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Moving Up: How to Buy An...

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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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Waiving Inspection Means...

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This housing market is making buyers do things they have never had to do before to win. I am seeing more and more offers win by waiving the inspection contingency. But what does waiving inspection really mean? Let's review how waiving the inspection contingency affects both buyers and sellers.
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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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How to Win in Seattle...

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As we meet with new Diva Dwellers I have been thinking about what our Diva Dwellers Jim and Janine did to win the right house for them. Here is our guide on how to win in today's hot market like Jim and Janine.
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Prepare Yourself for Pre...

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Pre-inspections are one of the first investments you are going to make in your process of purchasing a new home. Here are some of the most important things you should be aware of before you commit your hard earned dollars.
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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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