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After half a decade of planning, changes to laws governing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs) were passed by the Seattle City Council. Even though ADUs have been allowed since 1994, only 1.61% of 135,000 lots in single-family zones have an ADU owing to numerous cumbersome rules and regulations. We think this legislation is a step in the right direction....
Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index July 2019
Fannie Mae recently released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions. Great News! The index reached its highest level...
Facebook Ad Changes Aug 19, 2019
Facebook Ads: Changes to text and aspect ratios on Mobile News Feed If you're using Facebook for advertising, you need to be aware of this update. See the announcement below from the directly from Facebook Announcement. Starting August 19th, 2019, Page posts and ads on mobile will match the look and feel of the new Facebook design introduced earlier this year. Updates for mobile...
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#Blownaway: 12/14 Friday was a remarkable day for InBestments.com. We were a key sponsor of the TRENDS Tradeshow, the largest rental housing ownership/management conference, and trade show on the West Coast. We got in front of 1500+ attendees and were blown away by the tremendous support and glowing reviews we received from Real Estate Investors, Brokers/Agents, Property Managers, Lenders,...
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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today i.e., 27 November 2018, that it is increasing the conforming loan limit for Fannie and Freddie mortgages in nearly every part of the U.S. The conforming loan limits will rise from this year’s total of $453,100 to $484,350 for 2019. That’s an increase of 6.9% vis-a-vis 2018 limit. This is the third straight...
Vinod Sharma, of Seattle WA, knows how hard it is for real estate investors and agents to find profitable investment properties. "Most of the investors and agents I know have dozens of spreadsheets to calculate whether a property is a profitable flip or a good rental," says Vinod. "It's almost impossible for regular people to find good investment opportunities even in...
REDMOND - InBestments (www.inBestments.com), a new and innovative residential real estate investment platform, is now available to everyone. InBestments (Best + Investments) is built with a singular goal to provide everyone with a smart way to invest – one that takes away guesswork and provides a trusted, simpler and faster way to invest in cash-flow rentals, profitable-flips and long-term holds. Based...
On Monday 6th Aug 2018 Zillow Group announced its Q2 financial results. Zillow's shares fell sharply late Monday after the company announced plans to buy a national mortgage lender and reported second-quarter revenue that fell just short of expectations. Per Nasdaq, Z stock was down about 15.8%, while ZG stock declined 16.4% after the bell on Monday. While everyone is...
Popcorn👍 or Not👎? That’s the dilemma many real estate investors and owners face when they buy older homes that have Popcorn ceiling. Jo Dixit, Designated Broker of BricksFolios Real Estate Solutions, joins Vinod Sharma, our Founder CEO, to resolve this dilemma - forever! Many homes built in the late 1930s through the 1990s have popcorn ceilings or some type of texture...
Hello! My name is Daniel McDougall, I am a Real Estate Agent based out of Bellevue, Wa. I started my career working with investor buyers and I still love to help them get great deals. It’s really challenging to find great investment properties when the Seattle metro real estate market is as hot as a fresh coffee and inventory...