Skyline Properties Inc Blog

Get Your Home Ready To Sell Inside and Out

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2017-08-22 08:28:05

  A home that has been well maintained is very appealing to homebuyers.  If you’re a homeowner looking to sell quickly and for top dollar there are some simple steps you can take that will a go long way to achieve this objective. Inside: Wash windows and window coverings....[read more...]

Categories:   home seller


Tips For Selling Your Home

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2014-11-17 19:13:38

Thinking of selling your home?  Here are a few tips for getting prepared to put your house on the market.   Get a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).  While you probably have a good idea of the value of your home, if you’re going to put it on the market then you are goin...[read more...]

Categories:   home seller


Is Real Estate The Right Career For You?

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2014-08-28 11:12:57

The real estate market is back on track and booming right now and if you’re thinking about a career change or you’re considering career options, you might be wondering if real estate would be a good fit for you.  You might start by talking to different real estate agents to find out...[read more...]

Categories:   brokers


What's The Difference Between Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval?

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2014-05-27 14:36:54

A pre-qualification is not the same thing as pre-approval!  There is a big difference between the two and being pre-qualified DOES NOT guarantee that you will be able to get a home loan.   Pre-Qualification – A loan agent’s opinion that you will be able to obtain financin...[read more...]

Categories:   home buyer


Should You Hire A Real Estate Agent?

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2014-03-14 12:10:51

Selling a home on your own is easier in many ways than it used to be.  Online tools are readily available and the idea of saving the commission money that goes to an agent might seem appealing.  However, before making the decision to go it alone, know what you are getting into and be ready...[read more...]

Categories:   home buyer | home seller


Home Improvements That Help Sell Your House

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2014-02-26 17:22:06

Hundreds of factors are considered by homebuyers when choosing a home such as location, schools, lot size, commute time, etc.  There are also a number of home features that will help your house sell faster and for a better price.  Studies show that the following interior features are ve...[read more...]

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Contemporary Finishes & Surface Details are Important to New Home Buyers

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2014-01-30 15:54:23

After 25 years of serving the Puget Sound real estate market, Skyline Properties knows how important it is for new construction homes to be built with the latest in contemporary surface materials, cabinets, carpets, and hardware. While structural integrity and the floor plan layout are always cri...[read more...]

Categories:   home buyer


It's A Great Time To Buy - Mortgage Rates Are Down!

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2014-01-21 10:22:16

A great mortgage rate can often be what tips a real estate consumer into taking the final steps toward buying a new home. Over the past several years, mortgage rates in the United States have been unusually low, which has helped the county’s housing market partially recover from the most re...[read more...]

Categories:   home buyer


Home Price Appreciation To Slow - But Overall Outlook Is Still Good

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2013-11-12 13:16:17

Pulsenomics released their quarterly Five Year Home Price Expectations Survey.  The survey is made up of results from over a hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists.  Some highlights:   Home appreciation values will drop to 4.3% in...[read more...]

Categories:   home buyer


Are Mortgage Rates Hurting Home Sales?

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2013-08-26 14:38:54

Higher interest rates recently led us to ask our Facebook fans that are brokers if they think that higher rates are slowing the real estate business.  So far we have 3 replies - which is not nearly enough to report on – however we will report it just the same: two no’s and one ye...[read more...]

Categories:   brokers | home buyer


Getting Your House Sold!

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2013-07-19 16:27:56

The first step to take when selling your home is to make sure that it’s ready to show, and while you could show it “as is” it’s not the best way to go if you want to get it sold fast or for the highest price.   We’re not talking about costly repairs; lit...[read more...]

Categories:   brokers | home seller


It's Time To Sell!

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2013-06-18 12:14:29

If you’re paying attention to the market then you know that real estate is one of the biggest reasons we’re experiencing signs of an improved economy.  Consumer trust is back and homes are increasing in value again.  This is a huge relief to just about everyone.  We&rsq...[read more...]

Categories:   home seller


Should Brokers Be Able To Negotiate Short Sales For A Fee?

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2013-06-03 10:50:42

A short sale, which is the sale of property for less than what the owner still owes on the mortgage, is an alternative to foreclosure.  Lenders accept short sales because they believe that they will be better off financially in the long run.  Short sales are lengthy and complicated, so ...[read more...]

Categories:   brokers


Should you increase your offer?

Posted by:  Skyline Properties Inc
2013-04-23 16:15:55

After looking for awhile, you finally found your dream home. Depending on many factors -- including the list price -- it may be wise to increase your offer. The real estate inventory in our area has been very limited recently, so it’s safe to wonder if the possibility of finding another dre...[read more...]

Categories:   home buyer