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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Required for Home Sales in Washington State - 03/31/12 09:25 AM
Carbon Monoxide Detector Required in Washington State Carbon Monoxide Detectors are now required for home sales in Washington state. In order to sell, or re-sell a home in Washington State, effective April 1st, a Seller must now include a carbon monoxide detector in every home. As a Buyer, you'll want to watch for the presence of the detector. As a Seller, here are the guidelines: A detector must be placed on each floor of the home A detector must be placed outside each sleeping area It doesn't matter whether or not you have a fuel-burning fireplace in your home It doesn't (6 comments)
20 Tips to Buying a New Construction Home - 03/06/12 05:27 PM
Buying a new construction home is a bit different than purchasing a resale home – one that's been previously owned by someone else. You'll need to be familiar with a few tricks of the trade, along with understanding a bit about how the process works. These 20 tips to buying a new construction home are just the starting point on your way to the new construction home of your dreams. When you're ready, I'd be delighted to be of assistance to you! 1. Use your own Broker/Agent ALWAYS use your own Broker/Agent; doing so will help ensure that you get what (6 comments)
Part II - New Construction In and Around Auburn WA - 03/05/12 09:14 PM
In Part I of this post, I reviewed new construction and communities by DR Horton, Soundbuilt Homes, Schneider Family Homes, and Conner Homes. Because new construction is such a huge part of our south King County and north Pierce County Auburn location, I’ve split my quick overview into two posts. In addition, you’ll find a few more tips about buying new construction in the post 20 Tips to Buying New Construction.
Premier Homes I haven’t had a chance to work with any of the Premier Homes folks yet, but wanted to include them in this list as they have a (2 comments)
Part I -- New Construction In and Around Auburn WA - 03/05/12 05:48 PM
Acquiring a new home is thrilling for every Buyer, but new construction, in particular, maintains an exceptionally high level of anticipation, followed by what seem to be endless delays and frustration, and then finally culminating in a near fever-pitch of excitement. In addition to the shiny new finishes and new house smell, of course, new construction is attractive to many buyers because of builder financing and low down payment incentives, extended warranties, and the desire to decorate a home from the ground up, choosing plans, colors, cabinets, counters, and flooring. Not to mention that a contract written for new construction will (2 comments)
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.