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

How to Buy a Home In Sea...

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Let's get down and dirty. Owning a home in Seattle is an amazing experience and it can be fun. Do not listen to all of those cranky folks who think Seattle is not what it use to be and a middle-income owner cannot afford to buy a home in Seattle. Strap in, get yourself some strong Seattle coffee, and learn how to be a smart...
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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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Congratulations to Cooki...

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Congratulations to our newest Diva Dwellers Cookie and Old Witch from our Bacon Strip family. The two of you dug deep, lived with our silent talkers for months, and moved up to your new Diva Dwelling.
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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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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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