One Property, Multiple Buyers – How to Win a Competitive Offer Situation

Photo from Allison Trimble

The real estate market has been experiencing unusual circumstances. Low inventory and low interest rates have created a highly competitive marketplace. This year my business partner, Blake Westhoff, and I have found ourselves in competitive offer situations in all price points and on all types of properties. We put our …

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Sell it Fast! – Ensure Your Horse Property Will Fly Off the Market

Photo by Allison Trimble

It’s no secret that the real estate market has been quite active lately. Low inventory and low interest rates continue to make for an extremely competitive market, and many homeowners are reevaluating their living situation because of the pandemic. If you are thinking about selling an equestrian property this year, …

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Market Conditions for the Real Estate Industry – Back to The Farm Movement Helps Move Equestrian Properties

Photo from Allison Trimble

This year the Northwest real estate market has found itself in usual circumstances. Many issues are a continuation of what we’ve been experiencing for a few years, but this year we saw some new factors layered on top.   Low Inventory We’ve seen consecutive years of steady growth in home …

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The Gift of Horses – The Inherent Joy of Horse Ownership

Life weighs heavy this year. Faced with a worldwide pandemic, an election year, and heightened tension on several fronts, we’ve all felt the impact. Our business models have changed. Our family lives have adjusted. Yesterday, as my horses ripped down all my fences and were at a dead run on …

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Becoming a Real Estate Professional Part One – First, Get Educated, Licensed, and Choose a Brokerage

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Real estate values in the Northwest have appreciated in recent years, and with that comes an increase in desire for folks to get their real estate license. Whether friends, clients, or acquaintances, this is a conversation I often have, so I thought that many of you might also be considering …

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Arena Footing Considerations – Advice from an Arena Contractor

An arena built and maintained by Murray Gudmundson Jr Construction Inc. Photo by Jackie Gudmundson

When I moved to Washington in 2000, we were fortunate to buy a property that already had a barn and an all-weather 100 x 200-foot outdoor arena. I prefer riding outside, but at our new property, I made the decision to build a covered arena in the future. For now, …

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