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Market Alert: Active Home Listings at Snoqualmie Ridge Increase 69% in July

Active resale single-family home listings at Snoqualmie Ridge increased 36% in July over June, and a dramatic 69% increase compared to July 2013. It's worth a special note, that this is a month ahead of the "typical" seasonal pattern, when inventory creeps upwards and buyer traffic begins to wane. While more resale home inventory is good news for buyers, especially those buyers who've grown weary of limited inventory and multiple offer situations, the changing market is of course not welcome news for prospective sellers.

Snoqualmie Ridge Market - August 2014

In Snoqualmie Ridge specifically, the first half of 2014 saw home prices increase rapidly with limited inventory - almost an...

My Top 20 Most Influential People in Real Estate

Anthony GilbertIn real estate, it's all about the numbers... and I'm not just talking about home prices & ratios, but also agent ratings. I'm sure anyone reading this has lost count of all the awards, accolades and "Top Agent Lists" that we see online or receive in the mail. While all of those accomplishments are admirable, what's often missing from industry awards are all the other countless agents who have had significant impacts on the industry & people's lives... beyond selling homes, that is.

Like everyone else, no matter their career, I often contemplate just "how I got here." What events in life brought me to where I am today; and, who has influenced me the most in this business? It's curious, that I've yet to meet a single...

What is an Inspection Contingency?

Definition: An Inspection Contingency is a clause in a home purchase & sale contract which provides the buyer an opportunity to conduct a home inspection, with the right to either terminate the contract, or attempt to negotiate repairs and/or terms of the contract, based upon the results of an inspection report.

What is an Inspection Contingency


Contingencies for home inspections vary from state to state, and the methods of negotiating issues can also vary by "local custom" depending on the market area. For example, in Texas, inspections are handled during the "Option Period" - typically a 10-day period in which the buyer pays a nominal fee in exchange...

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