Thursday, January 17, 2019

How do I Buy/Sell at the Same Time? What do I do If...

Buying Contingent Upon Selling Your Home
How Do I Buy and Sell at One Time? What If...
By Jenna Wynand

The question asked by many people on a daily basis, often in their own heads. The question of selling your home and buying another in one fell swoop sounds overwhelming and difficult and many times never goes beyond just the idea.  This is all due to one factor: Education. 

I have decided to write this small article for the reason that I meet with clients on a weekly basis who would love to get into a new home but are scared or nervous how to do so all at one time. So many people never ask the question, they just always have this grand idea in their head to downsize or find a new forever home with land but they are too scared to make the move. In all reality, yes it can be a scary thought but with education and strategy, it is possible and not too complicated! I am so excited for the families and clients who have sat down and had this conversation with me and made the leap.

In the past few years I have successfully helped many clients buy and sell at the same time and finally accomplish their goals. In our market many people ask the same questions, all of which are great questions to ask. Here are some of the most common questions I get during my appointments:

  • What if my house does not sell?
  • What if it sells too quick and I can't find a home?
  • How does the lender make this work?
  • How does moving work? Where do I go in the meantime?
  • Do I have to sell and then find a place fast?

The answer for all of these questions will depend on a few factors. One factor is the type of home you currently own and the type of home you are looking to sell. If you are selling or buying a unique home we will setup a strategy to work with timelines and current inventory to see how long your property might take to sell, or how often homes come on the market similar to ones on your wish list. 

I will work with you to build a marketing plan, timeline and strategy to ensure that your move is successful and also keep in mind the financial aspect. A few financial aspects we discuss when buying contingent and selling are:

  • Net Proceeds
  • Down Payment 
  • Estimated Payment and Closing Costs for New Home
  • Potential Capital Gains or Tax Implications if they apply
  • Making sure your lender is ready and has your documentation

If you have been considering buying and selling at the same time, it is always great to have a conversation and fully understand the moving parts and process. While it can be a stressful process, I will take care of you and help you get to your next step and dream home! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Stunning Views, Cabin in the Woods! Just Listed

Stunning cabin style home on 5.06 secluded acres with territorial views! Expansive wood work, massive vaulted ceilings and gorgeous wrap around deck. Upgraded kitchen with huge pantry and granite island. Spacious living and dining area with hardwoods. Upstairs loft master bedroom with balcony, living space and full bathroom with closet. Downstairs potential second living area/bedroom with wet bar, full bathroom and separate entrance.

Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Just Listed, 2 Bedrooms, Great Lot. Spacious Living Area! $230,000. Walk to Town!

Wonderful two bedroom home on large lot! Great open concept floorplan, perfect for entertaining. Kitchen and dining room open up to a large living room with new cherry Brazilian laminate floors. Two nice sized bedrooms and a full bathroom with a tub/shower. Giant covered patio and a large yard with plenty of space! Walk to Old Town Battle Ground!


Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group

Friday, December 21, 2018

Just Listed, Downtown Camas Craftsman! $315,000

Adorable craftsman home in the heart of downtown Camas! Spacious floorplan with high ceilings and a wood burning brick fireplace. Newly remodeled kitchen with granite counters, white cabinets and new flooring. Two bedrooms on main floor and optional bedroom downstairs. Amazing fully fenced yard with a covered deck, pool, gazebo and BBQ area. Walk to restaurants, shops, parks and everything Camas has to offer! OPEN HOUSE SAT 22nd 11-1

Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Great 3 Bedroom Vancouver Ranch Home, Large yard, Nice Finishes!

Great home with 3 bed 2 bath. Very nicely updated throughout with laminate and tile floors, updated bathrooms, New roof 1 yr ago and exterior paint. Ductless heating system with A/C. Stainless steel appliances. Refrigerator and washer/ dryer stay with home. Huge back yard with large patio and 10x10 shed. RV Parking. Don't miss out on this beautiful home! Only minutes to 117th and 205.

Listing Courtesy of Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group BG LLC

Monday, December 17, 2018

Two Pending, Two SOLD and Two more COMING!

A very successful, fun and busy week for me in Real Estate! Two gorgeous homes were sold this week, two more went pending and two great listings are coming up soon! Keep your eyes out!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Amazing Floorplan, Great Yard! 3 Bedroom Vancouver Home

Stunning 3 bedroom, 3 bath contemporary home with incredible outdoor space! Large entry with private office to the right. Open, great room concept perfect for gathering. Gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Bonus room and utility located on second floor. Soaking tub, double vanity and walk in closet off master. Greenbelt located adjacent provides privacy and beautiful view. Ideal outdoor entertaining space!

Listing courtesy of Premiere Property Group, Jenna Wynand


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Home Buying Process, Lending and Real Estate

As a Real Estate Agent I know a great deal about the lending side of purchasing a home, but my job is to aid in real estate related questions.  I always strive to know the most I can to help my client when questions are asked showing homes but your lender possesses in depth knowledge of different loan programs, current rates, down payment, etc. It is crucial to have a great lender by your side to assist with questions that specifically apply to your situation and what is best for your needs.

Lets take a simple look at the home buying process! Starting from application process to closing. Your real estate agent and lender work together to make this an easy, seamless and stress free process for you. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Winter Weather and YOUR Home- Be Ready and Save Money!

1. Invest in weather stripping

Weather stripping is a good way to help seal warm air in and cold air out of your home. Available in almost any hardware store, weather stripping installs quickly around windows and doors and can help prevent air leaks and to make your home warmer. Before winter arrives, check the following parts of your home for leaks or drafts: windows, doors, vents, fans, plumbing areas, air conditioners, mail chutes and electrical or gas lines.

2. Clean your gutters

Clear gutters help drain water away from your roof and your house. If they're clogged however, especially in colder months, they're more apt to freeze, causing additional blockages. Blocked gutters can allow melting ice and snow to seep into your roof, or flood your home's foundation, causing damage and issues.

3. Prune trees around the house

If there are long tree branches hanging near your house, your roof, or your gutters, prune them before it gets too cold. Branches broken from heavy snow and ice can cause all kinds of damage to your home. A few hours with the pruner now could save you thousands of dollars in damages later this winter.

4. Stock up on basics

You know what happens when the news calls for bad weather; stores flood with people, all buying milk, bread, batteries, flashlights, and duct tape by the truck load. Strong winds, blizzards, ice, and snow can cause blackouts and power outages, which can wreak havoc on your home in the winter. To prepare, keep supplies on hand!

5. Protect pipes from freezing

Having a burst pipe can cause more than $5,000 in water damage! Don't turn the heat down too much when you’re out of the house. You may not be there to enjoy it, but your pipes need the heat to prevent freezing. Let faucets drip during serious cold snaps to provide relief for your pipes. Give your home a once over for any exposed or vulnerable piping, and wrap them with insulation. Hardware stores usually carry foam rubber or fiberglass sleeves for pipes, which are easy to install. Caulk up cracks or holes in your walls to keep cold air away from pipes. This might not be practical for the average homeowner, so speak to a trusted contractor.If your pipes do freeze, and water stops flowing from faucets, call a plumber immediately!

 6. Test your sump pump

Keep your crawl space or basement dry by checking to ensure that your sump pump is in good 

working order before having to repair or replace during the cold and wet weather.

 6. Inspect your insulation

Check your home for tears or missing insulation to save money and keep your home properly 


Thursday, November 15, 2018

What is ACTUALLY Happening in Our Local Market?

What is ACTUALLY Happening in Our Market?

Don't Let the Media Fool You, Be Educated...
Written by Jenna Wynand

You have probably seen and heard TV, Media, Real Estate Agents, Lenders, friends or family saying "Oh, the real estate marketing is shifting!!" or maybe "Real Estate is dropping fast!". Well, I am here to tell you that indeed the market IS shifting, but ever so slightly. When we really examine the county statistics for Clark County, this "HUGE" so called shift, is actually quite small. 

Once people start chattering and seeing a few price drops the news travels fast, especially since the market was inflated and getting very expensive. The true reality is that the shift we are seeing is somewhat common for the time of year, but also that it is quite minimal. 

The price changes increased by 3% in July and then adjusted down 2.2% in September and 1.5% in October. When we look at the average house price in Clark County in 2017 being $363,200 the price changes of the past 3 months only results in a $2,543 change. What people are failing to see and take advantage of is interest rates. The change in interest rates has a longer impact than price. 

Right now the interest rates are still low. Are they higher than 2015? Well yes, but historically a 5% interest rate is very low. 

Don't get tricked by media and sucked into the price of the home. Think about the long term interest rate effect on payment rather than a few thousand dollars on the house. Yes the market is shifting and interest rates are changing slightly, but this is nothing to panic over. 

Be educated and informed. If you have questions about our market, real estate, your home value, or really just want to ask questions out of curiosity I am here to help. 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Just Listed, Ridgefield 4 Bedroom Home with Great Floorplan! $345,000

Beautiful four bedroom home with wonderful open floorplan. 9 ft ceilings on first level with laminate flooring throughout and a gas fireplace. Spacious kitchen and dining area with stainless steel appliances. Large loft area, ample sized bedrooms and a large master suite with walk in closet, dual vanity, shower and jetted tub. Fully fenced yard with sprinkler system and a great covered patio. OPEN HOUSE OCT 28th 1-3

Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Gated 5 Acre Luxury Horse Property with Mountain Views!

Impressive 5 acre gated ranch home with territorial and mountain views. High and vaulted ceilings throughout with hardwood floors, custom cherry stained alder cabinets, exposed beams and two fireplaces. Potential second living area in finished daylight basement with bedrooms, wet bar, full bathroom and covered patio with hot tub and water feature. Cross fenced pastures and 36 x 36 barn with stalls and RV parking. Only 10 Minutes to I-5!

Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group

Friday, October 19, 2018

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY! $345,000. Vancouver 4 Bedroom Home with Upgrades!

Stunning four bedroom home with amazing upgrades! Gorgeous entry, 9 ft ceilings and engineered hard wood floors. Fantastic open concept floorplan, gas fireplace with wood mantle, built in shelving and gorgeous kitchen with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. Four large bedrooms and a master suite with his/hers closets, dual vanity, shower and huge tub. Fenced yard, beautiful inside and out! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY OCTOBER 21st FROM 1-3PM

Listed by Jenna Wynand 
Premiere Property Group

Sunday, October 14, 2018

3 Great Homes, All SOLD this Week!

These three beautiful homes were SOLD this week! Some happy sellers!

If you have been thinking of selling your home, lets chat. Give me a call or simply start by checking your home value and see if it might be a good option for you.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Just Listed, Amazing 4 Bedroom Home with all the Upgrades! Vancouver WA Home for Sale

JUST HIT MARKET! Stunning four bedroom home with amazing upgrades! Gorgeous entry, 9 ft ceilings and engineered hard wood floors. Fantastic open concept floorplan, gas fireplace with wood mantle, built in shelving and gorgeous kitchen with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. Four large bedrooms and a master suite with his/hers closets, dual vanity, shower and huge tub. Fenced yard, beautiful inside and out! OPEN HOUSE SUN OCT 7th from 1-3pm. 

4809 NE 60th Ave, Listed at $350,000

Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group BG LLC