Seattle Suburbs Real Estate: Brier Homes For Sale: We have some great Brier homes for sale right now, but Brier in general has some cool properties at very good prices. Brier is a Seattle suburb which happens to be quite convenient to all directions of commuting. On top of that all the best shopping and […]

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Bellevue Neighborhoods: Relocating for Microsoft? The three areas I really like in Bellevue for the close proximity to Microsoft are Overlake, Lake Hills, and what we also just call Microsoft because it is so close – Microsoft is a huge part of the local economy and there are always people relocating to be here because […]

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I I haven’t always been one of those Realtors who is hot on new construction. The plain truth is that in a stronger Seattle real estate market new construction wasn’t always the best deal. In fact, Seattle buyers who insisted on new construction usually paid a premium for it. There simply was not much in […]

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Yes, we are in a buyer’s market in Seattle – that is obvious as the inventory has increased and the buyer pool is smaller. In addition, short sales and foreclosures have increased so much so that the NWMLS has had to come out with new rules for short sales. Buyers who are well qualified are […]

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Seattle’s real estate market may be a bit soft right now, but the rates are incredibly low for qualified buyers and as a result the good Seattle lenders I have talked to recently are incredibly busy – and even backed up in some cases. Sure, there are going to be refinances in this mix of […]

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I was out looking at a lot of new construction this weekend and it is surprising to me how different the “standards” can be from builder to builder and development to development. If I were a builder or developer I would be out there checking out the competition and trying to beat it – especially […]

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Sellers in Seattle:  Take note! The market has changed, but you can still sell your Seattle house with good results! Obviously the mortgage industry has played a major part in this new Seattle buyer’s market. Loan programs are stricter and as a result the pool of qualified buyers has dwindled down. Even though this means […]

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I recently saw this question on the internet: “What is a nice area Suburb near Seattle WA to move to?” *Updated Jan 2016* Seattle neighborhoods and Seattle suburbs have a ton to offer!  I love this question and thought maybe it deserved a post – I love Seattle real estate and the real estate in […]

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Seattle Suburbs: Thinking about Relocating to Edmonds, WA? Seattle real estate is beautiful and the Seattle suburbs have much to offer! Edmonds WA is gorgeous, but besides the art and wonderful shops and eateries, there are also beautiful beaches! Edmonds, Wa residents enjoy four parks in their city by the Sound plus numerous attractions: Bracketts […]

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Some benefits of renting: Flexible – nothing to tie you down Less out of pocket in the short term (although in some cases, a mortgage is the same or less than your rent) No home maintenance to deal with Seattle real estate and its surrounding suburbs are the best investments you can make! Despite a […]

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