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Get Outside This Weekend...

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Hop on the bus, the light rail, grab a lift, or get in your own vehicle and head south to Hillman City. Hillman City use to be Columbia City's little cousin. But now the neighborhood is rich with going out spots and amazing diverse community. Hillman City is the south Seattle neighborhood we all want to live in!
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Get Outside This Weekend...

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Summer has officially hit Seattle and everyone is excited. Head over to the Alaska Junction this weekend and soak up some of Seattle's summer goodness in this hot hot hot neighborhood.
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Get Out There and Get a ...

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Yes! It's finally happening. The warmth of spring is upon us and the start of summer is around the corner. We're going to make the most of this Memorial Day as we head into Pride Month (also known as June). What are you going to do to celebrate the sunshine? We have plenty of ideas to steer you right. And frankly, it is tim...
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Divas Announce | West Se...

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First time on the market in over 50 years and we can tell you that this West Seattle Tudor is filled with love. As soon as you walk in, you immediately feel comfortable and just want to hang out. Check out why we think this house five good reasons to run to it now!
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Love It Or List It: Deci...

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When the market is peaking as it is now, home owners are feeling quite tempted to cash in. Some houses have seen double-digit appreciation over the last five years. Buyers have gotten so competitive that bidding wars are the norm, and cash offers have become much more common. Is it time for you to sell, too?
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What Are Closing Costs?

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It's sad when an excited buyer comes to me after saving up a 20% down payment, only to have that figure drop to 18%—or %15. Why? Because they had no clue what closing costs would be (or that they exist). In order to get what you want in this hot market, you have to maximize your knowledge.
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Waiving Inspection Means...

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This housing market is making buyers do things they have never had to do before to win. I am seeing more and more offers win by waiving the inspection contingency. But what does waiving inspection really mean? Let's review how waiving the inspection contingency affects both buyers and sellers.
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Divas Announce | Histori...

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Our third time back at the Amalfi. We absolutely love this building and as a co-op, it is well cared for and stunning. Set in a coveted Seattle neighborhood with so much to offer.
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Competing Against Cash O...

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Waiving Financing can be a good strategy to set yourself ahead of the competition in a multiple-offer situation. As it goes with waiving any contingency, there is a risk of losing your earnest money. As long as you have consulted your lender and your real estate agent, you can waive this contingency and minimize the risk.
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The Cost of Maintaining ...

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You won the multiple-offer and you've closed on your property. The fun part has just begun... Maintaining your beautiful home takes time, dedication, and money. Know what your costs are so that you can budget for them appropriately.
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