Real Estate Home Buyer and Seller Tips

Jan. 2, 2018

Rental Rehab in Lake Stevens (Videos)

Back in October 2017, we obtained access to our Lake Stevens rental after a 12-year occupying tenant vacated.

The home has gone through a major transformation from then. Briefly, the home has seen flooring removal, kitchen removal, some drywall removal/replacement, dump runs, drywall fixing, texture, PVA, and paint primer ...

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Oct. 3, 2017

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Simple Way to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit score is an integral part of qualifying for a home loan and typically the most critical. So, here are 10 simple ways to improve your credit over the next 6 months.

But before getting into the the 10 ways, let's look at factors that impact a credit score ...

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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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