Tips on Buying and Selling Property

2018 Fourth Quarter – Stay in touch with how your real estate asset matches up.

I am proud to present the Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty
4th Quarter Market Report.
In this report, you’ll find current statistics and market trends for some of Washington’s most popular cities. If you would like to know where your home or investment property fits within this report and what that means for your plans for the Spring and Summer, call me. I will help you to determine the best time to buy or sell depending on how the market fluctuates.
I am here to help you succeed. 
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Do they answer the phone when you call?
Do they instill confidence in you?
Do they work hard to ensure your success?
No?
Then why do you work with them?
Call me, my clients matter. 
I look forward to meeting you.
Erin Harold
Broker
Marketplace Sothebys International Realty
16261 Redmond Way
Suite 150
Redmond, Washington 98052
206.326.8961
206.326.8961
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A great tip for homeowners trying to downsize, or anyone with items they no longer use!

 

FUSION is a non-profit volunteer organization for helping homeless with housing assistance around Federal Way King County Washington.
FUSIONFEDERALWAY.ORG

I found a wonderful tip for anyone looking to offload extra things in a new listing, or for any other reason. One of my clients turned me on to this organization.

Fusion Design Boutique
31823 Gateway Center Blvd, S
Federal Way, Wa 98003
253-839-4045

These folks will come pick up any of your gently or not so gently used items, AT NO COST!!! The donations are used to re-home women and children of domestic violence, by offering furnished transitional housing. They also offer this type of housing to help transition homeless people back into society.

They cleared out an ENTIRE house for me today. They were efficient, on time, and so helpful I did not have to lift a finger! They even provided a receipt for donation to my client for a tax write off. Amazing people. Doing good things always feels good

I love my job!

You know you love your job when:

 

You spend the entire weekend working, from dawn until almost midnight each day, and at the end of the weekend you think….. That was so much fun! It leaves me feel energized, inspired and looking forward to getting up to do it again tomorrow!

I really have the best clients! Fun, well educated, savvy and just a good time! I really love helping them to build their future through real estate.

Can you say that about your job? I can.

Does your broker create private tours for you, at your convenience, and hand select properties for you that you will love when you see them? Do they give you the extra time and attention it takes to make you feel valuable? Do they spend an entire day touring you all over the areas you love the most? Do they have the education, and the negotiating skills to help you win the bid in this fiercely competitive market? Do they have answers to all of your questions, and make this process seem effortless and enjoyable? Do they manage every detail for you and ensure nothing is left to chance?

No? Then why do you use them?

For me, these are all just things I do every day, for all of my clients. It is not a price point I serve, it is the quality of service I provide, that sets me apart.

Call me, my clients matter.

Erin Harold | Broker

Marketplace Sotheby’s Realty
16261 Redmond Way, Redmond Wa
C: 206.326.8961 O: 425.243.9000
ErinHarold.com

 

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Seattle No. 2 on list of best places to own rental property!!!

What a great article from the Puget Sound Business Journal! Remember….. this is one of my specialties! Let me help you start your own portfolio of properties. There is no better time than right now.

Seattle is the second-best market for rental properties in the U.S.

Seattle is the second-best market for rental properties in the U.S.

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2015/06/seattle-no-2-on-list-of-best-places-to-own-rental.html?ana=fbk

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Gain insight to plan your investments by studying the luxury market

The Sotheby’s International Realty® Luxury Lifestyle Report, which is based on a survey of affluent consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China, reveals insights into the purchasing behavior of high net-worth consumers.
The Sotheby’s International Realty® Luxury Lifestyle Report surveyed affluent consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China, and found that the majority in all 4 countries are more likely to purchase a LIFESTYLE property now than they were 5 years ago, and to make a lifestyle property their primary residence.
A WATERFRONT PROPERTY was the top choice for what
affluent consumers would consider purchasing next.
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The American Dream in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington!‏

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Finding a dream home to fill with love and family

Purchased: $570,000

Many people dream of growing up one day to live out the American Dream.

– Find that special someone, who you love more than anyone else in the entire world

– Get married

– Find the home you have dreamed about since you were a small child

– Create a beautiful family together and make lifelong, wonderful memories

– On warm summer evenings, sit side by side on your covered porch and reminisce about all of these amazing things

 

Sometimes, the hardest part for clients can be to find that perfect home that encompasses all of their dreams. The one capable of fulfilling the wish for a perfect future with their loved ones. My one job, is to do this on their behalf. I make this process seem graceful, comfortable and effortless.

This is absolutely, hands down, my most favorite thing about being a real estate broker. I get to see the sparkle in their eyes as their dreams come into focus. I watch as they are filled with anticipation when I place an offer on their behalf. I get to witness their joy when they are successful! It is really such an amazing gift to be part of the very moment when the dream of their future life together becomes a reality!

One of my specialities, is matching the perfect property with the perfect buyer. Expertly, efficiently, and precisely. Making that big step of buying any property, feel like its just part of your dream. No hassle, no stress, just results.

For this lovely couple, that is exactly what happened. I found them their dream home and made a strong offer on the very same day! I procured that home expertly, closed that home on time, and helped them on ther way to living their dream life.

One of love, togetherness and family. Welcome home you two!!! It was my sincere pleaure.

Let me help bring your dreams into reality. If this is what you would like to experience with your next property purchase, then I am your perfect broker.

 

Some great Articles on the current Real Estate Market

Below you will find some fantastic links to some great Real Estate Market Information!

Stay informed and make the most of your property!

Let me know how I can help!

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Million Dollar Home Sales Jump in U.S. as Wealthy Return

Home sales from Los Angeles to Charleston, South Carolina that are priced at more than $1 million are gaining at triple the pace of the broader market, according to real estate research firm DataQuick Inc

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-08/million-dollar-home-sales-jump-in-u-s-as-wealthy-return.html

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Seller’s market: home sales and prices rise; supply falls

Home sales percolated higher in July, with pending sales, closed sales and prices all substantially higher than the same month in the previous year in most counties of Washington state

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2013/08/06/home-sales-prices-rise-in-puget-sound.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2013-08-06&u=mHKDyZWvGoqr5MRJiP2WTp0ZD1t&t=1375828276

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King County median home price up 15 percent over year ago

A bump in interest rates in July didn’t derail the strongest home-buying stretch in the Seattle area since 2007, as the median price climbed year-over-year for the 16th consecutive month

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2021549284_julyhomesalesxml.html

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Forecasters say home values will jump 6.7 percent this year

More than 100 economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists predict home values will rise an average 6.7 percent year over year in 2013, according to Zillow’s latest home price expectations survey – See more at:

http://www.inman.com/wire/forecasters-say-home-values-will-jump-6-7-this-year/#sthash.cKtj0HFJ.dpuf

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Highlights of Zillow’s Interview with President Obama

President Obama answers housing questions from Americans around the country in an interview with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/08/09/highlights-zillows-interview-president-obama

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NAR: Obama’s Zillow-moderated housing chat ‘not a serious discussion’

The selection of Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff as the moderator of President Barack Obama’s chat with America about housing today seems to have the National Association of Realtors scrambling to explain how Zillow, and not NAR, got the call from the White House

http://www.inman.com/2013/08/07/nar-obamas-zillow-moderated-housing-chat-not-a-serious-discussion/#sthash.rUzZLulJ.dpuf

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Obama Looks to End Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

President Barack Obama on Tuesday officially launched his campaign to transfer most of the risk currently undertaken by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the private sector, saying during a speech in Arizona that the U.S. government should phase out the mortgage finance giants as part of an effort to prevent another taxpayer-funded bailout

http://www.law.com/jsp/nj/PubArticleNJ.jsp?id=1202614112285&Obama_Looks_to_End_Fannie_Mae_Freddie_Mac#ixzz2bUuqAB7h

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Fannie Mae Makes It Rain for Obama

Fannie Mae (FNMA) said this morning that its second-quarter profit nearly doubled, to $10.1 billion, as home prices surged and more consumers made good on their mortgage payments

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-08/fannie-mae-makes-it-rain-for-obama

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Oregon home prices keep going up and up and up

Oregon ranked No. 6 in the nation for rising home prices in June

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2013/08/oregon-home-prices-keep-going-up-and.html

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Hip, Urban, Middle-Aged

Baby boomers are moving into trendy urban neighborhoods, but young residents aren’t always thrilled

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324136204578644080452044960.html

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Should Home Sellers Overprice or Underprice Real-Estate Listings?

“The Price Is Right” isn’t just a game show. It is a mental strategy real-estate agents use to get the most money when listing a home.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324136204578643942655355194.html?mod=WSJ_3Up_RealEstate

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When Condo Developers Suggest Preferred Lenders

Some condo developers and owners are playing favorites, asking potential buyers to use a “preferred” lender when buying a home

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324136204578642082895473800.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_MansionWeekly

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Eminent Domain Abuse

Robert Hockett of Cornell University Law on the Kudkow Report

http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2013/08/08/mortgage-delinquencies-hit-five-year-low/

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Freddie Mac may sue over eminent domain seizures

Freddie Mac on Wednesday said it is considering legal action against Richmond, Calif, if the city uses eminent domain to seize mortgages of local residents

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100946560

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Frank Sinatra’s party pad

Back in his heyday, ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ leased this mid-century modern estate perched high above Los Angeles

http://money.cnn.com/video/pf/2013/07/18/pf-uh-frank-sinatra-party-pad.cnnmoney/index.html

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California city’s drastic foreclosure remedy: Seizure

The California city of Richmond said Tuesday that it’s ready to take an extraordinary step in its bid to stop foreclosures — threatening to wrest mortgages from the investors who now control them

http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/30/real_estate/richmond-underwater-homes/index.html

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Million-dollar ranches for sale

Located on hundreds of acres in some of the most scenic parts of the U.S., these ranches are selling for millions of dollars

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/real_estate/2013/07/18/million-dollar-ranches/index.html

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Oh, yeaaahh: Iconic house from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ for sale

Remember this house? Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller’s best friend in the cult classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, kicks a car through those windows. The listing is held by Meladee Hughes of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/oh-yeaaahh-iconic-house-ferris-buellers-day-sale-6C10869250

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Mortgage rate spike finally hits housing

A sharp jump in mortgage rates from May to June are now beginning to weigh on the housing recovery

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100952350

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Million-dollar ranches for sale

Located on hundreds of acres in some of the most scenic parts of the U.S., these ranches are selling for millions of dollars

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/real_estate/2013/07/18/million-dollar-ranches/index.html

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Banks face more housing headaches

CNBC’s Jackie DeAngelis has the latest details on federal regulations taking aim at JPMorgan and PNC over mortgage related issues

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000189235

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Bathtubs That Make a Splash

A new wave of bath designs, from the high-tech to the artistic

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324136204578641872218710886.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_Mansion_MiddleBucket

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Home prices post highest annual gain in 7.5 years Aug 8, 2013

U.S. median home prices posted their highest annual gain in 7 1/2 years in the second quarter of 2013 –

http://www.inman.com/wire/71941/

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Home prices trending at fastest upward pace since 1977

U.S. home prices rose for the 16th consecutive month in June and are trending at the fastest upward pace since 1977 –

http://www.inman.com/wire/home-prices-trending-at-fastest-upward-pace-since-1977/#sthash.3fcR2iGB.dpuf

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Here’s Where President Obama Is Going on Vacation

Julianna Goldman reports on President Obama’s $7.6 million Martha’s Vineyard vacation home. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/here-s-where-president-obama-is-going-on-vacation-8pYDSHPpQu~WNH_RwY0KyQ.html

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Summer Rentals for Procrastinators

$295,000 for August including Labor Day, or $150,000 for two weeks in August

Southampton, N.Y.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323968704578649952812235728.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_realestate_mansion

Tips on Buying and Selling Property

Hartsock Property photo 1

Purchased at $1,250,000This amazing investment property was found by Erin Harold.With only two in person visits from out of town clients, this dynamic duo was able to locate the perfect property for their clients investment portfolio! With the clients being unfamiliar with the Seattle and Washington state area in general, Erin was able to show her clients every area of Seattle, and it’s surrounding areas, explaining what areas were best for an investment property purchase. I was able to explain the benefits and possibilities in each distinct area, and present that information in a relevant and efficient way to the client, to ensure the best possible investment decision for them overall.

A gorgeous 12 room rental property with a close proximity to the University of Washington, this investment property proved to have an amazing 0% vacancy rate, with a very high NOI. The perfect match for any investor, providing a great source of income, and exceptional ease of ownership, it was a natural fit.

I successfully negotiated all required improvements necessary be completed by the seller, at no additional cost to their buyers, and it was purchased at asking price. It then proceeded to close without a hitch, and even closed early!

At Sotheby’s International Realty, we are know for providing excellence in every possible way. Our team of exceptionally trained and seasoned agents, use their negotiating and research savvy to deliver the best possible results to all of our clients, every time.

Globally, Sotheby’s International Realty is known for quality, distinction, and un-parallelled quality in all things. That is what you will experience, when you work with me. Without question, the best service, and the most successful results, every time.

 

Private Escapes: Buying a Vacation Home

Vacation home in Phuket

“Whether in a warm-weather locale or on a snow-capped mountain, owning a second home affords the opportunity to escape to your very own private sanctuary. In a recent survey released by the National Association of REALTORS®, 78 percent of vacation and investment buyers reported that now is a good time to purchase real estate.”

An excerpt from this amazing article about Vacation homes from Sotheby’s International Realty.

http://sirluxuryrealestate.com/2013/06/20/private-escapes-buying-a-vacation-home/

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