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How to Determine Fair Market Value

How to Determine Fair Market Value

One of the key questions that potential sellers typically ask an agent is, “What is the market value of my home?” Determining fair market value requires experience, knowledge and honesty in finding accurate comparable sales. In answering this question, I attempt to...

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Selling Your Home in a Market of Millennial Buyers

Selling Your Home in a Market of Millennial Buyers

The millennial generation makes up most of the buyers in the real estate market currently. Knowing what appeals to the millennial generation where home buying is concerned is a very smart move for anyone looking to sell or even to rent a home in the current real...

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15 of Seattle’s Best Neighborhoods

15 of Seattle’s Best Neighborhoods

Seattle is Booming! That’s no secret, and with the recent visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping Seattle will even more be the forefront of business and growth. If you’re considering moving to the Seattle area or relocating within Seattle, a recent article by the...

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Seattle’s Backyard Cottages

Seattle’s Backyard Cottages

Homes with small detached living spaces or potential to build an additional living space on the property are growing in popularity in Seattle. Since the city has changed the zoning laws to allow property owners to build Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs in 2009 there...

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Zillow May Be Overestimating the Value of Your Home

Zillow May Be Overestimating the Value of Your Home

Zillow May Be Overestimating the Value of Your Home and the Accuracy of the "Zestimate" Buying and selling a home is arguably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Find the right home then sell and hope you gain more at the sale than you paid initially. Most...

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Financial Benefits of Home Ownership

Financial Benefits of Home Ownership

There are many benefits to home ownership. Many of the benefits of home ownership are tied into finances even benefitting owners at tax time. Here are some of the financial benefits home ownership can bring.  1. Ownership Makes You Money  The key here is buying a home...

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Chinese – American Bellevue Home Buyers

Chinese – American Bellevue Home Buyers

Belleuve is a wonderful city full of culture, job opportunity, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Pacific Northwest. Bellevue has a wide selection of neighborhoods and home types to offer every buyer. This is a very desirable area to live in. With so many...

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Chinese Buyers Looking for Homes in Washington State

Chinese Buyers Looking for Homes in Washington State

Recently residents from China have topped the list of foreign property buyers in America. In the months of March 2013 to March 2014 Chinese buyers spent $22 billion on American real estate up from $12.8 billion in the previous year. Washington State ranked number two...

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Bellevue Named #2 in the 50 Best Cities to Live in America

Bellevue Named #2 in the 50 Best Cities to Live in America

  24/7 Wall St. has just confirmed what many residents of Western Washington have known for years, that Bellevue is one of the best cities in America to live in. 24/7 Wall St. concluded its data about the best cities in America to live in by reviewing data...

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What Are the Largest Tech Employers in Washington State?

Tech companies are a dime a dozen in the Puget Sound region and many have more than 100 employees but only one has plans to add an additional 100,000 jobs by 2018. Amazon has plans to increase its workforce by 30% by mid-2018. Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, says that...

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Selling a Home Yourself

At some point in a homeowner's life, they have thought about selling their home themselves. It's a rational thought; why not? I can save money, right? Also known as a FSBO, For Sale by Owner, trying to sell your home by yourself means that you can avoid paying...

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