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Kari's Blog Bridging the Gap: Moving Closer to Your Aging Loved One Having a senior loved one who needs your support can be demanding, especially if you live far away from them. You might feel that your current location is preventing you from meeting their daily needs. Distance can also make it difficult to keep track of their health and well-being. In such situations, moving closer to […]
Kari's Blog Local Market Update – January 2024 Despite moments of snow in Western Washington, the local real estate market is slowly warming, as new opportunities arise for both home buyers and sellers. Lower mortgage rates are welcome news for buyers, and low inventory means sellers are starting the year with minimal competition. King County continues to see residential price gains, with last […]
Kari's Blog Local Market Update – December 2023 Just like December temperature variations, our local real estate market continues to feel up and down. Interest rates, regional economic conditions and seasonal market shifts have meant rising home prices in some areas and drops in others. While the expected winter slowdown means overall lower inventory, buyers are still willing to compete for plum properties […]
For Sellers How to Sell a Home After the Death of a Loved One The loss of a loved one is a heartbreaking experience for everyone involved. But as an heir, along with grieving for your loss, there are other responsibilities you may have to dedicate your attention towards. One of these is handling the sale of the deceased’s estate. At the Kari Haas Real Estate Team, we understand […]
Kari's Blog Upsize Your Home and Your Business With These Ideas Growing a business is a great thing, but when it becomes too big for your current home, you may feel overwhelmed. Figuring out the logistics of running a business from your home can be tricky, and when you don’t have enough space to store inventory or to create an office with privacy, both you and […]
For Buyers November 2022 Real Estate Market Update As the final quarter of 2022 rolls on, it’s clear that these last months will be anything but typical for home buyers and sellers in King and Snohomish counties. In a real estate market that’s been defined by high competition and low supply for the last number of years, buyers and sellers are changing tactics […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight Q3 Western WA 2022 Gardner Report The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact Kari. REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The Western […]
For Buyers How to Make Moving to a New State Hassle-Free Moving to a new state is a big adjustment and can be draining. However, having the right information can make it less challenging. Here are some tips from Kari Haas Real Estate Team on how to make moving to a new state hassle-free and help you make the transition as smooth as possible. Find a […]
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For Buyers October 2022 Real Estate Market Update Increasing listings inventory, lengthening time on the market and a slowdown in home price increases across the Puget Sound region herald a return to normalcy and better opportunities for buyers. According to September data from the NWMLS, active listings nearly doubled from a year ago, with pending sales declining by about 31%. “The ‘Great Reversion’ […]
For Buyers What to Ask Your Financial Planner Before Buying a Home US home prices continue to rise in 2022. Just last March, prices spiked at a rate of 20.6%, making it the highest year-over-year price change in over 35 years. With rapid home price surges across 20 different US cities, it’s crucial for aspiring homeowners to consult with financial planners to better navigate the pressures of enlarged home […]
For Buyers Fix It Up and Sell It: A Senior’s Guide to House Flipping Believe it or not, retirement doesn’t suit everyone. In fact, some people simply enjoy working while others want to earn a little extra cash. That’s where house-flipping comes in. It can be an extremely profitable side gig for seniors willing to invest time and money. If you’re curious about learning more, you’re in luck. Kari […]
For Buyers Upsizing for Retiring: Find a Home for Your Homestead Some retirees plan to downsize their lives and homes after a while, ostensibly to make things simpler and to have less baggage in retirement. But you’re different: You want to upsize and pursue a grander new life of homesteading as a retiree, with enough space to welcome family whenever they wish to visit, pursue crafts […]
For Buyers 6 Tips for Moving and Starting Over in New State Moving is both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Without proper planning, it can become chaos, slowing down your chance to adjust quickly to your new home. If you’re moving to a new state, you may come across even more obstacles. Consider these tips to help you simplify the process. Start Planning Far in […]
For Buyers How to Successfully Move and Start a Business at the Same Time If you’re moving house and starting a business at the same time, proper planning is key to easing stress and making smart decisions. Bellevue, WA has a lot to offer new business owners and homeowners, so it’s a great place to start your search. If you take the time to consider your needs, this venture […]
For Buyers July 2022 Real Estate Market Update Cooler temperatures and a cooler regional real estate market have been this summer’s hallmark thus far. After months of blazing hot sales and a breakneck pace, buyers are finally seeing inventory levels accelerate and price gains slow. With inspection and financing contingencies once again becoming the norm, the region may, at last, be shifting toward […]
For Buyers Mid-Century Charmer with City View on Mercer Island This charming mid-century modern Mercer Island home is ideally located and awaiting a visionary to make it theirs! Upon entry, you are greeted by the soaring tongue and groove cedar-lined ceilings and the large windows that grace the living room. The large windows offer a peek through the trees at Lake Washington and a view […]
For Home Owners Home Updates That Increase Your Home’s Value There is always a long list of home updates that can increase your home’s value. It’s important to consider a budget and check in with your real estate agent on what trends are relevant and most effective in your neighborhood and real estate market. #1 Walls and Floors First and foremost, walls and floors can […]
Food A Smarter Way To Invest In Your Child’s Education Investing to Pay Off Your Child’s College Tuition What if you could invest in something that earned enough profit to pay for your child’s college tuition and still kept your initial investment growing towards your own retirement? That’s the picture when you purchase a home or condo as an investment for college. There are options […]
Kari's Blog Property Spotlight: “A River Runs Through It”: A Listing In Woodinville, WA “A River Runs Through It”: A Listing In Woodinville, WA The Kari Haas Real Estate Team has had the honor to be a part of the selling process for an incredibly unique property in beautiful Woodinville, WA. This home is one-of-a-kind, sitting on acres of land with its own authentic western town, this property exudes […]
Decor When Establishing a Home Office, Should You Buy New or Remodel? When Establishing a Home Office, Should You Buy New or Remodel?     When you have dreams of running your own business from home, your first reaction is likely to evaluate your current space. Is it big enough? Can you actually run a business from home without violating zoning regulations? How can you ensure your […]