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Market trends in real estate are extremely important especially if you're thinking about selling.  Knowing what buyers are looking for and what's current in terms of style, colors and layout will likely sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Even though you love purple and that purple accent wall looks gorgeous to you it's harder for buyers to see through loud colors and styles - it's also safer to go with neutral colors which allows a buyer to see what they could do with the space to make it their own.  In this real estate blog we will provide you with some "best practice" ideas along with the latest market trends.

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Northwest MLS NWMLS LogoHousing around Western Washington is on an upward trajectory, but inadequate inventory “in the right prices and locations” makes for a “very difficult market for purchasers and brokers,” according to an executive with one multi-office real estate company.

New figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service show inventory increased in May compared to a year ago, but brokers say competition is keen. “Multiple offers and escalation clauses occur on a regular basis for properties that are extremely well priced and in great condition,” reports Dick Beeson, principal managing broker at RE/MAX Professionals in Tacoma.

Mike Gain, a former chairman of the Northwest MLS board of directors, also commented on the bidding wars. “We are experiencing more multiple

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Are you dreading the cold weather more than usual this year? Energy costs are higher than ever.

Are you dreading the cold weather more than usual this year? Energy costs are higher than ever. People everywhere are doing all they can to stretch their hard-earned dollars. Replacing windows and adding insulation to walls can be too cost-intensive for homeowners on a budget, and aren’t an option for renters. These tips will save you money on your heating bills without expensive upgrades – whether you use natural gas, propane, electric, or wood heat to warm your house.

Some utility companies provide free evaluations to pinpoint energy zappers in customers’ homes. Taking advantage of a program like this removes guesswork and allows you to make sound

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Increase Your Curb Appeal, First Impressions are Very Important.

When you want to sell your house, you want to create a good impression of the property right from the start. The first impression anyone will get of your home is the view from the curb. As the prospective buyer walks along the sidewalk of your house, you have the chance to make a good impression of the property.

Tip 1 – Clear Out the Rubbish

The first step in increasing the appeal of your house from the curb is to remove all signs of rubbish or junk. Take out any items stored underneath your house or on the side of the property. Do not keep any item in the yard area, including children’s toys, or gardening tools. If you have no other place to store this equipment, hire a storage

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