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Buying New Construction in Seattle

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Buying New Construction in Seattle is a total cakewalk, right? It seems like it should be but it very rarely is. Working with builders comes with its own challenges. It's critical to have an experienced agent advocating for you during and after the sale.
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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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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Rebecca and Iroro

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Buying a home is an emotional roller coaster. It can be especially difficult for young families who need more space than singles and couples. For Seattle home buyers Rebecca and Iroro, they were on that roller coaster for a year, but in the end they found a perfect Queen Anne home for their family of four.
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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Stefanie and Joel

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Stefanie has been a long time friend and client of Team Diva. She started her home-buying journey by becoming a condo real estate investor on Capitol Hill to build equity. When she came to us with her new beau Joel, they had their eyes on a new fixer upper to satiate her "slow burn flipper" lifestyle. Together, with Roy, th...
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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Caitlin and Andrew (and Charlie)

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Caitlin and Andrew first came in and met with me when we were in our Capitol Hill office. Since then, they have bought their first home, done extensive remodels, and expanded their family with the addition of baby Charlie. We're so glad to have them as part of our Diva Dweller family, and see their family grow.
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Seattle Home Buyer Stories: Shannon and Leo

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When Shannon and Leo first arrived in Seattle, they got in touch with Team Diva to look into buying a home. Unfortunately, they couldn’t quite make it happen the first time—because of Seattle’s “bonkers” prices, as Shannon accurately puts it.
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Roy Powell’s Q1 2018 Seattle Real Estate Market Update

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Check out Diva Dude Roy's epic Seattle Real Estate Market Update for Spring 2018. Be informed and make a wise real estate move.
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Home Buyer Workshop in Seattle, November 15th at Diva HQ

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Savvy buyers know that in order to be successful in this market you have to be prepared. Team Diva is here to not only help you find a home, but also to educate you on the process so you can make smart decisions.
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What Are Closing Costs?

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It's sad when an excited buyer comes to me after saving up a 20% down payment, only to have that figure drop to 18%—or %15. Why? Because they had no clue what closing costs would be (or that they exist). In order to get what you want in this hot market, you have to maximize your knowledge.
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Waiving Inspection Means Big Risk For Home Buyers and Sellers

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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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