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  • July Newsletter

    Thursday, July 9, 2020   /   by Jason Gasbarra

    July Newsletter


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    FIGHTING MARKETS

    The Seattle market is a fighter. We’re anticipating a strong summer showing, and many Realtors think that the housing market will drive the return of the economy. So if you’re considering buying or selling a home this year, now might be the time to act. This month’s Every Door Newsletter tells you why.




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    TERMS VS. PRICE: WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT IN AN OFFER?


    It’s hard to believe, but sellers don’t always go with the highest bid! Many times, a lower bid that comes with more favorable terms (terms that ensure the sale will happen) ends up being the winning bid.
     
    Every Door Brokers Lindsey Gudger and Jason Gasbarra discuss these terms and how we’ve used them to help our clients win bidding wars and land the homes of their dreams. Read the blog and watch the short video here.


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    MARKETS ON THE RISE

    The nation’s housing market is quickly recovering from the COVID-19 slump. Applications for purchase loans are up, prices are holding steady (if not climbing), and what’s even better news is that Seattle was ranked the 6th most-recovered housing market in the nation! Read the Forbes.com article.




    MARKET TRENDS


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    IS IT A GOOD TIME TO BUY?

    With fewer houses on the market (many sellers pulled their listings once the economy went downhill), it’s hard to find great homes at a great price. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to buy. MarketWatch.com shares that while it may not be the market for short-term investments, many are seeing success if they take a long-term investment approach. Read the article here.




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    SUMMER IS THE NEW SPRING

    Historically, spring is the time of year we see the most activity in the real estate market. But since COVID-19 “canceled” our spring 2020 season, Realtors across the nation are expecting summer to make up for lost time. Read what they have to say about a hot summer market.




    SEATTLE NEWS


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    Greg Gilbert   |  The Seattle Times

    SEATTLE HOME PRICES ARE CLIMBING


    “Despite a statewide stay-at-home order, massive job losses and an uncertain economic outlook, home prices in the Seattle area zoomed up faster in April than any large metro in the country save Phoenix,” The Seattle Times reported. Low inventory and a surge in buyer interest created this incredible trend. Read more here.



    HOME IMPROVEMENT


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    HOME IMPROVEMENTS TO CONSIDER


     
    Clovered.com compiled a list of the ten home improvements that have added the most value in 2020. Recommendations range from garage door replacement to a new deck to a bathroom remodel. Read the article here to see what you might implement in your own home before listing.






    EVERY DOOR NEWS


    EVERY DOOR REAL ESTATE WILL SOON UNVEIL A NEW MORTGAGE PLATFORM THAT PROMISES TO MAKE YOUR HOME BUYING EXPERIENCE MORE TRANSPARENT AND EFFICIENT. 



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