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The Coronavirus Shutdown: Small Business Support in Seattle

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The world is bracing for a major recession as the economy grinds to a halt. The measures in place will save lives, but may also kill businesses, especially small local ones.
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Winning a Multiple Offer – Waive Appraisal, Win Like a Pro!

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Seattle has become a world-class city, and now all the cool kids wanna live here. The record low inventory has made for an extremely competitive market. The smart buyer has a plan to address a low appraisal to submit with their offer to become a winning buyer.
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Time to Cash Out of Seattle and Move to Palm Springs

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All the gay gentlemen we know (of a certain age) are selling their homes and moving to Palm Springs. And frankly, after all of this rain, why wouldn't you want to move?
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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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First Come, First Served Rental Applications

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First come, first served. This phrase is the backbone of fair customer service. The first one in is the first one to be helped. When you go to a deli, you expect this to be true. When you’re at the DMV, you take a number. The order in which you arrive is the order in which you are helped. It seems easy enough, but no...
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The Diva HQ has Moved to SODO

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The Diva HQ has Moved to SODO   We loved our little loft above Retail Therapy. But it was time for us to move. All five us sharing one table was getting snuggly. None of us had a quiet spot to meet with our Diva Dwellers. The time had come to find a cool new space in the core of Seattle. Luckily, Roy and Kim found an a...
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Team Diva Is In SpareFoot’s Top 10 Seattle Realtors

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Team Diva is in the Top Ten Seattle Realtors as named by SpareFoot Team Diva is feeling the love! SpareFoot is a national service that helps people book self-storage, which is often critical during a big move. In fact, the company says half of their business comes from movers, so they keep their ears to the ground regarding...
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Diva Fall Tips: Furnace Care for Proper Heating

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So you’ve planted those Spring bulbs, cleaned your gutters, packed up the patio cushions, stocked the bar for the Holidays and made sure your fireplace was safe for romantic power outage blazing. What else do you need to address on your “Winter To Do” list? Heat! For many homes in the NW the main heat sou...
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Diva Fall Tips: Fireplace Check-Up

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Winter is coming! Time to turn up the heat or get some wood for that fireplace! Fireplaces can be a great way to heat your home and they also make for a cozy, romantic atmosphere. Of course, its probably been quite a few months since you’ve used your fireplace, so you’ll want to make sure you give it a good che...
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Diva Fall Tips: Winterizing Your Patio

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With all the bustle of preparing for the holidays, maybe the patio you enjoyed all summer isn’t at the top of your priority list, but don’t delay in getting it squared away. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…and you’ll thank yourself in the spring when you aren’t scrubbing mildew ...
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