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

The Joy of Home Inspecti...

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Some crafty and handy people are quite adept at home repairs and maintenance, and they can spot obvious problems. However, it takes special training to do a professional home inspection. Even a glimpse of what it takes to properly inspect a home before buying is is valuable information for homeowners. It gives you a better ...
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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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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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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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Just Listed Just Sold Ce...

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A New Year brings Hot New Listings! We “Just Listed and Just Sold” this stylish Judkins Park Townhouse. How did we do it? Well, it’s all about the #DivaDifference. We sold this home for 17% over asking because our seller trusted our strategy and stayed the course. You know our motto: Fix what’s broken, make it beaut...
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Home Buyer Workshop in S...

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Savvy buyers know that in order to be successful in this market you have to be prepared. Team Diva is here to not only help you find a home, but also to educate you on the process so you can make smart decisions.
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First Time Home Seller &...

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Appraisals can turn a real estate transaction upside down. They are arguably the biggest risk for sellers, especially in a fast moving market. Sellers should understand the risks of the appraisal when their home falls under contract.
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Staging Your Home Will H...

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Do you want your home to sell for an extra $24,000? One of the smartest investments sellers can make is staging their home to perfection. Yes, there is an upfront cost to staging, but the data shows that staged homes sell for a higher list to sale price.
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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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