Sunday, August 21, 2011
Finding a Spokane home stager In order to locate an excellent home stager in Spokane you should know precisely what you are looking for. Home staging is a very difficult activity. You need to find a person with a lot of experience and know-how. He or she should have a portfolio of other jobs they have performed. Somebody who is just getting started could seem desirable because they will usually charge a cheaper price, nevertheless, you will almost certainly have superior results by using a more knowledgeable person.
What does home staging accomplish?
Having your home staged will increase its attractiveness to many likely Spokane homebuyers since they will find it more inviting and homey. Also, it could boost the actual selling property value of your house and in some cases actually bring in additional money as compared to you had initially projected for when listing your property.
What home stagers accomplish
A home stager will come into your home and set up a good looking living space which buyers can bond with. Fresh paint is generally applied and the furnishings are arranged to flow with the layout and colors of the house. Whenever you are selling your Spokane home you should definitely give some thought to employing a home stager to beautify and improve the value of your house.
Locating a home stager could very well be the toughest part of helping your home ready to be sold. The individual you finally choose must have a lot of expertise and you need to become familiar with their work. The stager will organize household furniture and design it in a way that things are all flowing with each other and is very appealing to prospective buyers. If performed correcly, home staging will increase the swiftness of the transaction as well as the home’s value when you are selling your house in Spokane.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Checking the pulse of the city of Spokane's real estate market
By Jim Grapes January 1, 2010
The supply of residential homes for sale in Spokane Washington continues to drop as sellers take their homes off the market for the cold winter months or to avoid opening their home during the holidays. In the city of Spokane there were 1968 active listings as of the end of December 2009. One month ago on November 30th there were 2375 active listings so the inventory of available homes has dropped by 407 residential units. Of the current inventory 94 are Lender Owned or REOs (4.8%), and 173 are potential short sales or (8.8%) – about the same percentages as the previous month.
According to the Spokane MLS today, there were 273 home sales in the city of Spokane for December 2009. Another 272 are currently pending under contract for a 13.8% pending rate. At this rate of sales we currently have an inventory of 7.2 months supply of homes on the market. The pending rate went slightly down month-to-month which isn't a huge trend. However, anything over a 6 month supply indicates a buyers market and the trend continues to increase slightly to favor buyers this past month.
The median asking price of homes on the market the end of December was $185,000. These homes currently on the market represent the median home for sale in Spokane: Click Here to View Listings. Of the homes that sold in December the median asking price was $164,900 and they sold for a median sales price of $158,000 or 95.8% of the asking price at the time of sale.
With the home buyers tax credit set to expire in April 2010 and the Fed scheduled to wind down its purchases of mortgage-backed securities by the end of March, the housing market faces a test of its ability to sustain a recovery without as much government aid.
Out of number of homes sold in the city of Spokane in December 2009 my brokerage, Keller Williams Realty Spokane, represented itself quite well representing 38 sellers and 44 buyers for a total 13% by total dollar sales volume in each category. Fifty-one real estate offices had a listing sell in December and fifty-nine represented a buyer
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Though interest rates and low prices also are driving sales, Hardie and other Realtors said the tax credit’s impact on the market is undeniable.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Crellin said sales prices are another indication of market stability, and that only four counties in the state experienced higher median sales prices during the second quarter.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Six-month foreclosure filings jump
Further rises said likely to push default level here near or over 2002 peak
Thursday, July 30, 2009