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January 2019 market data

January 2019 SW Washington Market Data

Below is a summary of the January 2019 SW Washington real estate market data.  Feel free to download the entire report, courtesy of RMLS. January Residential Highlights Southwest Washington saw the new year in with an uptick in new listings! There were 860 new listings, a 13.6% increase over the 757 offered in January 2018 and over double the 394 offered just last month in December 2018. The prior January with more new listings was in 2010, when 942 new listings were offered. Closed sales, at 474, showed a 1.3% increase over January 2018 despite falling 9.2% short of the …

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Dec 2018 SW Wa Market Data

December 2018 SW Washington Market Data

For those of you that LOVE data, enjoy!  Here are some SW Washington Real Estate market data.  Below is a summary.  Feel free to download the entire report, courtesy of RMLS. December Residential Highlights Southwest Washington ended the year with some cooling. Pending sales (483) fell 2.4% short of the 495 offers accepted in December 2017 and 14.4% short of the 564 offers accepted last month in November 2018. New listings (394) fared similarly, decreasing 4.4% from December 2017 (412) and 45.9% from November 2018 (728). Closed sales, at 522, had a 17.3% decrease compared with December 2017 and a …

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Cleaning 101

Cleaning 101 Before Listing

Before you put your home up for sale, you’ll want to ensure it’s clean for all of the buyers that will come through. A dirty house isn’t appealing, and you won’t get a good offer, if you get one at all, if your home isn’t in tip-top shape. Cleaning your home doesn’t have to be overwhelming, below we’ve listed the top things to remember to clean for each room. FOYER: + Clean the door and hardware. + Wipe off all fingerprints on windows/furniture. + Clean off scuff marks on floors and door. + Replace all light bulbs and ensure light …

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Home Buying Myths

Although the internet can be a great resource for a variety of information, a lot of that information is incorrect. One of the most important and expensive decisions in your life, home buying, tends to circulate a lot of misinformation. Most of that misinformation is in regards to how much of a down payment you need or what your credit score needs to be. Let’s go over the real facts about buying a home and knock those myths out, so they don’t hinder your ability to purchase! CREDIT SCORES Though it may come as a surprise, you don’t need a …

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Stop making your landlord rich

You’re Making Your Landlord Rich

While you’re fussing over your bills, did you realize you’re making your landlord rich? Rentals are the most lucrative business to get into. It turns ordinary people into multi-millionaires. The next time you’re afraid of committing to a mortgage, keep in mind that you’ve already committed to paying off the mortgage of someone else – every single month you rent. The only time home buying doesn’t make sense is if you’re still living with your parents rent-free. Or you prefer to live out of an R.V. or tent. But if you prefer to live in a home, or a condo, …

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