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

What’s The Differe...

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Many home buyers start their process with Team Diva by saying "I'm pre-qualified for a home loan." Being pre-qualified is essentially a term that is used as click bait for lenders to get personal information for uneducated home buyers. Preapproval letters are your ticket to buying your own home. Making sure you have the rig...
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Getting Your Mortgage Fi...

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Financing is one of the pieces of buying a home that people don't like to talk about. It's arguably the most important piece of the puzzle. Spending just a little time gathering documents will streamline the process and get you on the fast-track to home ownership.
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Selecting The Right Real...

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Selecting the right lender is one of the first major decisions you need to make to buy a home. Here is some advice that I give clients who want to take charge in finding their lender.
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Winning in the Time of M...

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You have heard the news the inventory in Seattle is at an all time low. As a result of the reduced housing inventory, homes in key neighborhoods, are selling like hotcakes. This is great for sellers but can be very stressful for buyers. The Divas lost our first multiple offer spring of last year and it was a shocker. Overni...
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Diva News: Week of March...

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Team Diva is getting ready to celebrate several of our Diva Divotees + Dwellers’ big 50th birthday this week. Part of the team is off to Hawaii for a small celebration of their big milestone. It is also a milestone for us. Diva Kaz has been a real estate broker now for two years. And in March of 2008 Diva Chavi quit h...
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Rising Loan Costs as a R...

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The last couple of weeks has been really tough trying to explain to folks why their closing costs are increasing. Our Diva Dwellers are the old fashion and like to save for their down payment types. Hence, every penny counts. So, what is going on in this lending market? Well – it looks like the recently passed payroll...
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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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