How Inflation is Impacting the Housing Market in Washington State

July 17, 2023

The Washington state housing market has seen a significant increase in both home prices and mortgage interest rates in recent years. This has raised concerns for many homebuyers who are attempting to enter the market. The biggest factor contributing to this is inflation. Inflation is a primary economic phenomenon that affects every aspect of financial life, but how exactly does it impact the housing market in Washington state?

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How Rising Interest Rates Are Affecting Home Sellers

June 27, 2023
Interest rates

As a realtor with experience in the buying and selling of homes, commercial properties, and investment properties, I have seen the real estate industry go through ups and downs. Recently, there has been concern among sellers about how rising interest rates will affect the market. In this blog post, I will explore how rising interest…

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Navigating the Washington State Real Estate Market: Tips for Buyers and Sellers

June 13, 2023
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Discover essential tips for buyers and sellers in the Washington State real estate market in this informative blog post by Ben Record, Realtor at Lions Realty Group. Learn about the impact of interest rates, strategies for navigating low inventory, and how sellers can maximize property value. Get expert guidance and turn your real estate goals into reality.

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Expert Tips for Maximizing Realtor Assistance in Purchasing Your New House

June 6, 2023
Realtor + Home Buyers

Buying a house can be a significant undertaking, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. There are a lot of things to consider and factors to weigh before making a decision. This is why you need a realtor to help you through the process. A good realtor will provide you with reliable information, help you make informed decisions, and negotiate with the seller on your behalf. However, it’s essential to know how to get the most out of your realtor’s services.

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Home Buyer Series: Tips for a Memorable Open House Experience

May 12, 2023
Open House

This blog post provides homebuyers with expert tips for a successful open house experience to help them make informed decisions on their home buying journey.

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Home Owner Series: 5 things to do before listing your house for sale

May 2, 2023
Listing home for sale

As a homeowner, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the thought of listing your house for sale. After all, who doesn’t worry about getting a good price for their home? With the proper preparation and knowledge of what to expect from the process, though, you’ll have an easier time when it comes time to list your home. Knowing just how much work goes into preparing your house before putting it on the market can seem like a daunting task but with our top 5 best practices guide there’s no need to worry! From repairs and organizing projects, to enlisting helpful support further along in the workflow process – we’ve broken down all that homeowners should consider prior to launching an official listing for their property. Read on for valuable insights as we breakdown essential tasks and considerations in making sure that both buyer and seller are happy at closing time!

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First-time Homebuyer Checklist: A 7 step guide to buying for first home

March 27, 2023
First-time Homebuyer Checklist

If you’ve been dreaming of buying your first home, your dreams may soon become reality. Becoming a homeowner for the first time can be a thrilling and nerve-wracking experience – especially when trying to navigate the different steps in the process. To help ensure that nothing slips through the cracks, it’s important to use a comprehensive checklist as you go along so that each step is clear and precise. This post will guide you through some of the top items on any first-time homebuyer checklist!

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Homebuyer Series: Is it better to Buy or Rent?

March 22, 2023
Buy or Rent

Are you considering if it is better to buy or rent a home in your current living situation? This decision can create a lot of stress and anxiety when it comes to the housing market. With recent increases in rental costs, potential buyers often worry that they will be unable to purchase a home with…

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Homebuyer Series: Marry the House not the Rate

March 14, 2023
Marry the house not the rate

Marry the house not the rate. Are you looking to buy a home, or for that matter even upgrade an existing one? If so, it’s important to remember there are more components in the purchase of your home than just the rate. While of course, most buyers will look at loans and mortgage rates first when considering what is truly best for their future as homeowners, very few consider all aspects involved in the process. In this article, I dive deeper into finding out why lenders want you to marry the house, not the rate!

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First-time Homebuyer Series: 4 differences between buying a home or a condo

March 1, 2023
First-time homebuyer

Are you torn between buying a condo and purchasing a home? You’re not alone. Many first-time homebuyers find themselves wondering which option is best for their needs, budget, and lifestyle. While both have their pros and cons, there are some key differences between the two that you should take into account before making your decision. Keep reading to learn more about the main distinctions between condos and homes. And as always, consult with a real estate professional to get expert advice tailored to your specific situation.

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