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Monthly Archives: December 2019

    Solution for your Resolution!

    By Bryan Douglas | December 30, 2019

    Here we go again setting resolutions that are unrealistic, ambiguous, or otherwise unattainable, and trying to muster a smile when that one wise acre at work declares, “My resolution is to make no resolutions!” Although we are launching into a new decade, the resolutions that people are making are not breaking ground in the area... Read More

    Mortgage Preapproval & Why It’s a good idea

    By Bryan Douglas | December 23, 2019

    The first step in the home buying process is to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Pre-approved is different than just pre-qualified. In this article we’ll break down the mortgage pre-approval process. Rate Search: Check Today’s Mortgage Rates   What Does it Mean to be Pre-Approved? Being pre-approved for a mortgage means that a mortgage lender... Read More

    Tour of Lights

    By Bryan Douglas | December 18, 2019

      As the nights grew longer and Christmas grew closer the anticipation of annual holiday traditions multiplied in my mind. There were gingerbread houses to be built, a tree to be cut down and lit, meals to be enjoyed, and cookies to be decorated, and of course the annual “Christmas Light Hunt!” After dinner my... Read More

    From The Broker’s Desk

    By Bryan Douglas | December 16, 2019

    When my husband, Steve Poulos, and I opened Northwest Home Team Realty, we set out for a new outlook and new structure in the real estate market. We wanted to be different from the norm from how we treat clients and to the services we offer. We also wanted to take a different approach when... Read More

    Tumwater – State Football Champs AGAIN!

    By Bryan Douglas | December 11, 2019

    When someone mentions Tumwater High School, chances are that football is going to be mentioned as well, and for good reason as they have built a dynasty of winning State Championships. The winning streak started in 1987 and pushed strong into the 90’s with wins in 1989, 1990, 1993. Not to be outdone, the 21st... Read More

    2 Best Questions Answered

    By Bryan Douglas | December 10, 2019

    Your home is most likely your most significant investment, not only financially, but also emotionally and when it comes time to sell there are hours of thought, worry, debate and research go into the decision: Do we really need to upsize/downsize? Is this the right time of year? Can we afford a new home? Is... Read More

    November 2019 Housing Stats

    By Palmer Higa | December 6, 2019

    November 2019 stats have been released.  Below are the numbers in Thurston County for single family residential homes: Number of homes sold: 389 vs 384 in 2018 Number of pending sales: 412 vs 406 in 2018 Number of new listings: 312 vs 330 in 2018 New listings for new construction: 55 New pending sales of... Read More

    Stats at a Glance – November

    By Bryan Douglas | December 6, 2019

    Here are the stats for Thurston County November 2019…. overall you will notice we are still HEAVILY in a Seller’s Market, so although it is Holiday Season it is still a GREAT time to sell your home! Read More

    How much cash will I need and when will I need it?

    By Palmer Higa | December 4, 2019

    You’re ready to start looking for a home and enjoy the benefits of home ownership.  Making this commitment can be very exciting, but before you head out to look at homes, here are some thoughts about the amount of money you should have on hand before making that first offer. As part of the offer... Read More

    Advantage: Christmas

    By Bryan Douglas | December 3, 2019

    It’s the time of year that calendars are packed with holiday parties, budgets are strained by gift-giving and the roads are covered in freshly fallen snow. Alas, ’tis not the season for real estate. But the good news is that the few brave house-hunters who do venture out are serious about buying a house and... Read More