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To rescind or terminate – that’s the question, but what’s the difference? - 02/29/12 08:38 AM
To rescind or terminate – that’s the question, but what’s the difference? As a home buyer in Olympia, WA, you have a mutually-agreed upon purchase and sale agreement with the seller, but a situation arises during the transaction where you cannot go through with the purchase of the home. For example, the home inspection uncovered an issue that is a deal-breaker for you. Or maybe you discovered in the neighborhood’s covenants that they don’t allow dogs and you have three. What do you do – do you rescind or terminate? Is there even a difference? Definitions A rescission restores the parties (20 comments)
What is a pre-sale home and how do I buy a pre-sale in Olympia WA - 02/20/12 12:35 PM
What is a pre-sale home? This is a home that has not yet been built. Typically, a pre-sale is offered by a builder building in a subdivision. You have the options of choosing the lot you’d like the home to be built on as well as your choice of floor plan the builder is offering. Tips on buying a pre-sale home in Olympia, WA. Tips on buying a pre-sale home in Olympia, WA can certainly fill volumes of books because there are so many options and variances, but here are some common issues that can arise. Tips for choosing a floor (5 comments)
Insider Tips on Making an Offer on a Pre-Sale Home in Olympia WA - 02/20/12 12:27 PM
Making an offer on a pre-sale home in Olympia WA is one thing – but here are some tips that can help get your offer accepted the first-time around. As a new construction buyer’s agent, here are my biggest insider’s tips: Builders are more willing to give you “stuff” than budge on the price. Builders are trying to maintain prices in their subdivision and therefore usually will not negotiate on the listing price on a pre-sale home. But you can still get a great deal by asking for “stuff.” Ask for upgrades such as a refrigerator, A/C, upgraded hard (6 comments)
Olympia, WA is for the birds! - 02/12/12 01:55 PM
Olympia, WA is for the birds! If you are like me, you may have a few bird feeders with different kinds of feed in your yard to attract all different kinds of birds. Here in Olympia, WA, we are fortunate to have a very diverse bird population, and it’s interesting to see who visits your backyard feeders! This weekend, the Audubon Society needs your help in the Great Backyard Bird Count to assess the bird population. It’s easy to do. Look out your window for at least 15 minutes on any day from Friday, February 17th to Monday, February 20th, and (8 comments)
When de-cluttering, did you also de-drug to get your home ready to sell? Where to take your unwanted medications in Olympia WA.
When getting your home ready to sell, most homeowners will clean and de-clutter, spruce up the yard, and maybe add a fresh coat of paint, but there is another part of your house that may be over looked and that is your medicine cabinet. You’ll want to put in a safe place your medications when your home is being shown, but this is also a good time to go through your medicines and dispose of the expired (8 comments)
Olympia, WA – January 2012 Real Estate Market Update - 02/09/12 05:44 PM
January 2012 Real Estate Market Update for Olympia, WA The good news about the real estate market in Olympia, WA and in Thurston County overall is our active inventory is at a 6-year low with about 1,270 homes for sale. This means there is more competition amongst buyers. In comparison, a hot seller’s market yielded less than 750 homes for sale.
Another bit of good news is the absorption rate is at a 5-year low. If all the listings in the market sold, it would take 5.7 months to sell all of them. Historically, our market is considered a balanced (2 comments)
Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia, WA – January 2012 Market Update - 02/08/12 03:42 PM
Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia, WA – January 2012 Market Update January 2012 Real Estate Market Update The Indian Summer Golf & Country Club neighborhood in Olympia, WA typically sees on average two sales per month, however there were no sales that happened in January 2012 but there is one pending sale. December 2011, though, did have 3 homes sales.
The good news about the real estate market in Indian Summer is the average home price has remained steady the last three years. The average prices from 2010 to 2011 only dropped 1.8%. This chart includes (4 comments)
Northwest Landing in DuPont, WA – January 2012 Market Update - 02/08/12 02:42 PM
Northwest Landing in DuPont, WA – January 2012 Market Update January 2012 Real Estate Market Update The good news about the real estate market in Northwest Landing in DuPont (in Pierce County) is the average home price has remained stronger than the rest of Pierce County. From the peak in 2008 to 2011, Northwest Landing home values saw an average decrease of 14% compared to Pierce County (during the same period), which saw average home prices drop 26%. For the last year and half, the DuPont market has stabilized. This could be an indicator that this area has “hit bottom” (2 comments)
America's Favorite Sunday - Super Bowl Sunday XLVI - 02/03/12 06:56 PM
With much anticipation, I’m excited that the battle of the Giants and the Patriots is almost here with Super Bowl XLVI happening this Sunday. I am really looking forward to this match-up this year as it looks like it will be an exciting and intense game. Super Bowl Sunday is also an annual tradition at our house. We are avid football fans and love the game, but we also critique, discuss, debate and judge all the great commercials; we hold our breath during the National Anthem as well as during the half-time show to see if there are any major (3 comments)
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