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The real estate world can get pretty interesting sometimes... and to keep people happy, it really does take inventive solutions to reach the end goal for the client.   Here is one way we got creative to keep a deal together: Snohomish County has many areas that qualify for the USDA rural developm...
08/01/2012
Today's DS NEWS reports lets us in on a little secret we didn't know about till now.  Olympia is listed as number 3 in the top 10 of metro areas in which to buy foreclosures.  I haven't seen Olympia on any other lists prior to now so I am wondering a bit why it is suddenly showing up now. Heres t...
07/26/2012
Hey everyone! Our class is coming up this weekend and will be covering credit reports and how to improve your credit along with an overview of today's lending practices. We'll touch on the real estate process as well but most of the class is about related areas that affect your complete financial...
07/16/2012
http://www.dsnews.com/articles/foreclosureradar-foreclosure-sales-down-in-western-states-2012-07-12 While WA isn't listed here, we never hit the top states for foreclosures, the signs of the western portion of the US stabilizing is good news. Right now, we are tracking very similarly to the same ...
07/16/2012
Many months ago Renton citizens voted on whether or not they would prefer to continue to be saddled with the costs of running their own library – which was becoming quite costly – or to join the King County Library System. They voted for joining King County but there has been vocal opposition fro...
06/26/2012
I am so happy to read this news. It has been terrible that these Government Sponsored Entities (GSE) have forced homeowners in the past into default before they’d consider a short sale, and many of those forced defaults turned into unnecessary foreclosures when the GSE wouldn’t accept the short s...
06/22/2012
Here in the soggy NW, real estate brokers have to deal with wet basements pretty regularly as part of a transaction. One way we know if there is a long term water problem is by spotting what is called efflorescence on the concrete walls. There are a variety of ways that water can intrude so it’s ...
06/14/2012
Having just had to clear out and then replace a sewer line last week (oh fun for me and my wallet!) on my 1968 built home, this latest article from Inman News caught my attention regarding an addition to an older home and the question of whether or not the current side sewer could handle the addi...
06/05/2012
Between the Mortgage Debt Relief Act (MDRA) currently sunsetting at the end of 2012 and this new servicer requirement to determine approval or denial within 30-60 days, we here at Team Reba suspect we may see a huge glut of new short sales hitting the market over the next 2 months… let’s hope the...
06/05/2012
My friend, Chris Busa, and his awesome jazz band are playing in a south end venue for once! Sadly, I'm already booked with doing some set up for recording with DoveLand Band this weekend, but if you're on the south end, or nearby, this is worth coming to hear. Plus it's in a cool, swanky martini...
06/02/2012
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