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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Short sales are popping up more and more across the Seattle area. Buyers need to be aware of whether not a potential property is a short sale because the offer process is quite different. Here is the NWMLS definition of a short sale: “A “Short Sale” is a sale that does not produce sufficient funds […]

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Seattle real estate has softened, but we certainly are not “in the tank” as I read another broker put it. Instead, the 2008 market is very different, and those who are used to the easy flow of the past few years need to step up to a different ball field. This includes all parties to […]

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Seattle, down payments are back! This is how our parents and grandparents bought a house, and now having a down payment is a must when it comes to qualifying for a good loan! But where to find the money? Well, the first thing you should do is talk to a good Seattle lender – find […]

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I absolutely love Seattle real estate – moving to Seattle is one of the best choices a buyer can make! Although the Seattle real estate market has softened up a bit, the Puget Sound in general has so much going for it to make it an obvious choice for relocation. Different ways to purchase real […]

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Seattle real estate has gotten trickier in recent months and I honestly believe that most traditional buyers need to work with a full service REALTOR.  But if you are going to go with a company like Redfin who provides a different business model in return for lower fees in the form of a rebate, please plan on […]

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Feb 2008 Seattle real estate seems to be hopping – could have something to do with the amazing sunny weather we have been having, but hot neighborhoods include Ballard, Crown Hill, Phinney, Fremont, Greenlake, Wallingford, East Lake, Queen Anne, Lake Union, and Eastlake! I put an Eastlake condo on last month and it got an […]

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On my way to Ocean Shores, WA recently, there were still remains of dirt and debris that had washed over the highway in the big December storms….  That latest blast of weather in December 2007 got me thinking about insurance in Seattle neighborhoods and Seattle suburbs again. Flood insurance, specifically, is what I want to look at […]

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Built Green in Seattle neighborhoods and Seattle suburbs? In Seattle real estate, I have written about all the great Built Green properties in Seattle neighborhoods & Seattle suburbs before, but I thought it was pretty cool that the Master Builders Association in partnership with both King and Snohomish Counties also offer a Built Green Self Certification checklist for […]

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