Current Real Estate Market Record Mortgage Demand During COVID-19, many people have been waiting on the housing sidelines as mortgage rates have dropped to record lows.  Now that restrictions are being lessened, people are coming out in droves, applying for mortgages with interest in buying/selling. Mortgage applications are now at an 11-year high and 21% higher than last year. For more info, […]
Current Real Estate Market Mondays with Matthew: How Close are We to “Normal”? This week Matthew discusses “Getting Back to Normal.” He looks at several fascinating gauges for recovery going forward. Buyer demand is increasing, however inventory is still tight leading to frequent multiple offer scenarios. In the last 2 weeks, 3/4 of my listings that went under contract had multiple offers. If you or someone you know […]
Current Real Estate Market Pending in 4 days, Multiple Offers, Well Over Asking Price This amazing home sold in 4 days with multiple offers & well over asking price! When homes in desirable areas are well-prepared and priced, Buyers stream in and they don’t last. The Sellers couldn’t be happier! They were thrilled to sell this home and buy a new home based on what was important to them. […]
Current Real Estate Market New Home Construction and It’s Effect on the Housing Market This week on “Mondays with Matthew” Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner analyzes the past two decades of the new home construction market and then discusses his predictions for this segment of the market going forward. Click here  to view Matthew’s weekly video.
Current Real Estate Market Conforming Loan Update & Forecast from Matthew Gardner This week Matthew discusses “conforming” loans, offering his perspective on current and expected rates going forward. One thing I like about Matthew is he explains technical aspects of the financial world in an easily understandable way.
Current Real Estate Market Is loan forbearance is right for you? Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many have had their income severely reduced, making it hard to keep up with mortgage payments. The federal government has created loan forbearance plans which may help ease the burden for many homeowners. However, be careful…it may not be the best option for everyone, especially given that not all of […]
Home Tips Spring Home Maintenance It’s a great time to begin preparing your home for spring. Here are a few general home maintenance tips to consider this time of year. Clean the kitchen exhaust hood & filter. Replace the furnace filter. It may be especially filthy after the winter months. Inspect the roof for water damage. It’s also a good […]
Current Real Estate Market Economic and Housing Forecast for Western Washington Happy New Year, and Happy New Decade!! Last week I listened to an in-person lecture by Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist. In his lecture Matthew shared his 2020 forecast for the economy and his housing market expectations for Western Washington. Below is a link to his recent blog post which covers a lot of the […]
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