Tag Archive | homeowners

Not for sale? Not necessarily a problem.

May Buying Advice: Choked by a weak housing inventory, some agents are coaxing homeowners to the market with a different approach. Frustrated with the lack of housing inventory, homebuyers in many markets are taking matters into their own hands by sending letters to homeowners and asking them to sell. In this month’s Buying Advice, we’ll […]

Home Improvements: Top Projects Under $500

These home improvement projects may not be the most expensive, but it doesn’t make them less important. Often, projects that cost less than $500 involve work that maintains and protects a larger home system worth tens of thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, these projects are also the ones that are most commonly neglected by homeowners, who […]

10 Most Important Real Estate Forms You Can’t Ignore

If you’re buying or selling a home, make way for the ensuing avalanche of documents, online or on paper. But which are absolute musts to read all the way through? Here are 10 of the most important documents that will come your way as you venture through your transaction journey. Experts say that every homeowner […]

Nearly 3 Dozen Homes Evacuated in Whidbey Island Landslide

SEATTLE (AP) — Geologists and engineers are assessing the stability of a scenic Puget Sound area after a large landslide thundered down a hillside, knocking one house off its foundation and threatening others. That heavily damaged home and 33 others were ordered evacuated after the slide broke loose early Wednesday in the Ledgewood community on Whidbey […]

Why Do Short Sales Take So Long?

It’s a question many real estate agents hear from clients: Why do short sales take so long? Despite improving real estate markets, short sales and foreclosure sales will be with us for the foreseeable future. Many homeowners are still underwater, and at any time in the coming years, these folks may face a situation, such […]