Cash Buyers vs. Traditional Listing: Pros and Cons

June 27, 2021

You can take two main routes when selling a home: listing the property or searching for cash buyers. In today’s fast-moving real estate market, sellers will likely have no trouble with either option. However, there are a few factors to consider before deciding which path to follow. Cash buyers have become increasingly common in the last […]


A Quick Guide to Closing Costs

April 6, 2021

Home buyers face a long list of expenses and fees. Some of these costs are fixed, but others can be reduced with a little negotiation. Before being handed the keys to a new home, buyers can expect an assortment of fees and expenses that could significantly drive up the cost of their purchase. How many […]


Selling your home in 2021? What you need to know

March 2, 2021

  Despite the pandemic, 2020’s real estate market saw some exciting highs for people who sold their homes. If you’re thinking about getting in on the action this year, there are a few important things to know.  2021 is expected to be another good year for sellers, according to’s 2021 Housing Forecast. Our team of economists […]


Student Debt Preventing the American Dream of Owning a Home

May 19, 2019

  The American dream of home ownership is not as easily attainable for those blogged down by student loan debt. Even with programs or incentives for first time home buyers, owning or buying a home for the first time is still a struggle to achieve. According to Katia Dmitrieva of Bloomberg, “First-time homebuyers are a […]


Seattle Ranked Among 20 Most Dog-Friendly Cities In America

April 10, 2019

Check out Travis’ post on Seattle Ranked Among 20 Most Dog-Friendly Cities In America (By Travis Loose, Patch Staff ) SEATTLE – Americans love to spoil their four-legged friends. It’s why you can buy everything from diamond dog collars to Versace pet bowls to Couture costumes. (Yes, these are real.) While those items are reserved for the […]


Real Estate Lead Generation 101

February 17, 2016

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]


Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

February 10, 2016

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]


Real Estate Investing As A Business

February 3, 2016

“Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look […]


Housing Still The Best Investment Tool Of A Lifetime

January 27, 2016

Many people are still wondering whether or not real estate is one of the best investment strategies for long-term wealth building. Is investing in homes still a smart investment for the average individual? Is a home still the best investment of a lifetime for most Americans? If so, why are some pessimists still questioning the rebound […]