Pullman

Pullman, Washington is the Heart of the Palouse.

As a result of our agricultural production, the Palouse is known for our fertile soil, and more relaxed pace of life. Pullman real estate stays incredibly steady, thanks in part to our Schweitzer engineering laboratory, and Washington State University. Home prices typically appreciate at about 3% each year, making real estate investment incredibly profitable.

The rental market is always at capacity because of the university students, and hiring sprees from our local big companies. Chris is known for his investment “chops” and owns several investment properties himself! He is also our local top listing agent. Using the Chris Clark Advantage, he is known for honesty, integrity, and getting jobs done. Hire Chris today to list and sell your home, or help you buy a new home. You will enjoy working with Pullman’s best Realtor! Sit back, relax, and enjoy your Palouse real estate searching needs!

improving home value

Make more cash! 10 Great ways of improving home value!

There are many different ways of improving home value, yet its difficult to gage net returns and ROI. Upscale fixtures, newly remodeled rooms, and high quality appliances seem flashy, however typically don’t offer a great return on investment! Below are a few great suggestions for keeping improving your homes value with upgrades! Tip Number One: Spend an hour with a Realtor. I think you knew this was coming, and it is absolutely the best way to establish Value. In Pullman, our unique market dictates specific ways to improve home value that a real estate expert will be able to tell you. Depending on…

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Summer is almost over

Summer is almost over Q&A!

Summer is almost over so its time for another Q&A! August has already snuck up the Palouse! If you still have plans for fun summer activities, make sure you get to them! The real estate market is still super hot in Pullman and Moscow, but we should cool off in the next few months. Now that Summer is almost over lets get to the Q&A! Submitted By Brenda Allen. Q: What is the average interest rate for a mortgage? A: There are many factors that impact interest rates for mortgages. We will just cover a few! One of the largest interest rate…

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Building Real Estate Wealth

Building Real Estate Wealth

Due to overwhelming response to our last investment post, we have decided to delve a bit deeper into building real estate wealth. I wholeheartedly believe that real estate investing is the best long term wealth building vehicle in America. Anyone that knows me can tell you I don’t just talk about building real estate wealth, I practice it every day! It’s part of what qualifies me to be a great Realtor! I started buying investment properties in my twenties (a long time ago). I have always believed in learning from “doers” instead of “talkers.” There is always more value with experience then research!…

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Real Estate Appraisals

Real Estate Appraisals

Real Estate appraisals have always been a bit of a wild card. Without regulations, appraisers can often directly impact the sell price of homes which delays transactions and changes prices. While our Pullman appraisers don’t contribute to the problem, the industry has placed a lot of pressure on real estate appraisers. Lenders always want “high” numbers and buyers always want “lower” ones, making it really difficult to remain impartial. A recent ruling (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) has helped to refine some of the rules. The ruling will help protect consumers by standardizing rules for real estate appraisals, and…

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Local Real Estate Offices

Local Real Estate Offices.

Local Real Estate Offices are a common conversation topic in Pullman. Local real estate offices are a hot conversation topic in Pullman. I get asked all the time about the differences between each office, how the realtors are different, if we focus on different things, etc. What does make our local real estate offices different? When I did a quick web search, I couldn’t find any real reviews or descriptions for any of our offices! So lets just create one! Having several different local real estate offices gives buyers and sellers diverse ways to find and sell their homes. While…

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Summer Real Estate

Summer Real Estate

Summer time is here, and the summer real estate market is heating up! When winter releases the Palouse from it’s icy fingers, the market starts to pick up. Home inventory is always low in the third and fourth quarters of the year, but spring brings an increase of local sellers and the market tends to flex upwards. This real estate “prime-time” fluctuates each year, but usually occurs in mid spring. By this time each year, the real estate market is wildly flexible and homes are literally (or not) flying off the MLS! Now is the optimal time to start looking into…

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CHRIS CLARK Q&A

Chris Clark Q&A Middle O’ May!

Hello all! Wow! The Chris Clark Q&A is booming! Thank you to all our questioners this week. We will be getting everyone a free gift card to Thomas Hammer! On to the answers: Submitted by Lauryl Handel: Q: What are the extra considerations for buying a duplex (or a whole apartment building) intending to live in one part and rent out the others? I know you pay extra, at least here in Idaho, if you buy a house without intending to live in it. Would that rule still apply? A. Yes. There are many additional questions the lenders will ask, and there…

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First time home buying tips!

First time home buying tips!

Let’s be honest: everyone loves home shopping. There’s something deeply comforting about searching for your future home. Thinking about the future is sort of a romantic world in which our ideals become reality and you can start to dream, until you jolt out of your trance, its 2pm, and you’re stuck at work (looking at real estate at work is the number 1 distraction below Facebook. Fact.). Heaving a sigh your thoughts return to work, but never really leave home buying. How do you start taking steps in the world of real estate? Most people get caught up in the “down…

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The Best Real Estate Market

The Best Real Estate Market!

The Real Estate market is booming! I have watched our real estate market for years, and I have never seen anything like it! Our current home inventory shortage is giving our local sellers amazing profit potential. Real Estate on the Palouse is very consistent, and all our regional and national indicators point to the next several years of fantastic grown for the market! Locally, we have several factors that are going to contribute to our housing shortage. SEL recently announced a hiring boom. They plan to hire an additional 850 workers in the next few years! In addition to keeping our local…

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Changing Market Climates

Changing Market Climates

A lot of people ask me about real estate and changing market climates Go figure. It might be because I have opinions on the matter. Or its my job to keep track. Either way, I have some opinions. Most real estate advertising tends to do the whole “Location! Location! Location!” in flashing lights, and to some degree it really is true. When you don’t hire a buying agent and do all of your shopping online, you can’t know which side of College Hill to live on, and which to avoid! (There is an answer to that one, call me if your wondering.) Its the…

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