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Appraisal Contingency: Should You Waive It?

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Waiving the appraisal contingency is becoming the norm in this fast moving seller's market. Read up and learn if removing the appraisal contingency from your offer is the right decision for you.
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Getting Approved for a Mortgage Like a Smart Diva Dweller

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Unless you have cash you have to get a mortgage to buy a house in Seattle. Getting approved for a mortgage to buy a house is not hard. But it does take some skill to make sure you are getting the right loan for you and your family.
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Top Five Tips for the Savvy First Time Home Buyer

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In this crazy competitive market the savvy first time home buyer gets the worm (or maybe we should say “the Craftsman.”) All buyers want their first home purchase to be a solid investment as much as they want it be a fabulous place for them to live. Team Diva understands that smart buyers make smart investments, whether...
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Selecting The Right Real Estate Lender for Your Home

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Selecting the right lender is one of the first major decisions you need to make to buy a home. Here is some advice that I give clients who want to take charge in finding their lender.
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Size, Condition, or Location? Smart Buyers Choose Two!

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New Lending Rules to Protect Home Buyers

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Finding the Right Real Estate Agent For You in Seattle

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Finding a real estate agent in Seattle who is going to be your guide to finding your forever home in Seattle can be work. With a little know how and some savvy questions you should have what you need to make sure you choose someone who is a good fit for you.
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Diva Dweller, You Are Almost to the Finish Line of the Home Buying Process

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After the long search, many offers, lots of paperwork, sleepless nights...you almost have closed on your new home! What do those last two, crucial, nail-biting weeks entail...
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Reviewing Your Title Report

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Reviewing your title report is often the most confusing part of the home buying process. Here's what you need to know as a buyer.
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Condo Diva Dwellings: Reviewing a Resale Certificate

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The inspection is completed and now it's time for the hard work: Reviewing the resale certificate of the condo building.
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