Financial setbacks like the loss of a job or large medical bills can make it tough to make ends meet. If you find yourself behind on your mortgage payments, it helps to be proactive. It's also good to know that federal and local agencies, even banks, are working to help those who are behind on their mortgages from going into foreclosure.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 5:22 pm
What Is A Short Sale?
A short sale is the sale of a property for less than what the owner still owes on the mortgage. A short sale is an alternative to foreclosure when a homeowner needs to sell and can no longer afford to make their mortgage payments. The lender agrees to accept less than the amount owed to pay off a loan now rather than taking the property back by foreclosure and trying to sell it later. Lenders agree to a short sale because they believe it will net them more money than going forward with a lengthy and costly foreclosure process.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 2:45 pm
Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Western Washington real estate market. This report is designed to offer insight into the realities of the housing market. Numbers alone do not always give an accurate picture of local economic conditions; therefore our goal is to provide an explanation of what the statistics mean and how they impact the Western Washington housing economy. We hope that this information may assist you with making an informed real estate decision. For further information about the real estate market in your area, please contact your Windermere agent.
Posted on 16 May 2013 | 5:52 pm
There is a lot to consider when you decide to buy a home, especially if it is your first. How much home you can afford? What kind of loan should you choose? Which neighborhoods are both affordable and a good investment? These are just a few of the questions you’ll be asking yourself. But with an experienced agent to help you, you’ll get the guidance you need to come up with the right answers−and a home you love.
Posted on 14 May 2013 | 8:11 pm
Whether you’re starting a family, moving for your job, getting ready to retire or embarking on a new chapter in your life, when your home no longer suits your current situation, it’s time to think about selling it. Although this can be a bit complicated, with the help of your agent, you can minimize the hassles, get the best possible price, and shorten the distance between “For Sale” and “Sold”.
Posted on 10 May 2013 | 6:49 pm
Original artwork by Tony Taj
This year, we are excited to welcome Cornell University and Dartmouth College to the 27th annual Windermere Cup on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Posted on 2 May 2013 | 9:25 pm
When you first move into your new home, it is likely you will have a list of items you must change right away, to fit your design and practical needs. As far as your landscaping goes, I recommend that you maintain what you have for at least one full year—the entire growing cycle of everything in your lot. This way you may avoid chopper/whacker/digger remorse: “Oh, I wish I’d known that was a flowering syringa (lilac) and not just a weedy-stick-y looking thing.” Additionally, if you begin planting right away, you won’t really know your micro-areas and could well be pulling dead, stick-like plants, shrubs, trees which you only recently purchased. It takes a bit of self-control to avoid that initial “clean-up” and planting frenzy, but you may thank yourself eternally if you can hold off.
Posted on 25 April 2013 | 9:52 pm
This weekend, April 20 and 21, thousands of REALTORS® from around the country will be holding open houses as a part of the Nationwide Open House Weekend event, sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
Posted on 18 April 2013 | 8:28 pm
Have you ever posted a question on your Facebook page to find useful information from your friends? Such as a local gym recommendation, a restaurant review, or a resource for children’s birthday parties?
Posted on 4 April 2013 | 4:21 pm