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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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Magnificent Magnolia – Impressive Homes and Views

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The Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle was actually misnamed by a US Coastal worker who thought that the bluff’s beautiful Madrona trees were actually Magnolia trees, this gorgeous neighborhood (second largest in the city) of Seattle is the best of both worlds: small town living that is minutes from the city. With an em...
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Young Gal in the City-Home Buying for the First Time

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When I came home from working over seas, I had a really good chunk of change saved up. With that, I decided to rent a beautiful and peaceful, 1000 square foot, one bedroom apartment on Alki Beach, costing me at the end of the month (with utilities/rent/cable/etc.) roughly $1300. After a year, I had blown all of my savings, ...
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Rent or Buy: A Snapshot of Capitol Hill

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Over the past few years, rents in Seattle have skyrocketed. This has left renters anxious about how much their rent will increase every time they have to renew their lease. For a single person in the city, the cost of living has increased by 19% since 2009. A couple with two children will be paying 13% more than they did in...
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Diva News: Week of March 5th Milestones

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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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Condo Diva Dwellings: Reviewing a Resale Certificate

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The inspection is completed and now it's time for the hard work: Reviewing the resale certificate of the condo building.
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Open Houses on Super Bowl Weekend

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Super Bowl Sunday is a full on American holiday for all things that are glorious, booze, food and football. Super Bowl Sunday is also dead zone for real estate. Who knows why but let’s just say that on Super Bowl Sunday folks want football. The snow did not stop Team Diva and I doubt a holiday is going to keep us from...
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A Real Estate Holiday Poem

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Last night we had a lovely 40th Birthday dinner for our dear friend and Diva Dweller Jon. The room was filled with some of our favorite people and best Diva Dwellers. Simply a perfect way to spend a holiday evening. As we ate and drank a little more some of us were joking around about all of the work we have done on our hou...
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Seattle Rentals: High Prices + Low Inventory

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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 Investment Property in Seattle

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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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