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Category: Today’s Real Estate Market

Market uptick means lost buying power and lost opportunity for buyers

We are in a market in which the buyer who wants to wait…to save up a little more money…..cannot save enough, fast enough. Two scenarios that I’m covering at our weekly office meeting at John L. Scott in Poulsbo. Just this month a buyers buying power has gone down by $31,000 just because of the

Mortgage Cancellation Tax Relief….may expire at years end

With nearly one third of homeowners upside down on the value of their home there are many who have and many more who will seek options to extricate themselves from their financial crisis. A few options open to them: Bankruptcy, Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, Foreclosure and Short Sale. All of these are tools that a homeowner can

Health Care Tax Facts….It is Not a Real Estate Transfer Tax.

3.8% Tax Will go into Effect in 2013 Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the health care legislation, all of its major provisions remain in effect, including the new tax that was designed to affect upper income taxpayers. The 3.8% tax is imposed ONLY on those with more than $200,000 of Adjusted Gross Income

A fresh start with this new spring market

This spring market is really showing signs of stabilizing our market in Kitsap County. Despite the fact that overall home values in Kitsap declined 5% last month all of the signs are there for price stabilization as well as price appreciation as we move into 2013. For the North West Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) news

Blogs and blogging, not the little white pill of success

Blogs and blogging, not the little white pill of success So, this might be a bit of a back lash on my part after being inundated over the past 24 months with classes being offered to real estate professionals that tout success through blogging and other social media magic. If your 2012 business plan has

Just because you can does not mean you should

Just because you can…does not mean you should: As real estate agents and brokers we have many electronic and web tools available to us. We use these tools to communicate with each other, our offices and our customers. Though these tools offer many benefits and conveniences they also provide opportunity for us to let our

The 20 Biggest Mistakes Real Estate Agents Make…..

I attended a class put on by Rick Deluca last week up in Port Ludlow WA. He is what I would consider a classic real estate pro. The basics never get old and I find his approach very refreshing in this age of glitz and gadgets.   The 20 Biggest Mistakes Brokers make as they

Success Club 2011, Jan Zufelt Part 3 of 3

In the last of this year’s success club series, Jan Zufelt, a real estate broker from our Kingston office, shares with our group some of her systems, ideas and philosophies that go into making her the success that she is. Jan’s systems and outlook on life allow her to deliver a superior customer experience when

Success Club 2011, Jan Zufelt Part 2 of 3

In the last of this year’s success club series, Jan Zufelt, a real estate broker from our Kingston office, shares with our group some of her systems, ideas and philosophies that go into making her the success that she is. Jan’s systems and outlook on life allow her to deliver a superior customer experience when