first time buyers: Are You Ready To Be A Home Owner? Really Ready? - 01/28/14 01:23 AM

 
Since my business is helping people buy and sell homes, you might think that I believe EVERYONE should buy a house. I make money if I sell houses after all. But.....sometimes people should NOT buy a house - not right now.
If you are a buyer who is considering quitting your job to go back to school - it may not be the right time to buy a house.
If you are a buyer who is pretty sure you'll be relocating across the country next year - it may not be the right time to buy a … (2 comments)

first time buyers: Do You Know When Your Deadlines Are? - 12/10/13 02:52 AM
When buyers for Olympia area homes make an offer on a house, the paperwork for the offer will typically include a number of contingencies: financing, title review, inspection, etc.  And typically each of these will have a deadline attached to it.  These deadlines are super important since once the deadline passes, that particular contingency will likely be ended - whether the buyer meant for it to be or not.
An example is the inspection contingency.  Our NWMLS purchase and sales addendum for inspections specifies the number of days the buyer will have to have any desired inspections done, & either give … (4 comments)

first time buyers: Olympia Buyers Ask: What if the House has City Utilities? - 11/22/13 08:13 AM
In the Olympia area, home buyers quickly learn that there are many areas where the houses are served by individual wells or community water systems, and septic systems - or at least one of those.  It is not uncommon to find houses that do have septic systems rather than city sewers but are on city water.  And if the house you decide to buy has city water or sewer or both, there is one important thing you may wish to include with an offer.
This is a utilities addendum that lists each of the providers of water, sewer, garbage, electricity, gas … (2 comments)

 
Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA

Nancy Conner

Olympia/Thurston County WA

Olympia, WA

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