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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CHRIS CLARK Q&A

Chris Clark “Belated” Q&A

Hello again! Sorry the Q&A is a bit late. June has been a huge real estate month and we have some exciting news! We recently joined the Lewiston Clarkston Valley MLS, and have opened a workspace in the valley. Its headed up by our newest Realtors Jeff and Michael McGuire! They are a dynamic father-son team, and are dedicated to helping our clients that needed a convenient way to shop in the valley. You can find out more about them at their website! Now on to the Q&A for this week! Congratulations to our winners Beth Hatter and Ari Kousbaugh! Please…

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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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Choosing a Great Agent

Choosing a Great Agent 101.

The weekly Chris Clark blog has taken a turn towards the advice column. I recently started my Q&A on Facebook and have enjoyed the unique questions people continue to ask me. Under the same token I get asked all the time about working with Realtors. We are a unique bunch, and often offer a widely varied skill set. Part of what keeps real estate interesting is the different facets to each “deal.” “No two deals are the same” rings true, especially in our local real estate market. We have such a large blend of buyers, sellers, and investors that it…

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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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CHRIS CLARK Q&A

Chris Clark Q&A Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo! A quick congratulations to this months Q&A Winners Heidi W. and Sarah B on Cinco De Mayo! You can congratulate them here. The holiday seemed like the perfect day to answer a few more Pullman real estate market questions! Submitted by Heidi Washington: Q: As a buyer and/or seller why must I buy title insurance? A: The Primary reason most real estate transactions require Title insurance is for the protection of the lender. If you pay cash for a property, as a buyer you typically won’t need to pay for title insurance because an all cash…

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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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Listing your Pullman Home

Listing your Pullman Home

So, you’re thinking of listing your Pullman home. Where do you start? Navigating the market by yourself is almost a crazy thought, but how can you know who to trust? Everyone knows at least one Realtor, (often your mom’s cousin or someone’s best friend) and believe me there are a bunch to choose from. How do you know that you’ve picked the best Realtor for the job? While this is my website, and I could make it a Chris Clark ad, I wanted to address some of the concerns I hear from people looking for their potential listing agent. Here…

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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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