Where do real estate buyers shop?

Working with a mortgage broker in 2015

When buying a house for 2015, it’s critical you align yourself with a mortgage broker that has underwriting in house. Many brokers rely outsourcing the underwriting which causes all kinds of problems when trying to close on time or to fall apart entirely.Sit down with your mortgage advisor and understand your credit score, affordability, down payment requirement. Ask for a pre-approval letter before you start shopping for a new home.

Gig Harbor Real Estate Report (April 2015)

64 homes are for sale in Gig Harbor with an average sales price of $410,000 up over 1.2%. Get your free market analysis at www.piercecountywater.com

Does Zillow and Trulia Provide Accurate Information?

Many people ask me if Zillow and Trulia are accurate and in many cases they are not. They do not take information from MLS and are not members and much of the information is gathered from 3rd party websites. Websites like mine and Redfn are members of MLS and all the information follows strict compliance and is the bible in the Real Estate World.

It’s a Seller’s Market in Real Estate!

Gig Harbor Report, Feb 2015

When you have low inventory and a high demand to purchase homes this makes for a perfect market for Seller’s. 2015 will be year to get your home sold quickly! Gig Harbor has a medium sales price of $468,530, up 5.8% percent.

Should I have a Geotechnical Survey when I buy waterfront property?

IMG_4181When dealing with waterfront properties that sit on mid to high bank, it a smart idea to have Geotechnical Survey done. Most sellers will include the study before they sell to make it more marketable. Most building permits will require the survey in order to build a new home. Many home owners want to build as close to the hill/edge to capture the best views, but this could be a bad idea if there is a history of slides in an area. Contact Keller Global for the most experienced Geotechnical Engineers in your area.

Gig Harbor Real Estate Report

Gig Harbor Report, December 2014

The Gig Harbor real estate market has a decrease in active inventory of 11 percent for the month of December with 55 homes for sale. The average list price is 437,900 and the median sales price is 423,150.

Get your real estate report for any area in Western WA at www.piercecountywaterfront.com.

“Homes for sale in Tacoma” Real Estate Report

“Homes for sale in Tacoma” Real Estate Report

Proctor district “homes for sale in Tacoma” average sales price is $299,000 which is up 10% from October and days on market are 22 days which is the lowest in 7 years. Get your monthly real estate report for any neighborhood for Western Washington.

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Keller Global Real Estate Pulse, Gig Harbor-November 2014

Average sales price in Gig Harbor is $395,000 for the month of November which equates to a 7.89% increase over October 2014.  Active inventory is down 16% and days on market is 24 days, which is the least amount of days for 2014.

Gig Harbor Report, November 2014

Dash Point Real Estate Report

The median sales price is up 5.64% to $470,000 for the month with 116 days on the market.  Inventory levels are down 9.76% to 41 units.

Dash Point Report, October 2014