Realtor News

How do you avoid real estate cyber scams?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Nov 18, 2022, 08:27 AM
Phishing, hacking, wire fraud - these are all ways people attempt to steal from others online. As real estate searches and transactions move more and more online, the chances of being caught up in a cyber scam have become even greater.
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Inequity Revealed

  • by Steve Wright
  • Nov 4, 2022, 16:42 PM
Just as modern research is documenting the rapid urban decay and racial disparity of redlining, the latest data and mapping tools are underscoring present-day tax assessment practices that are unfairly burdening urban core properties while under taxing affluent properties in the suburbs and outskirts.
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Do you participate in a local food drive?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Oct 20, 2022, 14:13 PM
SCCAR is the biggest community contributor to the local Snohomish County food banks. “In 2021, REALTORS® raised almost 19,000 pounds of food and well over $140,000.00 for food banks across Snohomish County and Camano Island. Our plan is to raise even more this year,” stated Ellen Bohn, President of SCCAR.
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What are the safety protocols for buying or selling a home?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Sep 19, 2022, 13:15 PM
We have worked hard to keep REALTOR® safety a foremost priority, but what about people looking to either buy or sell a home? Safety is a conversation far too many real estate professionals omit from their discussions with sellers and buyer.
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First-Time Home Buyers: How Can a REALTOR® Help You Win?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Jul 14, 2022, 15:26 PM
Regardless of the market, buying a home is complicated. Buying a home is for many the most complex and important transaction they’ll ever do. It involves expert negotiations and familiarity with contracts and extensive paperwork. A good REALTOR® will have a thorough understanding of homebuying process and the current market.
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Red-hot housing market cools, a bit, in Snohomish County

  • by Cami Gray
  • Jul 5, 2022, 09:39 AM
“This is normal,” said Ellen Bohn, owner of RE/MAX Elevate in Stanwood and Camano Island. “This is a readjustment of what was an inflated market to now a more balanced, healthy market. I think that’s a really good thing, especially for buyers, who have had it really unfair.”
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Does Homeownership Matter?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Jun 17, 2022, 14:42 PM
Why celebrate homeownership; why does it matter? “Most consumers know homeownership is among the soundest investments...However, owning a home is not just in the best interest of the homeowner."
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First Things First: What Should You Do When Moving into a New Home?

  • by Cami Gray
  • May 20, 2022, 15:28 PM
As you walk through your brand-new house, you are probably thinking, now what? This is a common question new homeowners ask themselves when the time comes to settle into a new home. With all the excitement and work involved in finding a first home, first-time buyers may not have a transition plan or a checklist for the first few days in their new house.
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How Can Homeowners Incorporate the “New Normal” of Home Renovations?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Mar 23, 2022, 10:52 AM
The last couple of years have reshape our lives, changing our daily routines and mandating precautionary measures which involve staying in our homes more than before. With people spending more time at home than ever before, home improvement projects are increasingly becoming top of mind for homeowners.
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What are REALTORS® doing to ensure fair & equal housing?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Feb 18, 2022, 16:32 PM
Racial injustice is deeply rooted in American history and is apparent in housing discrimination, even today. In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to highlight what we, as REALTOR® associations, are doing to ensure fair and equal housing opportunities.
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What should you really know about browsing for homes online?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Dec 8, 2021, 09:23 AM
Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is fun and exciting! However, it is important to take everything with a grain of salt. Browser beware, though: those listings may be seductive, but they might not be giving you the complete picture.
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How do you make the best purchase offer in a seller’s market?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Nov 22, 2021, 15:58 PM
You’ve worked with a REALTOR® to scour the listings, toured what feels like a million houses and finally found it: the house you want to call home. The next step is to make your purchase offer, and if you are like most people, the prospect can be quite intimidating.
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Do you participate in a local food drive?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Oct 19, 2021, 10:52 AM
Do you participate in a local food drive? Real estate professionals are some of the most active members of their communities. The Snohomish County-Camano Association REALTORS® is the biggest community contributor to the local Snohomish County food banks.
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How do you avoid real estate cyber scams?

  • by Cami Gray
  • Aug 18, 2021, 10:18 AM
Phishing, hacking, wire fraud - these are all ways people attempt to steal from others online. As real estate searches and transactions move more and more online, the chances of being caught up in a cyber scam have become even greater.
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