Buyer's Guide to Real Estate in Seattle

Oct. 19, 2012

Knowing Mortgage Calculators and their Benefits

Benefits of Mortgage Calculators

The advent of the digital technology has made several things convenient for humans. The Internet has brought many great things into our lives. People have different financial goals to achieve in their lives. Some think of having their own homes. Owning a home will continue to ...

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May 23, 2012

What Sold in Wallingford Last Month?

Wallingford Bungalow 

In the last 30 days, 17 single-family properties sold in Wallingford, from a 518 square foot condo which sold for $6,000 over the listing price, to a houseboat that sold for asking price at $255,000, all the way to a 3,100 square foot 1919 Craftsman that ...

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May 8, 2012

Beautifully Remodeled and Move in Ready North Seattle Home!

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North Seattle Home

It is not every day that you will find a home that has everything you wanted on your homebuying list!  This is it!  Modern amenities, original charm and character, spacious floor plan, and location all wrapped in this fabulous remodeled rambler.  Located in the ...

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May 7, 2012

April 2012 Real Estate Summary for the greater Seattle area

April 2012 Real Estate Summary for the greater Seattle area


Spring is in full swing! Many start planning moves in the Spring to avoid mid-school year disruptions. With the market conditions favorable to both buyers and sellers, now is the time to make YOUR plans. I would love to ...

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April 6, 2012

Seattle Area Real Estate Showing Sustainable Growth For Spring Market

 According to the NW MLS, members reported 9,126 pending sales during March, a year-over-year increase of nearly 21 percent. That total surpassed the previous month by 1,503 transactions (up 19.7 percent). Inventory is shrinking, mortgage rates are great and buyer confidence is on the rise. Compared to ...

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March 6, 2012

Don't Miss Gaugain at SAM

sculpture hanging in lobby gallary...automobile fusion? 

Recently named #2 in Kiplinger's list of the nation's top cities, Seattle is full of an endless and imaginative variety of things to do.

SAM, Seattle Art Museum, is a wonderful jewel in the city's plethora of adornment, but can easily be overlooked as we take ...

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Feb. 29, 2012

Cap Rates Revisited

Cap Rates Revisited-Even Some Realtors Don't Understand them!

One of the biggest problems with some realtors, commercial and residential, is that they make an attempt to utilize a Capitalization Rate (Cap Rate) to market a property without really understanding what they are.  After reading a listing that honestly ...

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Feb. 25, 2012

What Sold in Queen Anne Last Month?

Set up on a hill looking over downtown and Elliot Bay, Queen Anne has the best views in the city.  There are those who will argue with that, I know, but I do love those views of the Space Needle and Bay from people's front windows on the ...

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Jan. 18, 2012

Queen Anne Real Estate Market

Queen Anne real estate market has always been a hot one due to the highly desirable location and charming properties but it has never been hotter!  The combination of the attractive values and historically low mortgage rates is bringing a lot of buyers that were sidelined during the boom ...

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Jan. 15, 2012

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Sales-Good or Bad?"

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Sales Flies in the face of Consumer Protection

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are continuing to be criticized by the public.  Having dealt with both recently, I've found these quasi-goverment entities are both heavily aggressive and not a friend of the consumer.  It ...

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