Real Estate Home Buyer and Seller Tips

Jan. 14, 2020

Short Sales: 2 Myths of Short Sale Properties

From 2008 till approximately 2015 the real estate and home buying/selling landscape looked drastically different than what we have today. Since those years, there hasn’t been much discussion around the office regarding what short sales, how to buy short sales, and where to search for short sale properties.

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Jan. 6, 2020

Graduated Real Estate Tax (REET) for Snohomish County

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, if you’re selling a home or property in Snohomish County then the sale will be subject a new Graduated Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) by Washington State and Snohomish County. Here is a quick video, and a graphic below, that breaks down the following:

  • REET on ...
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Dec. 12, 2019

Why Should I Work with (Hire) Only One Real Estate Agent

Whether you’re selling a home or buying a home in today’s fast paced real estate climate, it is wise to hire an experienced real estate broker. There are many reasons for this: a real estate broker keeps current with housing trends and local statistics that impact pricing, are required to ...

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Aug. 15, 2019

Home Selling: Disposing of Old Paint Cans

Preparing a home to sell can seem like a daunting and endless process. Through the decluttlering and landscaping clean up phases and the last thing many want to do are dump runs. However, dump runs, like decluttering and landscaping, are a necessary task to prepare a home for sale and ...

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May 15, 2019

Who's building Wealth? You or Your Landlord?

Who's Building Wealth? You or Your Landlord?

Who's building Wealth? You or Your Landlord?

I usually get scoffed at for the statement "people have to live somewhere" when referring to owning a home and current housing prices. However, it doesn't change the fact that housing is a part of life. In the above example, the ...

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April 22, 2019

How to Sell Your Home or Property in 2019

Have you been thinking, considering, or kicking around the idea of selling a Snohomish County home or investment property in 2019?

If so, then there are many things to consider; market conditions relative to specific local and neighborhood, how a city's real estate climate is trending, the volume of ...

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April 4, 2019

Are Sellers willing to Contribute towards Buyer’s Closing Costs in 2019?

are sellers paying closing costs

To create some context and set the tone of where the article title stems from its important to revisit two items: the Residential Purchase & Sale's Financing Addendum and the Great Recession.

Let us begin with the Purchase & Sale contract's Financing Addendum.

Within a buyer’s Financing Addendum ...

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March 26, 2019

Purchase and New Home this Spring or Summer

With western Washington heating up, the warm Sun making its long awaited debut, and the spring housing market seeing new homes listed daily, now is the time to start planning that new home purchase and be ahead of the 2019/2020 school year. Let us help you through the purchasing ...

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Feb. 21, 2019

Plan your Home Sale with a Seller Checklist

Home Selling Checklist

If you're wanting to sell a property in 2019 but you're unsure where to start? Then take a quick read at this short Planning to Sell: A Homeowner's Checklist to Prepare Your Home guide to get started.

Unlike the Home Selling Checklist previously published, this Planning to ...

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Jan. 8, 2019

The Residential Purchase & Sale Agreement

The Washington State Residential Purchase and Sale is the real estate contract we at the Barnett Associates Team uses to help sellers and buyers negotiate the transfer of real property.

What is included in the Residential Purchase and Sale?

  • Contract Dates
  • Buyer(s) and Seller(s) full legal names
  • How ...
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