Before and After – The value of Property Preparation when Selling

The condition of floors after removing carpet & padding…  Meet Samy, project manager of dirty work.

Sanded, stained and sealed by Paiges Floors.  This and fresh coat of paint made a huge difference.


Posted on July 23, 2017 at 5:39 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Home Improvements, Remodeling |

Revised Interest Rates Predictions – Rates Reversed Course!

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | Keeping Current Matters

To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving economy, the question wasn’t if they would increase but instead how much they would increase. Some thought we could see rates hit 5-5.5% by the end of the year.

However, the exact opposite has happened. Instead of higher rates as we head into the middle of 2017, we now have the lowest rates of the year (as reported by Freddie Mac). Here is a graph of mortgage rate movement since the beginning of the year:

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | Keeping Current Matters

Projections still call for an increase…

Four major entities (Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors) are still projecting that rates will increase by the fourth quarter of the year.

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

No one knows for sure where interest rates will be in six months. However, if you are thinking about buying your first house or trading up to the home of your dreams, you can still get a mortgage at historically low rates RIGHT NOW.


Posted on June 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Real Estate Financing |

Buyer Demand Out-Pacing Seller Supply

This image says it all. We have over-powering demand and very weak supply. This is why I use the word FRENETIC to describe our current market. Is anyone on the fence about selling? Lets talk.


Posted on March 24, 2017 at 11:22 am
Tamara Marson | Posted in Uncategorized |

Maximizing Your Curb Appeal

Never underestimate the importance of a pretty face.

When it comes to buying or selling a home, first impressions count. While major renovations or
additions can affect your home’s value, you don’t need to add a new pool to improve your home’s desirability. In fact, improving your home’s curb appeal through relatively low-cost, but simple, changes, can significantly improve its standing in the market. A curbside “face lift” is always money well-spent, whether prepping to sell your house, increasing its equity-value, or just for your own benefit.

See original post from WindermereSeattle.com for tips on how to improve your curb appeal: Maximizing Your Curb Appeal

 


Posted on March 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Home Improvements | Tagged , ,

A Look Back at 2016 — My Clients’ Sales and Purchases

2016 was a year to remember. The market was swift and year-over-year appreciation in the metro market climbed to over 10%. THANK YOU to all of my wonderful clients and friends for your continuous stream of business, referrals and support. It was an exciting and sometimes exhausting year, and I look forward to what 2017 has in store. Please contact me if you’d like to discuss your plans for the future. Happy New Year!

~ Tamara

7250 old redmond rd

Redmond
List Price: $549,988 | Sold Price: $569,000
3 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath

7537 bagley ave n

Green Lake
List Price: $799,950 | Sold Price: $915,000
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath

107 n 172nd st

Richmond Highlands
List Price: $689,500 | Sold Price: $682,000
5 Bedroom | 4 Bath

3042a 21st ave w

Magnolia
List Price: $619,900 | Sold Price: $641,500
3 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

3820 e howe st

Madison Park
List Price: $1,275,000 | Sold Price: $1,275,000
4 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

3434 densmore

Wallingford
Sold Off Market: $718,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

230 e michelle

Alderbrook
List Price: $399,000 | Sold Price: $395,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

19130 67th ave ne

Kenmore
List Price: $635,000 | Sold Price: $649,000
5 Bedroom | 3 Bath

2306 n 77th st

Green Lake
List Price: $1,125,000 | Sold Price: $1,342,000
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath

3603 nw 64th st

Sunset Hill
List Price: $769,000 | Sold Price: $826,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

801 2nd ave n

Queen Anne
List Price: $477,500 | Sold Price: $503,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

331 240th st sw

Bothell
List Price: $648,500 | Sold Price: $640,000
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath

7743 18th ave ne

Ravenna
List Price: $560,000 | Sold Price: $610,000
4 Bedroom | 1 Bath

6322 woodlawn ave n

Green Lake
List Price: $859,000 | Sold Price: $975,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

10239 65th ave s

Lakeridge
List Price: $358,000 | Sold Price: $452,000
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath

5466 17th ave sw

West Seattle
List Price: $359,950 | Sold Price: $426,000
3 Bedroom | 1 Bath

4528 sunnyside ave

Wallingford
List Price: $1,150,000 | Sold Price: $1,330,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

13215 136th pl ne

Kirkland
List Price: $859,950 | Sold Price: $859,950
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

14326 23rd Pl

Olympic Hills
List Price: $375,000 | Sold Price: $390,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

3030 64th Ave SW #A

Alki
List Price: $475,000 | Sold Price: $503,500
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

3901 1st Ave NW #205

Fremont
List Price: $350,000 | Sold Price: $353,500
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

4422 Bagley Ave N #101

Wallingford
List Price: $489,950 | Sold Price: $508,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

3620 35th Ave S

Mt Baker
List Price: $389,000 | Sold Price: $375,000
2 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

4315 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE #1003

Sammamish
List Price: $479,000 | Sold Price: $479,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

1301 Spring St #21G

First Hill
List Price: $1,425,000 | Sold Price: $1,425,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

2519 NW North Beach Dr

North Beach
List Price: $689,000 | Sold Price: $665,000
4 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

10731 24th Ave NE

Victory Heights
List Price: $749,000 | Pending
4 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath


Posted on December 30, 2016 at 9:38 am
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Sold by Tamara | Tagged ,

Bellevue gets rare project: first condo tower in nearly a decade

Bosa, the Vancouver B.C. development company who built the huge project Ins05575490-b751-11e6-8c76-ae2b30e70f32-1020x574ignia in downtown Seattle, has plans for a Bellevue tower –21 story building with 143 units!

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/bellevue-gets-rare-project-first-condo-tower-in-nearly-a-decade/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1


Posted on December 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Uncategorized |

A Look Back at My Clients’ Purchases and Sales in 2015!

We are off to a swift start in the real estate market for 2016 but I can't help but pause to look back at the past year in amazement. Thank you to all of my wonderful clients, friends and family for your continuous stream of referrals and support. It is because of you that 2015 was such a success and I couldn't be more excited and energized! Cheers to you and yours for a happy, healthy and prosperous year!

    ~ Tamara

Eastlake | $1,075,000
Triplex

Puget Ridge Co-Housing | $302,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

North Admiral | $809,500
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

 

Mount Baker | $1,253,000
5 Bedroom | 3.25 Bath

 

Newcastle | $385,000
2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

 

Capitol Hill | $1,015,000
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath

 

Magnolia | $615,000
3 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

 

Capitol Hill | $1,360,000
2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

 

Bellevue | $210,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

Magnolia | $221,500
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

Magnolia | $815,000
4 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

 

Wallingford | $207,000
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

Loyal Heights | $282,500
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

Phinney Ridge | $289,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

Greenwood | $510,000
4 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

Green Lake | $872,500
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

 

Sunset Hill | $1,850,000
4 Bedroom | 3.25 Bath

 

Maple Leaf | $230,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

Roosevelt | $582,000
3 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

 

Mill Creek | $245,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

 

Roosevelt | $628,000
4 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

Richmond Highlands | $550,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

 

Roosevelt | $660,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath


Posted on January 6, 2016 at 11:05 am
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Sold by Tamara, Uncategorized |

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2016!

Happy-New-Year


Posted on December 31, 2015 at 8:16 am
Tamara Marson | Posted in Uncategorized |

Alluring, Well-Loved Craftsman in Roosevelt Triangle

Gail Nelson has loved and cared for this home for nearly 30 years.  Today she is ready to offer it to a new owner.  Please take a look or come visit. 7522 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle 98115

 


Posted on August 26, 2015 at 8:06 am
Tamara Marson | Posted in Uncategorized |

Matthew Gardner Joins Windermere

Fantastic news! Matthew Gardner, an exceptionally relevant economist focused on real estate, joins Windermere. Good fortune for all of us at Windermere with great benefits for our clients as well.

Click here for a full article.

 

 


Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:52 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Uncategorized |