Friday, January 18, 2008

This weekend's Open House

Once again this weekend I will be holding open 5 separate residences at once -- 3 single-family homes and 2 townhomes -- all brand new construction homes built on the same block by Wick Homes, LLC. They range in price from the mid $300's to the mid $400's. Keep in mind that this is a buyer's market (and I am a buyer's agent in this case), so prices are all negotiable. You have a good shot at getting a low offer accepted (within reason).

The address of my primary location is 2414 SW Brandon St, one block off Delridge Way. If I'm not in that home, I am most likely showing one of the neighboring places.

I will be there on Saturday from noon-3 and on Sunday from 1-4. Please stop by and say hi! And let me know you read about it on my blog.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

West Seattle home sale stats 1997-2007

Did you know that in 1997 the average price for a home in West Seattle was $203,036.00? Ten years later, the average price is now $531,468.00. Follow this link to see more interesting trends and statistics:
http://www.pnwcenter.com/marketing/docs/10yr_area140.pdf (Area 140 is the Multiple Listing Service designation for West Seattle.)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A little fun with my pups

What does this have to do with real estate? Not a thing.

Interest rates: high or low?

Even though there seem to be constant news stories about the mortgage industry, it can be tough to keep up with the current rates. If you are under the impression that the news is all bad, the following facts that may interest you.

According to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRM - the most common type of mortgage) are at the LOWEST LEVEL since September of 2005! The 30-yr. fixed-rate average last week was 5.87%, down from the previous week when it averaged 6.07%. Last year at this time, the 30-yr FRM averaged 6.21%.

For more statistics about current rates, see my list of "Helpful Links" in the sidebar on the right.