Wire Fraud Alert

Wire Fraud Alert: Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons is back with some bad news. The Legal Hotline is hearing too many complaints from brokers that consumers are being scammed out of thousands of dollars by hackers in a pervasive wire fraud scheme. Annie gives critical precautionary advice for you. Watch the video here.

Historic Homes

Historic Homes For many Americans, the lure of historic homes is strong. Home decor shows often paint the idea of an updated historic home as an attainable real estate goal. While the charm of historic homes is difficult to find in modern construction, many of the small details of historic homes (wainscot paneling, decorative crown molding

Thurston County Residential Real Estate Market

Thurston County Residential Real Estate Market Statistics as of 31 Dec 2016 The Thurston County Market Statistics for December show year-over-year drops in new listings, but gains in pending sales, closed sales and prices. Sales activity is substantially higher than the number of new listings. This fosters a competitive market for home buyers. Thurston County Listings

Housing Trends eNewsletter

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter has  national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends December 2016 Newsletter

Value Remodeling versus Costs

Value Remodeling versus Costs Recouped Selling Home.depend on project design, quality of materials, location, age and condition of the home and homeowner preferences. The outdoor remodeling projects offer some of the highest returns when selling your home. Lawn care program ranked as the number one project that appeals to buyers and estimated that lawn care would recover 303 percent of the cost estimated by landscape professionals. An overall landscape upgrade, new patio, and new deck all rendered roughly 100 percent in cost recovery.