Realtor News

First-Time Home Buyers: How Can a REALTOR® Help You Win?

  • by Cami Morrill
  • 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 Morrill
  • 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 Morrill
  • 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 Morrill
  • 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 Morrill
  • 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 Morrill
  • 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 Morrill
  • 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 Morrill
  • 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 Morrill
  • 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 Morrill
  • 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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Does Homeownership Matter?

  • by Cami Morrill
  • Jul 28, 2021, 10:38 AM
Most consumers know homeownership is among the soundest investments an individual can make to begin building their personal wealth. However, owning a home is not just in the best interest of the homeowner. “Homeownership provides stability, builds communities, and is a driving force in our economy,” stated Jennifer Pederson, President of the Snohomish County-Camano Association of REALTORS® (SCCAR). Besides being a good investment, homeownership provides stability, brings families together, helps drive the economy, as well as the tax incentives to being a homeowner, and homeowners also build successful communities.
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How do your local REALTORS® give back to your community?

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  • Jun 18, 2021, 08:58 AM
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, REALTORS® have increased their philanthropic and volunteer efforts, according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The Community Aid and Real Estate Report (the CARE Report) offers insight into the monetary and volunteer contributions of real estate professionals.
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How Can Homeowners Incorporate the “New Normal” of Home Renovations?

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  • May 17, 2021, 10:18 AM
COVID-19 continues to reshape our lives, changing our daily routines and mandating precautionary measures which involve staying in our homes as often as we can. 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 the Best Practices for Visiting an Open House during COVID?

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  • Apr 16, 2021, 08:25 AM
The National Association of REALTORS’® (NAR) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows 53 percent of all buyers used open houses as a source in their home search process. This figure suggests the value of open houses even in the internet era. However, just like everything else in the era of COVID, open houses have changed. To provide extra safety precautions for buyers and sellers here is a list of some things you can expect when visiting an open house, as mandated by the Governor’s Healthy Washington initiative:
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What is the proposed First Down Payment Homebuyer Tax Credit?

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  • Mar 15, 2021, 14:58 PM
Additional help could be on the way for first-time homebuyers. As a candidate, President Joe Biden proposed the First Down Payment Homebuyer Tax Credit, which could be significant in aiding potential first-time homebuyers. For starters, the credit could be used to cover all or a considerable share of a buyer’s down payment. With home prices rising ever higher, any down payment assistance is welcomed when a family is looking to buy.
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