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Buyer Agent - Eye View: Seattle

Seattle Property Market

Well, it is official - last year Seattle was the fastest growing city in the US.

From July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013, Seattle grew by 2.8 percent — the highest rate among the 50 most-populous U.S. cities. Seattle added nearly 18,000 residents and 15,000 new jobs in the one-year period, bringing its population to about 652,000.

Buyer Agent - Eye View: Bethesda

Hot, Hot, Not
During the first three months of 2014, Bethesda had a very hot market with 130 Single Family Home (SFH) settlements. These homes ranged from 2 -7 bedroom, 1-6 full bathroom homes of 750 to over 7200 square feet. They ranged in price from $500,000 to $4,100,000.

There were only 5 fee simple townhomes sold in Bethesda during those first three months. They ranged from 2-4 bedroom, 2-3 bedroom homes of 1286-3026 square feet. They ranged in price from $490,000 to $1,120,000.

Buyer Agent - Eye View: Orlando

ORLANDO median home prices climbed 24% in 2013, as short sales dropped 33% and foreclosures dropped 11%.  Normal sales went up 42% as the Central Florida housing market rebounds better than any other large city in Florida.  Overall, home prices are on the rise which is good news for our economy.

Inventory is up by about 25% giving the 2014 homebuyer many more homes to choose from, and a variety of communities.   Florida real estate has always been in demand due to the balmy climate and absence of snow so the perfect weather is a big draw.

Buyer Agent-Eye View: Bethesda

Exclusive Buyer Agent (EBA) in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area including the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland. 

My office is located in Bethesda, Maryland, a small town just outside of DC. The housing stock in Bethesda varies by neighborhood, and proximity to our local metro rail system. Single Family detached homes in the downtown Bethesda area (zip code 20814) range from older 2 bedroom and1 full bath homes up to 7 bedroom with 7 full baths and 3 half bathroom homes. Recent listing prices ranged from $689,900 to $4,000,000 in the last few months. 

Orlando Inventory

Buyer Agent-Eye View: Orlando

Nicknamed  "The City Beautiful," Orlando is the 3rd largest metro city in Florida .  It has about 2 million people, 5,000 restaurants, 2,000 lakes and 176 golf courses...and the weather is annual average of 82 degrees.   Orlando, Florida is home to Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and many other places where all ages can have fun year round.  It is never too cold to fish or too hot to play golf.

National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents Challenges NAR Agency Definitions as Being a Disservice to Consumers

The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA), the organization of real estate professionals who advocate for buyers, has contacted the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) because NAR has deliberately removed Exclusive Buyer and Exclusive Seller Representation from their publications and materials.  View the letter.

Home Buying Experts Publish Report To Help Buyers Purchase Short Sales

Click here to be taken straight to the report. The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA), the organization of real estate professionals who advocate for buyers, has found that many home buyers are not adequately prepared to buy short sale homes. To help educate home buyers of the many pitfalls involved with short sale transactions the group is publishing a free report titled “Short Sales Are a Long Shot For America’s Home Buyers!