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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Flat Fee MLS service with List4FlatFee.com saves Seller's thousands of dollars!  You represent yourself, leaving out the listing agent and saving 3% commission right away.

Watch video of owner and founder on how the flat listing fee program works and if its a good fit for your FSBO property.

Home buyers still competing for sparse inventory in Western Washington, driving up prices - especially for sought-after condominiums!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Home Seller's Can Benefit From Accepting VA Buyers

Did you know there are 21 million veterans and 1.35 million active duty military who
could be eligible to purchase a home with a VA loan? Many of these service members could be your Buyer.

Seller's need to familiarize themselves with the VA loan so they don't miss out on the many Buyers that are using this loan type and are the only Buyers allowed to do so.  Excluding VA Buyers could cost you thousands of dollars.  If you are a Seller, listing with List4FlatFee.com and using the FSBO MLS services, why not also open the door to more Buyers.

Get familiar with VA financing and the costs incurred by the Seller, your responsibility in the sale and the loan limits, qualifications, etc. Read more here...

Calculate your costs using this Closing Cost Estimator on our Resource page.

Monday, January 23, 2017

FHA WON'T REDUCE THE MORTGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUM (MIP)
Earlier this month, you may have read or heard that the FHA was planning to reduce the MIP for most new mortgages with a closing or disbursement date on or after January 27, 2017. However, on January 20, 2017, the FHA announced that it has reversed its plans and will NOT reduce the MIP. 

The Federal Housing Administration is a government agency that insures home loans and collects fees from borrowers to reimburse lenders in the case of default.
It is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the loans FHA insures are aimed at first-time home buyers and those with poor to fair credit.
Borrowers can qualify for an FHA-backed mortgage with down payments as small as 3.5%, even with a credit score as low as 580, which could signal a past bankruptcy or debts sent to collection.
The average credit score of an FHA borrower in the third quarter of last year was 679, a credit worthiness considered to be fair.
Read more about this and how it can affect home sales...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Home Sales and Prices Still Climbing

Home sales around Western Washington out gained new listings again in October, fueling competition for scarce inventory and pushing prices higher. Some seasonal slowdown is still expected - and the Nov. 8 elections may be in play as well, according to brokers at Northwest Multiple Listing Service who commented on last month's activity.
NWMLS members reported 9,950 pending sales during October, but they added only 7,591 new listings, the lowest number since January. A year-over-year comparison of pending sales shows there were 633 more mutually accepted offers last month than twelve months ago for a gain of 6.8 percent.
Closed sales improved even more, rising from the year-ago total of 7,769 completed transactions to last month's volume of 8,554 (up 10.1 percent).

Friday, January 8, 2016

Prices still strong with a Backlog of Buyers

Selling prices for single family homes and condominiums that sold across the Northwest MLS 23-county service area surged 8.6 percent from a year ago, rising from $290,000 to $315,000. The price of a single family home (excluding condos) that sold in King County during December jumped nearly 15.5 percent, from $440,000 to $508,000,

Area-wide, inventory was off 29 percent from a year ago, plunging from 17,659 active listings to 12,522. That total includes 4,041 new listings the MLS brokers added during December, which was down from 4,367 the members added during the same month a year ago.

Despite rising prices in most areas, closed sales ended the year on a strong note. Brokers reported 7,091 closings during the month to outgain the year-ago total of 6,284 by more than 12.8 percent. For the year, Northwest MLS members logged 88,831 closed sales, up from 2014’s total of 77,276 for a 14.3 percent gain.

To learn more about the market in your area and what your home would sell for, email me for a free market home sale data at stacie@list4flatfee.com.  I will need the property address, beds/baths/sq.ft. in the email.

Also visit List4FlatFee  to find out more about saving on commissions when selling