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How to Buy a House While Selling Your Own? Jared and Reese Tell All

“How to Buy a House While Selling Your Own,” you ask? Also what the industry calls Buy-Up home buyers. Seattle is rife with Buy-Up Buyers ready to make the leap from house one to house two. For many buy-up buyers, their cash is in their current home equity, which means they must sell your current home first befo...

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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Rebecca and Iroro

I met Rebecca, Irroro, Jite, and Odette back in 2014 when they were looking for a rental home to make the big move from San Francisco to Seattle. After a few years of renting in Phinney Ridge I got the call that it was time to find their forever home. I was so excited! When we started it was hard to tell that theirs would b...

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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Stefanie and Joel

I’m proud to call Stef and Joel friends, and I’m very fortunate to call them neighbors, AND it’s amazing that I now get to call them clients. I couldn’t ask for a bigger honor than helping my friends find an awesome home in which to start their life together. And their story is a great model, too, fo...

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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Caitlin and Andrew (and Charlie)

Caitlin and Andrew knew they wouldn’t be buying right away when they first walked into Team Diva HQ, but they wanted to know about the home-buying process. I sat down and gave them an hour-long crash course on what it takes to be home buyers. They took time to prepare and plan, and over a year later came back to enlis...

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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Shannon and Leo

It’s not uncommon in the Seattle real estate market for first-time home buyers to try out the home-buying process, then take time off to better prepare. There is so much to learn about home buying, so it isn’t wasted time, even if the need to wait can be discouraging. It is especially tricky if you have just mov...

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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Tamar and Jacqui

“Finding this house was quite a story,” says Jacqui. When she first saw it on Redfin, it looked…well. “Pretty hideous,” in her words. A Tale of Two Gals and One Grand Remodel Tamar and Jacqui’s Seattle home buyer story started many months before they bought, with a tale of two gals in love and two households...

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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Zach and Andy

“We sort of got forced into starting the home journey,” Andy says. And as first-time home buyers in Seattle’s competitive market, they knew it would be stressful. The Divas and I had known Zach and Andy for a long time, and we were thrilled when they came to us to help them on that Seattle home-buying journey. Of ...

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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Jackie and Mike

Jackie and Mike have dubbed their 10-acre homestead in Monroe Ponderosa. They were able to work up to owning this property by investing wisely over the years, but the impetus to move out there came from something really scary. Jackie was diagnosed with and breast cancer. The reevaluation that followed made her and Mike wond...

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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Holly and Dave

We have know Holly and Dave for over almost 7 years and in that time they have long since stopped being clients and have become friends. We have helped them buy and sell seven homes from Leschi to Queen Anne and from Seattle to Ellensburg. And this last one may just be their “forever” view home in West Seattle. ...

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Size, Condition, Versus Location - Make a Choice

In real estate, it is all about size, condition, or location REGARDLESS of your budget. Home buyers are often in a process of compromising what they want in order to buy a home. It is rare to find a home that fits all three perfectly.

This isn’t cause for despair. Even in a slow market, finding a home that satisfies two out of three (size, condition, location) is a great thing. Savvy home buyers and owners will even find unexpected benefits and solutions to the things that they considered less than perfect. With the right mindset, tenacity, and an experienced real estate pro, you can win in Seattle’s competitive real estate market and fall in love with your own home.

What are your top two - Size, Condition, or Location?

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