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Reviewing the Resale Certificate When Buying a Condo in Seattle

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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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Just Listed Just Sold – Stylish Ballard Home

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Holy House Selling Batman! The Divas sold this Stylish Ballard Home in 6 days flat for a crazy amount over list price. Combine this smoking hot house with our #DivaDifference strategy and you get - KABOOM. (That's Batman speak for "outrageous success" - case you're wondering.)
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Just Listed Just Sold Central District Townhouse

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A New Year brings Hot New Listings! We “Just Listed and Just Sold” this stylish Judkins Park Townhouse. How did we do it? Well, it’s all about the #DivaDifference. We sold this home for 17% over asking because our seller trusted our strategy and stayed the course. You know our motto: Fix what’s broken, make it beaut...
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Real Talk About Housing in Seattle: Affordability, Diversity, and Backyard Cottages

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In spite of record construction, Seattle's housing inventory has been severely depleted by rapid population growth. If Seattle doesn't want to become homogeneous, we need diverse solutions while increasing density.
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The Betsy Ross – It is All About the Details

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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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Diva Las Vegas – Team Diva’s Highlights From GenBlue 2017

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We're just leaving our annual conference with Coldwell Banker Bain, GenBlue 2017. As always, it was a wonderful celebration with agents from around the country, and Team Diva was thrilled to be a part of it.
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Just Listed Just Sold | The Historic Amalfi Co-Op

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We love selling co-ops because they are loaded with history and charm, and the Amalfi Co-op on the top of Queen Anne hill is no exception to that rule. When you have a seller who's willing to go the extra mile, the results are bound to be phenomenal.
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Just Listed Just Sold | Quintessential North Capitol Hill Bungalow

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Being parked right across the street from Holy Names Academy in the heart of North Capitol Hill offers a buyer the opportunity to purchase a home chock full of history. And this home certainly came with some very very special history of its own!
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First Time Home Seller: The Low-Down On The Appraisal Process

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Appraisals can turn a real estate transaction upside down. They are arguably the biggest risk for sellers, especially in a fast moving market. Sellers should understand the risks of the appraisal when their home falls under contract.
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Staging Your Home Will Help It Sell For More Money

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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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