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Bremerton WA Real Estate | Homes SOLD Bremerton WA March 2012 - 04/29/12 05:54 PM
Bremerton WA Real Estate | Homes SOLD Bremerton WA March 2012 During the month of March there were 65 homes that sold in Bremerton. [zip codes: 98310, 98311, 98312, 98314, 98337]. Of these 65 homes 26 were Bank Owned Properties and 4 were Short Sale Properties. Roughly 1/3 of the market is still distressed properties. Until these properties diminish pricing will be effected. These Bremerton homes actually had a transfer of home ownership. Contracts complete and Lender funds available. The home buyer and seller signed all of their documents and escrow prepared the closing packages. Once all the I’s were dotted and the T’s crossed there (3 comments)
Housing Upgrades That Don’t Pay - 04/28/12 08:56 PM
Housing Upgrades That Don’t Pay Before you dive into a major renovation project to give a house your special signature, consider how long you’re likely to stay in the house. A lot of people get into trouble by going into a home they’re only going to be in for a relatively short period of time, and they start doing renovations and additions that are sort of on their fantasy list, but they’re not going to be there long enough to really enjoy. Here are four reasons to proceed with caution, particularly if you want to maximize your chances of a profitable (4 comments)
Homeowner Insurance: Getting the Best Quote - 04/28/12 07:26 PM
Homeowner Insurance: Getting the Best Quote Too many people will find the most obscure, no-name insurance companies in order to get the cheapest deal and find out later that the company doesn’t pay on insurance claims! Bottom Line: It’s a great idea to apply for online quotes from different companies, but before you move forward make sure you look up consumer opinions to make sure the company is legit! Don’t worry if you find a company with a couple of bad reviews/complaints… any insurance company that’s been around for a while will have a number of complaints. (They just won’t be (3 comments)
Home Staging: Get Help Selling Your Auburn House - 04/28/12 07:23 PM
Home Staging: Get Help Selling Your Auburn House Home staging, a method of presenting an Auburn home in its best light in order to appeal to the broadest audience base, has gained recognition through several popular cable television programs such as “Designed to Sell” and “Sell This House.” It can range from simply repainting walls to tearing them down, or from changing window treatments to replacing windows. It now offers many more varied services to the client, such as moving in and resettling, event staging, holiday decorating, de-cluttering and organizing and one-day re-design. Home staging has boosted Auburn home sales prices (0 comments)
Home Inspections: For New Homes Too! - 04/28/12 07:20 PM
Home Inspections: For New Homes Too! There are a lot of different things that need to be inspected upon the purchase of a new home. A common misconception by many home buyers is that simply because their home is newly constructed an inspection is unnecessary. Nothing could be farther from the truth. New homes require an inspection just as much as any older home, and they have a special set of considerations that need to be examined. Home inspectors are part of the buying and selling process for the protection of the buyer and it is the buyer who is responsible (0 comments)
Hassle FREE Home Search - Puget Sound Area Real Estate - 04/27/12 08:57 PM
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To see the most recent list of New Construction homes in your area of choice just fill out the form below and we will send you a list of home. Review the list, send us back questions, ask for more information about the projects or just have fun looking. When you are ready to take the next step let us know and we will work with you as your New Construction Buyer's Agent. We know New Construction - (0 comments)
Credit Repair – Tips to Improve Your Scores - 04/26/12 06:19 PM
Credit Repair – Tips to Improve Your Scores Increasing your credit report score rating is not a difficult proposition. It simply takes time and patience. You cannot expect to see results overnight. And if you are approached by someone from a credit repair company insisting they are capable of cleaning up your credit report within a couple of months, walk away. No, check that, RUN AWAY! If you have plans to buy a new home at any point in the future, now is the time to review your credit report and improve your credit score ratings. The first thing you need (2 comments)
Wordless Wednesday | Sorry Mrs Apple Tree - 04/26/12 06:13 PM
This tree has probably been on my property for 60-70 years. It never received much care but was still producing fruit and really was pretty healthy. But I have neighbors from hell that complained and complained. They bought their homes with this tree in place, they knew it was there. But they still complained, so on Monday I had it taken down. It was so sad, I had a couple of tears. oops - left this in draft mode!
Kitsap County Homes Sold 2009-2012 - 04/22/12 10:08 PM
I don't have a crystal ball but I do have access to lots of real estate market statisitics. Here are some charts by quarter for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. Where are we going? Where have we been and is it the right time to buy? or to sell?
Statistics not compiled or published by NWMLS.” Equal Opportunity Housing All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed” (0 comments)
Semi-Speechless Sunday: Bring Isabel Home - 04/22/12 09:58 PM
REBLOGGED This is Isabel Celis. She's 6 years old and went missing from her home overnight Friday/Saturday in Tucson. Law enforcement is out in full force, as are neighbors, looking for her. Police don't have much information to go on. Via Emmary Nicholson ChRC® Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson AZ (Steinborn Referral Associates - Las Cruces, NM): This is Isabel Celis. She's 6 years old and went missing from her home overnight Friday/Saturday in Tucson. Law enforcement is out in full force, as are neighbors, looking for her. Police don't have much information to go on. And it's breaking my heart. I don't (1 comments)
Naval Base Kitsap Relocation - PCSing Information - 04/22/12 09:42 PM
A couple of years ago I wrote several articles about Naval Base Kitsap Relocation. They were very detailed so I turned them into a website of their own. If you click on this photo below you will be taken to the stand alone blog NAVAL BASE KITSAP RELOCATION
If you are relocating to the Naval Base Kitsap Area take a look and if you need further assistance please feel free to contact me. (0 comments)
Home Defects – Every Home Has Them - 04/22/12 09:14 PM
Home Defects – Every Home Has Them We’d all like to buy the perfect home. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t exist. Even new homes have defects. That’s why it’s important to have any home you buy inspected by qualified professionals-even if it’s brand new. You’ll undoubtedly discover defects during your inspections. In fact, you should hope that any significant defects are uncovered before you remove your inspection contingency from the purchase agreement. It’s far worse to be surprised after closing by unanticipated repair expenses. Armed with a complete assessment of the current condition of the property, you can make an informed (0 comments)
King County Home Sales March 2012 - 04/22/12 01:57 PM
Just thought I would look at some King County Real Estate Market data for the last 3 years. Below are several charts that show home sales data in King County Washington over the past 3 years. Where are we? Where are we headed? Sometimes we have to see where we have been. Here are the Last 3 years by sales quarter.
1. Sold Properties by Quarter - Homes sold are up considerably from 2009, but on a decline over the last 4 quarters.
s2. Homes that went under contract the first quarter of 2012 is drastically up from 2009. (0 comments)
5 Steps to a Quicker Home Sale - 04/21/12 03:49 PM
5 Steps to a Quicker Home Sale In a hurry to sell your home? Here’s how to make sure you give yourself the opportunity to snag the best price in shortest amount of time. 1. You have to seriously undercut the competition – Selling a home in a down market almost inevitably means settling for a disappointing price. But to unload your home fast, you’re going to have to dip 10% to 15% below what comparable homes in your neighborhood recently sold for. You still may not be able to compete with foreclosures and short sales, but at least you stand (3 comments)
3 Money Mistakes to Avoid - 04/21/12 03:48 PM
3 Money Mistakes to Avoid During times like these, every mistake you make with your money is even more costly. We’d like to share 3 important money mistakes to avoid during this financial crisis . 1 – Don’t Keep Cash at Home! Many bank failures has people wondering if their money is safe in a bank. One of the worst things you can possibly do is to start stashing your cash under your mattress (or in a dresser drawer). If you have your money in an FDIC-insured institution, your deposits are now covered up to $250,000 per individual. Your money is (2 comments)
Building has started - Bremerton's Newest Starbucks - NOT in a Safeway! - 04/17/12 04:43 PM
There are not many Starbucks that I can think of that are stand alone buildings. Usually they are in strip-malls, or attached to some other building, or like here in Bremerton inside the Safeway store in the Historic Charleston District. There is one down by the ferry terminal and one across from the Walmart, but really that isn't in the city limits but in Kitsap County. The photo below is the start of the new Starbucks. Its located in the newer Walgreen's parking lot. I have know it was destined to be there after seeing the building plans from the (3 comments)
Remember you deserve full representation when buying a home in Des Moines. The listing agent for a property works for the seller. If you’re not already working with a real estate broker to buy a Des Moines home, or any other surrounding area......I can help. Call Jo at 253-245-9552 (2 comments)
Mold : What to Watch out for - 04/15/12 11:16 PM
Mold: What to Watch Out For Mold: What to Watch Out For Being a homeowner, or even an apartment dweller, can have its share of pleasures and responsibilities. One important responsibility you have as a homeowner is to ensure your home is save, both from a physical standpoint, and from a health standpoint. This means avoiding and tackling problems such as mold. Moldy homes are not an uncommon occurrence; you can go anywhere and potentially be in a home that harbors mold. The consequences of having mold in your home could be relatively mild – or they could be extremely serious. (3 comments)
Remember you deserve full representation when buying a home in Ravendale. The listing agent for a property works for the seller. If you’re not already working with a real estate broker to buy a Ravendale home, or any other surrounding area......I can help. Call Jo at 253-245-9552 (0 comments)
Auburn WA Real Estate | Homes Sold March 2012 - 04/15/12 04:51 PM
What is going on in the Auburn WA real estate market? Below are some charts that shed a little light on the all too confusing real estate market. Inventory is down, sales are up and prices are still declining. The months of inventory is very short which should dictate a seller's market and prices should start to increase. Simple supply and demand equation.
Statistics not compiled or published by NWMLS.” Equal Opportunity Housing All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed” (0 comments)
Kent WA Real Estate | Homes that Sold March 2012 - 04/15/12 02:44 PM
Kent WA Real Estate - Homes that Sold March 2012 The following chart shows the properties that have sold during the proceeding months. For the month of March there were 114 homes that sold - which means they closed and transfer of ownership was recorded at the King County Courthouse. That is a huge jump in solds for the last 12 months, in fact the larges closing month in the last 12 months. That is 30% over March 2011. Lets look at what this means in the next chart.
Below is the chart that shows the Months supply of Inventory. (0 comments)
Puget Sound Home Buying Techniques - 04/10/12 11:01 PM
Puget Sound Home Buying Techniques Puget Sound Home Buying Techniques Buying a Puget Sound area home is an exciting and important life event. Being a first time home buyer means you will have many decisions to make — and just as many questions that need answering. Buying your first home is a huge step. These helpful Puget Sound home buying tips may reduce confusion about mortgage payments and the cost of buying a house: Get pre-approved – Buyers should always get pre-approved before they begin house hunting. Buyers should get a written pre-approval from a reputable mortgage lender before they start shopping (1 comments)
Covington WA Real Estate | Homes Sold March 2012 - 04/10/12 10:59 PM
Hey, look at what sold in Covington WA during the month of March! Covington is one of those areas that is really a seller's market. The home inventory is low and the area is sought after. Being a small city with great schools and lots of activities and shopping draws buyers.
Remember you deserve full representation when buying a home in Covington, WA. The listing agent for a property works for the seller. If you’re not already working with a real estate broker to buy a Covington home, or any other surrounding area......I can (0 comments)
Bremerton WA Real Estate | Bremerton Homes For Sale - 04/08/12 11:07 PM
Remember you deserve full representation when buying a home in Bremerton. The listing agent for a property works for the seller. If you’re not already working with a real estate broker to buy an Bremerton home, or any other surrounding area......I can help. Call Jo at 360-990-1433 (2 comments)
Foreclosure Prevention: Don’t Get Scammed - 04/06/12 10:17 PM
Foreclosure Prevention: Don’t Get Scammed When mortgage borrowers fall behind on payments and run the risk of losing their homes, they sometimes grab the first lifeline tossed their direction. Often that lifeline is a TV or Internet advertisement making grand promises – and has more than one string attached. There are many rescue scams that are after your business. They’re guaranteeing something they can’t and charging a lot. Even the legitimate for-profit services demand a high pay-out up front. If you are in trouble and need help to fight off foreclosures, you should ask several questions before hiring anyone. 1. How (2 comments)
Mortgage Scams – Don’t Get Taken - 04/06/12 10:16 PM
Mortgage Scams – Don’t Get Taken Mortgage Scams – Don’t Get Taken The economic recession has caused a lot of homeowners to find themselves in danger of losing their homes. There are many situations that have cropped up because of it — on one side are the homeowners who are doing everything they can to stop foreclosure. On the other side are the companies who are doing all they can to exploit the same homeowners who are needing help. To avoid falling for their scams, it is always good to be informed about these fraudulent schemes that are massively circulating everywhere. (0 comments)
Sale/Rent Back Schemes – Not Always What They Seem - 04/06/12 10:16 PM
Sale/Rent Back Schemes – Not Always What They Seem Sale/Rent Back Schemes – Not Always What They Seem As the slumping economy and ensuing credit crunch continues its hold on our economy, and more and more people are struggling with their mortgage payments, a number of companies are springing-up who offer a “sell/rentback” scheme. This type of proposal involves the homeowner having their house bought from them, for a percentage of its market value, then offered the chance to be a tenant, negating the need to have to vacate the premises. For some, it seems like the perfect opportunity to get (0 comments)
Selling Your Auburn Home? Watch the Pet Odor - 04/05/12 09:52 AM
Selling Your Home? Watch the Pet Odor Selling Your Home? Watch the Pet Odor To some people, pets are like their children. For others however, they may be highly allergic and can’t stand being around them. When it comes to selling your home, your pets odor, dander and hair, not to mention any damage they’ve done to the home, should be considered problems you need to fix. While you might not notice a pet smell in your home, chances are someone who doesn’t own pets will notice one, no matter how clean you keep your floors, or how often you change (2 comments)
Wordless Wednesday | Spring? Maybe... - 04/04/12 04:31 PM
I am back to running outdoors! It may not have been sunny today, but at least it was warmer than yesterday and running in the rain! I go by the nursery every run and just today noticed the sign. It brought a smile to my face! I sure hope that sometime this week I can run by the sign and the sun will be in my eyes!
Homeowner Associations: Just some Thoughts - 04/03/12 10:22 AM
Home Owner Associations, Condominium Associations, and Co-operatives are filing for bankruptcy at staggering rates. As property owners are not able to afford their mortgages, they often elect not to pay their association dues and what they consider less important monetary obligations.
As a result, Home Owner Associations and Condominium Associations are not able to pay for the expenses they had planned for. Some associations pay for common area elements, roofs, plumbing and other structural aspects of properties. Several associations, primarily condominium associations and co-operatives also pay for water, gas and electric. Some even pay for cable tv and garbage removal. (4 comments)
Home Appraisals: Who’s to Blame for Low Estimates? Auburn Area Homes - 04/03/12 10:18 AM
Home Appraisals: Who’s to Blame for Low Estimates? Auburn Area Homes Appraisals: Who’s to Blame for Low Estimates? Who exactly IS at fault when an appraisal comes to a less-than-desirable valuation? And what IS a home appraisal based on? Appraisals are typically handled through the mortgage company and appraisers are often selected from a network of appraisers with which the lender company is affiliated. They’re an unaffiliated third party. Often times, there’s confusion because the homeowner is informed about the cost of the appraisal by the mortgage company/banker, when actually there is no mutually beneficial relationship.
Buying and selling a home in this real estate market is not for the faint of heart! - 04/03/12 10:15 AM
Buying and selling a home in this real estate market is not for the faint of heart! Buying and Selling a Home Buying and selling a home in this real estate market is not for the faint of heart! In today’s fluctuating financial climate, there are many areas that one needs to examine before they buy or sell a home. For instance, if you’re thinking of buying a foreclosed house, you must ask not only the price, but about the financing that is offered, and what shape the property is in. Often, but not always, the most recent owner has left (0 comments)
80 NE Victory Ln, Belfair WA Home For Sale - 04/01/12 04:43 PM
Easy living on private acre. Space for all your cars, RV's and toys. Play in the level green grass, work on your hobby car in the over sized detached 2 car garage/shop with bonus room possibilities! Have everyone over for holidays in the huge country kitchen with either large dining area or family room. Kitchen is equipped with more than enough storage and nice oak cabinets. To the right is the formal dining room with built in custom shelving. New roof/gutters 2011. Updated baths. (2 comments)
Pending - 1308 Upper Corbet Dr, Bremerton Home For Sale - 04/01/12 04:40 PM
Charm and privacy in a park like setting, you need to see this updated Bremerton cutie! New siding, amazing garage with new windows could be extra living space. New designer paint w/ neutral carpets. Remodeled bath w/ designer current style fixtures. Over sized lot. Lower lot has out-building and just might be able to be sub-divided. The upper lot has been extensively landscaped - over 70 yard lights! Lots of parking and well,THIS ONE IS REALLY NICE! Look at the Photos! (0 comments)
Author Bio: Jo Soss is the designated Broker and the owner of Homefront Realty in Bremerton Washington. Selling real estate in the greater Puget Sound area since 1994 she has vast knowledge in all aspects of a real estate transaction. Using today's technology with her signature personal service allows her to achieve complete customer satisfaction.
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