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The realm of real estate may soon undergo a significant transformation due to a pivotal court decision contesting the standard commission model. Typically, this model suggests that sellers pay commissions of 5 to 6% to both listing and buyer’s agents. Now, this practice faces intense examination and the potential for shifting at least part of […]

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The Ripple Effect of the NAR Lawsuit: Empowering Consumers

The realm of real estate may soon undergo a significant transformation due to a pivotal court decision contesting the standard commission model. Typically, this model suggests that sellers pay commissions of 5 to 6% to both listing and buyer’s agents. Now, this practice faces intense examination and the potential for shifting at least part of […]

The Market

Understanding Interest Rates in Real Estate

Entering the real estate market, whether as a buyer or seller, presents numerous considerations. One of the most pivotal elements is understanding interest rates. Interest rates influence decisions, affect monthly payments, and can be the deciding factor in whether or not a property transaction is feasible. But why do interest rates even exist on home […]

Homeownership

The Essential Yearly Home Maintenance Guide for Homeowners

Owning a home is an exciting journey, but with this newfound independence comes the responsibility of home maintenance. Proper upkeep not only ensures that your home remains safe and functional but also helps preserve its value over time. For new homeowners, it’s essential to establish a yearly maintenance routine to prevent minor issues from turning […]

Selling

Mastering the Art of Value-Driven Renovations

Having delved deep into numerous renovation projects and having worked with some of the finest contractors and landscapers, I’ve gleaned a wealth of knowledge about the most impactful improvements one can make to a home before selling it. It’s not just about beautifying; it’s about ensuring every dollar spent aligns with a tangible boost in […]

The Market

A Millennial’s Guide to Buying a Home on Bainbridge

Published in the Bainbridge Review Growing up, I was the odd one out. While my Bainbridge Island-bound peers were eager to escape what we affectionately called “The Rock,” and dreamt of more-exciting destinations, I felt a deep desire to stay. Yes, I experienced the excruciating boredom of restless adolescence – enduring endless afternoons loitering in […]

Buying

Buying Land and Building Your Dream Home: A Comprehensive Guide

The allure of owning a slice of pristine Northwestern paradise and building your dream home is undeniable. Before diving into the enthralling journey of land acquisition and construction in the Northwest, let’s embark on a detailed exploration. In this article, we’ll highlight the pros, cons, and financial nuances of this venture, aiming to guide you […]

The Market

The People vs. The Economist: Whose Crystal Ball is Clearer?

The conversation around interest rates is buzzing, and it seems like everyone has an opinion on where they’re heading. Perhaps the most fascinating differing opinion is that of the general public’s outlook compared to the views of seasoned economists. The 2023 Consumer Expectations Housing Survey by the New York Fed shed some light on this. […]

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