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Lynn Knowles, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Lynn Knowles answered:
Looking for small office or individual to hang license and work off site in my office... small leasing/property management
Try Premier Business Centers.

Here's their link: https://www.pbcenters.com/
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in 98033
Amber Johnson, Other/Just Looking in Brookhaven, Raleigh,...
Amber Johnson answered:
Do you know of any good custom home builders in Kirkland?
My husband and I would really like to build a luxury home for our family. The home that we are in now is lovely, but is too small for our growing family. We would love to be able to bui ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in 98033
Ara Hakobyan, Real Estate Pro in 98004
Ara Hakobyan answered:
I am looking to buy in the rose hill neighbourhood these days, however with all the development going on
I have just listed a house in Rose Hill area for $425,000. The owner wants to sell it quickly, so he priced it below market. If you are interested, please let me know, and I will arrang ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 26, 2014 Home Buying in North Rose Hill
Stephanie St…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Stephanie Stetler answered:
Considering about buying from Merit Homes Inc....is that a quality builder? Do they take offers below the asking price?
I would advise including an inspection of your own prior to closing. Get everything on your list done before you submit payment for your house. Your real estate agent should have someon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Home Buying in 98033
LockeMyLoan…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
LockeMyLoan Team answered:
Is property appreciating in the Seattle area? When is a good time to buy?
It's a great time to buy, property values have been increasing over the last 12 months and interest rates have stayed low..
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2014 Home Buying in 98034
Bobby Wright, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Bobby Wright answered:
How much does it take to get rodent removal from a house? Also how much does it take to get vapor barrier?
Depending on how bad the situation is with the rodents it could be a simple trip for $150 or multiple trips running you in the $1000's
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Home Buying in 98033
LockeMyLoan…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
LockeMyLoan Team answered:
Spec homes in Kirkland, Bellevue (Enatai)
Primus,

I would contact a realtor to discuss your situation. Contact me directly if you would like a few recommendations.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 20, 2014 Home Buying in Kirkland
okedokeboy, Home Buyer in Kirkland, WA
okedokeboy answered:
is galvin realty law group qualified to do short sale negotitions? Can they expediate the process?
I had them for a short sale and regret our decision. It was not a smooth transaction and still waiting for a bounced check from them. Find someone else
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Buying in Kirkland
Leslie Gould…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Leslie Goulden answered:
looking for a condo kirkland, wa. with water view or water front.
There is nothing that beats the Kirkland waterfront view!!! If you can afford it...do it! You will thank yourself everytime you come home :)
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Kirkland
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Buying a foreclosure in WA and remodeling costs
To go a bit further into the pre-foreclosure, actual foreclosure auction situation, you also need to make sure that you're buying the house free and clear of all liens. If it is a seco ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in 98033
Aaron Zehm, Real Estate Pro in 98072
Aaron Zehm answered:
Kingsgate is not an ideal area for housing, right? Reasons?
The best thing that you can do for yourself is to drive through the neighborhood. There are many neighborhoods that get a bad rap from time to time that are great neighborhoods. Sometim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Kathi Pierce, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Kathi Pierce answered:
Can you buy a house for a friend or family member without them taking a big tax hit?
It depends on how you structure this. A house, in and of itself is not "income". I can pay cash for a house, after closing I can remove my name (Quit Claim) from the Title and Quit Cla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 29, 2013 Home Buying in 98034
Kathi Pierce, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Kathi Pierce answered:
Tax Credit/Tax Write Off, what is the difference?Could someone provide and an example for a $300K purchase?
There WAS a tax credit up to $8,000 being offered to help stimulate home sales (i.e. PURCHASES) but that ended a couple years ago.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 29, 2013 Home Buying in 98034
Kathi Pierce, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Kathi Pierce answered:
I purchased a condo at a trustee sale (cash on courthouse steps) The opening bid was $240K, the loan was $233K, I paid $341K
Kari's link is correct. Thanks for sharing. As the Seller, the underlying Lender is the party that will apply for excess funds and the most likely to receive them after all other liens ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Mary Sunde, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Mary Sunde answered:
What areas in kirkland are kid friendly and ofcourse great schools ?
Skippy

I lived near downtown Kirkland for 25 years and walked to local shopping, entertainment and great Peter Kirk Park. Many of Kirkland/Bridle Trails/Rose Hill/Totem Lake neighbo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Shelly Hu, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Shelly Hu answered:
For a short sale, can the buyer agent contact the negotiator? Thanks.
Hi Mmyy,

I agree with the answers below that the buyer agent would need get permission from the listing agent and the seller. I have worked on a short sale where I was authorized to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Vikki Iverson, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Vikki Iverson answered:
The market is so tough now and everybody is fighting for the good house. what's the best strategy to buy a house? or should I wait?
In this market I would find a good Realtor who has experience writing escalation clauses. An escalation clause allows you to offer a predetermined amount and build in a cushion above it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Brian Leavitt, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Brian Leavitt answered:
how to find out which builder it is for the house, except asking owner?
Simply take a look at the tax record under ownership history. Usually this will show who the builder is but if not a call to the title company can often provide the answer. your broke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Home Buying in 98034
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