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Hi Friends, We covered Curb Appeal in the last of our "get your home ready to sell" series. Today, let's go inside and cover a few more of the basics. These may seem like common sense items, and yet they are still the most frequently asked questions. I've got a great board on Pinterest that featu...
  8510 S 124th StreetSeattle, WA 98178    This one of a kind custom built home is yours for the taking. First time on the market and so lightly lived in, it feels new.  See all the details here https://www.homesnap.com/WA/Seattle/8510-S-124th-Street  Do not street appraise as this piece of heaven...
Hi friends,  Let's talk about getting your home ready to sell and the best place to start is the same place a "would-be home buyer" would start, at the curb. Start across the street of your home and do two things. First, take a look at the home as if you are looking at it for the first time. What...
So the real estate news is starting to show signs of life.  Headlines across the country are touting great news such as; the bottom is here, that foreclosures are stabilizing in key areas and signs that the end of the recession is near. Alan Pope & Associates are reporting that here locally over ...
  Whether it's the tax credit, the low prices, the low interest rate, the amount of available homes to sort through or simply because it's your time in life to buy your first home, there is one thing there seems to offer a lot of confusion for First Time Buyers and that is how do I find the right...
I bought my first home in 1992.  When I bought my home I was warned of two things, #1) don't buy it unless you are going to live it in for five years and #2) be prepared for the mortgage company to look at every hair on your body with a microscope. Now I can't believe how long ago that has been a...
This weekend a good friend of mine asked my opinion on whether or not I thought Lease Options (sometimes referred to as lease-to -own or rent-to-own) were a good idea, and of course the answer is, depends.  The question was dove tailed with another call where I actually recommended a lease option...

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