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The temperature is going up and so are the interest rates. Read about rates, simultaneous selling and buying, and Z-home in Issaquah...

Interest rates for home mortgages bounced up last week, to the highest level they’ve been at since May 2012. While it has many would-be buyers wringing their hands – as they get shut out in multiple offer purchases, and many other would-be re-financers kicking themselves for not having already refinanced a few months ago, it’s important to keep it in perspective - read more here

“Buying a home is stressful. Selling a home is stressful. When you do both at the same time, the experience is super stressful, not to mention emotional and difficult on many levels,” says Brendon DeSimone on his Zillow blog. Read my Seattle-specific tips here.

The idea was to use smart design and cutting edge technologies to radically reduce environmental impacts in measurable ways. Z-Home hoped to prove that homes that use zero net energy and 60% less water, emit net zero carbon emissions, have clean indoor air and use only low-toxicity materials are possible and scalable to mainstream home production. Read more here!

More tips / real estate updates and tools (including free ebooks) available on my website: www.virginiacalvin.com.

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