they think it is a seller’s market.  That is …

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Statistics on Gig Harbor Waterfront Homes: Active, Pen...

Statistics on Gig Harbor Waterfront Homes:  Active, Pending and Sold (February 14, 2017)                                            Active                                Sold                            …

Comprehensive List of Preapproval Needs

Comprehensive List of Preapproval Needs The smartest thing you can do before shopping for a home is get preapproved.  It is so important to work with a knowledgeable team of both realtor, lender and title.  This team guides you through the process to ensure a smooth, timely closing.  We thought it would be helpful to know what you will need to have available for …

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spring 2017 housing market

Spring 2017 Housing Market Are you thinking about buying a home? Or have you been one of the many already in the process and find this market extremely frustrating?  Let us share what we have been experiencing and give you some tips on how to compete in the current market. Since last year, the inventory (homes listed for sale) is extremely low, so for …

Secluded & Gorgeous 2.34-Acre Property Ready for ...

Are you ready to make your unique vision of “home sweet home” finally become a reality? This stunning 2.34-acre property just north of Gig Harbor is ready to be built on and transformed into your private slice of paradise! Located at 14109 175th Ave NW Gig Harbor WA 98329, this raw land property is listed for $75,000. For those who are ready to start building, …

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