Best House

Viewing Homes – it’s fun but serious business. Pay Attention

Most home buyers love looking at homes.  The thought of a new to the buyer home can be a very fun and exciting time.  It also can be a very stressful time with a huge decision making process.  Viewing homes is fun but serious business.  You must pay attention to detail and not get wrapped up in the fluff of a typical home. Here are a few steps you might want to use when viewing homes and making a purchase decision. 1. STEP THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. Try and envision where you might be in … [Read More...]

Homes For Sale

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR! It could effect your sale someday!

My neighbor's home is on the market.  When I saw the lock box go on I couldn't contain my excitement!  I can't wait for these neighbors to be OUT of my neighborhood!  There are lots of reasons why and the story is so long and drawn out that the story is just as exhausting as these neighbors. About 2 years ago they sent my husband a letter asking if he would remove the "No Trespassing" signs on our fence if they put their home on the market for sale.  (Yes, we have them, they are part of the … [Read More...]

pink sink

Pink Sink? Replace before Listing?

This morning I was browsing the NWMLS data base of homes trying to find a client the perfect Kitsap County Waterfront home when I came across a photo, a photo of a pink sink.  Here over on the Kitsap Peninsula you can find water front property in the $300,000 - yep, its true.  So based on price there may be some waterfront homes that might need some updating.  However, the home I was looking at carries an "updated look" price.  So why the pink sink?  Pink sinks came into existence during the … [Read More...]

Home Sale Net Proceeds

Kitsap County Home Sellers – What does it cost to sell?

It just might be the perfect time to sell.  No, really.  Inventory is very low!  In Kitsap County there is only about 2 months of inventory available. What that means is if no homes come on the market we will run out of homes for sale in a 2 month time span.  Do you have equity in your home?  Have you wanted to sell and move up to a different home but thought it might not be possible because of the local housing market?  Of course you can contact us for an estimated value and a net proceeds … [Read More...]

Bremerton New Construction

New Homes in Bremerton – Bremerton New Construction For Sale

Bremerton New Homes or New Construction Homes - Sometimes you just have to have new. I have a few buyers that are all about the new and so I have seen several new home neighborhoods over the last several weeks. New construction is a passion of mine and it use to be my real estate "niche". I have participated in the selling of over 230 new construction homes since I began selling new construction in 1996. That may not be a large amount for the big builders but it gave me the experience and the … [Read More...]

Active Duty Military Discount for Buyers and Sellers

Active Duty Military Real Estate Rebate

New for 2015 – Naval Base Kitsap Home Buyer/Home Seller Rebate Plan   HOMEFRONT Realty, the sponsor of Navel Base Kitsap Relocation is offering a “military discount” to ALL Active Duty Military members. This rebate will allow a buyer to use the rebate amount towards closing costs on their home purchase, or if allowable by their lender a FULL CASH REBATE. As long as it can be entered on the HUD-1 Closing Statement you can receive CASH at closing. There are some very small … [Read More...]

Home Inspection

Buyer Beware |Real Estate Home Purchase

Buyer Beware - Seller Disclosure Statement (Form 17) and formal Home Inspections are still no guarantee that your home is in the shape you think it is.  Caveat Emptor is Latin for , "Let the buyer beware".  Caveat Emptor is the property law principle that controls the sale of real property after the date of closing.  Under the principle, the buyer can't recover damages from the seller for defects on the property that render the property damaged.  The exception is if the seller actively concealed … [Read More...]