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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March 8, 2012

Notes on South Lake Union

Looking down from Capitol Hill on South Lake Union 

Seattle was recently named in Kiplinger's 10 Best Cities list, number two in fact (after Austin!).  Mark Emerett, president of UW, is quoted as declaring, "We have only two products here: smart people and great ideas."  Among cities that are prosperous, innovative, and are generating plenty ...

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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. 9, 2012

Investing in Real Estate Today-2012

Thoughts on Investing in Real Estate Today

In today's market, you hear all kinds of good and bad comments so which do you consider when thinking of investing in real estate today?  First, let's go back to last year and see what happened. Initially, the market was ...

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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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Jan. 10, 2012

Big Box Real Estate Companies vs. Smaller Companies-What's the difference?

What's in a name?  A Buyer's perspective

It occurs to me that there are some definite differences between the big box real estate companies that you always see in the media and the smaller firms that are in the market.  The big firms make you fit ...

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Oct. 19, 2011

What is a Short Sale?

What is a Short Sale?

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Do you know what a short sale is?  You hear about it all the time in the news.  Your friend just scored a super deal on a short sale.  A stranger once suggested to you to never ever make an offer on ...

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July 25, 2011

Fun Times in Woodinville

Fun Spot in Woodinville

Woodinville is often know for their quiet living in larger homes and lots then you would find in more urban areas.  The other day, I had a chance to visit one of the area's hot spots, Big Daddy's Place in Woodinville.  What  ...

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June 25, 2011

Seattle International BeerFest 2011

Have a great time at the Seattle International Beerfest 2011

Hey all you beer lovers!  It's time for the ever popular Seattle International Beerfest 2011.

This July 1st -3rd  the Seattle Center will be the place to be to satisfy even the most discerning beer palates.  There ...

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