Welcome to the Team Diva blog. This is your home for Diva news and the best real estate insights and advice in Seattle.

Buying a Condo In Seattl...

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Buying a condo in Seattle for many is their first home ownership step. The ability to buy a home in a neighborhood where you do not need a car, you are close to things to do, and your friends live close by is key for many people. And who wants a yard anyways?
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The Sweet Life in Bitter...

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Seattle is known for being surrounded with natural beauty. It is a magnet for outdoorsy types, from pro skiers to weekend campers. Some neighborhoods in Seattle are tailor made for people who love being close to an outdoor outing all the time. Bitter Lake is one of the best.
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Team Diva’s Succes...

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Tonight we celebrate our success from last year as a team. Our team structure is difficult for "traditional" real estate brokerages to understand. Most perceive a successful team as a top-down entity. Meaning there is one Diva and her minions. For us personally, we know that our success is derived from having strong people ...
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What’s The Differe...

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Many home buyers start their process with Team Diva by saying "I'm pre-qualified for a home loan." Being pre-qualified is essentially a term that is used as click bait for lenders to get personal information for uneducated home buyers. Preapproval letters are your ticket to buying your own home. Making sure you have the rig...
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Buying New Construction ...

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Buying New Construction in Seattle is a total cakewalk, right? It seems like it should be but it very rarely is. Working with builders comes with its own challenges. It's critical to have an experienced agent advocating for you during and after the sale.
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Seattle Home Buying: Win...

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Seattle's sustained hot market does not seem to be going away anytime soon. Seattle has a limited amount of space to build new homes and our dysfunctional system to allow for urban density is putting additional pressure on many Seattle home buyers. Regardless, we have a plan to help you manage to buy a home in a multiple of...
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Getting Your Mortgage Fi...

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Financing is one of the pieces of buying a home that people don't like to talk about. It's arguably the most important piece of the puzzle. Spending just a little time gathering documents will streamline the process and get you on the fast-track to home ownership.
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Seattle Home Buying: How...

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The Seller Disclosure Statement is one of the most confusing forms and critical in the home buying process. Most sellers are unsure of how to fill out the form. And most buyers use the form as a justification of not doing their own due diligence. Below is a detailed guide on how to review the Seller Disclosure From and use ...
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Ready for Spring in Des ...

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Des Moines lies between Seattle and Tacoma, just south of Burien. Its sweeping views and persistent small-town charm have made it increasingly popular with home buyers looking a little outside Seattle.
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Rent Versus Buy – ...

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Rent Versus Buy is often a question for many people in Seattle. Making a Rent Versus Buy decision can be paralyzing. I made the leap and so can you. Ok so I talk with a lot of buyers and renters about this exact Rent versus Buy decision, I wanted to give you some of my opinions based on fifteen years of renting versus eight...
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