What are inventory shortages, and how will they affect 2023 home prices?

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An inventory shortage occurs when the demand for goods or services exceeds the available supply. Low housing inventory has, at some level, remained an issue since the 2008 housing crash. With fewer houses on the market than buyers, the inevitable result is an increase in real estate prices that could have long-term economic implications. Today…

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End of the Year Super Savings with Soundbuilt

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Although the year is coming to a close, there’s still a chance for you to secure a new home with a comfortable monthly payment! We know that rising inflation and mortgage rates make it impossible to buy a new home. But don’t despair! We can help you lock in a favorable rate with our Price…

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Prep Your Home For Summer Time

Summer time is just around the corner. Even for us Puget Sound, Western Washington dwellers, prepping your home for the upcoming heat is one of the keys to an enjoyable summer season. Check out these tips and tricks on how to prep your home for summer time. Prep Your Home For Summer Time There’s a…

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Spring Home Decorating Ideas

Brighten up your home during National Decorating Month in April! A fresh coat of paint, stylish fabrics, and bright light fixtures give a tired space a fresh look and can make something old look new again. Now that your home is clean, tidy, and clutter-free (thanks spring cleaning!) it’s time to give your home a…

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Steps to Buying a Home in Western Washington in 2021

With the new year, comes new year’s resolutions. On the personal side you might want to maintain a healthier diet this year, on the business side, you might want to work toward that promotion at work. But what about home buying goals? If becoming a home owner this year is one of your resolutions, follow…

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20 DIY Halloween Decorations You Can Leave up Until December

DIY Halloween decorating ideas that you can leave up through Thanksgiving, taking you right up to the Christmas holiday decorating season. Leave all these 20 DIY Halloween decorations up until you’re ready to decorate for the holidays. Some people love changing up their home’s seasonal décor, others would like to play along but the idea…

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5 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your Porch for Halloween

With Halloween just a few weeks away, it’s time to start decorating your home. Here are 5 easy ways to dress up your porch for Halloween. Halloween Lights Orange lights really liven up your home, especially when kids are coming up to your home for trick or treating. Take a trip to the Dollar Store and…

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Virtual Home Buying in 2020

2020 will always be known as a peculiar year, as COVID-19 and the virtual lifestyle became the way of life. But going virtual as a home buyer has its advantages. From convenience to closing timeframe, virtual home buying is an appealing option for many home buyers that’s sure to stick around for years to come.…

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4 Ways to Make Your Home Office Work (Even If It’s In a Closet)

With the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020, many people were tasked with the unique challenge of finding a space in their home that they could make a home office. An organized and visually appealing work area can help you feel more productive – and relaxed. Here are 4 ways to make your home office…

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Priorities for Home Buyers in 2020

In 2020, Americans have spent more time in their homes than ever before (due to a global pandemic), and have begun to reevaluate their relationship with their current living spaces. Because of this, house design trends are changing. Here are the top 4 priorities for home buyers in 2020. Priorities for Home Buyers in 2020…

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