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Home Improvement How to Ease the Stress of Selling a Home Cherri Megasko, Yahoo Contributor Network Yahoo! Homes As a layperson who has sold four primary residence homes in the last eight years, I know all too well how stressful the home selling process can be. If you're considering putting your home on the market, here are some tips that might help you dodge a few stress bullets […]
Personal Finance A Home’s Cost vs. Price Explained by The KCM Crew on April 7, 2014 in Interest Rates We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned about price […]
Everett News The Windermere Foundation is now accepting donations for the Oso, Washington Relief Fund. We are deeply saddened by the events that have unfolded over the last week due to the landslide in Oso, Washington. We have heard from many of you who wish to support and provide emergency relief for those that have lost their homes and loved ones. 100% of the funds designated to the Windermere Foundation's […]
Purchasing Real Estae Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise Eye On Housing Blog NAHB The size of a typical new single-family home rose in third quarter of 2013, continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. According to data from the Census the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey, the average and […]
Everett News 2014 Real Estate and Economic Forum I hope you can join me on Tuesday at the Everett Golf and Country Club for a talk with Everett's Mayor, Ray Stephanson and Economist Matthew Gardner.  If you would like to be there, please give me a call or email to RSVP.  
Home Improvement Looking for a New Old House?   Americans fed up with over-sized, over-designed McMansions are finding saner shelter in houses 'historic" on the outside—but full of walk-in closets and modern kitchens within   HOME, AUTHENTIC HOME | Designers of new, old-looking houses (shown in color, above) use historic references like these vintage black-and-white drawings to get the details right. Top row: The […]
Purchasing Real Estae ‘Boomerang’ Buyers Flying Back   by The KCM Crew on January 17, 2014 in Infographics “Boomerang buyers” are former homeowners who have gone through a short sale, foreclosure, or bankruptcy in the past few years and are saving up for a down payment to purchase a home again.
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Purchasing Real Estae What it Cost if you Waited to Buy  by The KCM Crew on January 15, 2014 in Interest Rates
Personal Finance 5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare for the Spring Market Sell   |  Dec 23, 2013   | By: Michele Lerner  |  on Realtor .com  With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn’t wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell. Having a few months to prepare can make for a much smoother selling experience. If […]
Personal Finance Why you need a loan preapproval By Michele Lerner, Few experiences are more frustrating than falling in love with a home that's for sale and then discovering you can't afford to buy it.    The majority of first-time buyers need to finance their home purchase, and a consultation with a mortgage lender is a crucial step in the homebuying process […]
Purchasing Real Estae Survey:Home Ownership Extremely Important to Americans Five years after the devastating housing crisis, adults still view home ownership in a positive way. A survey was taken by 1,000 adults. These were individuals from all over the country, and 88 percent believe that home ownership is very important. They believe it to be an integral part of living the American dream. However, […]
Purchasing Real Estae Harvard: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home   by The KCM Crew on December 10, 2013 in For Buyers Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. This year he released a new paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership […]
Real Estate Selling Your Home During the Holidays? Now is the Time! by Matt Sidford on December 11, 2013 in For Sellers Today we are pleased to introduce Matt Sidford as our guest blogger.  Matt is the Founder of Sidford Realty and has been helping buyers and sellers in the Park City and Deer Valley markets since 1997.  In today’s competitive real estate market, sometimes the standard, run-of-the-mill open houses aren’t yielding […]
Home Improvement Thanksgiving 2013: What to Know About Turkey Day Pumpkin pie was not on the table at the first Thanksgiving—the first English recipe for the dish didn't appear until 1654. PHOTOGRAPH BY WALLY MCNAMEE, CORBIS Article by Brian Handwerk for National Geographic PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Thanksgiving is almost upon us—but how much do you know about America's favorite day to eat turkey? Here's the lowdown on Thanksgiving […]
Home Improvement Happy Thanksgiving to you all! “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ― W.T. Purkiser  
Home Improvement Holidays in Downtown Everett Great deals from great shops. Small business Saturday is the perfect day to finish up your holiday shopping downtown.   The holiday shopping season is upon us, and downtown businesses are ready for bargain hunters. Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 30th – a day dubbed “Small Business Saturday” – when shoppers nationwide head out […]
Real Estate 5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring   by The KCM Crew on November 19, 2013 in For Sellers   Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the fall and winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to sell now. Only Serious Buyers Are Out […]
Real Estate Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years by The KCM Crew on November 12, 2013 in For Agents Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like theHome Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the […]
Real Estate How Much Mortgage Can You Afford? Finance   |  Sep 5, 2013   |  By: Team  |     Before you apply for a home loan, evaluate your personal finances. How much you earn versus how much you owe will likely determine how much a lender will let you borrow. Read on to learn how to do the math. (You can also use […]