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Category Archives: Most Common Real Estate Questions

Where Are They Coming From!?

Nov 08, 2017
Newcomers keep rushing into Seattle—roughly 1,100 people each week since 2010. In 2016, more than 76,000 people mov [more]
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Down Payments: 20% down or 5% down and PMI?

Aug 15, 2017
The down payment—especially here in Seattle—intimidates many new buyers. I’ll de-mystify things a bit and sho [more]
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Homeowner’s Insurance: The Basics

May 08, 2017
Homeowner’s insurance covers four things: 1. Your Home If your home is damaged by fire, hail, lightning, hurr [more]
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Rents: Seattle v. Greater Seattle

Feb 27, 2017
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how high Seattle’s rents are. Fifth-highest among the U.S.’ [more]
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How can you afford a down payment?

Aug 01, 2016
Down payments can look impossible. Tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars—your stockpiled savings look downright [more]
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Buying a Second Home: Liberation or Handcuff...

May 09, 2016
Work is going well. You paid off the cars. Your spouse got a huge promotion. Your bank account keeps growing—and yo [more]
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Do I need a sewer inspection on a new home?

May 13, 2015
As professionals, we have to recommend sewer inspections. Failing sewer lines are unfortunately common. Our housing [more]
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Don’t Do This

Apr 29, 2015
Don’t do this: Don’t pay $717,000 for a 3-bed, 1-bath house. Don’t pay $158,000 above asking for a 1,100 sq-ft home [more]
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Sidestepping the Bidding Wars

Apr 23, 2015
We just sold a house for $60,000 above asking(!), but in this current Seattle real estate market, that’s far from u [more]
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State of the Market Address

Apr 17, 2015
It’s a once-in-a-generation real estate market in Seattle this year, with record-low inventory and unbelievable pri [more]
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