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First Time Home Seller &...

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Appraisals can turn a real estate transaction upside down. They are arguably the biggest risk for sellers, especially in a fast moving market. Sellers should understand the risks of the appraisal when their home falls under contract.
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Competing Against Cash O...

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Waiving Financing can be a good strategy to set yourself ahead of the competition in a multiple-offer situation. As it goes with waiving any contingency, there is a risk of losing your earnest money. As long as you have consulted your lender and your real estate agent, you can waive this contingency and minimize the risk.
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Winning a Multiple Offer...

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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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Appraisal Contingency: S...

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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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How to Win a Multiple Of...

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Over the weekend we were at our dear friends’ house for a fabulous birthday party. We got to chatting with another real estate professional, who works the east side, about what she is seeing in this market. It is all about buyers and winning a multiple offer. What does it take these days? Winning a multiple offer is ...
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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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