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🔥 Hot New Condo Listing! 🔥 🏘 Studio Condo in South Bellingham! 🛁 1 Full Bath 🦶 487 SF 🔑 Offered at $150,000 🖥 #: 1465138 Many updates, cute as a button, and close to everything! 🚌✈️🚄🚤⛰🏪 More Info HERE: https://imprv.co/gtge5 Adorable, TOP FLOOR & CORNER UNIT South Bellingham Studio in Cypress Place! Open Kitchen/Living room floorplan w/plenty of space for comfortable living! Southern facing, plenty of sunlight! Covered private balcony overlooks green mountain landscape. Close to Interurban Trail system, walkable distance to Fairhaven, and close to I-5! Locked lobby entry,inside mailroom and elevator access. Large storage unit included. Assigned parking space.Exercise room,covered bike storage.Pets OK w/restrictions! . . . . . #bellinghamrealestate #homebuyers #home #dreamhome #condo #realestatemarket #interestrateupdate #homeloan #justlisted #forsale #newhome #househunting #properties #bellinghamlistings #homeforsale #investmentbellingham #investment #mortgage #homesforsale #thereisnoplacelikehome #bellinghamwa #bellingham #bellinghamwashington #pnw #whatcomcounty #lovewhereyoulive #remax

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Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise 🏡 As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years old!  As a result, 41% of Americans in the market are searching for a home that can accommodate a multigenerational family. The graph below shows the number of people by generation that purchased a multigenerational home because they will either be taking care of an aging parent or they just want to spend time together. Of those buyers, 26% indicated they will be taking care of an aging parent, and 14% said they want to spend time with an aging parent. These numbers do not come as a surprise. According to Pew Research Center, 64 million Americans (20% of the population) lived in a multigenerational household in 2016 (Last numbers available). An increasing number of studies affirm the benefits of being part of a multigenerational household. These benefits aren’t just for the grandchildren, but for the grandparents as well. According to these two resources: The University of Oxford “Children who are close to their grandparents have fewer emotional and behavioral problems and are better able to cope with traumatic life events, like a divorce or bullying at school”. Boston College Bottom Line If you have a home that could accommodate a multigenerational family and are thinking about selling, now is the perfect time to put it on the market! The number of buyers looking for this type of home will only continue to increase. . . . . . #bellinghamrealestate #homebuyers #home #dreamhome #housing #realestatemarket #interestrateupdate #homeloan #justlisted #forsale #newhome #househunting #properties #bellinghamlistings #homeforsale #investmentbellingham #investment #mortgage #homesforsale #thereisnoplacelikehome #bellinghamwa #bellingham #bellinghamwashington #pnw #whatcomcounty #lovewhereyoulive #remax

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2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home 🏠 In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly. In the mind of the homeowner, annual home price appreciation over 6% has become the new normal. This becomes a challenge when a homeowner looks to refinance or sell their home, as the expectation of what the homeowner believes the home should be worth does not always line up with the bank’s appraisal. Every month, the Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) measures the disparity between what a homeowner seeking to refinance their home believes their house is worth and what an appraiser’s evaluation of that same home is. Over the last five months, the gap between the homeowner’s opinion and the bank’s appraisal has widened to -0.78%. This is important for homeowners to note, as even a 0.78% difference in appraisal can mean thousands of dollars that a buyer or seller would have to come up with at closing (depending on the price of the home). The chart below illustrates the changes in home price estimates over the last 12 months. While the appraisal gap widens, another trend is also becoming more common. . Bottom Line If you are planning on selling your house in today’s market, let’s get together to set your listing price properly from the start! . . . . . #bellinghamrealestate #homebuyers #home #dreamhome #housing #realestatemarket #interestrateupdate #homeloan #justlisted #forsale #newhome #househunting #properties #bellinghamlistings #homeforsale #investmentbellingham #investment #mortgage #homesforsale #thereisnoplacelikehome #bellinghamwa #bellingham #bellinghamwashington #pnw #whatcomcounty #lovewhereyoulive #remax

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To stage or not to stage? That is the question. I hire a stager for all of my clients!! The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price Some Highlights: • The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. • 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. • 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar-value offers from buyers. • 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own. • The top rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room. . . . . . #homestaging #homebuyers #home #dreamhome #decor #realestatemarket #interestrateupdate #homeloan #justlisted #forsale #staging #househunting #properties #bellinghamlistings #homeforsale #homedecor #interiordecor #mortgage #homesforsale #thereisnoplacelikehome #bellinghamwa #bellingham #bellinghamwashington #pnw #whatcomcounty #lovewhereyoulive #remax #remax

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Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes? 🏡 Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend Report by NAR clarifies this point! NAR’s findings show that Baby Boomers (43%) and the Silent Generation (12%) made up 56% of sellers in 2018! This means the majority of sellers last year were over the age of 54. This also shows these generations ARE moving! The report also shared the reasons why they chose to move. According to the research, the top reason was a desire to be closer to friends and family. Below is a full breakdown: 🏡 As we can see, they have plenty of reasons to sell their current home! But what type of homes are they trading in? 🏡 Once again, the report demonstrated that older generations are not keeping that 3-bedroom, 2-bath colonial home. Instead, they are putting it on the market and moving on with their lives! Bottom Line If you are living in a house that no longer fits your needs, let’s get together to help you find a home that will! . . . . . #bellinghamrealestate #homebuyers #home #dreamhome #housing #realestatemarket #interestrateupdate #homeloan #justlisted #forsale #newhome #househunting #properties #bellinghamlistings #homeforsale #investmentbellingham #investment #mortgage #homesforsale #thereisnoplacelikehome #bellinghamwa #bellingham #bellinghamwashington #pnw #whatcomcounty #lovewhereyoulive #remax #remax

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Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips! 🏡 In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the whole process. 1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. 2. Know the Difference Between Your ‘Must-Haves’ and ‘Would-Like-To-Haves’ Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? 3. Research and Choose a Neighborhood You Want to Live In Every neighborhood has its own charm. 4. Pick a House Style You Love and Stick to It Evaluate your family’s needs and settle on a style of home that would best serve those needs. Just because you’ve narrowed your search to a zip code, doesn’t mean that you need to tour every listing in that zip code. 5. Document Your Home Visits Once you start touring homes, the features of each individual home will start to blur together. The article suggests keeping your camera handy to document. Bottom Line In a high-paced, competitive environment, any advantage you can give yourself will help you on your path to buying your dream home. . . . . . #bellinghamrealestate #homebuyers #home #dreamhome #housing #realestatemarket #interestrateupdate #homeloan #justlisted #forsale #newhome #househunting #properties #bellinghamlistings #homeforsale #investmentbellingham #investment #mortgage #homesforsale #thereisnoplacelikehome #bellinghamwa #bellingham #bellinghamwashington #pnw #whatcomcounty #lovewhereyoulive #remax #remax

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A new study from ATTOM Data Solutions says that if you want to get the best price for your home, list it in one of these 5 days in May or June! 🏡 Some Highlights: * ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your home for sale. * The top five days to list your home brought in a 10% premium over market value and are all in either May or June! * “Families start their home search when they know their kids will be out of school and when the weather is ideal for home viewing and moving, giving home sellers an upper hand in price negotiations.” * There is still time to list your home before these dates pass you by! . . . . . #bellinghamrealestate #homebuyers #home #dreamhome #housing #realestatemarket #interestrateupdate #homeloan #justlisted #forsale #newhome #househunting #properties #bellinghamlistings #homeforsale #investmentbellingham #investment #mortgage #homesforsale #thereisnoplacelikehome #bellinghamwa #bellingham #bellinghamwashington #pnw #whatcomcounty #lovewhereyoulive #remax #remaxhustle #realtorlife #realtor

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The price dropped for this luxury condo in Bellingham, WA! It features 2 beds 1.75 baths for $374,900. High end finishes throughout. Ground floor, and comes with your own garage parking space! Check out more photos here: https://imprv.co/z2w8q Presented by Elise Badgley of RE/MAX Whatcom County, Inc. . . . . . #bellinghamrealestate #homebuyers #home #dreamhome #housing #realestatemarket #interestrateupdate #homeloan #justlisted #forsale #newhome #househunting #properties #bellinghamlistings #homeforsale #investmentbellingham #investment #mortgage #homesforsale #thereisnoplacelikehome #bellinghamwa #bellingham #bellinghamwashington #pnw #whatcomcounty #lovewhereyoulive #remax #remaxhustle #realtorlife #realtor

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What is Really Happening with Home Prices? . Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market have changed some opinions. Some analysts are now predicting that home value appreciation may begin to increase as we move forward. Here are three examples: Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American “Data on the movement of unadjusted house prices during the early spring home-buying season won’t be available for a few more months, but it’s quite likely that price appreciation will accelerate again.” CoreLogic’s April “Home Price Insights” “Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year over year by 3.7% in March 2019 compared with March 2018…The CoreLogic HPI Forecast indicates that home prices will increase by 4.8% on a year-over-year basis from March 2019 to March 2020.” Pulsenomics’ Quarterly “Home Price Expectation Survey” * The 2018 4th Quarter survey called for 3.8% appreciation for 2019. * The 2019 1st Quarter survey raised the appreciation projection for this year to 4.3%. . . . . . #bellinghamrealestate #homebuyers #home #dreamhome #housing #realestatemarket #interestrateupdate #homeloan #justlisted #forsale #newhome #househunting #properties #bellinghamlistings #homeforsale #investmentbellingham #investment #mortgage #homesforsale #thereisnoplacelikehome #bellinghamwa #bellingham #bellinghamwashington #pnw #whatcomcounty #lovewhereyoulive #remax #remaxhustle #realtorlife #realtor

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