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Real Estate - Keeping it Simple
Informative information on all the steps of buying and selling real estate, as provided by a 40 year industry leader in the real estate business, as a full time Realtor. Experience and expertise you can trust
7 days ago
Hot Sellers Market and choosing the right agent
Yes, it is a HOT seller's market with multiple offers on homes that are priced well. In a market like this, it is VERY important to choose the right real estate agent to fully represent you so that you succeed in either buying or selling a home.
Jun 14, 2020
My conversation with Marilyn Conyers - THE TOUCHETTE TEAM at Caliber Home Loans
Great conversation with Marilyn Conyers with THE TOUCHETTE TEAM at Caliber Home Loans. She is happy to help you and answer all of your questions about home loans. Cell:(425)949-0626 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Lots of good information and insights on Mortgage Forbearance, Credit reviews, Loan Underwriter guidelines for debt to income ratios, Interest rates, and the loan approval process timeline. All very important when buying a home or refinancing your existing home loan.
Jun 8, 2020
Seattle Real Estate Market Update May 2020
Our MLS monthly sales statistics for the Month of May 2020, plus some added thoughts on our real estate market
May 16, 2020
Real Estate Protocols for Showings and Home loan limitations
Discussing the proper protocols for showing a home and also dealing with inspections and the proper protocols. A brief discussion on Unemployment benefits and Mortgage Forbearance and how that will affect your ability to secure either new loan or your refinance loan
May 8, 2020
Real Estate Market UPDATE for April 2020
Just some quick market stats on homes that recently went on the market (Active New) and Pending sales in April (Homes that successfully went under contract in the month of April) as well as days on market and how these stats for this year compared to 2019 ion the same month
Apr 18, 2020
Foreclosures, Short Sales, Bank Owned Homes
A quick in-depth discussion and how each of these work as you decide to navigate these challenges and opprtunities
Apr 16, 2020
Mortgage Forbearance, Jumbo Loans, Refinances
Thoughts and suggestions regarding the Mortgage Forbearance Program, as well as what Lenders are and are not doing with Jumbo Mortgage Loans and Refinances.
Apr 10, 2020
Cares Act, Mortgage Forbearance, Current Real Estate Market info
Thoughts and suggestions as you navigate through all the options and challenges during these interesting times. Reach out to those you trust and get the right information to make the right choice for you.
Apr 2, 2020
Our MLS Updates on Buying and Selling homes during Stay Home Mandate
Here are the latest rules, as modified by Governor Inslee, for the real estate industry during our Stay Home and stay healthy Mandate. I also added my thoughts on home sale trends during this turbulent time Be Safe, Stay Healthy!
Mar 25, 2020
Corona virus and NEW Washington State Mandate - Stay Home, Stay Healthy!
Update on the new mandate by Governor Inslee on what real estate agents/brokers are allowed to do and not do during this mandate period. Also, my thoughts on best strategies for buying or selling a home during this time
Mar 19, 2020
The Corona virus and how it effects Seeing homes and in Selling or Buying a home
Ver 2 of my thoughts on how we should handle the corona virus issues when looking at homes and selling a home as well as some updates from our MLS on open houses and updates on expectations of getting home sales closed
Mar 11, 2020
Thoughts on looking at homes and selling a home during the Coronavirus issue
Just my thoughts, and a few reminders on some best practices when putting your home on the market. The conversations you should have with your real estate agents so that everyone involved feels safe
Feb 26, 2020
Why not Interview and Hire Ray Dove as your Realtor when Buying or Selling real estate?
If you are buying or selling real estate why not interview me? I have over 40 years of Experience and Expertise. In addition to all of the information I have discussed on my previous Podcasts I thought I would share more on why I would be a good real estate agent for in your efforts to buy or sell real estate. Maybe you will feel the same and will make an appointment to meet with me.
Feb 6, 2020
All about Credit Reports - One on One Interview with Maria at KLaw
Things to know about your credit and where to go to get help in improve your credit scores
Jan 29, 2020
One on One conversation with a Home Building Inspector
Meet John Torkelson with Protection Home Inspection!
Jan 23, 2020
Real Estate Market Update - Stats on Year Ending 2019 and Looking forward in 2020
Stats from our local MLS (NWMLS) for 2019, what trends we are seeing for 2020 in housing inventory, what interest rates are doing and in buyer activity
Jan 9, 2020
Buying a Distressed Property?
Short Sales, Foreclosures and Bankruptcy sales - a quick review and what each of these are as well as my thoughts on some of the risks and benefits of buying a distressed property
Jan 2, 2020
Buying or Selling in the New Year? My thoughts on our local market
My thoughts and insights into the upcoming Spring real estate market of 2020 with low interest rates and limited inventory. What you might want to consider as you either prepare to sell or buy a home
Dec 12, 2019
Investment Properties (Rental properties - Single Family or Multi-Family?
Some quick thoughts and suggestions on how to value the opportunities in buying investment properties - which best suits your needs - Single family or Multi-Family?
Dec 5, 2019
Capital Gains and 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
Just a quick review of the current polices and rules for Capital Gains on your primary home and the needed steps for a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange on your investment properties
Nov 29, 2019
Is Zillow a real estate company?
Where does Zillow get the homes to advertise on their web site? How does Zillow choose real estate agents to work with people who found a home on Zillow?
Nov 13, 2019
Pocket Listings - What are they?
More information on the advantages and disadvantages of a Pocket Listing, for the seller
Nov 6, 2019
Real Estate Commissions and Buyer Agreements
My thoughts on the brokerage fees charged...i.e.,. Commissions that real estate agents charge and earn and how the discussion in the news never reveals how commissions really work and the risk real estate agents take when working with sellers and buyers. Can an hourly fee work better?
Oct 30, 2019
Expectations from a Building Inspection
What should you, as a buyer and as a seller, expect when a home has been inspection by a building inspector? What you should be looking for and what should not be part of an inspection response? I try to answer some of those questions
Oct 24, 2019
Just a thought or two on Selling or Buying a home during the Holiday season
Some suggestions on how to show your home during the holidays and some encouragement to buyers to go look to buy a home during the holiday season as it is a great time of year to sell or buy a home
Oct 17, 2019
My Real Estate Market View and You Preparing to Sell and Buy a home
My thoughts on the current market, possible trends on the growth in our area and how this may effect homes sales. Have added some suggestions to help you get prepared and ready to sell or buy a home.
Oct 10, 2019
Finding a Lender for Your Home Purchase
Before you really begin your home search process, it's best to have a lender in place with a pre-approved loan amount so you know how much you really have to work with. But how do you find a lender? What's the difference between banks, credit unions and mortgage bankers? We'll cover all of that and give you a few things to consider as you tackle that process.
Oct 3, 2019
Title & Escrow
Real Estate is full of jargon. You hear words like 'Title & Escrow' all the time. But what do they mean and why are they important? We talk about those things and more this week. Have a listen, let us know if you have questions and as always, let us know if you have any topics you'd like us to cover!
Sep 26, 2019
New NWMLS Rules and What You Need to Know
The NWMLS is the main governing body for the Real Estate industry in the state of Washington. Not only is it is a great resource for getting homes listed and before as many prospective buyers as possible, it also works to protect the rights of buyers and sellers. Beginning October 1, 2019, a new rule about the disclosure of Buyer/Broker fees will go into effect. Find out what you need to know.
Sep 19, 2019
What You Need to Know About Your Credit Score
Financing is a key part of buying a new home. And to get that financing, banks are going to run a credit report on you. Do you know what your credit score looks like? Do you think it's accurate? Do you need some help getting it corrected or repaired? In this episode, we talk with Maria Kolesnikoff with Kidworth Group & Associates about credit. Things to consider, best ways to go about checking your score, what you can do to maintain your score or what you can do to help it!
Sep 12, 2019
Open Houses -- What to Expect
If you're selling a home, holding an Open House is a great way to attract a lot of people to your home. What should you do to prepare for that event? What is your agent's role? If you're looking for homes, go to some Open Houses! But consider a few points of etiquette when visiting other homes. We'll give you an idea of what to expect, whether you're the home seller or looking to purchase a home.
Sep 5, 2019
Home Staging -- Does it Work?
This week we talk about home staging. Is it necessary? Can I do it myself or do I need to hire someone? Where did the idea of staging a home even come from and what all does it entail? Tune in as we answer these questions and more!
Aug 29, 2019
Listing Your Home
Listing your home is really just Real Estate jargon for putting your home on the market. What things should you consider? Do you need an agent? How do you find an agent? What kinds of things need to happen to make sure your home is ready? Is staging necessary? We'll answer these questions and more!
Aug 22, 2019
I'm ready to buy a home! Where do I find them? Do I need an agent?
You saved the money. You've secured home financing. You've made your list of home/location criteria. Now what? How do you find these homes? Is an agent necessary? What do you risk if you do it on your own? We'll answer these questions and more!
Aug 15, 2019
Forms, Forms, Forms. So. Many. Forms.
Buying and/or selling a house should be an exciting time. It usually signals a new chapter full of anticipation. Except the forms. What a killjoy. But they are an important and necessary part of the process for all parties involved. We'll address some of the 'whys' behind those forms and let you know how your Realtor can help.
Aug 8, 2019
The idea of a building inspection for a home you're trying to buy or sell sounds a bit scary. It can be easy to think the inspector is trying to ruin everything. But that's really not the case. Find out more about this process and why it's really not as daunting as it seems.
Jul 31, 2019
Law of Agency -- What Does That Mean?
Buyer's Agent, Seller's Agent, Dual Agency . . . You hear these terms thrown around, but what do they really mean? How can you be sure your agent is really representing you, whether you're a buyer or a seller?
Jul 22, 2019
HOAs and Rules and Regulations
C,C,&Rs, HOA, Sewer capacity . . . What does all of that mean and how can they affect the home buying process?
Jul 15, 2019
Starting the Buying Process
So you want to buy a house. But where do you begin? There are so many things to consider from finding an agent, looking at financing, knowing where to find houses . . . it can be overwhelming! This episode provides valuable insight on how to get started and important things to consider in your home search process.
Jul 15, 2019
Intro to Real Estate: Keeping it Simple!
An overview of our new podcast on Real Estate tips for home buyers and sellers