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9 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Selling Your Home

By Julie Ryan Evans | Sep 20, 2017 When it comes time to sell your house, having a great listing agent is one of the keys to making it happen. And yet, the agent can’t do it all—your help is needed. Help your agent help you! Ideally, … Continue reading

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Inventory Relief for Desperate Buyers?

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 25, 2017 If your buyers have been frantically searching for a home as the inventory crunch grows tighter, some relief may be on the way. It’s a challenging environment, with homes in July … Continue reading

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The 20 Markets Dominating in August

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, August 24, 2017 Half of the 20 hottest housing markets in August were located in California. Vallejo, Calif., held on to its top spot in realtor.com®’s “hot list” this month. Realtor.com® ranks the top … Continue reading

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Are Open Floor Plans Losing Appeal?

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 21, 2017 Open floor plans, which typically combine the kitchen, living room, and dining room in one large, open area, have dominated home design trends in recent years. But now, buyers may be … Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Rise 1.1% in May; Median Sales Price Ascends to New High

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2017) — Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high while pushing down the median days a home is on … Continue reading

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State house prices up 12.1% compared to the first quarter of last year

EMBARGO: May 16, 2017- 5:00pm Washington state’s housing market showed the continuing effects of high demand in the first quarter of 2017 according to the Washington Center for Real Estate Research in the Runstad Center at the University of Washington. … Continue reading

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Lower Rates Buoy Refis, Not New Mortgages

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Lower mortgage rates are prompting homeowners to refinance, but applications for home purchases aren’t rising. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported on Wednesday that total mortgage applications—including for refinances and home purchases—rose … Continue reading

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5 Staging Props You Need to Stop Using … Now!

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency There is good staging. There is bad staging. I mean, like really bad staging. In an industry with no regulations, no standardized accreditation system, and tons of “hobbyist professionals”, one gets … Continue reading

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2017 Home Design Trends

December 2016 | By Barbara Ballinger Housing styles emerge slowly and typically appeal first to cutting-edge architects, builders, and interior designers. As a trend spreads and gains wider interest, it may go mainstream, become almost ubiquitous, and eventually lose its … Continue reading

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