Friday, November 10, 2017 / by Lindsey Gudger
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If you’re a buyer waiting for the market to tank before actually buying a home, there are a couple reasons why buying now might be a better option.
The first is that interest rates are down. They’re not the lowest we’ve ever seen, but they’re certainly well below average compared to the last 20 years. This means that if you plan on using a mortgage loan to buy your home, the rate on that loan will be significantly lower if you decided to buy now. Essentially, you’ll be able to buy more home for less money.
Second, you can take advantage of monthly appreciation. In the Seattle area, we’ve seen a minimum of 1% appreciation on a monthly basis over the last three to four years. If you owned a $500,000 home, you’d be collecting $5,000 in equity every single month. Most homebuyers in our market aren’t out to buy their “forever hom ...
Friday, October 27, 2017 / by Lindsey Gudger
"Ashley did amazing. She was super helpful. [She] helped us through the process. We really enjoyed her and she did a really good job."
Friday, October 20, 2017 / by Lindsey Gudger
"I had an issue with my tenants still living in the house. So she [Christy] went beyond her duty and always was communicating with them and you know, was very helpful. I would tell them that she is a very honorous[sic] and trustful person. I went online looking for an agent and as soon as I got her number I called her. Right then you know, just by talking to her I knew she was very trustworthy and honest and that’s how it went. We set up for an interview and you know, I didn’t hesitate to start selling my house with her."
Friday, October 13, 2017 / by Lindsey Gudger
"She [Christy] was very flexible with our time. We just had to go out on weekends or after work. She showed us the house on a weekend, and actually we found the house that we [wanted] on the first time that we went out. Christy is very nice and she’s very responsive. She would just take care of everything for you, actually. Christy [would] forward me information of which houses [are] available, and then from there I [would] choose which one I’d like to visit. And then she would narrow down it on which one would be available or the best fit for me. And she also helped by recommending the mortgage company that I [could] work with and [would] work with me very well, too."
Friday, October 06, 2017 / by Lindsey Gudger
"Rich took his entire Saturday to go above and beyond for us. We flew in from Utah and he took his entire Saturday to help show us some houses. We only had one day to do it and he took every bit of his time to help us out. I would tell them that we completely trusted his judgment and his opinion and so we trusted him fully. We completely trusted every bit of the advice that he gave us. We were moving into the Seattle area. We didn’t have any contacts up here. So I found that he had some good reviews and ended up calling him and talking to him. He seemed very knowledgeable, seemed very natural in conversation. We ended up setting up an appointment and like I said flew out for a weekend and he spent the entire day helping us find houses. We actually eventually had him go out and look at a house for us because we had [flown] back and found another one that we really liked. So he went out, looked at the house for us, and gave us his feedback and we ended up buying the house based on ...