Rising Home Prices are great for Sellers

In many Greater Seattle neighborhoods sellers are in the driver's seat. More homes on the market will ease the tight inventory crunch…

http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/nar-quarterly-housing-report-1q-2015/?identityID=5218310&MID=2015_0515_WeeklyNL&RID=261939122&cid=eml-2015-0508-WeeklyNL-blog_1_home_prices_up-blogs_news

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 9:59 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized

Greater Seattle Housing Update

Sellers, this continues to be your market opportunity! Buyers, don't despair. With the right strategy, a realtor can help you achieve your goal: homeownership! Check out this link:

https://www.facebook.com/SeattleHomesandLiving

 

 

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 6:16 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized

Encouraging News from the Housing Market

Things are looking pretty good overall! Distractor: the lack of inventory…

http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2015/04/20/housing-market-freddie-mac-remains-optimistic/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Blog_Promo

 

 

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:28 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized

Looking East over Lake Washington

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized

Pricing Strategies in a Hot Market

Pricing in line with market trends is crucial even in a "hot" market to reach the largest buyer pool. Overpricing shrinks the potential target group. Read more at:

https://www.facebook.com/SeattleHomesandLiving

 

 

 

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized

Seattle Neighborhood Grants

Got some "beef" with a local issue? Seattle offering money for small local neighborhood improvement projects:

http://frontporch.seattle.gov/2015/03/20/city-awards-544000-in-matching-funds-for-neighborhood-projects/

 

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:38 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized

Hot Seller’s Market in Seattle and beyond…

This article "drives home" what's happening in the Seattle real estate market and beyond like Lake Forest Park and Shoreline: Extremely limited inventory and burnt out buyers competing for available homes. It is a seller's market!

https://www.facebook.com/SeattleHomesandLiving

 

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 7:06 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized

Seattle Residential Sales Trends

Learn more about Seattle Residential Sales Trends:

http://withwre.com/kimedwardsfukei/files/2015/02/Windermere_Metro_Report_Residential_January_2015.pdf

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 10:36 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized

Seattle Condo Trends

Interested in learning more about Metro Seattle condo trends? Click on the link below:

 

http://withwre.com/kimedwardsfukei/files/2015/02/Windermere_Metro_Report_Condo_January_20151.pdf

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 10:20 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized

Moisture Issues

The Answer To Moisture Traps
Blue Board

Some people think installing a plastic barrier in the wall is the answer, but this approach only traps moisture. A better way is to use rigid insulation (also known as blue board). This insulation is semi- permeable and allows moisture to travel through the wall, allowing it to dry. Water can also enter the basement if the grade of the land is pitched toward the house. Grading the soil away from the house and adding rain gutters will guide rainwater away from the house. Openings from the house to the attic and poor ceiling insulation in houses located in colder climates can lead to ice dams that cause water to back up into the house. Air leakage from the house to the attic will carry moisture in the form of humidity into the attic that can form water on the underside of the roof leading to rotting and mold. (Courtesy: Rhinehart Inspections)

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 8:38 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Uncategorized