Thinking of selling? Now is the time!

As 2016 has gotten underway the market is definitely an advantage for sellers, there is LOW inventory in Thurston County and that means your home is going to have much less in the way of competition. In February of last year there were 1,036 homes for sale, this year...

Home Buying Power and Interest Rates

Wanted to share this graph from Tim Lucas at mymortgageinsider.com As you can see a 1% rise in interest rates = 11% drop in buying power. So as an example if currently you are a buyer and pre-approved for $250,000 at 4.5% if interest rates rose to 5.5% you would drop...

More good news for Thurston County Housing

More good news about real estate in Thurston County today from this article by Rolf Boone of The Olympian.  The Thurston County housing market ended the year on a positive note in December, showing across-the-board improvement in sales, prices, pending sales,...

Why stage your home?

If you’ve been thinking of selling your home in Thurston County, you should make sure that you take full advantage of home staging. There are several advantages to home staging, which we will take a look at below. One of the best things about staged homes is...

Yelm seeing rapid growth

Just read this article by Steven Wyble at Nisqually Valley News and with the newest records from the census bureau it appears WA state is the 7th fastest growing state in the nation! Looks like people continue to desire to move to our moderate climate and live in our...

How to prep your home for the market

You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but the truth is– home buyers DO. They almost always base their decision about a house based on how it looks. It’s important to make your home look good, or you’ll end up settling for a much smaller check at the...