Hilarious Home Improvement Fails

Fun to see projects gone wrong.  Here are 19 that will make you feel better about your own home improvement skills.

http://www.thestupidstation.com/home/image/556/6081/19-Hilarious-Home-Improvement-Fails


Posted on August 29, 2013 at 9:20 pm
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Real Estate |

It’s Cheaper to Buy than Rent in the Seattle Area

Did you know that it is cheaper to buy a home than rent in our Seattle market?  A March 20th Trulia blog by Chief Economist Jed Kolko explains why and helps you determine if buying is the right decision for you.  Follow this link:

http://trends.truliablog.com/2013/03/rent-vs-buy-winter-2013/

 


Posted on April 5, 2013 at 3:25 am
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Want to live in Kevin Durant’s home? Too Late.

http://www.seattlepi.com/realestate/article/Kevin-Durant-sells-Mercer-Island-home-4297516.php

The former Seattle Sonics basketball player just sold his Mercer Island home for $2.4 million.


Posted on March 4, 2013 at 7:17 am
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Real Estate |

Why are there so many Buyers out there chasing so few homes?

Here is a link that does a great job explaining why rising prices and the risk of higher interest rates are causing many of today's buyers to purchase a home now.

http://www.windermere.com/blogs/windermere/posts/time-to-reality-check-the-real-estate-market–2


Posted on February 21, 2013 at 3:59 am
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Duvall and Carnation 2012 year end report

The 2012 market picked up nicely compared to 2011.  # of units sold was up 128%, average days to sell a home was down by 17 days, and the average sales price rose 4.6%.  Record low interest rates and minimal inventory are causing price increases, particularly in homes priced for first-time home buyers.  The Linnerooth Team has represented Duvall and Carnation residents since 1997.  Give us a call if a home purchase or sale is part of your 2013 plans.  425-788-9222.
 

 

 

 


Posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Real Estate |

Guess That TV Home

How well do you remember your favorite TV family homes?

http://bit.ly/Qbp7vL


Posted on September 13, 2012 at 2:15 am
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Fun, Duvall Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , ,

WSJ- Housing Passes Milestone- Price indexes bending up

The U.S. finally has moved beyond attention-grabbing predictions from housing "experts" that housing is bottoming. The numbers are now convincing.

Nearly seven years after the housing bubble burst, most indexes of house prices are bending up. "We finally saw some rising home prices," S&P's David Blitzer said a few weeks ago as he reported the first monthly increase in the slow-moving S&P/Case-Shiller house-price data after seven months of declines.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303644004577520414196790098.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet


Posted on July 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Real Estate |

100 year flood map for Carnation WA

 

Areas marked in blue are in the 100 year flood plain


Posted on May 29, 2012 at 3:47 am
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Real Estate | Tagged , , ,

Q1 2012 Market Economics

Here is the first quarter economic report and our region and it’s impact on real estate.

http://blog.windermere.com/the-gardner-report-first-quarter-volume-xvii-western-washington/


Posted on May 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

What size home is most popular in Carnation/Duvall?

The Linnerooth Team Realtors have a couple interesting facts about what size of home today’s Buyers are buying in the Carnation/Duvall area.
-20% of home buyers* are purchasing older homes built before 1990 averaging 1700 square feet.
-38% of home buyers are buying brand new homes ranging in size from 1500 to 2650 SF.
The remaining segment of resale home buyers are spread over a large range of home sizes with about 1/3 of this buyer group still choosing to buy a larger home with 2700-4200 SF of living space.  These more spacious homes were mostly built between 10 and 15 years ago and typically have a 3-car garage.  A very small percentage of this last group are distressed short sales or bank owned. The sales prices for large non-distressed homes average around $520,000** (compared to their average prices up in the $700K range several years ago).
*  Statistical samples are based on 148 homes in the Riverview School District that have sold   (or are pending) since October 1st, 2011.  Excludes rural homes on more than 1.5 acres.
** based on above average quality and condition…e.g. granite countertops, high-end appliances.

Average Home Size chart- Duvall/Carnation


Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm
Sue Linnerooth | Posted in Duvall Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,