3 Places That Mountlake Terrace Dog Owners Need to Know About

By Brian Hayter | Mar 16, 2017

Whether you’re looking for a city that welcomes you and your furry best friend, or you already live in the Mountlake Terrace area and want to start exploring, you’re in luck! The Mountlake Terrace area has some excellent amenities for dog owners and their canine companions to enjoy, all while getting some exercise and enjoying […]

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You Don’t Need Tulips for a Strong Home Sale

By Brian Hayter | Dec 1, 2016

These graphs above provide a 10-year history of the odds of selling in the month of October for both King and Snohomish Counties. As you can see, the odds of selling are at a 10-year high, hitting 86% in King and 85% in Snohomish. These are quite favorable odds for sellers and indicate what one […]

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Affordability: Commute Times & Interest Rates

By Brian Hayter | Oct 26, 2016

The graphs here illustrate the brass tacks of affordability between King and Snohomish Counties, measured by the average monthly payment. Most recently in September, the average monthly payment was 35% higher in King County compared to Snohomish County. What is fascinating, though, is comparing today’s average monthly payment to peak monthly payments back in 2007! In King County, monthly […]

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Interest Rates and Your Bottom Line

By Brian Hayter | Sep 30, 2016

Wow, just wow! The interest rate levels that we have experienced in 2016 are seriously unbelievable. Currently we are hanging around 3.5% for a 30-year fixed conventional mortgage, almost a half a point down from a year ago. This is meaningful because the rule of thumb is that for every one-point increase in interest rate […]

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