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The spring home buying season started early this year. Open houses had increased attendance and bidding wars returned. After months of softening, home prices in most of the region jumped significantly from the prior month. With just one month of data, we’ll have to...
According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate...
2018 was a milestone year. According to the ATTOM Data Solutions 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report, home seller profits hit a12-year high - the highest level since 2006. Our Market Ranked #3 in the Country The Seattle/Bellevue/Tacoma area ranked #3 in seller return on...
One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor...
January brought more good news for homebuyers. Prices were down, inventory was up and interest rates hovered near a nine-month low. Those factors drove more buyers into the market and resulted in an uptick in sales for the month. We’ll see how this transitioning...
For many house hunters, a dream home isn’t complete without being a good fit for the family dog. Some might see the fenced in yard, and consider the box checked. However, if you are looking for your next home, you may want to look a little deeper to be sure the fit is...
After months of slowing sales and moderating prices, the housing market may be poised to rebound. Favorable mortgage interest rates have been a key driver. In the mid-January: The 30-year fixed rate was 4.59%. This reflects a decrease of half a point from 60 days...
The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the...
2018 concluded with another great year of fundraising and giving for the Windermere Foundation, thanks to the continued support of Windermere franchise owners, agents, staff, and the community. Nearly $2.5 million was raised in 2018, bringing our grand total to over...
Buying a home is one of the biggest investment decisions anyone will make. In order to make the right decision, you need a real estate agent who will work on your behalf and legally represent your best interests. Jim & Bill will do all that and more to help you find your ideal home.
Jim & Bill rank among the top-selling agents nationwide. They strive to make the process of selling a property as painless as possible by walking clients through every step, keeping them informed and minimizing surprises. They know the market and how to make the most of it, leaving you in the best possible position for your next move.
When you’re selling your home, you want to maximize your return on investment. Small things like house cleaning, yard care, furniture staging and professional photographs all make a big difference. Badgley Real Estate Services has cultivated relationships with many excellent service providers to ensure you get the most out of your home sale. Our services are included when we represent you, at no extra charge.
Since 2008, Jim and Bill have guided more than a hundred individuals and families through the process of downsizing and moving. Many seniors find the eventual need to downsize, whether to simplify their lifestyle, cut costs, or be closer to family. Bill and Jim are happy to offer support and guidance to their clients during every step of this emotional and often confusing transition.
As regional experts in Senior Downsizing, Bill and Jim are often called upon to speak at community events, have been quoted in The Seattle Times, offered guidance to other agents and are trusted by the area’s best senior communities.
- A personalized schedule with the steps explaining the entire process and needs to accomplish your move.
- Preparing your home to sell for its highest potential including cleaning and repairs.
- Coordinating and working with licensed, bonded and insured contractors that we trust, from a simple cleaning to a full remodel.
- Marketing of your home with professional photos and Windermere’s exclusive online marketing tools.
- Arranging expert organizers, movers, packers, cleaners, charity donations and other needs before and after moving-day.
- Follow ups after closing to ensure you’re getting settled into your new home.
With over 40+ combined years in the real estate industry, Jim and Bill have a wealth of knowledge in regards to all types of real estate transactions in all different types of real estate markets. Even if you are unsure whether buying or selling is the right decision for you at the current time, Jim and Bill are always willing to give their advice with no expectations attached.
Your mortgage is one of the most important considerations of your real estate investment. In choosing a lender, you want someone with experience, knowledge, quality, honesty and integrity, and who has the ability to navigate the myriad of changes that the industry has seen over the past few years.
Jim and Bill have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of lenders, and they can connect you with highly recommended lending partners that best matches your needs.