Checkers is a simple game with a simple objective; eliminate the other player’s pieces. Even the process of doing so is simple, jump the other player’s pieces and start a collection. There is very little thought as to a defensive strategy and it is often more reactive than strategic.
Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400).
Every agent brings a different set of skills & specialties to their clients.
It is important to find an agent who you can trust to guide you through the entire process step-by-step.
Having a conversation about your goals & ex...
Many have questioned the stability of certain sectors of the U.S. Economy, one section in particular is the housing market. Today we would like to share how the experts feel about how we ended 2015 and where they think we are headed in 2016.
CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 256,000 properties regained equity in the third quarter of 2015. This is great news for the country, as 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation.
According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Existing Home Sales Report, homes were on market for an average of 58 days in December. This was slightly longer than the 54 days in November, but still better than the 66 days experienced in December 2014.
For the 4th year in a row the Northeast saw a concentration of High Outbound activity.
Oregon held on to the top stop of High Inbound states for the 3rd year in a row.
Much of this Outbound activity can be attributed to Boomers relo...
Jeff Costello is a highly knowledgeable and competent real estate professional. He successfully ‘short sold’ three of my properties – two residential rentals and my primary residence. Not only did he protect my interests along the way, but he was able to sell them in a remarkably short time frame(every one within a two to three month period) and brought in many of his own prospective buyers. Throughout the process, he was proactive every step of the way, going above and beyond my expectations i…
Michelle M., Kirkland
Before engaging with Jeff we spoke with three other agents and Jeff came across as highly professional, knowledgeable about the area and a great listener who understood our needs. Once we spoke to Jeff it was clear that he would be the right person to help us find our new home. Since we were moving from out of state Jeff made a great effort to communicate effectively sending us listings to keep us updated on what’s new on the market. On our short visits to Seattle area he made sure we were …
Nandita S., Sammamish
Our experience selling our house with Jeff as our agent was beyond exceptional. Not only was he responsive to our questions but more often than not provided us answers before we ever reached the question. His knowledge of the area and the market we outstanding. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone that is looking for an agent. Thanks, Larry
Larry H., Snoqualmie
My wife and I worked with Jeff last year on the purchase of our home in Snoqualmie. Over several months Jeff patiently met with us every weekend and showed us home after home. He kept our best interests in mind throughout it all and we eventually got just the right house. I will definitely be using Jeff for all my future real estate transactions.
John W., Snoqualmie
Last year, we sold our home in Seattle. Jeff Costello was our realtor and he did a fantastic job! Jeff had great staging suggestions that were practical and smart. He was available and responded promptly with answers to our concerns and questions. During negotiations, Jeff was calm and confident, and we were very pleased with the outcome!
Chris P., Seattle
Jeff Costello was our agent who assisted us in purchasing our condo in 2014. We were very pleased with Jeff’s advice regarding our offer to the seller and we were thrilled to secure the home of our dreams. Jeff worked hard on our behalf and we were happy to recommend him to our son and future daughter-in-law, who also put their trust in Jeff and his team. Jeff expertly guided them through their first home purchase and they are now pleased to be home owners. We have two other children who will b…
Kris T., Issaquah
Jeff and his team were fantastic! Jeff made tons of time for us on the weekends to show us every single house we wanted to view — and he had no problem taking us all over the greater Seattle area. His team was also very helpful in recommending listings once they got a feel for what we were looking for. The best part was that there was no pressure to make a decision on anything. Jeff simply showed us the houses we wanted and we formed our own impressions. He offered his opinion when asked, but…
Michael H., North Bend
Jeff did a fabulous job managing a complex transaction for me. We got everything we wanted even though the market shifted a bit underneath us. I would happily use Jeff again in the future and recommend him to anyone.
John B., Seattle
Jeff was very experienced and knowledgeable. This was my wife and my first time buying a home and we always felt like Jeff put our interests first. His team was helpful, responsive, and great to work with. Jeff was honest and never pushy, and helped us negotiate a great price. Overall, a great experience and would recommend them to anyone.
Nate R., Puyallup
Jeff is a very organized and efficient person to work with. I never once felt out of the loop, he always kept me informed. I would definitely work with Jeff again and have already recommend him to a friend. Thank you for all your help Jeff.