Real estate, and the laws surrounding it, is constantly changing. Beginning January 1st of this year, the State of Washington now requires that home buyers sign a Buyer Broker Services Agreement when working with a licensed broker in their search for a home. While it sounds like a big change, Buyer Broker Services Agreements have […]
Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist, provides his annual insight and predictions for the coming year’s local and national real estate market. Matthew reviews his 2023 predictions and provides his outlook for 2024. Matthew’s monthly market updates are always informative, but the annual recap and predictions for the coming year is always my favorite.
Many sellers in today’s market, myself included, are getting ready to not only move but also downsize their lifestyle, fitting their new home to fit future needs. Downsizing, or right-sizing, means more than just “getting rid of “stuff” and finding a smaller home. It’s important to consider how you live now, how you want […]
September is Realtor® Safety Month. You wouldn’t think real estate was a profession that deals with a lot of risk or safety concerns. Though rare, over the years there have been several instances locally and across the country of Realtors® being physically or cyber stalked, injured or abducted. Locally, our industry was rocked by the […]