Welcome to the Team Diva blog. This is your home for Diva news and the best real estate insights and advice in Seattle.

Divaland Home Buyer̵...

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Isn't a co-op exactly like a condo, but in an older building? Sort of....
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Five Reasons We Love Thi...

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We love our latest listing at The Granada. The spacious, intuitive layout and gorgeous master suite allow you to really feel at home instantly. But it's more than the space itself...this is an enviable location for those who want to balance urban adventuring with quiet time at home.
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Reviewing the Resale Cer...

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The resale certificate is one of those particulars of buying a condo that can't be overlooked, but isn't well understood. If you are a first-time buyer, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the stress of the process, not to mention all of the info and contracts at each step. Don't wait until you're in the thick of it to learn wh...
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The Betsy Ross – I...

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There are a couple of streets in Seattle that are untouched by time, where the buildings maintain most of their original character. As soon you walk down these street everything gets a bit more peaceful. Your mind wanders to who lived in these buildings many years ago. And which lucky citizens live here now. The Betsy Ross ...
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Staging Your Home Will H...

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Do you want your home to sell for an extra $24,000? One of the smartest investments sellers can make is staging their home to perfection. Yes, there is an upfront cost to staging, but the data shows that staged homes sell for a higher list to sale price.
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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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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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Divas Announce | Belltow...

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Let the sun shine in! Built in 1911, this southwest corner condo with its large city view windows is flooded with light year round. You’ll never feel gloomy with the warm western sun shining in. The hardwood floors and modern kitchen are just a few of the fabulous features of this hip Belltown home. Clean lines and m...
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Divas Announce | Stylish...

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We have five reasons why you should visit this north Seattle sanctuary with so much to offer.
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Diva Dweller Spotlight |...

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Diva Dweller Wall of Fame – Gary Gary was introduced to Team Diva at the housewarming/remodel party of another lovely Diva Dweller and friend Stefanie. Upon meeting, we instantly realized this guy was smart, fun, witty, and above all else a super nice guy. Divaland is full of good peeps just like him so it was fate t...
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