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king county real estate: Pierce County Real Estate Positive News - Washington State - 06/08/09 10:44 PM
Good News for local Real Estate Take a quick glance at these positive facts for Tacoma Real Estate and the surrounding cities within Pierce County. Home median prices held steady in the month of May Pending home sales are up 23% this may from May 2008 Home inventory is down 30% this may from May 2008 Search Washington State Real Estate MLS Listings The Trey Affolter Team, Keller Williams Realty, always welcomes comments and is available to answer questions about Tacoma Real Estate and the surrounding cities within Pierce County Real Estate, South King County Real Estate, and North Thurston County Real (0 comments)
king county real estate: USDA offers Down Payment Assistance for Washington State Home Buyers - 12/21/08 01:35 PM
Buy a Home with Zero Down Down Payment Assistance Programs are available for buyers of Pierce County Real Estate... ...and homes in Pierce, King, and Thurston Counties. USDA Rural Development Home Ownership Program: Under the terms of the program, an individual or family may borrow up to 100% of the appraised value of the home, which eliminates the need for a down payment. Since a common barrier to owning a home for many people is the lack of funds to make a down payment, the availability of the loan guarantees from HCFP makes the reality of owning a home available to a much larger (0 comments)
king county real estate: House Key Down Payment Assistance in Washington State - 12/21/08 12:21 PM
House Key Home Ownership Programs in Washington St. Possible ZERO Down Programs with fair interest rates. Washington State Housing Finance Commission Homeownership Programs help low- and moderate-income first time homebuyers purchase their first home. The program also offers assistance for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans. Click here for more detailed information on the House Key State Bond Program
Current Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance Programs: • $7,500 Tax Credit for Homebuyers (Expires June 30, 2009) • Washington State's HOUSE KEY Home Ownership Program • HomeChoice | Assistance for Persons with Disabilities • House Key Veterans Program • USDA Rural Development Home Ownership Program • City of Tacoma (0 comments)
king county real estate: 6 Reasons to Stage Your Home Before Selling - 12/18/08 01:11 PM
Staging Your House for Sale One of the first things you should do before putting your house on the market is prepare your house for sale. You will want to show your house off in its best light to maximize your earning potential. Tour your house with the eye of a buyer - what works, what doesn't work. Read the following article on staging your home then click on the links below the article for additional professional home selling advice. _______________________________ 6 Reasons to Stage Your Home Before Selling by Brandon Cornett Why should I bother staging my home? What do I (8 comments)
(Stats provided by Realist, NWMLS) For more current & local market information call The Trey Affolter Team. ______________________________________________________________ Search King County Homes for Sale Search King County Foreclosures _____________________________________________________________ Find out what your home is worth... For a FREE Highest Price Analysis (CMA), call THE TREY AFFOLTER TEAM today @ 253-222-6000. _____________________________________________________________ FREE Seller Resources Tips to Sell Your Home Get the Highest Price Selling Your Home Tips to Stage Your Home to Sell The (0 comments)
king county real estate: Time to Get Off the Fence & Into a Home! - 12/16/08 04:03 PM
When should You take advantage of the Tacoma Real Estate market... ...or Real Estate market in Pierce, King, and Thurston Counties? In an article by Ron Lieber of Your Money, "It May Be Time to Think About Buying a House," he offers evidence that this may be an opportunity of a lifetime for homebuyers. Ron Lieber writes, "Five or 10 years from now, when the financial crisis has ended and housing prices are up smartly once more, we will look in the rearview mirror and realize that we missed a golden age for first-time home buyers." Read the full article here... http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/06/business/yourmoney/06money.html By Ron Lieber, Your (0 comments)
king county real estate: Slash Your Energy Bills - 12/14/08 10:03 PM
Save on your Energy Bills for your Tacoma Real Estate Home... ...or home in Pierce, King, or Thurston Counties. Here are some tips on how to save offered by the U.S Department of Energy: Replace incandescent lighting with Energy Star bulbs. Find drafty windows, doors and baseboards and seal them with caulk. Unplug coffee makers, DVD players, phone chargers, video games and other unused appliances. They act as energy vampires - sucking up electricity, even when powered off. If you're replacing a fridge that's more than 10 years old, consider choosing a new Energy Star model. Choose flat-screen computer monitors, which (0 comments)
king county real estate: Vacation-Proof Your Home - 12/14/08 09:42 PM
Vacation-proof your Tacoma Real Estate home... ...or home in Pierce, King, or Thurston Counties. Before heading out on vacation, go through this checklist to help keep your Tacoma home safe and secure. Request the Post Office to put a hold on your mail. Stop newspaper delivery while away. Set automatic timers for your lights to mimic your normal patterns. Let your security service provider and/or the local police know your home will be empty. Adjust the thermostat - in the winter, no lower than 55; in the summer, no higher than 85. Unplug sensitive appliances such as computers, televisions and microwaves. Turn off (1 comments)
king county real estate: Declutter Your Home for Sale - 12/14/08 09:13 PM
Declutter your Tacoma Real Estate home... ...or home in Pierce, King, or Thurston Counties. __________________________ Additional Articles on Tacoma Real Estate: Myths About Selling Your Tacoma Real Estate Home in a Slow Market Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter __________________________ Tacoma Real Estate LINKS: Free Highest Price Analysis - Get your home's value (CMA) Staging Your Home for Sale Improvements That Pay FREE Home Seller Resources
The Trey Affolter Team always welcomes comments and is available to answer questions about Tacoma Real Estate and the surrounding cities within Pierce County Real Estate, South King County Real Estate, and North Thurston County (2 comments)
There are great programs available for Tacoma Real Estate Home Buyers and surrounding areas of Pierce Couny, King County, and Thurston County. Added Bonus Information: Below Brandon's article, collect more fantastic information on home buying, including the $7,500 Tax Credit. Contact The Trey Affolter Team for Zero Down Program Details _____________________________ "Low-Income Home Buying Programs Explained" (1 comments)
king county real estate: Washington Real Estate on Sale...and Just Got Cheaper! - 12/01/08 03:32 PM
The Real Estate SALE... With homes in Tacoma and the surrounding cities of Pierce, King, and Thurston Counties at discount prices, the sale just got better today with lower interest rates. In today's "Daily Rate Lock Advisory," offered by Mortgage Commentary 2008 of Mortgage Xsites, the author writes "Monday's bond market has opened strong...The bond market is currently up 30/32, which will likely improve this morning's mortgage rates by approximately .500 of a discount point." The affect on today's home mortgage interest rates are as follows: Washington Mortgage Rates 12/01/2008
* Rates may contain points * (Verify with your Loan Consultant) Consult a Local (0 comments)
king county real estate: Seattle Real Estate Market Best Set for Speedy Rebound - 11/24/08 12:47 PM
Good news!!! If you are a homeowner in the Seattle - Tacoma area, the Seattle real estate market was awarded the #1 city most likely to rebound. In a recent article from Forbes.com, "Real Estate Markets Most Likely to Rebound," they cited a survey of real estate professionals including, private developers, real estate agents, and real estate investment executives identifying Seattle as the top city to have the best chance for a speedy recovery. The survey was completed by The Urban Land Institute. The article writes: Seattle is "a diversified market, has a good base of business and is becoming a 24-hour city," (0 comments)
1. Who is eligible? · First-time homebuyers or any homebuyers who have not owned a principal residence in the last three years. 2. Who does it work? · Eligible purchasers can claim the $7,500 credit on their annual tax return form. · Amount of credit: 10% of cost of home or a maximum of $7,500. 3. Repayment: · Two years after the credit is claimed, the homebuyer will have to start paying it back. · 15 equal annual installments will have to be paid back to (0 comments)
king county real estate: Home Buyers CAN Find Loans - The Right News! - 11/08/08 12:21 PM
Need a Loan to buy a Home? Here's the truth... Contrary to what you may have heard, there is money available for home buyers who qualify and can prove they can afford the loan. So, if you are considering investing in a home in Tacoma Washington, or the surrounding cities of Pierce County, North Thurston County, or South King County, don't let the media discourage you. Brian Everstine and C.R. Roberst recently wrote the following article for the Tacoma News Tribune on the same topic. Here is a bit of what they wrote: ____________________________________________________________________________ Home, auto buyers can still borrow money No (1 comments)
(Stats provided by Realist, NWMLS) For more current & local market information call The Trey Affolter Team. ______________________________________________________________ Search King County Homes for Sale Search King County Foreclosures _____________________________________________________________ Find out what your home is worth... For a FREE Highest Price Analysis, call THE TREY AFFOLTER TEAM today @ 253-222-6000. _____________________________________________________________ FREE Seller Resources Tips to Sell Your Home Get the Highest Price Selling Your Home Tips to Stage Your Home to Sell
Sales of existing homes rose 5.5 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.18 million units, and up from 4.91 million units in August. September 2008 sales figures are 1.4 percent higher than the 5.11 million units sold in September 2007.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said more markets are seeing year-over-year gains. “The sales turnaround which began in California several months ago is broadening (0 comments)
king county real estate: Washington State Foreclosure Rate Fairs Better Than Most - 11/05/08 10:44 PM
The number of home foreclosures in Washington State is lower than many. In the most recent edition of Washington Realtor News, they report: "According to the Mortgage Bankers Association the current foreclosure rate for Washington State is 1.04%, whereas nationally it is 2.75%. Washington ranked 45 in delinquencies and 44 in foreclosures started. This means Washington is currently performing 62% better than the national rate." "Our foreclosure numbers are below our rates from late 2001-early 2003 when the hit to the tech industry had a great impact on our local economy" -Washington Realtor News Nov/Dec 2008 Help me (1 comments)
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