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Unless you have excess cash available for real estate purchases, lending is an important component of purchasing a home.  Since the conforming loan limit for 2021 was recently announced, I thought it would be a good time to do a refresher on what you should know when it comes to loans.

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Winter is coming – time to make sure your home is ready.  Here are some of our favorite tips on what you should plan to do in the next month or so. If you are handy, do them yourself and save some money. If not, hire someone, and you will still save money from costly repairs if you don’t do …

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There are many styles of negotiation, some successful and some not. The most successful negotiations are the ones where both parties feel like they got at least a fair deal. Here are some tips on how to get the best deal for you and still have a win-win negotiation.

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The local real estate market continues to be very active even during the pandemic. In order to protect Buyers, Sellers and Brokers – Brokers and their clients need to adhere to the following protocols. 

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Real Estate Investing is a great way to build your net worth – and it is something that most people can easily understand since shelter is one of our core needs.

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Sellers often question the value of professional photography and staging and some brokers will agree to skip it just to get the listing. However, skipping these important marketing activities is more likely to cost you money than save it. 

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Imagine you have found the home you want to purchase. Everything seems perfect except you found out it is in a flood zone. Unfortunately, if you want waterfront property (creek, river, or lake) then there is a good chance that at least part of your property will be classified as being in a F…

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Time to buy your dream property – where you can watch your horse(s) graze peacefully outside your family room window.  Make sure you work with an equestrian expert because many factors should be considered and priority amenities that you should have or budget adding. A property with a large …

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Local real estate continues to be a bright spot in the local economy.  Sellers are encouraged to sell in a market with more buyers than inventory, short selling timelines, and upward price pressure. Buyers are encouraged to buy with record low-interest rates which increase their buying power…

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Burien and Kenmore were among this year's recipients of awards from the Housing Development Consortium. Both cities received Municipal Champion Awards in August for exceptional contributions to the state of affordable housing.

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KIRKLAND— Brokers added the largest monthly number of new listings during July since May 2019, but pent-up demand from homebuyers meant inventory remained tight, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) representatives who commented on the latest housing activity report.

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Interest rates have slipped below 3% for the first time on record so your buying power has increased, we continue to be short on inventory so it is a great time to sell, and after staying home so much recently, you are ready for your next home! All of this means it is a great time to make a …

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There are several mistakes you can make as a seller that can cause you real harm – during or after the transaction. A good real estate broker will guide you through the process making sure you don’t make these mistakes.

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At the end of the day, the goal of investing is about making sure you have enough investment income to cover your “needs” and to support your “wants” for the duration of your life and perhaps, the life of others. Whatever that income number is, real estate can be a great component of your po…

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There are key systems in your home that you should understand and maintain to optimize your home health (and yours). Simple and routine maintenance can help you avoid expensive repairs and potential liability. Not everyone has these systems, but if your home does here is some general informa…

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A title insurance policy is a contract that ensures a buyer's ownership/interest in a specific piece of real property (a home, land, etc). This insurance protects you from loss based upon an encumbrance, defective title, or adverse claims made against the title for as long as you and/or your…

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In addition to all of the things you should do from a marketing and sales perspective, a little planning and some simple steps can make sure that you stay healthy, safe, and secure in your home while it is on the market. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself when sellin…

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In addition to all of the things you should do from a marketing and sales perspective, a little planning and some simple steps can make sure that you stay healthy, safe, and secure in your home while it is on the market. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself when sellin…

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Staging your home can make a big difference in how you feel about the spaces. It isn't about spending money, it is about paying attention to these key staging concepts. It also makes a big difference in how much you can sell your home for since less than 10% of buyers can visualize changes t…

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Homes are being listed and homes are selling – whether or not we are still under a Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order. The following are the top things you can do to prepare your home for sale:

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When you are preparing your home for sale, make sure you also prepare it for a successful home inspection. Whether you are procuring your own inspection to share with buyers or waiting for a buyer to bring their inspector – here are four things you should do to make sure your home is ready t…

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There is information overload as we all hunker down and observe the Washington State Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order (SHSHO) and the Federal Social Distancing Guidelines. We thought it might be helpful to highlight some of the information related to the CARES Act and Staying in your Home and t…

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We are often asked by buyers whether it is good to purchase a home in a planned neighborhood that has an active Home Owners Association (HOA) with Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs). The answer is really dependent on your lifestyle and preferences. Here are some of the comm…

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If you’re selling your home and want to draw buyers inside, make sure they’re excited about what they can see on the outside. Here are 15 things you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal:

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