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Membership is open to members of any Washington State Home Builders Association affiliated with the BIAW. Annual New Home Council dues are $50.00 per year. First year dues are waived to promote membership. Note: If you’re not already a member, note that when you join your local home builders local association, you automatically become a member of all three levels of the National Association of Home Builders federation, including National (NAHB) Washington State (BIAW) and your local association.
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Mortgage Rates Highest In Nearly 10 Months After Employment Data
Sometimes a little nudge is the right thing for buyers. Many are getting the news that the steals are gone and there are multiple offers happening.Continue
The Green Genius Educational Series, the very first of its kind in the region! This 12 course,
year-long series offers a broad overview of residential energy efficiency and green building methods and
Join me for the next 5 sessions! Here's the flyer for next offering, February 28, 2013, …Continue
Porter’s Pointer: Same Sex Marriage Rules
Here is some interesting ramifications of the new WA law
ALL STATES WITH DOMESTIC PARTNER/CIVIL UNION PROVISIONS
· Community Property law applies to State registered domestic partners so credit reports will be required for non-purchasing domestic partners on FHA, VA, and USDA programs
· Due to same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships/civil unions…Continue
One of my favorite movies is “Pay it Forward” about a boy who finds a way to be intentionally, premeditatedly kind to others without any expectation of repayment.
So the question to myself and to you, those of us that are real estate industry professionals, is how will we pay it forward in 2013.
Volunteer for Ramp-a-thons
Get involved with a Habitat for Humanity project
Give a presentation to first time buyer
When it comes to taking out home mortgage loans, homebuyers have very few options since the real estate boom. Since the mortgage marker crisis, most lenders are going through risky situations as they don’t want to lend loans that are based on the risky terms. Since the mortgage lenders have stopped lending loans to people who aren’t able to qualify for the loans, it has become difficult for the borrowers to take out home mortgage loans with not-so-good credit conditions. Are you a…Continue
Give Away an iPad
Partner with Porter and give your open house visitors a chance to win an iPad and to learn more about your listing. I have a complete marketing program tied to this and would be glad to go over it with you by phone or in person (call me at 206-569-9200 to discuss) . The idea is simple: engage the visitor in collecting information posted throughout the house. They learn about the home and you get a real name, phone # and email address since they want to win…Continue
Goals/Tactics/Tasks: set your goal for 2013
Here is an example of how to write a clear goal then establish tactics and tasks to complete. Here is an example of one for myself.
Goal: Close 24 FHA 203(k) loans in 2013, 12 by 6/15/13
- Task: Call Claudia at SKCR to set up class by 10/15
- Task: Prepare flyer (delegate) by…
“Future-Proof” your business by earning your NAHB CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) Designation! With over 10,000 becoming 65 every day it’s imperative that you include designing, building, remodeling and marketing to this important group. Learn about Universal Design and how you can incorporate these best practices.
This three day class will be offered by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties on December 4, 5 & 6.…Continue
Get ‘em while their hot!The FHA 203(k) loan is one of the best loans available for purchase or refinance. Either the streamline (up to $35000) or the regular program (only the loan max applies) are great ways to make a home updated with new flooring, cabinets, paint, bath and kitchen fixtures, energy efficient. You can even make the home green or add energy efficient features to the home.
If you have not done one of these transactions, then the question is WHY NOT? The…Continue