What would make you pull the trigger to sell or buy a house this month

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals.

We live in a trickle down real estate market here in Washington State.  The three counties surrounding King County (Seattle), Snohomish, Pierce and Thurston Counties all see King County take the lead with a very strong market.

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This recent local television report depicts the strong Seattle market as we wait for signs of these happening elsewhere;

King 5 News Report

Here in Pierce County, we have already seen a weakening of the buyers market into more of a neutral market.  The amount of houses actively for sale has dropped for the last two months as market demand increased.

I guess most sellers will sit back and evaluate this trend at the end of the summer, but wait,  isn't that counter productive. Interest rates are at a all time low, prices are starting to rise and no one likes the words, I could of...

What would make you pull the trigger and sell or buy a house this month?

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Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
I have oftened wondered if people selling their homes in higher taxed areas were moving to lower taxed areas to save money and get the same house. Seems that maybe the case in your area.
Jul 10, 2012 05:28 AM #1
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


We are seeing more and more people coming into the real estate to both buy and sell.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 10, 2012 05:41 AM #2
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
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  • The problem I see in that senerio Todd is the commute costs and time in route to and from work would out weigh the tax burden in most cases...
  • Thanks Lou, I haven't seen it in so long, I can't remember what a normal market looks like =]
Jul 10, 2012 08:29 AM #3
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