Community March 10, 2023

Could A Multigenerational Home Be The Right Fit For You? With Theresa Ahdieh

Its March!  We are 10 days in to this transitional Month. As the weather folklore says:  Comes in Like a lion and out like a Lamb.  The same goes for most things in our world – End of the 1st Quarter, March Madness, Interest Rates & Stock Market swings.  With all of the transitions happening uncertainty tags along; but,  I am very certain of with the end of Winter nearing and beautiful Spring around the corner:
  • Days are getting longer – Yipppeee!
  • Daffodils & Tulips are popping up (no color yet – but the green is gorgeous)
  • My Peonies are starting to pop out like “little red asparagus popping out of the dirt”
  • Birds are singing louder
  • Number of Houses and Condo’s getting ready to hit the market in the next month is Fantastic!
  • Bikes are getting tune ups ready for warmer days
  • Farmers Markets are getting ready
  • Yakima Fruit Market is OPEN in Bothell
  • Zoo Tunes have announced their Concert Summer Series Performers
  • My 3rd Annual Naughty Bingo is only 3 months away

So many certainties that out weigh the news and the talk of recession.  With all of our major companies that are “dinosaurs” in the PNW – our economy and job market is solid.  Boeing is doing great, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, BioTech Companies, and Rocket/Space Companies are big business here.  If that dreaded Recession appears – we (the PNW) will be one of the last ones to feel it and one of the first to recover.  I believe this!

Real Estate is Strong.  YES! people are buying houses, people are selling houses.  YES – numbers are down from last year – WHY?  it was a frenzy and interests rates were still LOW and people were buying like crazy.   So, now we are in a more normalized market, Buyers have time to look and ponder on their decision; Negotiating is back, Sellers need to prepare their homes to be “Market Ready”.  Houses are still Selling!

Yes, interest rates are causing a pause and buyers are really focused on what they want to spend their money on.

Things that I see help get houses sold (Market Ready):

  • Turn Key Ready
    • If your hot water tank is 10 years old – spend the $1500+/- and replace it
    • If your roof is on its last leg – think about replacing it (ease of mind for the buyer)
    • Paint the interior a neutral shade (clean & smells clean)
    • Curb Appeal – Is it clean? feel welcoming from the street?
    • Have an Inspection Report completed less than 3 months prior to listing
      • note anything that was addressed & remedied w/ receipts
  • Make Your home as easy for the Buyers to move in and feel all they need to spend money on is new furniture and things that make it their home.
  • You (Seller) have taken care of their basic housing needs.
If you want more information on getting your home ready for market – reach out – I would love to help.With March being a Transitioning Month – I am excited about the possibilities!  Wait until you see what I have been working on all Winter!  I will have something for many different budgets to ponder!

OH! One More Thing:

I am putting together and will host my first Real Estate Readiness Discussion in person by mid April!  Be on the look out for the Eventbrite!

With Love & Gratitude

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Enjoy trivia night on Saint Patrick’s Day at Long Cellars as we convert the winery into an Irish pub!  Bring your team (up to 5 players per team) for trivia night at Long Cellars. Award-winning wine (including “Pinot Green”) and local beer will be available as you think through your answers. Awards will be given to the top 3 teams! Make your reservations HERE  

The Shredding and Recycling event is here!

This is free event for our clients and community. Come drop off your boxes of documents to be shredded or get rid of your old/unused electronics by recycling them safely & securely.

We’re honored to once again partner with Food Lifeline to collect donations! Please see the list below of requested items.

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