While it’s true that housing inventory (the number of homes on the market) is lower in the fall than in the spring and summer, it’s also true that buyers who are shopping in the fall are likely to be serious about buying. Fall buyers may be moving because of a job relocation or change in family situation, so they’re often eager to close a deal. And, the hotter your local real estate market, the less significant a role seasonality plays.
What months are in the fall?
To clarify the part of the year we’re talking about, fall includes dates between September 1 and November 30. In most of the country, this time of year is marked by cooler weather, shorter days, and falling leaves — think picking
After last week’s post we had several great comments. I’ll address one from “B” here, which really went to the heart of why this change is being made…. That being that the public in general really doesn’t understand who pay’s buyer’s agents’ commissions and how they affect the over-all purchase price of a home.
B Day wrote: Why would a salesman list or try and sell a house with no commission? If a person can sell it by their selves, I say let them but to not have a set commission across the board seems pretty self-defeating.
SEE: Conversations On Real Estate Commissions Part 1
Cary W Porter wrote: Thanks for the question…. It really gets to the heart of why the change was made and the surrounding confusion on real estate commissions.
Fact: Real estate brokers’ commission rates are not regulated in any state and are ALWAYS 100% negotiable.
When you decide to sell your house, if you are like most people, you will want to hire — or at least consider hiring — a real estate agent to handle the process.
Surprisingly, many people think that real estate brokerage commission rates are “set” in their area and they have to pay a specific percentage of the sales price to the agent in order to get their services. This is absolutely not the case. In fact, you can pay whatever you and the agent have agreed upon.
What is a “Fair” amount to pay for real estate commission?
Many people hear the word “discount” company instead of a “traditional” company but
Decorate your bikes and trikes and show your patriotic spirit by participating in the annual 4th of July Parade at Snoqualmie Ridge.
The parade begins at 10:30 am at Cascade View Elementary.
It’s a free event open to the Snoqualmie community and typically attended by thousands every year. So grab your family, your red, white and blue – and see you at the park!
Following the parade, join us at Community Park for an afternoon celebration filled with food, games, music, face painting, pony rides and more… And come visit The Cascade Team as we host FREE Sno-Cones for our 13th straight year along with some other fun free giveaways! The Mt Si Highschool Cheerleaders will also be assisting The Cascade Team this year at the Sno-Cone Booth!!
Sammamish, Woodinville, Snoqualmie and more make the list!
Looking at this following list there is also a definite correlation between the wealthiest zip codes and the highest housing prices as well. Feel free to use our advanced search function here and check out any of the zip codes yourself!
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Using IRS data, we were able to get a snapshot of how much money people from Washington state earned in 2016, the most recent year they have numbers for. And of the top 20 wealthiest zip codes in the state, all 20 have an average income of more than $130,000.
The average income is calculated as an average of all the tax returns from each zip code.
While zip codes can often cover more than one locale, this (and last) year's
Showing activity dropped more than 41 percent the week of the heaviest snow.
Inventory levels show a 42.3 percent jump from twelve months ago.
Prices appear to have bottomed out to around year-ago levels.
Buyers no longer going down and some feel like interest rates are on sale.
As February temperatures plunged, prices in most counties started heating up, rising from a year ago as well as when compared to January.
KIRKLAND, Washington (March 6, 2019) – Seattle’s snowiest month in 50 years had an obvious chilling effect on February’s housing activity, agreed officials with Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Statistics for last month show pending sales dropped nearly 14 percent
Selling your home these days isn’t as simple as it used to be. With the explosion of real estate marketing on the Internet, prospective buyers can do their initial home shopping online. While this means that your listed property will be viewed by more prospective customers, it also means that many other properties will also be showcased, making for a much more competitive market.
While sales in the existing home market are expected to take a tick up early in 2019, there is a lot of concern about raising interest rates and economic uncertainty in the future. We are also looking for increasing inventory levels to start as early as March of this year with predictions of the greatest amount of housing inventory to hit the market in five years by May.
As we careen at warp speed from Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all of the joyous (read: stressful) festivities in between, you might be tempted to take your home off the market—or hold off on listing it—until after the new year. After all, you’re swamped with cooking, shopping, and decorating, and the last thing you need is a bunch of potential buyers traipsing through your house, right?
While it’s true the market is slower around the holidays, it’s also an excellent time to put your house up for sale. The market is slower mostly because fewer sellers are listing, but meanwhile buyers are sitting around with pre-approval letter in-hand just starving for inventory!
Simply put; It’s a huge, huge mistake to either remove your home from the