Home Buying

Home Buying Should I Jump In or Wait? Is this a good time to be a Buyer? YES, we feel it is. Why do we say that? Because inventory is twice as high as it was a year ago and there are fewer buyers at this time of year. You have a much better chance of negotiating a good price and potentially better […]
Home Buying Double the Service I am so excited to announce that my daughter, Morgan, is joining me in my real estate business! Early on, I was impressed by how much Morgan seemed to enjoy real estate. Regularly monitoring the market to question me about new listings and bringing special properties to my attention, she was a real estate “shopaholic” […]
Home Buying How Can I Finance Vacant Land?   I remember the first piece of vacant land that I bought. It was 30 years ago and the price was $21,000 (a lot in those days) and we asked the seller to finance it for us with a Deed of Trust. Back then, interest rates were hovering around 15% and I think we got […]
Home Buying Market Trends in Anacortes If you’re shopping for property in Anacortes, it’s really helpful to know whether you’re dealing with a “Buyers Market” or a “Sellers Market”.  The way this is determined is by looking at the number of sales during a specific period, relative to the number of listings and seeing how many months of inventory there is […]
Home Buying Buying Your First Home – Step 2 Getting a Loan When it comes to getting a loan, there are a number of loan programs available, so you need a really good mortgage broker to help you find the best one for you. Often first-time home buyers go on the internet and find what looks like the best interest rate and plan to get their loan […]
Home Buying Buying Your First Home – Step 1 Making the Offer Recently my daughter entered into a purchase agreement for her first home, and I was reminded of how confusing buying your first home can be. We were texting or on the phone almost daily as she struggled to navigate the process. Even with an agent she liked and trusted, she was totally overwhelmed. If you […]
Home Buying Buying a 2nd Home I specialize in an area that is very attractive to the buyer looking for a 2nd home.  For some people, the idea of having a 2nd home is a very foreign concept.  They ask me why does a person feel the need for two homes…or even want to maintain two homes?  They tell me they’d […]
Home Buying The Tiny House Movement Did you know that there is a current movement happening where people are deliberately choosing to move into tiny homes?  These homes can be permanent residences on a concrete foundation or built on wheels for flexibility.  Companies are popping up throughout the country specializing in tiny homes and the Tiny House Blog has a great […]
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