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

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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Team Diva’s Guide ...

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We love Seattle in all of its grey glory. It is a city filled with introverted nerds who like to go places and sit quietly next to people. We have more bookstores per capita than any other city. We are way more into theatre and films than San Francisco. And the city is a bit kinky. More on that later...
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Up and Coming: West Seat...

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Seattle's luxury homes are typically found on Capitol Hill or Magnolia. Rarely do people think of West Seattle when they think "Seattle Luxury Homes." Let's explore why West Seattle Luxury Home Market is a secret gem for those in the know.
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Size, Condition, Locatio...

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Even in less competitive markets, finding a dream home is tricky. Sure, somewhere out there is probably a beautifully well-maintained home that is exactly the right size and in a perfect location. But is it available, and if so, is it affordable? Most of the time, dream homes don't come pre-made. You have to weigh your opti...
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Moving Up: How to Buy An...

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Moving up to your next home can be a tricky process. Personally, it took Kim and Chavi over a year to buy their second home...and it's taking even longer to make it to home number 3. Through our own experience, we have learned to help focus our client on getting to their next Diva Dwelling and keep the process as stress-fre...
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