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The Divas Magical Real Estate Outlook for 2015

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It’s the time of year for your Divas and Diva Dudes to give you a Magical Real Estate Outlook for 2015. Magical because in Real Estate you are mainly relying on past data of sales and experiences to try to intuit the future movement of buyers and sellers. Going into 2015 there are some really interesting indicators ...
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Top 5 Tips For Renters Going Into 2015

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Hey Everyone, It’s January. For some of us, this means it’s time for a change. That change might be a new apartment or house for rent. Here are my top five tips for renters this year. Your Landlord is Your Best Ally Everyone loves to hate on their landlord. You have to pay them all sorts of money, and for what? ...
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Diva News: Winter Softening of Rental Prices But Still High

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The rent guru and I just finished up a super fun open house for a rental we have up in View Ridge. The neighborhood is in known for it’s freaking awesome mid-century homes and superior schools. Should be an easy rental right? Well majority of the folks who came into our open house thought it was For Sale. Interesting!...
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Renters

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Renting in Seattle’s core neighborhood can be rough. There is an intense amount of competition for affordable housing. And Seattle is in the process of instituting more and more rental regulations which are hard for mom and pop landlords to keep up with. As a result, many of these smaller landlords are selling their p...
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That Old Story -> Rent vs. Buy

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On my way to work this morning I had an interesting conversation with a very nice fella who is moving to Seattle with his family. He needs to find a place to rent some where between $2,000 – $3,000 a month. Should be doable. But there are honestly more houses for sale than there are single family homes to rent in Seat...
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New Rental Guru – Roy Powell

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The Seattle Divas are proud to announce our dear friend Roy as an official Team Diva Member. Roy will be heading up the Rental and eventual property management division of Team Diva Real Estate. In the next couple of months Roy will be getting his real estate license, blogging about all of the new Capitol Hill apartments, a...
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Diva Dweller Michael (aka DonntaTella Howe) Featured on King 5 News

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Our fabulous Diva Dweller Michael (also know on Capitol Hill as the current reigning Miss Gay Seattle DonnaTella Howe) made the jump from renter to homeowner/lover this summer after his rent was jacked up by $100. Joe Fryer with King 5 News asked us gals if we knew anyone who transitioned from renter homeowner due to the ri...
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Diva Dwellers Kitsy & Janko Featured on NPR

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Earlier this month, Diva Dwellers Kitsy and Janko were featured on NPR’s Morning Edition with Wendy Kaufman. Wendy wanted to spotlight the rising trend of renters deciding to leave the rental market and turn to home buying – a tendency that we have been experiencing for quite some time here in Seattle. Kitsy and Janko w...
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Diva Dwellers Kitsy and Janko Featured on NPR

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Our Seattle Home Buyers aka Diva Dwellers Kitsy and Janko were just featured on NPR. The NPR interviewed perfectly captured why they made the move happen.
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Diva News | Week of September 17th

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Whew – what a month! The inventory is still super low. The first week after labor day there was a huge influx of new homes coming on the market that was quickly gobbled up by hungry house starved buyers. This new market came on quick but for the most part it has only impacted core Seattle walkable and transit friendly...
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