Changing Times or Not
Having just cleaned out my desk recently with my new business plan in place, I found an old newspaper, The Everett Herald, from March 1992. The headlines read: "Boeing Gives Layoff Slips to 3,000"; "Unemployment rate rises to highest level in more than six years" - 7.3%.And then I compare the headlines with a more recent post February 2009: "Boeing Gives Layoff Notices to 6,000", Unemployment rate rises to 7.1% in Snohomish County in December 2008".Catch any differences, probably not. It's the real estate cycle. We just happen to be in the "down cycle" but remember, what goes down, needs to come up. It will take awhile, but it will happen.
It's a great time to buy in the Snohomish County area. With rates at an all time low, still plenty of inventory, and seller concessions, buyers hold the upper hand. Well you say, "I need to sell to buy". OK, the key is to price your home realistically to sell and make it up on the buying end.
For expert advice in the Snohomish County area, call Karen Villa Schweinfurth 425-308-3669, or email: email@example.com.
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Hope you find this information helpful. Make it a great day where you are.
Karen Villa Schweinfurth, ABR, CRS, SRES, e-PRO
RE/MAX Northwest Realtors
RE/MAX Hall of Fame Member
REALTOR of the Year 2008