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Is This Good News For Buyers?

Is This Good News For Buyers?

Source: NWMLS A promising future is on the horizon for new homebuyers! With sizable increases in new listings compared to this time last year there will finally be some buyer relief in store for the...

Where Does The Real Estate Market Stand Now?

Where Does The Real Estate Market Stand Now?

Source: NWMLS Ever since March 2020, the housing market has been incredibly active, with inventory being depleted the moment homes come on the market. In this blog, we are going to give you an...

10 Steps for an Easy Move

10 Steps for an Easy Move

Source: Residential Resale Council Taking time to plan out an efficient and well-managed move will not only help you save time and money, but it will also allow for an easy, low-stress move for you...

Top 10 Remodeling Projects With the Best ROI

Top 10 Remodeling Projects With the Best ROI

Source: Residential Resale Council Every smart homeowner knows that major—or even minor—remodeling projects should be undertaken with one eye on design and the other on the ROI. You want to be...

3 Reasons to Consider Condominiums

3 Reasons to Consider Condominiums

Source: NWMLS Entering the housing market as a homebuyer has become nearly impossible as the competitive market has kept its foot firmly on the accelerator. While it may not be the traditional path...

2021 Housing Market Frenzy Not Anticipated to Slow

2021 Housing Market Frenzy Not Anticipated to Slow

Source: NWMLS Now that the holiday season has come to a close and we have entered into a new year, a new wave of buyers will be surging into the real estate market. If you read our previous blog,...

Skagit County Housing Market Q4 2020

Skagit County Housing Market Q4 2020

The median sales price of a Skagit County homes rose 12.9% to $421,975 in 2020, more than doubling in the last 10 years, according to managing broker, Shelah Inman of Brown McMillen Real Estate in...

Washington State Real Estate Remains Strong

Washington State Real Estate Remains Strong

Source: NWMLS In years past, the holiday season is typically a time of rest for the real estate market, with competition for homes easing quite a bit as we head into the new year. But, like most...

What You Need To Know About Zoom Towns

What You Need To Know About Zoom Towns

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the new year and into its tenth month of duration, more and more urban professionals are seeking permanent residences outside the hustle and bustle of cities....

The Benefits of Selling During the Holiday Season

The Benefits of Selling During the Holiday Season

This fall and winter are turning out to be great times to sell! We are experiencing a seller's market in Skagit County which means there are more buyers wanting to buy than sellers wanting to sell....

Help Your Home Shine During Winter Showings

Help Your Home Shine During Winter Showings

Initial impressions are always important when showing your home, but in the winter, there are some extras to keep in mind: Keep leaves and snow off the drive. If there is snow on the ground, and the...

Skagit County Housing Market Q3 2020

Skagit County Housing Market Q3 2020

The Skagit County housing market in the third quarter was hotter than a summer heatwave, according to a local real-estate broker.  The median sales price of a Skagit County home was $436,000 in the...

COUNTY BUILDING CODE INFO

COUNTY BUILDING CODE INFO

Purchasing a home is a huge step for a special time as they are a place of joy and memories.  Families meet and grow.  If you are lucky enough to own your home here in the Skagit Valley then you...

SICBA HOME TOUR

SICBA HOME TOUR

The 9th annual SICBA (Skagit Island Counties Builders Association) Home Tour was this past weekend - September 11-13, 2015.  This was an exciting event for our community.  The home tours are our...

BROKER AND AGENT EXPLAINED

BROKER AND AGENT EXPLAINED

For the first time home buyer finding your way around the buying process can be a challenge because it feels like there is so much to learn!   Choosing a real estate agency that is licensed with...

SKAGIT TULIP FEST UNDERWAY

SKAGIT TULIP FEST UNDERWAY

The sun has been shining here in the Skagit Valley and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is underway.  There are tons of beautiful fields and activities to enjoy including Salmon BBQ and PACAAR Open...

REALTOR OF THE YEAR

REALTOR OF THE YEAR

Brown McMillen Real Estate Agent Ron Wortham was awarded the " Realtor of the Year" award at the North Puget Sound Association of Realtors annual Installation and Awards Social that was held...