Everyone Keeps Saying “Buyers Market”

by Alex Munoz on January 30, 2012 · 1 comment

Tacoma/Gig Harbor Real Estate

Windermere Professional Partners

If you were to ask the number one question all real estate professionals get asked by friends, family, and clients, you would hear the same answer it’s a buyers market. That question is, how’s the market? After the bubble burst of 2007 the housing market has been trapped in the basement as far as appreciation is concerned. Today’s prices are being compared to prices in 2003, do the math that is almost 10 years in the past. Interest rates are at all time lows, ranging from the mid to high 3 percent. I’m going to do a little math for you…..

Year 2003. Buy a house for $200,000. Interest rates May 2003 5.48%. Payment $1,333 a month

Year 2012. Buy a house for $200,000. Interest rates Today 2012 3.91%. Payment $944 a month

How much you save over a year $4,668. over 10 years $46,680. over 30 years $140,040.

Buyers Market?



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New Listing

by Alex Munoz on December 11, 2011 · 0 comments

Tacoma Real Estate: REALTOR Alex Munoz

New Listing. Downtown Tacoma condo. Two bedroom. One and a half bath. 1008 square feet. $150,000. Stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, and close to all downtown activities. FHA approved buy this condo for as little as 3.5% down. Any questions or schedule a showing call Alex Munoz at 253.514.0846 or Mike Handy at 253.224.6363.

Windermere Professional Partners
Tacoma Real Estate

View listing click here.


Empathy “One day in my shoes”

by Alex Munoz on November 23, 2011 · 0 comments

I want to share a link that shares with everyone a day in the life of Alex Munoz. Here is a little preview.

Day in the life

It is a dramatic life style but someone has to do it.


Real Estate as a Career? Am I Crazy?

by Alex Munoz on November 16, 2011 · 0 comments

When I first started and told people for the first time I wanted to become a real estate broker, I got a look of, “do you have any idea what the market is like right now?” I have a very detailed answer to why I decided to go this direction but one simple motivating factor, when people are running away from a challenge why not face it head on?

Four or so years ago when we were in the thunderclap market offices were filled to the max with brokers, anybody and everybody who seemed to have good people skills could make a living in this field. Today if you think real estate is a career for easy and fast money think again. New and experienced brokers today are dealing with a down economy, decline in the housing prices, strict lending standards, and job security, but if you want to sit on the couch and complain go right ahead. The one greatest thing about my job is there is always a market.

Today brokers are working harder than ever to create a healthy living but there is opportunity out there. This job can be very rewarding and there is no limit to your potential. Everyday I show up to work and there is something new going on. It is crossed armed opposites of the factory line worker. If you want a job that has endless rewards and that is as unpredictable as the Seattle Seahawks give me a call and I will let know how to get started.


Why is Twitter better than Facebook?

by Alex Munoz on November 10, 2011 · 0 comments

Facebook has more than 800 million active users, while the United States population is around 308 million people. Twitter on the other hand has 85 million active accounts with at least one follower. So the numbers do not support my theory but Twitter is quickly growing and if you don’t have an account I will almost guarantee a year down the road you will be thinking of a clever name to go by because your name will already be taken.

Why is Twitter better than Facebook?

Twitter + Tweeters don’t mind multiple tweets even hundreds of tweets a day.

Facebook – If you facebook your status more than 5 times a day your abusing the book.

Twitter + How many of you are friends with Kim Kardashian on facebook? Now how many follow the real Kim on twitter?

Facebook – Celebrities don’t want to be your friend on Facebook. Stop being a stocker.

Twitter + The next Facebook.

Facebook- Does anyone still have a myspace?

Follow me @narrowsagent


The Buying Process

by Alex Munoz on October 24, 2011 · 0 comments

Check out this youtube video that creates a good understanding of the buying process for buyers today.



Attention Investors and Renters

by Alex Munoz on September 29, 2011 · 0 comments

Here is an article forecasting the future rental market, which offers great stats and gives a good idea for what’s to come. Read more….


Tacoma School District Still on the Picketing Line

by Alex Munoz on September 15, 2011 · 0 comments

The year of the strike, first the NFL almost broke the hearts of millions of fans with their labor disputes, thankfully the season started on time, keeping us fantasy owners busy. Than came the less known strikes of the Spanish Football League and Italian Football League, most Americans don’t care, but nonetheless is world news and they settled their disputes, but lost a couple weeks of the early season. The NBA still has a lot to resolve if they want to get their season underway on time and last but not least Tacoma school’s are still closed…

Read more about the Tacoma School District strike…


You Got Skills as a Photographer?

by Alex Munoz on August 24, 2011

Pictures of the month are still being accepted until the end of September. Email them to alexmunoz@windermere.com and the winner will receive $25, remember the theme of the month is Gig Harbor. Keep shooting.

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Good News or Bad News First?

by Alex Munoz on August 22, 2011 · 0 comments

The good news is that the Puget Sound area is getting some positive publicity from The Wall Street Journal. In a recent article Tacoma, Washington is the top place to buy in the next two years. The bad news is not of the country is seeing the same publicity. Read the full article published by The Wall Street Journal. Tacoma, Seattle Lead List for Strong Housing Markets.. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them or give me a call at (253)514.0846.