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Swanking Up for the Sale

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Preparing your home for the open market is a critical step. A buyer’s first impressions could make or break whether they even get through the front door. Most buyers develop an opinion about your property within the first 15 seconds. That’s why creating a favorable first impression is the key to a successful sal...
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Chez Diva | Divas H...

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The Divas have serious house trauma when it comes to their living room. But let’t go back a couple of years ago and talk about the five different couches we have owned since buying Chez Diva. The divas searched three years for the “perfect” untouched mid-century home in Seward Park. We were the place’...
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Chez Diva | Divas Hire a...

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The Divas have serious house trauma when it comes to their living room. But let’t go back a couple of years ago and talk about the five different couches we have owned since buying Chez Diva. The divas searched three years for the “perfect” untouched mid-century home in Seward Park. We were the place’...
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New FHA Condo Requiremen...

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The Seattle Diva’s HQ is is based right here on Capitol Hill and we are very sensitive to any change that impacts our Condo Diva Dwellers. A lot of our clients love the urban and very walkable lifestyle that comes with living in a dense neighborhood. For many of them that means living in our many condo buildings that ...
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Chez Diva’s Energy...

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Earlier this year we learned about Community Power Works and spotlighted them for our Earth Day newsletter. One of their largest programs was created for subsidizing energy efficiency upgrades in Seattle homes. After an initial energy assessment, the program expands to help folks actually make the changes needed to their ho...
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Building Your Own Custom...

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Often Team Diva is asked if it is cheaper to renovate an existing home than build a brand new one from scratch. Our personal opinion is that it really is based on our Diva Dweller which one of these options is the right decision for them individually. Land costs in Seattle are super high prohibiting many first timers from b...
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Refinance Bonzana Diva S...

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In the next six weeks we predict it to be the best time to refinance. Why? Well the Feds and the Big Banks have FINALLY realized that it is time to help out our home owners who are paying their mortgages and need a little extra cash in their pocket. I asked one of our mortgage folks, Jon Wagher, to write up a post for us ga...
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Green Diva | Community P...

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 Seattle Divas Loves Community Power Works for Earth Day The Divas recently met the very charming Brandon from Community Power Works and learned some amazing factoids about the amazing program he works for here in Seattle. Community Power Works is a city of Seattle program. It is a one stop shop for Seattlites to learn a...
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New Green Home Valuation...

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Team Diva Real Estate has long been an advocate of Green Built homes and the process of adding green features to an existing built home to reduce our overall impact on the environment. The unfortunate aspect is that many of our Diva Dweller’s pay a premium for these benefits but run into issues when they go to refinan...
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Green Diva: Renovating w...

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Renovating a space by utilizing previously salvaged goods is the more urban and creative way to approach one’s home DIY project. There is a whole shift in design that is taking note of our collective need for more stimulating and intensely long lasting goods. Gone are the days when a “flip” house was the p...
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