Monthly Archives: October 2012

Unhappy Halloween – When a real estate deal fails at the last minute

Well, unhappy Halloween to me, to my buyer and to the poor seller of this Ballard condo that was supposed to close today, but didn’t. Financing killed this one. My client was qualified but the building ended up being the … Continue reading

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Building a Deck in Seattle

Go ahead, have deck envy!  We just finished the cedar deck in our backyard. Just in time for the rains. Oh well, there is always the occasional sunny, fall day when I can grab a cup of cider, a hoodie … Continue reading

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Investing in Real Estate is Not a Fantasy

It’s a great time to buy real estate as an investment. There, I said it. Now bring on the naysayers who want to yell at me, I can take it. I’ll stand by being the agent who said ‘it’s a … Continue reading

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Six Things to Consider When Buying a Family Home

I work with a lot of young families looking to purchase their first homes in Seattle. Part of our discussion is what kinds of things to look for in a ‘family’ home. Of course everyone has their own opinions on … Continue reading

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Another Great Neighborhood Park – Ross Playground in Seattle

What do parks have to do with real estate? Well, everything! Many of us buy homes for the location and for families with children that means schools but also entertainment… where can we take them when we start to get … Continue reading

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Seattle Now Requires Rental Property Registration and Inspections

Sad day for Seattle slum lords. Seattle City Council just passed a law (adding a new Chapter 22.214 to the Seattle Municipal Code) requiring all rental housing in the City to be registered and inspected. Apparently the ‘complaint based’ system … Continue reading

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