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    Real Estate Is an Investment in Your Future

    By Renee Pilchard | December 9, 2022

    Homeownership Is an Investment in Your Future There are many people thinking about buying a home, but with everything affecting the economy, some are wondering if it’s a smart decision to buy now or if it makes more sense to wait it out. As Bob Broeksmit, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), explains: “The desire for... Read More

    Real Estate with Renee

    By Renee Pilchard | March 9, 2023

    4 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home Are you planning to buy a home this spring? Though things are more balanced than they were at the height of the pandemic, it’s still a sellers’ market. So, when you find the home you want to buy, remember these four tips to make your best offer.... Read More

    Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022

    By Renee Pilchard | August 5, 2022

    Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022 Some Highlights The housing market is shifting away from the intensity of the past two years. Here’s what experts project for the remainder of 2022. Home prices are forecast to rise more moderately than last year. Mortgage rates will respond to inflation, and home sales will be more in line with pre-pandemic years. Let’s connect so you can make your... Read More

    Washington HomeOwners Gained $114k in Equity Last Year

    By Renee Pilchard | June 28, 2022

    The Average Washington Homeowner Gained $114k in Equity over the Past Year If you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. And today, based on recent home price appreciation, you’re building that equity... Read More

    Best Options for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Renee Pilchard | June 13, 2022

    What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers? If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates and home prices have risen this year, it costs more to buy a home than it did even just a few months ago. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your plans on... Read More

    More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment

    By Renee Pilchard | June 13, 2022

    More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever Before Americans’ opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. That’s according to an annual survey from Gallup. Not only is real estate viewed as the best investment for the ninth year in a row, but more Americans selected it than ever before.... Read More

    Get Your House Ready To Sell This Spring

    By Renee Pilchard | March 22, 2022

    Spring Cleaning Checklist for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights If you’re thinking about selling your house this spring, here are some things you’ll want to tackle before you list. Spend your time on tasks that make it feel inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal. To determine the full list of things you’ll want to... Read More

    Why Right Now is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

    By Renee Pilchard | January 27, 2022

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation... Read More

    Real Estate With Renee

    By Renee Pilchard | January 13, 2022

    What’s Going To Happen With Home Prices This Year? After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price Insights Report from CoreLogic indicates while prices may have plateaued, appreciation has definitely not slowed. The following graph... Read More

    Will Home Prices Decrease In 2022?

    By Renee Pilchard | December 15, 2021

    What Everyone Wants to Know – Will Home Prices Decline in 2022? If you’re thinking of buying a home in today’s housing market, you may be wondering how strong your investment will be. You might be asking yourself: if I buy a home now, will it lose value? Or will it continue to appreciate going... Read More