How long have you been in your home? The average home buyers moves every 8-10 years for a variety of reasons. Homeownership offers a lot of opportunity. Your first time home buyer is a small affordable investment. Typically first time home buyers are under 30 with their first big job. Maybe they just graduated from college or just got married but they definetly are eager and full of energy and motivation. Working with first time home buyers is fun and exciting.
Once they're in their home for a while life goes on and you have to change with the seasons of life. There are a number of reasons homeowners move and it's based on the needs of thier family. The number of family members can double with the arrival of a couple of kids. Those kids grow up and get bigger and all thier friends grow up and get bigger too! They're too old for the neighborhood playground and they just take up too much space indoors. Maybe your homeowner is looking to spend more time outdoors as well to garden or to persue some other hobby that cannot fit in thier current home. Maybe your homeowner is making more money and wants to spend that extra income on recreation but is hesitant because there's no room to keep an RV or boat on thier small lot. Or it's against thier Homeowner Association bylaws!
A smart homeowner will prepare their current property for market today. With at least 5-10 years of home ownership you can amass a bit of equity. With the real estate inventory as low as it is right now homeowners can really take advantage of the market and get the most out of their investment. Selling your home today can get you top dollar so you can afford to move up into a more comfortable lifestyle for your whole family.
sn't that a great picture! I've worked in Bremerton as a real estate broker since 2007. I've seen the growth and development of the downtown business district change the landscape of this fine city for 10 years. It's become a more beautiful city with the addition and improvement of city parks and marinas, local artwork, murals and the investment to restore and preserve historic downtown commercial buildings. It's become a more comfortable city with local investment from real estate investment, Federal Housing Authorities and Habitat for Humanity to re engage pride in local neighborhoods.
Working downtown I've been involved with the Downtown Bremerton Association. Downtown Bremerton business owners hold the torch toward revising the glory of the 1950's and 1960's when Bremerton was the epitome of Americana. They are a tight knit group of young ambitious entrepenuers who work hard to build relationships with thier local government, one another and their immediate neighborhood of customersto reinforce their commitment of revitalilzing Bremerton. Myself, I have volunteered to coordinate and also produce a number of community wide events; the Halloween haunted house and the St Patrick's Day parade. Both have given me the opportunity to get to know a number of the business owners and city government officials. These events are stepping stones toward building a stronger and richer relationship between the downtown business district and neighboring communities.
If you are ready to start your buying or selling process
give me a call at 360-471-7803 - I´m happy to answer all your questions.