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Posts made in May, 2010


  • North Everett townhome style duplex

    May 25, 2010 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    North Everett Duplex Dream! This 2003 townhome-style duplex is ideal for the owner-occupied investor. Each unit has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, over 1600 square feet and a one-car garage. Way beyond ordinary with picture windows, rounded corners, dining rooms, laundry rooms, and gas forced-air heat. Situated on a large fully-fenced lot with easy access to I-5 and located less than a block from 14-acre park. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link: WalnutDuplex.pdfRead more

  • Signs of a stabilizing market? Neighborhood indicators and trends emerge…

    May 11, 2010 /
    Jesse D. Moore /

    There was a time when real estate agents helped people buy and sell homes. Then the market changed, and now we do a lot more counseling, some financial advising, negotiating short sales with banks, and on the flip side - evaluating properties for banks as they liquidate their foreclosed assets. Regarding the latter, banks ask real estate agents to complete BPOs (broker price opinions), to give them an understanding of the local market and an evaluation of the property's value. Banks do not pay agents well for this service, but agents (including myself) do them in the hopes of listing bank-owned properties. When completing BPOs, I have enough experience that if I'm familiar with the neighborhood I have an intuitive idea what the price of the home should be before I go about the work of proving it. My intuition is not enough for the banks though, so I have to complete a fairly rigorous form that goes over statistical averages for the neighborhood of the home that I'm evaluating. I hate BPOs - but the truth is, doing them on a regular basis makes me a better agent. It's easy to take what's true for a majority of neighborhoods…Read more