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How to Buy a Home In Seattle

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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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Seattle Home Buying: Winning a Multiple Offer in a Hot Market

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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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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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Team Diva’s Guide to Relocating to Seattle

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We love Seattle in all of its grey glory. It is a city filled with introverted nerds who like to go places and sit quietly next to people. We have more bookstores per capita than any other city. We are way more into theatre and films than San Francisco. And the city is a bit kinky. More on that later...
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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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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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The Seattle Market is Changing

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Seasons are changing and with it, the housing market. We are cautiously excited to potentially see some relief for buyers this fall. Sellers can continue to make out well if they play their cards right.
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Condo Diva Dwellings: Reviewing a Resale Certificate

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The inspection is completed and now it's time for the hard work: Reviewing the resale certificate of the condo building.
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