10 Tips to Prepare for a Home Appraisal

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If you’re preparing to sell or refinance your home, one of the first things you’ll want to do is have it appraised so you can determine its worth. The more money your home is appraised for, the more cash you’ll get when you sell or refinance it. While we understand why a home appraisal can…

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Staging Tips: Get your house in order for a sale!

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When real estate experts talk about staging a home for a successful sale, they are often referring to a technique of arranging a property in a specific way in order to appeal to potential buyers in the real estate marketplace. After all, staging is meant to showcase the home’s best assets and dazzle buyers while…

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Benefits of Using Fairway Mortgage’s Lock, Shop, and Go Program

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Here at PresGroup Realty, we strive to aid in the home buying and selling process in any way we can. The journey of home ownership can be a long and expensive process, which is why we are here to help. We are excited to provide a remedy to rising mortgage rates which is why we’re…

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What Is A Mortgage Rate Lock Anyway?

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There’s no doubt interest rates are on the rise and show no signs of slowing down! The unpredictability of the market can cause some buyers to feel frozen and refrain from making offers. However, taking advantage of low-interest rates and locking them in with programs like Fairway Mortgage’s Lock, Shop, and Go lets you freeze…

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Capital Home Team

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Meet Capital Home Team’s Marilyn Winters and Brenna Smith. This dynamic duo has over 24 years of combined experience in the real estate industry. Together they are responsible for over 330 homes sold and thrive on helping people make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Join us in getting to know these real estate powerhouses.…

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Meet the Blossom Home Group

PresGroup Realty is thrilled to introduce the Blossom Home Group’s Missi Pacheco and Haley Gee. These real estate mavens have sold a combined 265 total homes and generated over $107,000,000 in total revenue for their clients. With multiple awards under their belts like Sales Person of the Year and Top 3 in Sales, the Blossom…

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Meet the Home Sweet Home Team

PresGroup is proud to introduce the Home Sweet Home Team’s Bobbi Lee Betschart and Kelly Heaps. These ladies have over 17 years of combined experience in the real estate industry and nearly eight years with PresGroup Realty. Together these two real estate powerhouses have sold 277 homes. They agree that 2021 was their biggest year,…

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The AveNew Home Team

PresGroup is thrilled to introduce the AveNew Home Team powerhouse duo, Jackie Davis and Loretta Napalan. These ladies have over 35 years of combined experience, and sell over 44 homes annually. They also boast multiple awards, and have over $63 million in total sales volume. The AveNew Home Team specializes in finding and selling homes…

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What Sellers Need to Know in Today’s Volatile Housing Market

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As we enter the halfway point of the year, sellers and first-time home buyers are seeking predictions for the 2022 summer housing market. While some investors may have different predictions about how the market will unfold in the coming months, Washington state real estate trends reveal the state will continue to remain one of the…

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