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    Thursday, June 4, 2020   /   by Jason Gasbarra

    June Newsletter

    EMERGING MARKETS

    We may have entered 2020 with a white-hot housing market, but the pandemic has taken its toll. As America opens back up, you can expect to see the market fight to stabilize, new potential markets emerge, and homeowners strive to make the best decisions for their portfolios.



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    Whether we’re working with a first-time homebuyer or someone who is on their seventh purchase, there are three things that we find ourselves reminding buyers over and over:

    1. Focus on what you can’t change.
    2. Don’t wait to see what the market does.
    3. Ask questions.


    Every Door Broker Katie Melton covers each of these points and why they’re so important. Read the blog or watch the 2-minute video here.



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    COULD COVID-19 SPUR MILLENNIALS TO BUY?


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    Tuesday, June 2, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    Avoid These 4 Home Buying Mistakes

    When it comes to buying a home, there are four things you should definitely not do.

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    When you’re in the market to purchase a home, be sure to avoid making the following four mistakes if you want to guarantee your success:
     
    1. Becoming self-employed or quitting your job. Lenders need two full years of your employment history in order to give you a pre-approval for your home loan.
     
    2. Creating more debt for yourself. Don’t make any major purchases that would affect your debt-to-income ratio, including buying a car, excess use of your credit card, signing up for a new timeshare, or applying for another loan. Lenders look at your debt-to-income ratio to determine how much you can afford; the more debt you have, the less purchasing power you have.
     
    3. Spending the money you have set aside for closing costs. Closing costs are typically around ...

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    Friday, May 8, 2020   /   by Jason Gasbarra

    May Newsletter

    A CHANGING MARKETPLACE

    The pandemic may be affecting the economy, but one thing remains: real estate in Washington state is holding steady. Inventory is low, but buyer demand is strong. We continue to see multiple offers on most well-priced homes. Here’s what you need to know to stay informed so that you can make the best decisions for your goals and portfolio.




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    WORKING WITH AN AGENT

    Real estate has been declared an essential business. While we may have to practice social distancing when touring homes, most of the steps to ownership remain the same:

    1. Know who you’re working with.
    2. Know your budget.
    3. Know your focus.


    Every Door Broker Liz Hake walks us through each of these important steps. Read the blog or watch the 3-minute video here.
     


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    Thursday, March 19, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    3 Pieces of Advice for Buyers

    Here are my top three pieces of advice for homebuyers. 

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    There are three things I find myself telling buyers over and over, either because I like to remind them or they ask about it. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or this is your seventh purchase, you can benefit from this advice:

    1. Focus on what you can’t change. Don’t get hung up on the things you’ll be able to alter once the home is yours. Focus on location, school district, and house style. You can make any other changes to create your dream home. Don’t miss an opportunity simply based on carpet or an outdated kitchen.

    2. Don’t wait to see what the market does. None of us can predict the future with total accuracy. Brokers have plenty of data to help with this somewhat, but no one can foresee what will happen entirely. You need to make decisions based on your goal ...

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    Tuesday, March 3, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

    4 Tips for Choosing a Listing Agent

    I’m sharing four tips for how to choose the right listing agent for your home sale. 

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    Today I want to discuss how to choose a listing agent to sell your home. Selling your home is a major life event, and while there are many different factors to consider, four main things will help you best differentiate one agent from the next. 


    1. Personality fit. Don’t simply choose the first person you find. If you don’t connect well with your agent, chances are you’re not going to have a good working relationship. That includes making sure your communication styles match, you feel understood and heard by them, you feel good about the process, and they know what’s important to you. If you say “no” to one of these, then this isn’t the right agent for you. 


    2. Marketing and sales plan. Most agents will place a &ldq ...

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