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5 Things to Think About Before Buying a Condo

5 Things to Think About Before Buying a Condo

If you’re in the market for a new home in Seattle, a condominium can be a charming and convenient option. Condos are often less expensive to buy than houses or townhouses, and they can offer conveniences you might not otherwise be able to afford. Yet there are caveats...

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Some of Washington’s Largest Tech Employers

Some of Washington’s Largest Tech Employers

It's no surprise that Washington state has more tech employers than just about any other state in the nation. Dozens of tech companies in Washington state break the 100+ employee mark and Amazon plans to add another 100,000 jobs to that number by mid-2018. Jeff Bezos,...

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Benefits of a Traditional Broker Over a Discount One

Benefits of a Traditional Broker Over a Discount One

Everyone wants a discount. Obviously. But is cheaper always better? If you've lived long enough to know that that is not the case you might be doing a little more savvy shopping these days, especially when it comes to looking for a real estate agent. Places like...

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Seattle and the Eastside Surge to Record Highs

Seattle and the Eastside Surge to Record Highs

Only in places like Mercer Island, South Seattle and remote parts of Kirkland has the median home prices been stagnant, everywhere else around the Puget Sound region has increased tremendously and in some places 18% or more. Places like Bellevue, Renton and much of...

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Bothell Finally Gets New Homes

Bothell Finally Gets New Homes

The nationwide homebuilder Toll Brothers has acquired a large development in downtown Bothell where plans on building new homes. MainStreet Property Group, a critical base real estate company, has sold a large development property in downtown Bothell to Toll Brothers,...

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How to Choose Between Two Perfect Homes

How to Choose Between Two Perfect Homes

So you’ve been to some open houses, gone on some tours, and now find yourself in an unusual dilemma: two houses that seem perfect for you. In a way, it’s a good problem to have — better to have multiple options than none, right? But it can also be anxiety-inducing to...

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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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