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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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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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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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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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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Making the Match: Findin...

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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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