Home Buying

What You Need to Know About the Home Inspection

April 15, 2017 Posted by: Fred Hubbard

It seems kind of obvious. I mean what does a home inspector do… well um… he inspects the house before you buy it. Right… Typically they mostly do a visual inspection of the interior and exterior of the home including the roof, crawl space and attic. Looking for any issues, insect damage, proper construction, or visible structural issue. So what do you need to know… 1. They can’t find everything and they are human. Don’t rely on the inspector alone to go over the property. They are experts at what […]

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Puget Sound Real Estate Market Update- April 2017

April 10, 2017 Posted by: Fred Hubbard

  Here’s what’s happening in the Puget Sound Real Estate Market   April 2017 I recently read an article on Q-13 fox’s website about tech jobs changing the costs in Western Washington.   The article cited the booming tech industry and their relatively high wages to the increasing costs of housing here in the Puget Sound.   Purchase price and rental price.   While I’m sure this isn’t the only factor to rising home prices, there is no question that rental prices and home prices are continuing to rise, and homes are […]

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How to protect your earnest money. What you need to know.

April 9, 2017 Posted by: Fred Hubbard

  While there are a lot of different purchase and sale agreements, with many different types of contingencies, There is one constant – earnest money.   What is earnest money? Simply put… Earnest money is to show the seller you are making an “earnest” offer and intend to do your best to fulfill the contingencies.   Think about it as a type of insurance for the seller. If you waste their time and they lose out on someone who was earnestly interested they will at least get a little money for their trouble. […]

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