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Recessions and Real Estate, What’s the Big Worry all About?

Have you ever wondered how previous recessions have affected real estate prices?  This is a common question I get asked by agents and consumers anytime the word recession is brought up.  The term, “recession” can scare anyone who has been through one and were caused financial strain as a result.  Therefore, the word recession often […]

The 7 Factors That Will Signal a Market Change

Recently I have noticed that more and more local, Puget Sound area agents are contacting me wondering if our market is correcting. When asked why, they say they are listening to the news and media, other agents, and even their clients talking about the next bubble or crash. For any agents who have been selling […]

Get Your Business Out of Cruise Control

The market has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. Not long ago, agents were complaining that they were overwhelmed by a lack of business caused by the severe housing collapse we experienced. We went from that market to a market where multiple offers are now the norm. In some cases, it’s not uncommon […]

Many Buyers Not Able to Jump Into the Buying Pool

Sellers all over the country and especially the Pacific Northwest are excited about the sudden and constant rise in house prices. This is extremely beneficial to sellers who back in 2009 wondered if they would ever be able to recoup the losses they had on their homes.

“Days On Market” is a Critical Judge of the Market

When agents ask me how the market is I always answer with, “It depends.” There is no such thing as one general market. Markets change by price point, by area, by neighborhood, and by home style. While the media has been guilty of making sweeping statements that the market is either a strong buyers’ or […]

Predicting Real Estate Inventory: It’s All About the Permits

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have been talking about inventory challenges for years. Many markets across the country have experienced severe shortages of inventory caused by reduced new construction building. This has resulted in dramatically increased house prices. Don’t forget that the real estate market is just like the stock market […]

The Market Seems Slow, Should I Be Worried?

I have had many inquiries lately about the state of the real estate market.  Many agents have asked me if they should be concerned about their local market slowing down. But, as we all know, real estate is a local cyclical business that has its ebbs and flows.  We have been experiencing a very active […]

The Changing Face of Real Estate: Who’s Buying and What Are They Buying?

The National Association of REALTORS has been studying home buyers and sellers by generation since 2013.  The Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report looks at both the differences and similarities of the generations.  The report also looks at how the generations affect the real estate industry.  This report is very important because it details […]

Consumer Confidence

…How the election may affect house prices I want to start off by saying that this article is NOT based on my political views and is not meant to support any party. There is no doubt that election years do have an impact on the housing market.  All you have to do is go back […]

Pricing in a Hot Market

Price Reduced sign in front of house

Sellers can be very unrealistic about the price they want you to list their home for, especially when the market is moving quickly and in their favor. Many agents get caught up with their seller’s optimism because, to some degree, they feel the seller has a point. After all, homes are selling like hotcakes and […]

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