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Why is Everyone Moving t...

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You turn around and there is a new gay bar in White Center. Suddenly an old friend has moved to White Center? And another friend just moved to Westwood Village. Why is everyone moving to these once obscure neighborhoods in the south section of West Seattle? It is where the cool kids hang out!
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Team Diva’s Seattl...

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Have you seen your friends become Diva Dwellers but felt a little shy about asking how they went about the process? Or maybe you are waiting for that right time when all of the stars align to finally make buying a home in Seattle a dream come true. Now is your chance to take a class with Team Diva on how to buy a home in Se...
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How to Buy a Home In Sea...

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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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The Joy of Home Inspecti...

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Some crafty and handy people are quite adept at home repairs and maintenance, and they can spot obvious problems. However, it takes special training to do a professional home inspection. Even a glimpse of what it takes to properly inspect a home before buying is is valuable information for homeowners. It gives you a better ...
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Rent Versus Buy – ...

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Rent Versus Buy is often a question for many people in Seattle. Making a Rent Versus Buy decision can be paralyzing. I made the leap and so can you. Ok so I talk with a lot of buyers and renters about this exact Rent versus Buy decision, I wanted to give you some of my opinions based on fifteen years of renting versus eight...
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Size, Condition, Locatio...

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Even in less competitive markets, finding a dream home is tricky. Sure, somewhere out there is probably a beautifully well-maintained home that is exactly the right size and in a perfect location. But is it available, and if so, is it affordable? Most of the time, dream homes don't come pre-made. You have to weigh your opti...
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Home Buyer Workshop in S...

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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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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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Getting Approved for a M...

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Unless you have cash you have to get a mortgage to buy a house in Seattle. Getting approved for a mortgage to buy a house is not hard. But it does take some skill to make sure you are getting the right loan for you and your family.
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