Snohomish County Built Green & Real Estate Blog

Managing Real Estate Broker - First Choice Reatly, LLC - 20017
My blog is to inform on mainly Snohomish County built green home facts and our currenty real estate market conditions. I will frequently comment on what is going on locally and include information on the built green homes. Also include home listings and information investment properties.
What’s going on in our local Real Estate Market? You have been watching the homes for sale go up, down and up again by a new listing agent.  You may know of a home in your neighborhood that has recently gone through foreclosure.  Now, you’re concerned for what this will mean for your home value....
Iimmaculate rambler with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths attached garage with driveway parking. Oak kitchen cabinets with breakfast bar counter, also a great pantry. Informal dining room with slider access to fully fenced backyard. Enjoy your own BBQ's and privacy. Your own gas fireplace makes this well l...
Green Home FactWhen was the first green building built?Anasazi Indians who lived in the Four Corners region of the USA, built apartment style housing villages.  Their buildings included multi-room dwellings of stone masonry.  Why were these considered green?Anasazi oriented their dwellings to the...
Interest Rates Overnight AveragesTODAY+/-LAST WEEK30 yr fixed mtg5.66% 6.08% 15 yr fixed mtg5.04% 5.50% 5/1 ARM5.80% 5.61% 30 yr fixed jumbo mtg7.05% 7.10% 5/1 jumbo ARM6.25% 6.14% Interest Rates are down by a fraction over last weeks rates.
PROPERTIES CRITERIA: Property Type Residential    School District Monroe Statuses Active, Active - STI, Pending (9/20/2007 or after), Sold (1/1/2008 or after) Price 1 to $300,000    Active: 34  Pending: 5  Sold: 11  Other: 0  Total: 50    Bedrooms  Bathrooms  Square Feet  List Price  Selling Pri...
Washington State Homestead Act     House Bill 1805   This act relates to increasing the homestead exemption amount from $40,000 to $125,000.This bill is very important, especially for low income or older persons, and people who have unforeseen medical problems that lead to medical bankruptcies. B...
Can't pay your Mortgage payment?  Don't Panic...Do the following:Foreclosure is overwhelming, be careful of getting advise from friends, family or the Internet.  There is a lot of misinformation out there.  Call your lender first!Call your lender: The sooner you contact your lender, the more opti...
Wow, glass countertops offer a sleek, modern style! You can find various colors and different textures to give it some distinction. Glass countertops are sturdy, but you'll still want to be sure you avoid dropping large, heavy objects on top of it. Eco-Friendly: made from recycled glassConcrete c...
Western Washington homes that sold in January had their prices go up slightly from a year ago. Home inventory is still plentiful, but has reached its lowest level since April 2007.  Pending home sales are still lagging compared to a year-ago.  Listings are up around 35 % from January 2007.  There...
Welcome home to this wonderful 2-story immaculate town home! 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths attached one- car garage with driveway parking. Oak kitchen cabinets with four person breakfast bar counter, also a great pantry. Informal dining room with slider access to partially fenced backyard. Enjoy your ...

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