When you and the house are ready. We are in a seller's market and there is very little inventory. A well prepared, marketed and shown home can sell quickly and with multiple offers if handled right. Multiple offers not only get you top dollar but can minimize or even eliminate contingencies that can come back to cost you money later.
Contact a local agent who can discuss the potential competition you might have and what the pros and cons of going on now, versus waiting. Spring is the busiest market, but I'm seeing a very high level of activity now. If you need time to prepare your home, or for your next home to come available, waiting a little bit probably won't hurt.
One possible driver in the current market is the worry over rates going up. There are many things to consider, so find a great local agent and see what you come up with together. If I can help, please contact me through my profile.... more
I am assuming your home is on here for sale and not as a rental? If so, call your listing agent to make the changes for you. Chances are if they are inaccurate on here, they may also be inaccurate on the local MLS as well. Good Luck... more
Ballard is a broad area, it has it's highly desirable areas, and less desirable areas. You have low inventory on your side as many Brokers below me have mentioned. I could list off a ton of general market information about Ballard in general, but that isn't going to give you an accurate description of your specific property and how it relates to other active and recently sold properties in the immediate area surrounding it. The best way to get an estimated value as the banks would is through an appraisal. An appraisal can cost a few hundred to several hundred dollars. The next best way for free is to have a market analysis from a Broker. Give me a call or shoot me an email and I'd be glad to do one for you, it won't cost you anything, nothing to sign, no pressure. Take care, Kjell 425.268.2627 KjellBock@CBBain.com... more
You have several options; 1) investigate a seller-carried 2nd mortgage, 2) investigate if you can cross-collateralize your present home, 3) explore a larger 2nd mortgage on your present home, and 4) talk about a custom loan with a portfolio lender. There may be other options as well. You should talk to a mortgage broker and a portfolio lender. Lending rules are beginning to relax a bit, but we're a long way from the days of no-document loans. If you'd like a referral to a lender, feel free to contact me direct.
excise tax is 1.78% for the king co. the realtor fees usually do not vary with cities. There is not a standard realtor fees but by practice, usually a listing fee is 3% and a buyer';s agent fee is 3%... more