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Julie Hutton, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain (specializing in Kirkland, Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore) blogs about increasing your curb appeal with a new front door. Make a great first impression. If you have any questions email me at Julie@JulieHutton.com (Please be kind and don’t spam.)

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Until next time…

Warmest, Julie

 

Julie Hutton

Realtor

Sales & Marketing Specialist

Coldwell Banker Bain

8525 120th Ave NE, Ste 100

Kirkland, WA 98033

425-260-4440

Julie@JulieHutton.com

http://www.JulieHutton.com

Getting Your Home to SOLD (1:32) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp5QuB3YpDM

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Until next time…

Warmest, Julie

 

Julie Hutton

Realtor

Sales & Marketing Specialist

Coldwell Banker Bain

8525 120th Ave NE, Ste 100

Kirkland, WA 98033

425-260-4440

Julie@JulieHutton.com

http://www.JulieHutton.com

Getting Your Home to SOLD (1:32) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp5QuB3YpDM

Facebook Profile http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kirkland-WA/Julie-Hutton-Real-Estate/95502741259

Julie Hutton’s BLOG https://juliehutton.wordpress.com/

Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/in/juliehutton

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33% of Homeowners Owe More Than Their Home Is Worth

“The owners of one-third of the houses in the Seattle metro area now owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, Zillow estimates.”*

*SOURCE:  http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2014166638_zillow09.html

(If you have a friend in the Seattle metro area experiencing this issue, would you please email them this link. I can help.)

Being in real estate and specializing in working with sellers that want to sell their homes, I come in contact with this reality every day.

If you purchased a home after 2004, this probably means you.

Many homeowners are now trapped in homes they can’t sell yet needing to lower their expenses or relocate to jobs elsewhere.

Also, many homeowners have been downsized with less earnings OR who have lost their jobs altogether. If they have savings, they have depleted those assets trying to keep up their mortgage payments. Ultimately, they run out of savings and still are tied to a home they can no longer afford.

What was once a blessing has now become a burden.

This is forcing many families into short sales, foreclosures, bankruptcy and destroying their credit rating.

If you’re concerned about your real estate situation, don’t hesitate to call or email. I can help. Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed. It is happening to millions of people.

I can quickly assess your situation and recommend many resources, even attorneys (bankruptcy and real estate) that may be in your best interest.

Like I said, don’t go into denial and waste precious time to take care of yourself and your family in the best way possible. I can help. I can quickly size up your real estate situation and suggest options for you. I have an abundance of affordable resources.

Before getting back into real estate seven years ago I was a counselor/life coach for 23 years. I am highly skilled at helping people find workable solutions for their lives—now for their ‘real estate’ related lives. <grins>

Besides being highly compassionate for your situation (we deal with it every day), I will keep your information confidential.

You will get through this situation and come out better for on the other-side. Just take one step at a time.

Once you’ve cleared away the debris you can start rebuilding your net worth and your credit rating. I can help here too. (There are some no-cost, truly reputable credit repair companies associated with real estate and homeownership.) You can and WILL rebuild your credit again.

Email me…. Julie@JulieHutton.com I can help!

Warmest, Julie

 

Julie Hutton

Realtor

Sales & Marketing Specialist

Coldwell Banker Bain

8525 120th Ave NE, Ste 100

Kirkland, WA 98033

425-260-4440

Julie@JulieHutton.com

www.JulieHutton.com

Getting Your Home to SOLD (1:32) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp5QuB3YpDM

Facebook Profile http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kirkland-WA/Julie-Hutton-Real-Estate/95502741259

Julie Hutton’s BLOG https://juliehutton.wordpress.com/

Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/in/juliehutton

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Reportedly there is 59 months worth of unsold inventory in the Seattle area. That equals 4.9 years worth.*

This invariably pulls down values, so when we come to you suggesting that if YOU WANT to sell this season we need to be in line with the current market conditions AND that usually means we need to lower the price.

Please know that we are well aware that this is a difficult decision for you. We respect your decisions and choices. We are your advisors and advocates in real estate, only. This represents your money, so it is always your decision.

Many times sellers are so frustrated with the market itself and then our ‘suggestions’ feel like we’re poking an open wound. PLEASE DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER.

We are truly always doing our best to help you accomplish what you want, given the conditions within which we are working—the current market economy.

I like to add a caveat to every conversation about pricing and where the market is headed… “The truth is…. Even the ‘experts’ are truly clueless, this is a new economy.”–Julie Hutton

*Info was sourced from here: http://www.standardandpoors.com/ratings/articles/en/us/?assetID=1245286096914

Until we talk again…

Warmest, Julie

 

Julie Hutton

Realtor

Sales & Marketing Specialist

Coldwell Banker Bain

8525 120th Ave NE, Ste 100

Kirkland, WA 98033

425-260-4440

Julie@JulieHutton.com

http://www.JulieHutton.com

Getting Your Home to SOLD (1:32) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp5QuB3YpDM

Facebook Profile http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kirkland-WA/Julie-Hutton-Real-Estate/95502741259

Julie Hutton’s BLOG https://juliehutton.wordpress.com/

Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/in/juliehutton

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