Saturday, March 29, 2008

This Sunday's Open House

Remodeled Brick Tudor! This tasteful remodel retains all the old-world charm you could hope for. Coved ceilings, tiled fireplace, hardwood floors, and more. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1380 sq. ft. of living space plus an additional 950 sq. ft. in the unfinished basement, and an attached garage. Offered at $376,526.

I'll be there Sunday, Mar. 30 from 1-4PM. Come by and say hello. 6525 35th Av SW in Morgan Junction.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Current interest rate info

Every week I provide you with updated mortgage loan rates, courtesy of Troy Chambers at Arboretum Mortgage. Just click on the following link http://media.reliancenetwork.com/dyna_images/clients/1974690/200828311310.pdf
or in the list of "Helpful Links" in the column on the right.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Magnolia condo for $285K ??!!

Yes, my newest listing is a LARGE one-bedroom condo situated in the heart of Magnolia for just $285,000! This unit has 1050 sq. ft. of living space (most 1-bdrm condos are closer to 800 sq. ft.) with a separate dining area and a 6' x 16' veranda overlooking the community sports fields. The seller is willing to give credit towards new paint and carpet, rather than install something the new owner may not like. Follow this link to see a flyer with more details and photos. http://media.reliancenetwork.com/dyna_images/clients/1974690/200827311311.pdf

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More survey results

Following yesterday's entries, here are more results from the Washington State Realtors Assn. annual survey of home buyers and sellers.

* 11% of home buyers reported they were born outside the United States, compared to 9% nationally.

* First-time home buyers accounted for 41% of homes purchased in 2007.

* The median income of first-time home buyers was $54,700 compared to $58,600 among all first-time buyers nationally.

* 76% of home buyers between 18 and 24 purchased a home because of their desire to own a home of their own and establish a household.

*36% of home buyers reported using social networking websites, such as, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Friendster. Among home buyers aged 18 to 24, 65% reported using social networking sites.

More tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Washington Realtors Survey results

The Washington State Association of Realtors recently published the results of their annual survey of home buyers and sellers. Here now (and in the days to come) are some of those results:
* The median age of home buyers in Wash. St. was 38 years old. Among first-time buyers, the median age was 31.
* The 2006 median household income of Wash. St. home buyers was $73,900 compared to $74,000 among all home buyers nationally.
* 62% of home buyers reported that there were no children under age 18 residing in the home.
* 63% of home buyers were married couples, 21% single females, 6% single males, and 9% were unmarried couples.
Tune in tomorrow for more stats.