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Real Estate - Keeping it Simple

Author: Ray Dove

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Informative information on all the steps of buying and selling real estate, as provided by a 40 year industry leader in the real estate business, as a full time Realtor. Experience and expertise you can trust
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Happy Thanksgiving! 
Sales Activity - New Listings, Pending Sales, Closed sales for October 2020, and for Year to Date 2020. It is a very aggressive sellers market with low inventory and low interest rates
Latest information on current sales of homes and condos. Multiple offers, big price changes and more
Although late, here are the sales activity for Homes and Condos in the King and Snohomish Counties of Washington.  Also included are my thoughts on how to get ready to seel your home ins a strong sellers market and what to do to get prepared when looking to buy a home when you are competing with others for the same home
I have also included, in today's Podcast, the latest real estate activity, Sales and Pending sales, from the Seattle Times for the first week of August 2020 - August 9th. 
Getting a loan can be challenging, even with low-interest rates due to the new lender criteria. Stay up to date on the New State Mandates. Home sales for the week, your market activity update
My thoughts and suggestions from an article I read in the Seattle Times on the steps to take when buying a home without hiring a real estate agent or Realtor. As you may know, there are many steps in finding and buying a home, and YES you should have the option to buy a home without hiring a real estate agent or Realtor but keep in mind that a home purchase is more complex, as I have outlined in my Podcast today
Here is the most updated information on our sales for the Month of June 2020 for the King and Snohomish counties of Washington
Yes, it is a HOT seller's market with multiple offers on homes that are priced well. In a market like this, it is VERY important to choose the right real estate agent to fully represent you so that you succeed in either buying or selling a home.
Great conversation with Marilyn Conyers with THE TOUCHETTE TEAM at  Caliber Home Loans. She is happy to help you and answer all of your questions about home loans.Cell:(425)949-0626 or Email: marilyn.conyers@caliberhomeloans.com. Lots of good information and insights on Mortgage Forbearance, Credit reviews, Loan Underwriter guidelines for debt to income ratios, Interest rates, and the loan approval process timeline. All very important when buying a home or refinancing your existing home loan.
Our MLS monthly sales statistics for the Month of May 2020, plus some added thoughts on our real estate market
Discussing the proper protocols for showing a home and also dealing with inspections and the proper protocols. A brief discussion on Unemployment benefits and Mortgage Forbearance and how that will affect your ability to secure either  new loan or your refinance loan
Just some quick market stats on homes that recently went on the market (Active New) and Pending sales in April (Homes that successfully went under contract in the month of April) as well as days on market and how these stats for this year compared to 2019 ion the same month
A quick in-depth discussion and how each of these work as you decide to navigate these challenges and opprtunities
Thoughts and suggestions regarding the Mortgage Forbearance Program, as well as what Lenders are and are not doing with Jumbo Mortgage Loans and Refinances.
Thoughts and suggestions as you navigate through all the options and challenges during these interesting times. Reach out to those you trust and get the right information to make the right choice for you. 
Here are the latest rules, as modified by Governor Inslee, for the real estate industry during our Stay Home and stay healthy Mandate. I also added my thoughts on home sale trends during this turbulent timeBe Safe, Stay Healthy!
Update on the new mandate by Governor Inslee on what real estate agents/brokers are allowed to do and not do during this mandate period. Also, my thoughts on best strategies for buying or selling a home during this time
Ver 2 of my thoughts on how we should handle the corona virus issues when looking at homes and selling a home as well as some updates from our MLS on open houses and updates on expectations of getting home sales closed
Just my thoughts, and a few reminders on some best practices when putting your home on the market. The conversations you should have with your real estate agents so that everyone involved feels safe
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