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Found 57 entries for February, 2015.

Robin Joy Savage answered my initial rental search on the Cascade Team website. She was quick, easy going and helpful when my husband and I were searching for a house. She was very responsive and attentive to our needs and questions. She was quick to call the agents for the rental homes, finding suitable homes to view. It was a pleasure working with her and I hope to again next time I move. She is someone I can trust, and most importantly, she is very knowledgeable of the King County market. I highly recommend her as an agent.    The Fosters, Bothell rental house



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Is this fantastic news for low capital prospective home buyers, or is it a precursor for repeating history?

Whichever it is, if you're not buying because of low funds, you may want to jump all over this. Depending on those pesky details of course.

Talk about no skin in the game! 0 down and they pay closing costs! 


BBVA Compass Launches No Down Payment Mortgage

Sure, Fannie and Freddie now allow LTVs as high as 97%, and the FHA only requires 3.5% down, but why stop there?

Today, BBVA Compass announced the launch of its “Home Ownership Made Easier” (HOME) loan program, which allows borrowers to snag 100% financing on a home purchase.

The bank is offering the new product as part of its pledge to put $11 billion to work to help low- and moderate-income individuals realize

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I want to give a big personal shout out to Persnickety Lawn and Landscape. Simply put… Our yard was a mess. Over the past four years I have added countless bags of seed, fertilizer, and even resorted to voodoo chants trying to get the lawn in amazing shape. To say I was fighting a losing battle would have been an understatement, so finally my wife Janet said; “Enough!”

Janet found Persnickety online along with a few other companies and set about interviewing landscapers to come in and fix the drainage problems and overall shape of our yard once and for all. It only took her one meeting with Keith Wolfe the owner of Persnickety however to know she had found the right crew to make our dream yard a reality….

The Persnickety Lawn and Landscape crew

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What Is My Home Worth In Today's Market?

It's Easy, It's Free and you see the most current market data not available to the public.

Are you interested in finding out the value of your home or a home in another area, but not ready to talk with a Broker Yet? With our FREE on-line Market Snapshot you can enter your home address or any other home address and see exactly how the market is going.

Market Snapshot will pull all homes within 1 mile of the address you give and within the size range you specify and show:

  1. Active Homes for Sale
  2. Pending Homes that have an offer.
  3. Sold Homes including the actual closed price, how long the home was on the market, and the difference between the “Asking” price and the actual “Sold” price.

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Selling a home is a seller's market is far different from selling a home in a buyer's market. If you are wondering about our current market, then let me assure you: It is indeed a fabulous time to sell! Not only will your days on market be remarkably fewer in a sellers’ market, but you might receive multiple offers, which could drive up the sales price.

It's generally a good idea to take advantage of pent-up demand because it's the demand that drives competition. The larger number of buyers for your home ought to increase the odds you'll make more money. Some homes, especially those referred to as unique homes, meaning homes that can be difficult to sell in any real estate market, will generally stand a better chance of selling as well in a

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Rental repairs are as much a part of property management as tenant screening and landlord forms. Whether a property is old or new, repairs are going to be needed, and the requests will never come at a convenient time. Preparing for the inevitable will make it feel more like a business transaction, and less like being a victim. Here are some tips that can take some of the stress out of those unwanted repair calls:

Expect, Accept, and Budget for Rental Repairs

You can’t maintain a rental property without periodic repairs and maintenance costs. The stress comes from the unexpected, both in timing and costs. Focus on those predicable items, accept that some will be unpredictable, and develop your plan of attack: Look at a property’s previous repair

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 One subdivision application and one subdivision approval make up today’s development update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.


2641 NW 63rd St


A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6398082. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots


2003 NW 60th St

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of

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 Open House Sunday March 1st 2015 | 12-3 P.M.

15338 S 180th Ave Goodyear AZ 85338

Lovely one level home with open, split floor plan and great room concept. 

The open house is scheduled between 12 and 3 PM. You don't want to miss out on this like new home offered for $269.900! 

You can see the full listing link below 

15338 S 180th Ave Listing Link

Are you looking to sell your home? I have created a FREE Home Value Report tool for you to use. If you would like to receive your FREE HOME VALUE Report on your home please click the link below:

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January 16, 2015 By GuardMe Security

You have a lot on your plate when your home is on the market – from keeping it constantly clean to being prepared to take off at a moment’s notice for a showing. In the midst of everything else going on, it is easy to forget what is most important: home security. Homes on the market are ideal for burglars – especially with the Internet giving them a sneak peek at what is inside. If your home is on the market or about to be, there are a few things to keep in mind so you can keep your home safe.

Precautions to Take While Your Home is on the Market

Between the extra foot traffic and your online virtual tour, these are a few precautions you can take to keep everything secure.

  • Be Aware of What You
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As a homebuyer in today’s market, you’re no doubt at your wit’s end trying to find your dream home.

And when you find a home you love,  you’re competing with all cash offers and bidding wars driving the sales price above what it’s listed for, and many times, even above what the home is actually worth!

While there is nothing you can do to create more homes for sale, you can certainly arm yourself by understanding the trends and patterns in the areas you’re trying to buy in.

While it’s not quite rocket science, there is definitely a significant competitive advantage to those that understand the trends of a real estate market.

Sometimes, being competitive means not

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