An international organization of high profile property professionals, The Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE), recently published a report detailing the most pressing trends and issues affecting real estate. The “Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate™ 2018-2019” highlights five short-term and five long-term national and global topics that are having a direct impact on the real estate market. In a quick summary, we wanted to share the issues they thought were most pressing.
Released late last month, the RSIR Quarterly Reports show an in-depth look at the housing market and real estate trends from the first two quarters of 2017. The reports focused on Seattle, the Eastside and Bainbridge markets; but another recent semi-annual report pulled details from several neighborhoods and areas around the sound. The numbers from both reports show an increase in median home prices in every studied area.
When mentioning “staging” to real estate clients we’re often met with reluctance or confusion. It has become somewhat of a controversial, and often not-trusted, practice by sellers. For those unaware, staging home, to us, means setting up your home to look the most appealing to the widest set of buyers. We want people who see your home to be able to picture themselves in that home!
We are pleased to announce the Realogics Sotheby's International Realty 2016/2017 Market Report! The full publication features editorial content and a full review on trends to watch and year-end statistics.
Foreign investment in the US real estate market is higher than ever! With such an increase in investment by foreigners comes questions and concerns that may not have otherwise been brought up in transactions with only American citizens.
Fortunately, the publication Mansion Global has compiled a list of 5 tips for foreign buyers to know:
- Foreigners can borrow in the US and buy a home
- Buyers don't pay out of pocket for a real estate agent; it comes from the sale of the house
- You may have to disclose your identity
- You will need to pay annual taxes on your property
- Some apartments require additional fees