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New Home Sales Jump 24% in June - 07/27/10 02:53 PM
While the real estate market took a dip after the home buyer tax credits expired a couple of months ago, it appears that the summer boost is coming back. After May's disappointing numbers, we saw an increase of 24% in new home sales for June, according to the U.S. Commerce department. Sales of new homes rose to an annual rate of 330,000, an encouraging sign for builders and home sellers nationwide. The home buyer tax credits have propped up the real estate market in the U.S. for at least a year. Their expiration caused a rush at the finish line, and (1 comments)
Do The Drapes Stay With the Home? What About the Mirrors? Real Estate "Fixtures" Stay Home - 07/27/10 12:05 PM
When a buyer and seller are settling on a contract to sell a home, they're usually not thinking about minor items like their favorite drapes, pieces of art, or the bird house they built for their children. It's a good idea, though, to make an inventory of the items that you're planning on keeping and disclosing this to your buyer before signing a contract. At the very least, come to an agreement before closing-running out the door with your favorite sconces could come back to bite you later.
So, then, what is the actual "rule" for deciding which parts of (6 comments)
Seattle's Houseboat Market - Floating Homes, Lakefront Real Estate - 07/25/10 12:39 PM
There are currently about 3 dozen houseboats and floating homes for sale in Seattle. This number is a bit higher than usual, but not particularly far out of the normal range of inventory. Sales of houseboats and floating homes started out well for the year, but have slowed a bit. We're currently at just 8 sales for the year, while last year at this point just 7 had been sold. This is a luxury/vacation/second home market, which typically suffers in slow real estate markets.
Financing is now available for houseboat vessels, which previously was a big hindrance for buyers. (7 comments)
The Debate Over The "Real Estate Tax" In The New Health Care Bill - 07/22/10 03:07 PM
There has been much (uninformed) debate on the web about the possible existence of a tax on real estate sales within the new health care bill passed by Congress and the President this year. It's been called a "sales tax", "transfer tax", "income tax", and some have even said it doesn't exist at all.
Let's set the record straight--no politics, just facts. This is a tax that affects a very small number of Americans directly. It is, however, particularly significant for waterfront and luxury real estate owners. It could also be significant to builders, contractors, tradesmen, and others in the (4 comments)
There were 13 homes sold on Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish last month, including a dozen sales over $1 million and 5 sales over $3 million. That more than doubles the sales numbers in June of ‘09 when just 6 waterfront homes in this category were sold. Sales of waterfront homes in Bellevue, Kirkland, Kenmore, Renton, Redmond, Sammamish, and "the Points" have shown healthy growth since late 2009 and are continuing to strengthen the base (0 comments)
June Sales of Seattle Waterfront Houses Stay Strong Vs. 2009 - 07/12/10 12:19 PM
The waterfront real estate market in Seattle continued to top 2009's sales numbers with 6 waterfront home sales in June and 5 of those being traditional houses. While the total sales are down slightly from the 8 sales in May, we're still significantly higher every month this year than we were in 2009. In May of ‘09 we had a half dozen waterfront home sales in Seattle. All but one of those sales, however, were houseboats and floating homes, which average much lower sale prices than traditional waterfront houses. This June there was just one houseboat included in our numbers and (0 comments)
Lake Washington Waterfront for the Car Enthusiast – Bryn Mawr – 10420 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98178 - 07/07/10 11:13 AM
Seattle Waterfront Real Estate Tour: 10420 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98178 Car Enthusiast's Dream Home on Lake Washington Waterfront - Bryn Mawr, Seattle There are a thousands of homes on the shores of Seattle's lakes and Puget Sound. Finding the right house for a waterfront home buyer always entails researching their need for boat moorage, privacy of location, and waterfront footage desired. Sometimes, though, a rare characteristic of a home makes it uniquely suited to a particular buyer's needs. If I was searching for a Lake Washington home for a buyer who was a car collector, enthusiast, or just liked (3 comments)
I've had the unfortunate experience of having a half dozen dentists in my life (I moved a lot in my twenties). Some were good...some not exactly. My experience at Dr. Werner's family dentistry office has been a remarkably good experience. The office staff is always friendly and supportive. It's a comfortable, family environment in a very modern, professional office. The dental (0 comments)
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