The experts have spoken. Economists and housing analysts seem to agree that home prices will rise more slowly in 2015 when compared to 2016. This is the national forecast, and the same kind of prediction has been offered for cities and metro areas across the country.
But Tacoma, Washington might be a different story. According to one team of economists, home prices in Tacoma could rise as much over the next year as they did in the last 12 months — or even more.
Home prices in the Seattle metro area rose steadily in 2014. According to a leading indicator, house values climbed more than 6% over the last year.
But you probably shouldn’t expect that kind of appreciation over the next 12 months. Housing economists have forecast that Seattle home prices would rise by about 4.5% to 5% over the next year. That’s a decent level of appreciation, but it’s less than last year.
01 Dec 2015
Choosing a contractor for a home-improvement or renovation project can be daunting. You’ve probably heard horror stories of the renovation that went horribly wrong. But the truth is there are plenty of reputable, reliable and experienced contractors out there. You just have to know how to find them, and how to get your project started on the right foot.
We work with contractors on a regular basis, and we know how to identify the good while avoiding the bad. Here are some lessons learned on choosing a contractor for your house.