It’s been a good year for real estate.  Sellers are happy to receive higher than list price for their homes.  Buyers are happy to, well, have found a home with multiple offers.  Real estate professionals are happy to see the upswing in median home values to the tune of 7.5% from last year at this time.  If you remember, […]

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Combined with historic low interest rates and low inventory, June 2013 proved to be a huge gain in Seattle’s real estate market compared to a year ago.  Green Lake, and the neighboring communities, made big strides. The combination of closed condos and single family homes for King County in June gained 14.08% from a year ago.  I believe once July’s […]

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Is Seattle’s real estate turning into E-Bay? It’s a fact that Seattle’s real estate market is looking more like spring time in the Pacific Northwest; not the quiet winter month’s people tend to expect.  Buyers are out in full force and it’s not unusual to have 100 buyers through a Saturday or Sunday open house.  […]

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How To Buy When You Already Own Do you own your home or condo but want to sell it and buy something with more space, a different location, or perhaps a view?    One option is to take out a HELOC.  A Home Equity Line of Credit (ask me for a lender with great programs of […]

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Do you ever wonder how this real estate stuff works when you buy or sell a  home?   Who pays who in a real estate transaction? Over the years, I’ve had plenty of buyers ask me how much my realtor fees  are if we work together.  Likewise, I’ve had sellers shocked to find out what they […]

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