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Making Your Kitchen Diva...

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Spring is the best time for Diva Dwellers to put their house on the market. Consistently one sees higher number of sales and better prices fetched during the spring. Around this time of year we start to get a lot of calls from our Diva Dwellers who are ready to finally have a second bathroom, a garage, move out of their con...
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Diva News | Improving Ma...

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One of the biggest question we get from our clients is “What is the market doing? Are we improving yet?” Well if January is any indication of how the rest of 2012 is going to go then I say “We are on our way!” The best way to clarify our answer is to look at the inventory in Seattle and where we see ...
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Seattle Market Update: S...

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For the past couple of months, we real estate brokers have been asking each other, “Is this right? Can this be?” Well, the data confirms that what we’ve been seeing is real. Home sales are up! That’s right, you read that correctly. The number of home sales increased this fall, and shows no sign of sl...
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New Green Home Valuation...

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Team Diva Real Estate has long been an advocate of Green Built homes and the process of adding green features to an existing built home to reduce our overall impact on the environment. The unfortunate aspect is that many of our Diva Dweller’s pay a premium for these benefits but run into issues when they go to refinan...
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Seattle Rentals: High Pr...

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I regularly work with clients who are relocating from other cities and want to rent as they get settled into Seattle before they buy a home. Some look long distance, hoping to have a signed lease before moving. Others come to the city and live in temporary housing before finding a long-term lease. Both are finding it challe...
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Reasons to Buy Investmen...

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Team Diva Real Estate receives at least two-three requests for rental property every week through our website. Seattle is not known to be the type of city that a renter needs to hire a broker. But lately the rental vacancy rates are quickly decreasing making it super tough for new to the city renters to find places to live ...
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Fight the Panic & B...

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Team Diva Real Estate’s basic response to this weeks economic news is “Avoid the Panic & Take Advantage of the Temporary Down Turn”! Seriously! Once again we want everyone to take a deep breath, walk outside, have a glass of wine and relax. August is the month when a majority of the managers on Wall St...
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Diva News Round Up: Week...

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The past week has been amazing both globally and locally. First off it has been stunning to see the people led uprisings occurring in the middle east. Nationally the budget deficit debates in our own country are just heating up. Here in Seattle we were all left feeling stunned by the decision of prosecutors to not pursue cr...
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Diva News Round-Up: Week...

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New Short Sale Paradigm Waiting for clients to show up at our office I read an amazing article that changed my Short Sale buying paradigm. Seattle Met ran an article that we have been forwarding to all of our friends and investor clients. The premise is to wait until someone else has submitted an offer and be the second or ...
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Diva Market Report

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The August sales reports are in and shows a really interesting mix of data. The condo market continues to slide down in value with some fabulous deals to be had in great buildings. The Capitol Hill residential market really stands out as a hallmark of year over year average home price increases across all three zip codes. R...
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