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Sunday, December 29, 2019   /   by Dixie Simon

Spokane Market Update for the Week of 12/27/2019

In some ways, the market hasn't changed since last week. We are still experiencing low inventory with 1.3 months at best, however; with the Holidays and families, realtors, banks and title companies out celebrating, it definitely takes a hit these last two weeks of December.

In the month of December this year, however, we have listed 374 new homes, and 160 homes that were under contract came Back on the Market. 254 homes had a Price change and only 4 of those were an increase. Also, in the last 27 Days of 2019, we have 1244 homes that are pending and 858 that have already closed.

While the trends continue to mix it up a bit, we are still in a multiple offer situation. Homes in that median price range are moving quickly within 7 to 14 days.

The days continue to be extremely short here in the Northwest so work hard and work early… and there is a lot of positive activity happening in the world of Real Estate. Zillow predicts Spokane Housing values to continue to i ...

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Friday, December 13, 2019   /   by Dixie Simon

What does a Seller Pay When Selling a Home? ( Part One)

The majority of the time, We as Realtors find that Buyers are under the impression that the buyer pays for the Realtor and the majority of the costs. They do not realize the costs the Seller incurs. It is good to know because when a buyer is asking for concessions, it isn’t always that enticing for the Seller.  


In talking with many new and previous sellers, often, they were unaware of the costs involved, which can take the wind right out of the sail. Often they are blind-sided due to lack of proper communication with the realtor or trying to do it themselves. Knowing what to expect and doing some pre-planning can help absorb some of the sticker-shock. 
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Friday, December 13, 2019   /   by Dixie Simon

How Much Does it Cost to Sell My House? (Part Two)

There is good news.

We talked in Part One about the costs before selling your home; however, most of your costs at closing will be paid out of the sale proceeds. The bad news is that you'll be saying goodbye to some big dollars.


1.     Real estate agent commissions. If you decide to work with a real estate agent rather than do FSBO (for sale by owner), you will likely be paying the entire 5% - 6% commission split between the buyer's agents Brokerage and the Sellers agents Brokerage. Although working with an agent doesn’t cost you anything upfront, the commissions you pay at closing will be one of your most significant expenses. (A great realtor is worth their weight in every penny and will yield you a more significant bottom line) 

2.     There are other closing costs or credits to the property buyer. You might have agreed, based on local tradition or buyer negotiation, to pay some of the standard costs associated with clos ...

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Friday, December 13, 2019   /   by Dixie Simon

Spokane Real Estate Market Update for the week of 12/13/2019

Not a lot has changed in the market since last week. We are still experiencing low inventory with 1.3 months at best. We had 94 new listings hit the MLS this week. 27 homes went BOM this week for one reason or another. We also had 72 existing listings that have price drops, which IS something new. Just taking this week's numbers into account, we had 92% of the 72 homes having a price drop.

While the trends are mixing it up a bit, that does not necessarily equate that it is a bad thing. In the last month, we have sold 179 homes, and 1367 homes are pending closing. With interest rates still great for buyers coupled with the lack of inventory, our Spokane market is HOT and moving forward in a positive direction. 

The key is for dedicated buyers, this is a super-duper time for you to jump into action. Less competition because many people either don't have to buy right now, are panty wastes when it comes to cold weather, and do not understand the magnitude of lower interest ra ...

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Friday, December 6, 2019   /   by Dixie Simon

Home Features Today’s Buyers Want Most

The other day my clients and I walked into a beautifully remodeled home.
Seriously, they did an amazing job on this remodel. I was moving in with them,
right up until the moment we stepped into the laundry/furnace room.
It killed the mood instantly.




Hi. This is Dixie with Haven Real Estate Group. It is surprising when remodels miss the mark so badly on the issue of what Buyers want most in a new home. Sometimes it is so glaring that it is hard to imagine how anyone would try to sell it looking like it does. It seems like common sense would kick in, but as we know, sometimes it doesn’t.



So, what are homebuyers looking for today?  


From hardwood floors to energy-efficient appliances, certain features in a home have the power to win over potential home buyers.




Laundry rooms have become a game-changer in home buying actually topping the list of must-have amenities. Whether the room is near a bedroom or the kitchen, the key is to have ...

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