The Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors is planning a county-wide open house this weekend, April 18 and 19. This worked so well last year, we had over 400 houses open and an increase in pending sales in August over the year before, they decided to do it again after surveying their members.
There will be special advertising in the Everett Herald, for all REALTOR® listings. REALTOR® balloons, buyer handouts will be available explaining financing and most especially information on the $8000 tax stimulus for first time home buyers (defined as anybody who has not owned a home in the past three years.) Particularly, there will be information for buyers who have already filed their tax return for 2008, so they can amend that return for the tax rebate this year.
Given the lowest interest rates in 50+ years, a tax rebate of $8000 and plenty of inventory to choose from buyers are at an advantage.
So Washington buyers, get ready for a great weekend of shopping. Look for the real estate signs with the REALTOR® balloons and get educated on our market. You don't want to miss this event.
Feel free to visit my website to learn more or call Karen Schweinfurth, 425-308-3669 for more information.
Karen Schweinfurth, ABR, CRS, SRES, e-PRO, RE/MAX Northwest Realtors, Mill Creek, Washington