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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Custom 2-Bedroom, 2.25-Bath Timber-Framed Home in Secluded Setting at Alderbrook Golf Course in Union

Poised to become the ultimate getaway, this Pacific Northwest masterpiece boasts resort-worthy living at Alderbrook Golf Course in Union. Showcasing views of the canal and the Olympic Mountains and surrounded by beautiful trees and natural greenery, this lodge-like residence offers peace, privacy, and plenty of opportunity for play! Not only are you nestled on 0.37 scenic acres, but you’re wonderfully close to Alderbrook Resort & Spa, the marina for boating, and more. Plus, golfing and club amenities are included in HOA dues! Located at 31 E Bowspirit Lane Union, WA 98592, this one-of-a-kind 2,051-square-foot home is listed for $495,000.

Surrounded by a picturesque forest that lets you feel miles away from it all, this timber-framed home offers you that cozy cabin feel while still having access to premium amenities. Features like a metal roof and a heat pump are just a preview of the thoughtful features you can expect. The large covered front entrance makes for a truly memorable first impression, and arriving home is an absolute delight. As you step inside, this home’s open, light-filled layout unfolds—hand-scraped birch hardwood floors and vaulted wood ceilings with open beams infuse each space with Northwest charm!

Walls replete with large windows make up the open-concept main living space, inviting the cheerful sunlight in while offering tranquil views into nature. The main floor even offers lovely views of the canal and the Olympic mountains! In the living area, a gorgeous stone-accented wood burning fireplace promises warm, relaxing evenings snuggled up on the sofa. The layout conveniently leads right into the adjacent kitchen, an expertly designed space that boasts ample storage in knotty pine cabinets, as well as stainless steel appliances and large counters. Take advantage of the casual bar-style seating, or enjoy the dining area in the versatile floor plan. 

This home’s generous square footage includes 2 bedrooms, and the master suite offers an especially sumptuous experience. The large bedroom layout provides ample space for a sitting area or a desk, and huge windows make it feel as though the storybook scene outside is right at your fingertips! Find versatility with the second bedroom, and there’s also another flexible space that could easily be used as a fitness center or office. Downstairs you even have another living area, perfect for an entertainment center!

One of this home’s many highlights is its low-maintenance outdoor setting. Enjoy being absolutely surrounded by natural beauty without having to spend time maintaining elaborate landscaping! That being said, if you’re someone who loves to garden, you’ll still find ample potential on this 0.37-acre property, and a huge covered deck to take in the view from. Whether you’re relaxing on a lounge chair with a book for a quiet afternoon or hosting a crowd for a barbecue or special occasion, you’ll find ample room for it all! 

Living at Alderbrook Golf Course in Union

At 31 E Bowspirit Lane Union, WA 98592, vacation-inspired living surrounds you. Living at Alderbrook Golf Course is a dream for golf enthusiasts, and the gorgeous Alderbrook Resort & Spa and marina are only half a mile from home. When you need to run errands, head south down to Shelton for just 17 minutes, and here you’ll find places like Walmart Supercenter, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Mason General Hospital, and tons of eateries.

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 September 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm
Maria Kalafatich | Category: Union Real Estate