Darla Pilant, Real Estate Broker with Exit Real Estate Valley, has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales.  At a time when millions of homeowners are struggling w...
  2012 Spokane Road Construction Map now Available! Spokane is an awesome place to live. We enjoy four distinct seasons, each of which brings new things to do and a varying range of weather conditions. It is common for our winter temperatures to range both above and below the freezing mark, and t...
Should You Appeal Your Spokane County Tax Assessed Home Value? In many of our recent home sales, we find that the current tax-assessed value is significantly higher than the current fair market value. (What a surprise!) With declining market values, it is not uncommon for assessed values to be $4...
Does the Obama Health Care Plan include a Real Estate Sales Tax?  There have been quite a few stories, emails and social media posts in circulation on this topic. Although everyone is entitled to their opinion about the Obama heath care plan, the story being promoted about a new real estate sales...
Introducing "Homes For Heroes" in Spokane County! We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with an excellent program called "Homes for Heroes". As the exclusive affiliates in Spokane County, we have agreed to provide a rebate of 25% of the gross commission to local "Heroes" who are ...
We were recently presented with the "Real Estate Online Marketing Award of Excellence" from®.  The Award of Excellence recognizes top agents who consistently provide great marketing services on behalf of their buyers and sellers. We received the excellence award at a recent real estat...
Last November, Congress extended a tax credit of up to $8,000 for first-time homebuyers and authorized a new credit of up to $6,500 for existing homeowners who purchase another home. First-time buyers and existing homeowners have until April 30 to take advantage of the credit, offered as part of ...
By now you know that home values have taken a dip in Spokane. So the million dollar question is: Will prices go lower? When will prices rebound? No one has a crystal ball, and much will depend on our employment rate and the number of foreclosures hitting our market. A recent CNN Money article pre...
EXIT Real Estate has just announced that the company will host two public Webinars designed to help consumers make smart decisions before they buy or sell a home. Local buyers and sellers are encouraged to tune in for the discussion. The webinar is titled "Changes in the Real Estate Market: What ...
There are number of programs available to you to help you purchase your first home. Attend a FREE, no-obligation Certified Home Buying Seminar to learn about: Down payment assistance programs up to $10,000 available to qualified buyers from the State of Washington Housing Finance Commission. Home...

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