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No Fluff Savvy Home Buyer - Level II April 21, 2012 Seattle 04/21/201210:00 am - 12:00 pm REMAX Metro Realty - 2312 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle 98102 In this next level class for home buyers, we'll be discussing the specific contractual elements of the home buying process in detail - including what t...
03/30/2012
This article is about a recent change that affects what are called "private transfer fees" on real estate sales. In some instances, developers were attaching long term repayment fees into their sites which could allow for up to 1% paybacks to developers and bond holders for up to 99 years.  GSE p...
03/29/2012
Here in WA State licensees are not supposed to list incorrect numbers of bedrooms on their listings if the property is only approved for a certain number based on septic design.  Below is a posting from our local NWMLS about the issue. Reminder ~ On-Site Sewage Systems and Number of Bedrooms When...
03/23/2012
I had to let my clients know about a memorandum that came out updating status of carbon monoxide alarms in residences in Washington State.  One client said "thanks for the notice and I'll put it on the list of preparations" and another was questioning having to do something else before his home s...
03/23/2012
Powell Homes is a company that we've worked with in the past and they also have a remodel division. In this article they discuss issues around lead based paint (LBP). In older homes, if you'll be disturbing drywall or siding where there might be LBP, and the State of WA requires contractors to be...
03/05/2012
If you're a landlord, or considering becoming on in the Pierce or King County areas, we highly recommend membership with this organization - the Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound. They keep tabs on changes in State and local laws that affect your property ownership and rights as a landlor...
03/05/2012
French drains are a common retrofit on older homes in our NW climate. New homes have these built in as a matter of course because of today's code requirements, but for any home built prior to the code development, it may be necessary to stop erosion near (or under) a foundation, or to keep a base...
02/16/2012
I’m not sure I agree 100% with their assessment of WA State in this DS News article which says Washington State is going down in the number of foreclosure auctions. Just because lenders have slowed down their foreclosure auction rate here, doesn’t mean we don’t still have a backlog of distressed ...
02/15/2012
No Fluff Savvy Home Buying - Level I, March 3rd, 2012 03/03/201210:00 am - 12:00 pm RE/MAX Metro Realty office at 2312 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle WA 98102 RSVP to Classes@TeamReba.com by 03/01/2012If you’ve been wondering what the state of the real estate market is like in Seattle and the general Ki...
02/14/2012
No Fluff Savvy Home Buyer - Level I, February 25th, 2012 02/25/201210:00 am - 12:00 pm Forza Coffee - Tacoma Please RSVP to Classes@TeamReba.com by 02/23/2012 with your name, phone number and email for confirmation.If you’ve been wondering what the state of the real estate market is like in the P...
02/14/2012
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