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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 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 19, 2012

Stylish and Modern Studio Condo in Fremont

 fremont condo 

Fremont Condo

Urban living at its finest, chic and modern studio condo in Fremont now available!  Nestled between Fremont and Wallingford, this stylish studio offers stylish and easy city living for less than 125k!  Modern and bright, this top floor studio maximized use of space with ...

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April 12, 2012

Cafe Flora's Spring Menu Rocks

Fountain Patio Dining at Cafe Flora in Madison Park 

In Madison Park lies one of Seattle's most treasured restaurants.  That it is vegetarian is more important to some of us than to others, but that it is art filled, sun and shadow filled, has delightful almost unheard music tickling at your ears, friendly and attentive servers ...

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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 2, 2012

HARP 2.0 Coming March 2012 Facts and Fiction

 

The new  enhanced HARP 2.0 is slated to be available March 19th. There are so many misconceptions about this new program floating around that I thought it was prudent to sift facts from fiction.

  1. Does my loan have to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to ...
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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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Feb. 25, 2012

The South Lake Union Area is the Hottest Neighborhood in Seattle!

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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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Feb. 3, 2012

Why short sale instead of foreclosure?

 

I am consistently asked “why I would list the house for short sale instead of just walking away?”

 

Besides the financial benefits, the short sale process is the right, honorable choice instead of foreclosure. I am talking about when the home owner is just abandoning the property ...

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