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

Diva Fav | Mid-Century K...

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The Divas love a stylized and creative renovation. It warms our little heart to see someone use a splash of color, reclaimed materials, found objects or anything that gets us out of our box of what we think is the proper way of living. Well this little gem popped through our Houzz email this morning. And low and behold it i...
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Green Diva | Community P...

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 Seattle Divas Loves Community Power Works for Earth Day The Divas recently met the very charming Brandon from Community Power Works and learned some amazing factoids about the amazing program he works for here in Seattle. Community Power Works is a city of Seattle program. It is a one stop shop for Seattlites to learn a...
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What does it take to Sel...

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The market is finally warming up in key Seattle neighborhoods after a very long cold winter / recession. We are at a unique transition time in the market, with inventory at an all time low and demand starting to rise. Homes are either selling in 30 days or sitting on the market for over 3 months. There is not much in betwee...
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Diva Dweller Spotlight |...

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Last fall, Diva Kaz had the pleasure of helping Seattle newbies and first time home buyers, Aaron and Elena find a new home. The kids were looking for a home and neighborhood that fit their active lifestyle and could store their collection of bikes and outdoor gear. Aaron and Elena contacted the Divas after researching real...
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Inspecting Your New Diva...

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The number one way to find out if your new Diva Dwelling is ready for you is through the home inspection process.
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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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Approaching a Short Sale...

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Right now in the Seattle real estate market one can find dated estate sales, short sales and, a few foreclosures in the hinterlands of Seattle, and every once in a while, a real gem of a home. I have had a lot of our newest Diva Dwellers ask why decent homes are not coming on the market. The bottom line is that Seattle is r...
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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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Green Diva: Renovating w...

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Renovating a space by utilizing previously salvaged goods is the more urban and creative way to approach one’s home DIY project. There is a whole shift in design that is taking note of our collective need for more stimulating and intensely long lasting goods. Gone are the days when a “flip” house was the p...
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Savvy Real Estate Invest...

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I drive down Seward Park Ave on my way to our office on Capitol Hill every day. On the drive, I have notice not one, but four homes that have been flipped in the last year. One savvy investor is notorious for the basic boring beige flip. But one home, this past spring, peaked my interest. The savvy investor made a good buy ...
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