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

Monday, October 1, 2018

Brand New, Water View, Downtown Ridgefield! $399,000

Brand new home with a water view in the heart of downtown Ridgefield! Spacious floorplan, 9ft ceilings downstairs, huge kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, an island and pantry. Great dining and family room with a gas fireplace. Four large bedrooms and master with balcony and water view! Great covered patio and porch. Walk to restaurants, shops, waterfront, parks and everything Ridgefield has to offer! There is still time to pick your finishes! Proposed Feb 2019.

Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group  BG LLC

Friday, September 28, 2018

Just Hit the Market! 9 Acres, Shop, Barn and One Level Home! La Center WA Horse Property!

Ranch home on huge 9 acre farm. Open concept floorplan, 3 bedrooms, updated bathrooms and master bedroom with a walk in closet. Gorgeous property with 8 flat cross fenced pastures, a 24x60 Barn with 4 stalls, hay storage and a tack room. Huge 30x36 shop, 12x36 RV parking and a 12x22 office space! Outdoor riding area, a seasonal pond and tons of space for RVs and toys. Amazing land and great existing home, or build new if you desire!

Listed by Jenna Wynand, Premiere Property Group BG LLC

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


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

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

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