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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty
As a real estate agent specializing in short sales and traditional sales in Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Everett, and surrounding communities, I share my thoughts about short sales, foreclosure, and other relevant real estate topics.
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What two things can you do when selling your home that will provide a 270% average return on investment and cause your home to sell 66% faster?Over 90% of buyers will make a decision about viewing a home based on photos they've seen on the Internet, and most buyers will form an opinion about a ho...
06/06/2014
Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed?  Where are interest rates headed?  These are all valid questions.  However, if you’re considering selling in Seattle or on the Eastside, here are 3 reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. 1...
05/15/2014
Historically, people have assumed that real estate is a safe place to put their money to help increase their wealth with minimal risk.  After all, in the Seattle area, the last time we saw year over year price declines was back in 1981, when mortgage interest rates topped 18%.  And even then, the...
12/13/2013
Real estate agents often times have creative ways of describing undesirable home features.  We've all read those marketing descriptions that make a property sound great, just to show up at the house and wonder if you arrived at the wrong address.To help understand the real estate lingo used in ma...
12/02/2013
Where Does That Real Estate Commission Really Go? Many people outside the real estate industry have a perception that real estate agents take home large commission checks each time they sell a property.  Often times when I've spoken to someone who thinks that real estate agents get paid more than...
11/26/2013
The FHA recently changed its post foreclosure and post short sale waiting period from three years to one year for eligible borrowers.  Their new "Back To Work-Extenuating Circumstances Program" reduces the waiting period for people who had a foreclosure or completed a short sale or deed in lieu o...
11/21/2013
Short Sale and Foreclosure Waiting Periods Performing a short sale can be stressful time in a homeowner's life, and when additional financial distress is involved, it can sometimes be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Financial distress that results in foreclosure can also mak...
03/08/2013
Until recently, working with second mortgage lenders was more difficult than working with first mortgage lenders.  While the short sale process itself wasn’t any more difficult, the short sale approval terms were often times not ideal.In Washington State, in the event of a foreclosure, the forecl...
07/21/2011
Home for Sale in Renton, Washington - Fairwood / Woodside Another Short Sale Closed! This property has been SOLD. 16640 SE 165th Way, Renton, WA 98058     MLS # 194238  $345,000HAFA Short Sale For more information, contact me at 206-905-8590, or visit my website at www.sellnorthwesthomes.com.    ...
04/20/2011
Luxury Home for Sale in Canyon Park - Bothell, Washington This property has been SOLD. 23508 53rd Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021     MLS # 126449  $600,000 For more information, contact me at 206-905-8590, or visit my website at www.sellnorthwesthomes.com.       (More photos below.) Luxury Home for Sa...
09/07/2010
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