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Spring Spruce Up for your Home!

by Dan Jensen
Relocation Services Director – Equity Northwest Properties Group

There’s just enough warm in the air, just a bit more sunshine, buds and blooms showing their smiling faces, and sure enough… Spring is springing!

Just for fun, we thought we’d pass on a couple of Spring Spruce Up tips to get the season started well. The first is a short how-to from the DIY Network on pressure washing tips as you’re refreshing and taking great care of your decks.

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Taking a Peek at Clark County Washington Real Estate Trends

by Dan Jensen 
Relocation Services Director – Equity Northwest Properties Group

2014 has not come in strong where real estate activity is concerned, although 2013 and so far this year, we’re still showing a stable and gently growing RE marketplace.

December and January were soft months compared to the surprisingly robust start to 2013, but we’ve moved past the “soft” and are beginning to see greater strength in the numbers for both the prices of homes in our area, and for the number of sales each month.

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Spring Fever for Real Estate

st-paddyThat venerable March holiday that brings out the Irish in all us is just around the Corner. This is a time to start thinking about the Spring real estate bump. St. Patrick’s Day is not just a green beer holiday party. it signals the early tingles of Spring. The Vernal Equinox is just a few days after the Celtic Celebration The temperature begins to warm, the rains turn to showers, and the sun decides to hang out for more than a peek-a-boo moment. People start thinking about going outside. Driving the old hot rod or walking in the park. And they start looking at homes.
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Foreclosure Rates are Down!

The rate at which banks are foreclosing on property has dropped substantially over the last twelve months. In general this is of course a very good thing indeed. The National Association of Realtors® has published an article on foreclosure data with which a link to the public portion is included below. Generally foreclosure rates run under 1% in a healthy market and many markets are already at or below 1% foreclosure rate.

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