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Exciting December for Buyers & Sellers!

I have always believed that real estate is an industry that provides opportunities for both buyers and sellers at different times of the year and in different seasons. This year, December is an exciting time for both buyers and sellers in many regions including the Pacific Northwest because of recent shifts in inventory. Rarely do […]

Evaluate the Market with Facts, not Emotion

When agents ask me how the market is doing, I always ask them, “Why they you asking?” Considering they are in the market day to day I assume that they have a very good idea of how the market is doing. The challenge is that for many agents that were licensed during the downturn/correction/crash/recession (or […]

Ask Denise: The Market’s Time

Q: “Denise, I read your article on the Power of Timing. I have a listing that has been on for about a month now and my sellers are thinking of trying a price reduction this weekend and if it doesn’t work, throwing in the towel and renting it. I am also holding an open house […]

Stop Asking Me if we are in a Housing Bubble!

When home prices are skyrocketing to new record highs it is natural to wonder if what goes up will be coming down.   The question I get asked all the time is when will this happen, are we in a housing bubble, and when will it burst. I want to assure you that our market is […]

New Construction in High Demand

house under construction

New construction is a major driver of real estate markets nationwide. Without it inventory levels remain lower than normal and house prices can’t help but rise. In order to look forward to what is expected for the spring building market you have to first understand what it takes to build a home. With the average […]

Don’t Panic! Market Fluctuations Are Very Normal

Stock Exchange

I am sure in the past week many of you have had buyers or sellers voice concern over the state of the real estate market in relation to the stock market challenges as many people are sensitive to stock market fluctuations. While there is no disputing that China is experiencing a market correction which has […]

Spring Leads Into a Robust Summer Market

house with pool

Over the past few years we have been used to real estate sales taking a breather in the summer months after the usual spring boost of sales. However, this year is different and the rate of new single family home sales has continued to soar to its fastest pace in seven years. This has caused […]

Ask Denise: Low Inventory Burnout

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, this market has made me absolutely exhausted! I have buyers who can’t find a property… I have sellers who want to sell, but they are very concerned about being able to find a home to buy, so they aren’t going to list right now. I can’t seem to make any forward progress on […]

Low Inventory & What You Can Do About It

low inventory

It is no surprise to anyone that has been following the real estate industry over the past five years that we have arrived at a time of historically low inventory levels. When you take out all the short sales and foreclosures that used to make up a big part of the inventory and you sprinkle […]

Generational Housing Needs and Their Effect on the Market

3 Family generations

There are four distinct generations that are changing the types of homes in demand today. They include these generations: The Silent Generation: born 1925-1945 Baby Boomers: born 1946-1964 Generation X: born 1965-1980 Generation Y: born 1981-2000 Each of the generations have very specific housing needs which require updated floor plans. This is creating both challenges […]

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