Real Estate Home Buyer and Seller Tips

April 16, 2018

Buying: How Much Money do I Need to Buy a House?

How much money is needed to buy a house?

How much money do I need to buy a home? is a question that is regularly asked from homebuyers, especially from first time homebuyers. It's a normal occurrence as costs tend change over time. In this article, we'll dive into a typical homebuyer's costs for purchasing a ...

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March 26, 2018

10 Things to Know when Selling a Home

10 Things to Know when Selling a Home

As times change and new technology disrupts the real estate industry, the process of selling a home has become more complex and what once was customary isn't so much.

Whether you're a first time seller or just haven't sold a home in a few years, there is ...

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Feb. 12, 2018

What are Quick Home Search Links?

What are quick home search links and how are they used to find homes? For a bit of background, our website is designed to show case properties in the area we serve.

The Home page,, is about Snohomish County as a whole and additional pages have been ...

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Feb. 6, 2018

How to Find the Best Real Estate Deals

The Best Real Estate Deals

Interested in learning how to find the best real estate deals when housing is scarce? Then continue on.

Housing inventory continues to decline in Snohomish County and if trends stay consistent then competition from other buyers might be twice as fierce this spring/summer.

So, how are buyers going to ...

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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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