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Getting Your Mortgage Financing in Order for a Home Purchase

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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 to Review the Seller Disclosure Statement

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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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Rent Versus Buy – Roy’s Story of Moving From Renter to Home Owner

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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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Size, Condition, Location: Home Buying and Investing YOUR Way in Seattle

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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 Another House While Owning a Home in Seattle

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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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Making the Match: Finding An Awesome Real Estate Agent in Seattle

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Finding an Awesome Real Estate Agent in Seattle needs to be your first priority before you start the home buying process.Everyone has different styles, different ways of doing things. In real estate, there are PLENTY of ways to make mistakes if you don't know what you are doing, but is there one right way to sell and buy ho...
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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Shannon and Leo

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When Shannon and Leo first arrived in Seattle, they got in touch with Team Diva to look into buying a home. Unfortunately, they couldn’t quite make it happen the first time—because of Seattle’s “bonkers” prices, as Shannon accurately puts it.
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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Jackie and Mike

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Jackie and Mike are a hoot! They are such a team, and the laughs keep coming whenever they are around. They also know a thing or two about real estate, having bought numerous homes over the years, and they now have finally settled down on a gorgeous estate in Monroe. Or have they..
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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Holly and Dave

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Getting to know Holly and Dave over the years has been a joy. We've watched them make incredibly smart home purchases within and outside of Seattle. It seems they have truly found their "forever home" this time - although, as with many of our savvy real estate clients, you never know. Either way, we are extremely happy for ...
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Reviewing the Resale Certificate When Buying a Condo in Seattle

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The resale certificate is one of those particulars of buying a condo that can't be overlooked, but isn't well understood. If you are a first-time buyer, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the stress of the process, not to mention all of the info and contracts at each step. Don't wait until you're in the thick of it to learn wh...
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