Looking Back on Short Sales & Looking to the Future of Real Estate

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Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act Extended In mid 2007, the real estate bubble burst and many homeowners were forced to do a short sale on their home.  As part of a wider piece of tax legislation, Congress has voted to extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Act to 2017.  This Act was originally passed in 2007, and protects the underwater homeowner from …

January 2016 Real Estate Report

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The housing market in King County and surrounding counties ended 2015 on a positive note, setting the stage for a brighter 2016.  I hope the market data and articles will help you with understanding real estate today and help with any real estate decisions. Looking Back King County Home Prices Hit New Highs…The median price of single-family homes sold in …

10 Tips Prior to Listing Your Home

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 Curb Appeal.  You don’t want to see a buyer pull up and pull away because of lack of luster on the exterior.  Cut back overgrown plants, weed, power wash drive way, mow the lawn, add some potted plants and beauty bark.  Remember first impression… Make it Sparkle.  Pretend that mom is coming over.  Mop, dust and clean.  Pet Odor is …