Real Estate Home Buyer and Seller Tips

Aug. 30, 2017

What are Road Maintenance Agreements?

A road maintenance agreement is usually a good thing to have in place if you share a common access with one or more properties. Sometimes the only access to some properties is on a private easement road from a public right of way; this means that the responsibility of the ...

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March 9, 2017

Condominium vs Single Family Home: Which is Better?

Condo vs Single Family Home

When purchasing a home, there can be variety of choices based on location, lifestyle, budget, tastes, architecture, and employment just to name a few. The decision can seem monumental and overwhelming to some with "is it the right decision" looming in the background. This article will focus on condominiums and ...

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Jan. 23, 2017

2017 Foreclosure Guide for Snohomish County

2017 Foreclosure Guide

Foreclosures were all the buzz in the post 2007 real estate crash. Opportunities were prime pickings with high inventory levels, cheap prices, and with buyers having the negotiating leverage.

In the 2017 Foreclosure Search Guide, we'll venture into what are foreclosures, how properties become a foreclosure, who are the ...

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Jan. 12, 2017

Why Should I do a Buyer's Walk-Through?

When choosing and purchasing a home, items and time sensitive tasks are common and usually continue all the way till closing. Some of these items are scheduling showing appointments and showing homes, learning neighborhoods and areas, writing and submitting offers, negotiating contract terms, conducting home and septic inspections, and loan ...

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Oct. 20, 2016

Short Sales: Learn How to buy a Short Sale Property

Now that we understand what is a short sale property is, we'll continue on with these types of properties with Learn How to Buy a Short Sale Property. Buying a short sale properties can be complex, cumbersome, patience testing, confusing, vague and frustrating while seemingly never ending. However, short ...

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Dec. 23, 2015

10 Ways to Improve Your Online Home Search

Are you frustrated by real estate portals and home searches that just don't work? Or, real estate search websites that advertise homes only to find out they're sold or not longer available? So are we. We've been frustrated for sometime yet even folks we know tend to ...

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Dec. 8, 2015

Short Sales: What is a Short Sale Property?

What is a Short Sale in Snohomish County?

In this introductory post, a new series is born and will take an adventure through the world of Short Sales. In What is a Short Sale Property?, we'll look look at the definition, how a property becomes and some causes of a short sale situation, and how to purchase ...

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Oct. 8, 2015

Q & A: What Does it Mean when Selling a Property "As-Is"?

QUESTION - I am starting to see several contracts where the agents are writing something like "buyer to purchase property as is" Snohomish County.  Please refresh me on the legal ramifications of this.

ANSWER - The provision means nothing and has no significance, used in this context.  If seller is ...

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Aug. 17, 2015

Google's Project Sunroof Video

Solar power, more specially residential home solar systems, is an electric topic these days. Whether it be in the real estate industry or our personal circle, folks want to know more. Who isn't intrigued about producing their own energy and sending the unused energy back into the grid.

Without ...

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June 4, 2015

FAA APPROVED to Use Drones for Real Estate

On Friday May 29, 2015, we received official authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to legally operate a unmanned aerial system (UAS), more commonly known as drone, to market and advertising real estate and homes.

Read the full exemption on FAA.gov at:

Exemption No. 11717
Regulatory Docket No. FAA-2015-0102 ...

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