Fall Home Buying Could Mean Falling Prices!

Fall Home BuyingContrary to popular belief- buying homes in the Fall and Winter can be the best times if you know what to look for…and what to avoid. 

Fewer Buyers Mean More Motivated Sellers!

This time of year, usually means the families with kids are already situated. Those owners of homes that didn’t sell will be extra motivated. Find a few homes you like and start the discussion. As your realtor, I can make sure you are negotiating from a place of strength to maximize your budget! 

The year-end clock is ticking!

Many sellers will want to have their home sold by year-end! Tax considerations for the seller are a very real financial issue. 

For a buyer, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ should be your theme song. Certainly, jump on the house you love at the price you can afford…but if you have a little flexibility in your timeline, waiting till the clock strikes twelve is to your advantage!

Winter Exposes Many Flaws

It’s easy to make a home look perfect when the grass is nice and green. But no leaves and drab gardens will give a buyer some more information and negotiating room. If the seller has been watching their home go from glorious Summer to drab-and-dreary Winter, they may start to panic a bit. 

‘Days on Market’ Mean Dollars Off Price

Memorial Day…Mother’s Day…Father’s Day…Fourth of July… as those Holidays go buy and Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, a seller may get nervous. Especially as the Calendar says December and January. 

If you have time on your side, you can score an amazing value if a seller has to get out from under their property. As your realtor, I’ve been watching homes age on the market and can inform you of when a great time might be to offer an extra-low price. This means you’ll either get more home or pay less for the home you want.  

While most people are thinking of Football, Turkey and Mistletoe…we can be thinking about snagging the Real Estate bargain of the year! 

Send me an email and we can start talking! 

mariakalafatich@windermere.com

Posted on October 31, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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Private Paradise with 4-Bedroom Home, Equestrian Facilities, & Mt. Rainier Views on 14.66 Acres in Eatonville

Nestled on a gorgeous 14.66 acres in Eatonville and boasting stunning views of Mt. Rainier, this magnificent estate is a truly rare, one-of-a-kind opportunity! Featuring an expansive 2,886-square-foot home (complete with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths), a 2-car garage, a shop, riding pastures, 34 stalls, and an arena, this countryside estate is a dream come true. Located at 6620 320th St E Eatonville WA 98328, this 2007-built beauty is listed for $1,395,000.

The country lifestyle you’ve always envisioned doesn’t get any better than this! This property encompasses 14.66 acres of almost all level land, and comes with everything you need to raise horses and other livestock. Imagine days spent riding out in lush pastures and practicing in the arena, then returning to 34 stalls and ample storage space for all of your outdoor tools and toys. Not only is this property brimming with function, but with its storybook setting of sprawling greenery, mature emerald trees, and sweeping views of Mt. Rainier, you’ll want to be sure to always have your camera on hand to capture the signature beauty of the Pacific Northwest!

This estate’s premier offerings just continue with the expansive 2,886-square-foot home, a stunning Craftsman that shows off thoughtful details, top-notch amenities, and magazine-worthy style at every turn. As you approach the front of the home, neat landscaping, stone accents, and a classic Craftsman aesthetic greet you, and just inside, you’ll find a move-in ready haven that’s just waiting to be infused with your own unique style.

In the main living room, a wall of exquisite built-ins promise elegance and efficiency. Find the perfect space for a TV and electronics, while a blend of cabinetry and open shelving offer space for keeping your DVD collection and displaying treasured keepsakes. A cozy fireplace rests at the center of it all, offering the perfect way to create a cozy atmosphere with the mere flip of a switch!

The layout seamlessly flows right into the kitchen, a huge space replete with fashion and function. Discover tons of storage for kitchen essentials in handsome cabinetry, sleek appliances, and large counters ideal for meal prep. The center island provides a laid-back dining option with bar-style seating, and a formal dining room is just around the corner. Sophisticated wainscoting and eye-catching ceiling details elevate the feel of this space, offering the ideal setting for hosting special occasions, holiday get-togethers, and fancy dinner parties!

This home’s 4 bedrooms ensure that loved ones all have their own private space to retire to at the end of the day, and the indulgent master suite is especially not to miss! Plush carpets, a neutral color palette, large windows, and crisp white trim make up this sumptuous scene, and the walk-in closet and ensuite master bath show off luxurious amenities for you to take advantage of! In the ensuite bath, enjoy an extra-large shower and a soaking tub with bucolic views that stretch on into the distance!

Living in Eatonville

At 6620 320th St E Eatonville WA 98328, you’re in a lovely rural setting while still being close to conveniences! You’re just 1 minute off of National Park Highway, and Joint Base Lewis McChord is only a 15-20 minutes drive away. For those who love spending time outdoors and exploring, you’re definitely in luck—lakes, hiking, and campgrounds are as close as 10 minutes to home, making it easy to head out for a weekend of adventure without having to go far!

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact  REALTOR® Maria Kalafatich online here or give her a call/text at (253) 376-5559!

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 12:42 pm
Maria Kalafatich | Category: Eatonville Real Estate