Monday, September 17, 2018

Clark County WA Real Estate Trends- What is Happening in Our Market?

Clark County Home Price Trends

Anyone else see the trend here? Take a good look at this graph below. This graph reflects the average sale price of homes in Clark County as defined by our local MLS service. 


We have now surpassed the height of the market back in 2007 that so many people experienced. Our market has always been a cyclical market that tends to follow a 10 year pattern. The major hit that our market experienced is still very fresh in many minds, but it is not often that our market experiences that much change in value.

 Taking a look at this graph, you do notice that our price chart is extremely predictable in pattern, but it cannot predict severity. With slight increases in interest rates and low inventory, it is very difficult to predict what will happen in 2019. Locally we are experiencing a huge influx of people moving to the Pacific Northwest. This is one major reason we have been seeing prices rise and our inventory level so low. Inventory has been at low levels, between 1 and 2 months for almost 3 years now.  This simply means that the amount of demand for homes is higher than our supply so consequently our prices will increase. 

If you have been considering selling your home, NOW is a great time.  Educating yourself on costs, price, expectations and timelines can take time and is something that I can help you determine, free of charge. I am always happy to sit down with clients and discuss options and seeing if selling makes sense for their needs and finances. 

For a free market analysis, give me a call at 360-903-7515 or you can also start here by following the link- Clark County Home Price Check

Monday, September 10, 2018

7 Signs You May Be Ready to Sell Your Home- Sell My Home, Clark County!

7 Signs You May Be Ready to Sell Your House


If you've been asking yourself this question lately, I have some great news for you! In Clark County we are currently experiencing a seller's market. With very limited inventory around 1.2 months, we are in need of more listings for the amount of demand in our area. 

Market conditions are not the only reason to sell your home, it is a very personal decision you have to make. Here are some signs it may be a great time to sell your home.

1. You've got equity on your side.

For most homeowners, being financially ready to sell your house comes down to one factor: equity. During the housing meltdown of 2008–09, millions of homeowners found themselves with negative equity which meant their home value was less than the current amount they owed on their homes.

Since our stead increase in the market, most people are finding equity in their homes and homes are valued much greater than their loan balance. 

Figuring out how much equity you have may sound complicated, but the math is actually simple.
So how much equity is enough? These are the types of things I can help with. I help run a market analysis on your home to find the market value we feel we will sell your home. Then, the local title company helps me run a net sheet to calculate taxes, fees, loan balance and many other factors to help us determine the equity and net proceeds you will see from your sale.

2. You are not carrying debt and you have some money in the bank.

You are finally at a financial state where you feel comfortable. You have been able to pay off debts and live comfortably. You have taken a considerable amount of time and concern into lowering your debt ratio and have worked hard to achieve your goals and eliminate payments on many of your assets. Start by taking a hard look at your finances. If you've paid off all your nonmortgage debt and have three to six months of expenses in your emergency fund, that's a good sign you're financially mature enough to purchase a home again.

3. You can afford to buy a home that is a better fit for you and your lifestyle.

Another factor to consider is how well your home meets your everyday needs. Perhaps you could use another bedroom (or even two) to accommodate your growing family. Or maybe your kids have all moved out and you're ready to downsize.

4. You can financially afford the change and move

Don't get so carried away by the excitement of your next home that you forget to account for the cost of leaving your current one. A great down payment will help both your monthly payment and other loan factors to help your next home be more affordable and keep you at a comfortable budget.

You should also invest a little to get your current place ready for prime time. Focus your home improvement dollars on paint, curb appeal and other small updates that can help you get more money and sell faster.  A little bit of fresh paint and elbow grease can go a long way into making a great impression—and getting your home sold fast!
Want a bonus tip that doesn't cost a dime? Clear out the clutter. Neat closets and tidy shelves make your home look larger!

5. You're emotionally ready to sell.

If the numbers show you're financially ready to make a move, great! But don't forget—selling your home is an emotional issue, too. Before you plant the "For Sale" sign in the front yard, take a minute to answer just a few more questions:
  • Are you ready to put in the work to get your house ready for house hunters?
  • Are you committed to keeping it ready to show for weeks or months?
  • Are you ready to hear the reasons why potential buyers believe your home is not perfect?
  • Are you ready for honest—and sometimes hardball—negotiations over what buyers are willing to pay for your home?
  • Are you really ready to move out and leave the place where your family has made memories?
As a qualified real estate agent I can give you a better picture on the selling and buying process and the timelines. I can help you with tips and pointers on your current home and help make this an easy transition.

6. You Understand the Market (a Little Bit)

No one can predict how the housing market will perform. But the National Association of Realtors expects modest growth for existing homes in 2018. Despite the possibility of rising mortgage rates, home sales in 2018 are forecasted to grow around 7% percent. Ask me more on the current market statistics for your area specifically.

Home Values Are Riding High

With rents up and mortgage rates down, many renters are looking to buy their first home. There's just one problem: They're having trouble finding homes for sale within their price range.

If you took economics in school, you learned all about supply and demand. When supply is down and demand goes up, prices trend upwards as well. That means your home might be worth more than you think. Consider the numbers:
  • According to the National Realtors Association, U.S. homes are on the market an average of only 34 days, that's four less than last year.
  • Recent listings of starter homes are 8% less than searches, which means there are more house hunters than homes available for sale. 
  • Our current inventory for Clark County has been less than 3 months which leaves this a seller's market. 
In other words, the market's hot for just about any home seller—but especially if you've got a starter home to sell.

7. You hired the right Agent for YOU

The reasons already mentioned are essential to consider before selling your home this year. But remember, your real estate market is unique—and so is your financial situation. Time to find the perfect agent for you. Personality and expertise are very important. I would love to sit down and chat with you to see if I might be a good fit for your needs and what you are looking to accomplish.

Selling your home is a big deal.  A real estate agent does more than just schedule showings of your home.  They bring experience and confidence to the table when they handle their many job duties, which include:
  • Giving you advice about updates or repairs that will make your home more attractive
  • Helping you set a price for your home
  • Marketing your home so it receives as much exposure to potential buyers as possible
  • Scheduling showings with potential buyers
  • Advising you as you negotiate offers
  • Handling all the required paperwork
If you are thinking now might be the right time for you, give me a call at 360-903-7515, or simply start with looking into your home's value.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

PENDING!! Just Listed Amazing Ranch Home! Woodland WA 3 Bdrm PLUS Den, 3 Car Extra Deep Garage! $344,900

NO OPEN HOUSE, WE ARE PENDING!

Beautiful ranch home with tons of upgrades! Three bedrooms plus a den/potential 4th bedroom. Spacious floorplan with 9 ft ceilings and vaulted family room with fireplace. Large open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, great pantry, granite counters and a huge eat in bar. Large master bedroom with dual vanity and walk in closet. Fully fenced yard and extra deep 3 car garage. Community pool and amenities! OPEN HOUSE Sept 9th 1-3pm.









Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group
360-903-7515

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Just Listed 5.71 Acres, Great Home and a BARN! $515,000

Wonderful two story home on 5.71 Acres with a barn! Spacious kitchen with island, hardwood floors, new counters and mosaic backsplash. Master bedroom with jetted tub, walk in closet and new shower. 4 large bedrooms plus bonus room. Beautiful wrap around porch, RV Parking and 4 car tandem garage with rear garage door and hot water! Great horse property with flat acreage, a 36x36 barn and 12x24 lean-to. OPEN HOUSE AUG. 26 1-3pm.




Listed by Jenna Wynand
Premiere Property Group
360-903-7515

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ridgefield 3 Bedroom Home, Brand New!


Opportunity for home ownership or rental property close to new casino with easy freeway access. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath spacious townhouse. Great room concept perfect for entertaining friends and family. Large walk in closet in Master. Several parks and walking trails in the community for convenient enjoyment of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Only a five minute drive to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.





Listing courtesy of Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group
360-903-7515

Great Ridgefield Home for Sale, 2 Story, Amazing yard!

Charming 2 story home with tons of curb appeal. Light and bright interior with vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. Stainless steel appliances in kitchen and added bonus butler's pantry for extra storage space. Brand new carpet throughout. Master bedroom has attached bath, soaking tub and walk-in closet. Large laundry room. Sliding glass door leads outside to your private backyard.






Listing Courtesy of Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group
360-903-7515 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, AUG 5th from 1-3pm

COME SEE ME TODAY! OPEN HOUSE at 1407 NE 72nd Way, Vancouver. Priced at $310,000 for this beautiful move in ready home. Open from 1-3pm. 







Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group
360-903-7515

Friday, July 13, 2018

3 Bedroom Ranch, Large Corner lot! Just listed in Battle Ground! $285,000


Wonderful ranch home on large corner lot! This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home features a spacious living area with a gas fireplace and a huge vaulted kitchen with tons of storage space. Master suite with walk in closet and shower. Good sized bedrooms including organizers and lights in all closets. Large two car garage with shelving and epoxy floors. Large fully fenced yard with patio and plenty of room for a garden. OPEN HOUSE SAT 7/14 10-12







Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group

360-903-7515

Sunday, July 1, 2018

OPEN HOUSE TODAY 7/1! 12-2pm at 1407 NE 72nd Way

Open house today! Come check out this great home! 1407 NE 72nd Way, Vancouver WA.

OPEN TODAY 12-2PM








Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group
360-903-7515

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

5 Acres, Vineyard and a 5 Bdrm Home, Ridgefield WA Home for Sale!


Beautifully maintained two story home on 5 acres. Stunning kitchen with massive granite island, custom cabinetry and an eating area off the deck overlooking the vineyard. Master on the main floor and every bedroom has an en-suite. Grand master bedroom with two closets, heated tile floors and a custom tiled walk in shower. Outdoor oasis with a gorgeous deck, spa, vineyard and RV parking. OPEN HOUSE 6/16 from 12-3pm! 










Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group

360-903-7515


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

2.5 Acres, A Shop and a Stunning Brush Prairie WA Home!

Checkout this Spacious Home that offers 4 bedrooms or 3 & a bonus-room with 2.5 baths. Fully updated throughout with granite, tile back splash, laminate flooring, mini-split system downstairs and so much more. Large Shop w/room for RV Parking. Flat acreage on a private dead end road.







Listing Courtesy of Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group
360-903-7515
WHAT IS MY HOME WORTH?

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    Great Woodland Home for Sale, Huge Yard!

    Open House 5/27 11-2.This home is Gorgeous...a very well cared for home and it shows!! Check out this four bedroom with a nice bonus room that could easily be a 5th bedroom. Huge beautifully landscaped yard, plenty of room for RV parking and a great family neighborhood! There is plenty of room in this home for your family and very light and inviting!! No flood insurance required . Sprinkler system and central air.






    Listing Courtesy of Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group
    360-903-7515