January 3, 2013

Intrust Funding, the leading hard money lender in King County, is bringing you the latest market updates:


The market is done with needed correction and there continues to be low inventory levels and high buyer demand which is causing multiple offers in many loca...

December 17, 2012

All in all, 2013 bathroom trends point to one thing: a more natural, simple, usable bathroom space. Emphasizing the wood, light colors, and simple lines you’d find in a spa retreat, 2013 is starting to look like a good year for R&R.

 Luxury bathroom remodels have been...

November 20, 2012

To generate the chart below, I took all the sales data for single-family homes sold in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties from the beginning of 2010 through the end of October. Since my data download puts late-reported sales into the month that the sale actually took...

September 25, 2012

The ongoing rise in home prices, up for the sixth month in a row in Julyaccording to a widely followed index, is bringing some badly-needed support for an ailing U.S. economy.

The road back to economic health, though, is going to be a long one.


U.S. single-family home p...

September 14, 2012

Buying a home is way cheaper than renting in all 100 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, including Seattle, according to a new report.

The average home ownership cost in the Seattle area is $978 a month, 42 percent lower than average rent, the real estate compan...

August 30, 2012


This home was purchased by an investor in February.  It is located in Mt. Baker, one of Seattle’s most desirable neighborhoods.  It was completely gutted. It features all new appliances, marble bathrooms, built-ins and gorgeous moldings.  For the look of the house, we...

August 27, 2012

King County home sales and prices continued to rise in the second quarter, pushing down affordability, according to a new report.


Sales of existing homes rose by a seasonally adjusted 3.2 percent from the first quarter and 17.2 percent from a year earlier, the Runstad...

August 14, 2012

See all the pictures from the last few weeks here.  The house is looking amazing!  There was a ton of time spent on prepping and painting the trim, which is everywhere!  The interior doors have been painted and are being installed.  And finally the exterior is now pain...

August 6, 2012

 The mortgage industry is unlikely to go back to the previous standards that led to trouble: minimal documentation of income and assets, zero down payments and a widespread disregard for applicants’ ability to afford payments on the mortgages they sought.



July 20, 2012

So much progress in the last couple of weeks.  There is a ton of trim going in, which is completely changing the look of the house. Wainscoting in the formal areas.  Week 19 the trim was installed, week 20 filled and prepped and now the guys are taping the walls so it...

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