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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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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Seattle Suburbs offer more than giant shiny new houses and builder perks galore!  Easy Transportation in and out of major cities like Seattle, Everett, and Bellevue – don’t forget about the Park and Rides!!! They are everywhere and they are improving on top of that (Look at the Mountlake Terrace system for example!)! The transit system […]

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Check out the burbs! Seattle is a beautiful place to live and work, but if you are craving the open floor plans and large spaces of new construction, then look no further than the many beautiful Seattle suburbs! In the south, wonderful developments are popping up in Kent, Renton, and Des Moines. If you go […]

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I have seen so many amazing perks offered to buyers recently when it comes to new construction.  In addition to drastic price drops in an attempt to remove inventory form their books, builders and their agents are seemingly willing to throw in a lot more!  I have seen low low 30 yr financing plus closing […]

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