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November 2012 Newsletter – Is it time to sell your home?

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

Is 2013 the Year to Sell Your Home?

The Western Washington Real Estate market has changed dramatically for the better, and it almost seems like it is being kept a secret.  Many of us are not aware that the housing inventory, in the area within 30-45 minutes of JBLM, has dropped by 60% during the course of 2012.

The Growth of JBLM has been the driving factor in this year’s recovery of the housing market.  The installation has more than doubled in the past few years, and we currently host an active duty population of about 40,000.   We still have new units slated to move to Ft Lewis, and lots of soldiers re-deploying this winter who will be interested in buying a home come spring.

This past Christmas, we had approximately 9 months of housing “inventory” available in Pierce and Thurston Counties… priced below $300K.  Today the inventory number is closer to 3 months.  In addition, prices have crept up about 1% per month since June, and the trend appears to be continuing into the winter…IOW, the market is more active than normal for this time of year…especially for the past few years.

If you are considering selling your home, I encourage you to expose it to the Service Members of JBLM.  During the late fall and early winter, Soldiers and Airmen are receiving orders with report dates next spring.  If you hope to sell in 2013, you should put your home on the market after the holidays, price it and show it well, and a ready, willing and able buyer will come.

Phil Sharp Homes has the APP for that!

Here’s what it can do…

  1. Find Listings using your mobile phone with a fast and easy user interface.

  2. Find Open Houses near your location.

  3. Search the entire database for WA properties for sale with your custom filters.

  4. Search up to a 20 mile radius from your specified address

  5. Save Favorites with easy Facebook, Google, Yahoo! or your current online account login. You can also create a new login.

  6. This is the best part…Using the same login, your account favorites, saved listings and settings will be the same on your computer and phone.

  7. Scan the QR Code with your phone, click the QR Code to see it in the Google Play store, or search Google Play for PSHomes Search to get the Android APP.

You can scroll 100 results at a time with no reloading. Easy input sliders help you focus your search on the features you want in the area you want. You are able to see photo’s, share listings, get school info, see Google Map Views, and all the features of the home. Contact phil via phone or email contact form to answer your questions or get help on a listing. You can even search foreclosures!

<QR Code to, will work on iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows or any portable device! Don’t forget to bookmark.

Don’t Forget the Free Stuff!!!

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