Selling Your Home on Your Own?

I’m not out to knock FSBO’s.  More power to you, if you are the ambitious type and can pull it off without pulling your hair out.  On the flip side, if you’re not sure selling your home on your own is the right move for you (and you’d like to keep your hair), call or email me and I’ll give you my free/ no hassle, professional advice and then you can decide for yourself.

Have you heard about our MVP Program yet? 

It’s the place where I can shower you all with monthly gift offerings and exclusive offers to really show my appreciation for your referrals and the support of my real estate business!  For more information on this awesome and innovative program, go to

If you’d like to be added to the MVP program, email my assistant and she’ll add you right away

Thank you for all your recent referrals!

Because of our new MVP program, we have launched several of you into ALL STAR status and we hope you are enjoying your FREE Starbucks coffees month after month!  Keep up the good work so I can keep up the good work!

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Move in ready with tasteful upgrades!

Move in ready home on quiet cul-de-sac featuring fresh paint, tons of natural light,          re-finished hardwoods floors throughout, remodeled kitchen with island, window seat and newer appliances that all stay and 2 beds with walk-in closets. Back yard is a private oasis that’s fully fenced and boasts a huge multi-level deck for entertaining, dog house and large storage shed. Quick access to freeway and short walk to elementary school. Wired for generator, plumbing ready for 3rd bathroom on lower. For a private showing, contact      Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357.

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Custom Home on Private Debra Jane Lake

Spectacular custom built home on Debra Jane Lake has everything imaginable including central A/C! Interior features Master and lower bedroom with lake views, walk-in-closets in all upper bedrooms, extensive hardwood floors, central vacuum, surround sound through the entire house, spacious kitchen with walk-in pantry, stainless appliances that all stay, and plumbing ready to add a wet bar, etc. in the basement! Outside boasts large patio, fresh paint, beautiful terraced landscaping, balcony and BBQ hook-up for the ultimate in Summer or anytime entertaining. Huge garage/ shop with built-in storage and half bath (potential for Mother-in-Law/ Man Cave / Apartment, etc.) leads down to the home in a fully enclosed and carpeted staircase. Community Clubhouse, Pool, Sport Courts, boat launch, fish stocked lake and MORE!! For a private showing, call Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357.  This house will be open on Sunday, July 5th, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Click on the picture below to watch a short home video.


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Now is the time to buy a home

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, released on June 4, indicated the average interest for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained the same on a week-over-week basis. However, Bankrate tracked a small decrease from the previous week. In both instances, the rates remained at a higher level than seen in 2015.


Interested homebuyers may want to make their move now to take advantage of the current rates before they increase as a reflection of a stronger U.S. economy and job market.


Mortgage rates stay at the highest level seen in 2015. While rates for 30-year FRMs remained the same from last week, the average interest on 15-year FRMs decreased to 3.08% from the previous week’s average of 3.11%.


Rates for both 30- and 15-year FRMs remain below the average rates from a year ago at this time. This suggests it is still a good time for interested buyers to apply for conventional mortgages and secure these lower rates.


“Mortgage rates were little changed for the week following mixed economic data before bond yields began moving higher Wednesday afternoon,” noted Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s chief economist.



“Although real GDP growth was revised down to a negative 0.7 percent annualized rate, the Institute for Supply Management reported a modest growth in the manufacturing sector in May.”


Bankrate tracks little change from the previous week. According to Bankrate, 30-year FRMs decreased slightly to 4.06% and 15-year FRMs jumped to a new 2015 high of 3.26%. Home prices and overall demand for housing may also be responsible for current rates.


“The numbers are showing home prices growing just about everywhere,” said Patrick Newport, an economist for IHS Global Insight. “I think that what’s driving them isn’t mortgage rates. It’s the tight market inventory.”


Experts recommend buying now to lock in lower rate. Most professionals in the lending industry believe low interest rates will not continue. If an interested homebuyer can afford a home, he or she should make the move toward purchasing real estate.


In addition, mortgage payments with current interest rates will likely be less expensive than renting a living space.


“Most people expect the Fed to raise rates by midyear,” Newport noted. “Mortgage rates are bottoming out right now.”

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55+ Living at its finest!


This is 55+ living, at its finest!  Check out this gorgeous home with 2 Master Suites, quality workmanship, with a State of the Art community facility opening in the fall of 2015, and a highly desired community, Tehaleh in Bonney Lake.  Click on the photo for more details!  Call Liz Johnson for a private showing at 253-670-0357.L Johnson 19125-8

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