Dec. 14, 2010

HAFA - Help for Troubled Homeowners - Pre-Approved Short Sales

In an attempt to help people who owe more on their homes than they can sell for the U.S. government is making an effort to help homeowners who find themselves in a financial situation where they can no longer afford to pay their mortgages. The Government has initiated a ...

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Nov. 11, 2010

Center Stage

Think of it as Interior Curb appeal. STAGING.  How a house is presented to potential buyers  and those first few impressions can make all the difference when selling a home. How you market your home and DISPLAY it does have an effect on a buyers perception and how they see themselves in your house.

I ...

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Nov. 2, 2010

The Teacher is the Student…..

When I decided to become a Realtor 5 years ago, I was coming off of a long career in medical management (19 years) and wanted something less structured , more independent, was lucrative and would enable me to grow my own business.  The independence really enticed me.  In my 19 years of ...
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Oct. 29, 2010

FSBO or Realtor: What's a Seller To Do!

Suffice it to say, this is one of the toughest markets to be in if you are a home seller.
A gluttonous inventory inundated with Short Sales and Foreclosure that are driving home values down, and a lack of buyers is prompting home sellers to choose self- representation rather than ...
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Oct. 17, 2010

The Process of Selling Your Home

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Here's the bare bone process of selling your home.

Step 0: You have the option of signing a "Listing Agreement" with an agent or trying to sell your home on your own.

Here's a little video on that subject if you're interested Bellingham FSBOs

Step 1: Either working ...

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Oct. 13, 2010

7 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

In the current market where there's a ton of inventory, loads of foreclosures and a record unemployment rate, it can be tricky to sell your property. Now, of course there's really no quick fix to this and you might just have to drop the price until it sells ...

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Aug. 25, 2010

The Standoff: an Epic Real Estate tale

Just wanted to share an experience I had recently.  It involved an offer I had written for a buyer.  This transaction was the heaviest negotiating I've encountered in my 5 years in this business.  I had backbone, I had stamina, I have a great Broker who ...

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Aug. 18, 2010

Birch Bay Washington Homes

Birch Bay, Washington:
Named by Archibald Menzies in the late 1700's, the Birch Bay area has always been a beautiful one. It was named Birch Bay because of the abundance of black birch trees that once grew in the area. There is also historical evidence that informs us that ...

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June 26, 2010

Summer Home Improvement

For many people the season of summer means that they have a little more time on there hands and that they are starting to think about summer around-the-house projects. There are several inexpensive home improvement projects that could make your home more appealing to buyers that don't take a ...

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April 4, 2010

Reasons to list your home

Reasons to list your home

Some Homeowners worry more about the commissions than the reasons below. Please take the time to understand that some agents do spend the time to get the exposure your home deserves. These are some of the reasons to consider listing your home, you will also ...

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