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Preston Kallshian, Realtor

Hello! I'm a full-time residential Realtor and a Managing Broker in Snohomish County specializing in resale homes in Everett, Mill Creek, Bothell, and Snohomish. I love to create cool marketing videos, host open houses and ultimately sell homes! In my spare time, I enjoy family time, sports, camping and community events. Please enjoy this collection of local real estate videos and information. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to search around, create an account, and browse listings without any pressure.

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Jan. 10, 2020

Home Buyer's Cheat Sheet 2020

Here it is, my home buyer's cheat sheet for 2020! Be prepared to take on multiple-offers and win the home you love!

Dec. 11, 2019

Evergreen Church Christmas Lights

We love visiting the Evergreen Church Christmas Lights display in Bothell!

Posted in Community
Dec. 7, 2019

Forest View Trick Shots

I took the kids up to the school to play ball and try a few trick shots.

 

Posted in Community
Dec. 5, 2019

2020 Real Estate Forecast

Dec. 2, 2019

Forest View Christmas Concert 2019

We had a great time at the 2019 Forest View Elementary School Christmas Concert on Monday night. Did I mention it was the SAME time as the Seahawks Monday Night Football game?! Yeah, so I was quite impressed with the full house at the Everett Civic Auditorium, the parents really showed their support for the kids, and for the music teacher who had undoubtedly caught some slack for the scheduling. The show was incredible, credit to Mrs. Kendra Nye the music teacher. We love our schools and our community in Silver Firs. To find homes in the Silver Firs area click here.

 

 

Posted in Community
Nov. 27, 2019

Snohomish Valley Golf Center

We visited the Snohomish Valley Golf Center the night before Thanksgiving 2019 to check out the latest improvements. You may have hit golf balls or possibly even bought some turf at the low key driving range off Marsh Rd in the past, but recently, many improvements have been added including:

  • Improved Hitting areas and Lights
  • Covered and Heated stalls
  • Mini Golf and Putting Green
  • Pro Shop, Golf Lessons, Club Fitting
  • The Valley Grill Food
  • Ice Skating Rink with Rental Skates
  • Extended Seating and Party Areas

Check out this video for a look at what they have to offer.

Posted in Community
Nov. 22, 2019

November 2019 NWMLS Market Snapshot

November 2019 NWMLS Market Snapshot

Nov. 8, 2019

What is a condominium resale certificate?

In this video, I break down what a "condominium resale certificate" is. A condominium resale certificate is a set of documents and disclosures, provided by the seller to the prospective buyer of a condo. What's your home or condo worth? Click here to find out.

Nov. 2, 2019

What is a broker's open house?

In this video, we break down what a broker's open house is? Thank you to Brett Bunn and the team at Windermere Mill Creek for participating!

Posted in Buying, Selling
Sept. 20, 2019

Mortgage Rates Increase, Just as Home-Sales Activity Regains Momentum

Mortgage Rates Increase, Just as Home-Sales Activity Regains Momentum

Link to the original article on Realtor.com here

By Jacob Passy | Sep 19, 2019

Prospective Buyer Attends Open Houses Ahead Of Existing Home Sales

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Mortgage rates rose on a weekly basis for the second week in a row, potentially threatening to put a damper on home sales just as the real-estate market’s outlook was brightening.

 

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.73% during the week ending Sept. 19, rising 13 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac reported Thursday. This was only the 11th weekly increase in mortgage rates this year.

 

The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage increased 12 basis points to an average of 3.21%, according to Freddie Mac. The 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.49%, up 13 basis points.

 

MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve, when it cuts interest rates, is adjusting short-term rates. Mortgage rates, on the other hand, roughly track the direction of the 10-year Treasury note.

 

However, neither the Federal Reserve nor bond markets were the likely culprit behind this week’s increase in mortgages rates. Rather, improving economic data and the higher demand for mortgages, especially to purchase homes, gave lenders room to boost rates.

 

“While there was an initially slow response to the overall lower mortgage-rate environment this year, it is clear that the housing market is finally improving due to the strong labor market and low mortgage rates,” Freddie Mac chief economist Sam Khater said Thursday.