You really should enlist the help of an agent who will help you navigate your home purchase. It is likely the largest purchase you will make in your life and you should hire a professional to facilitate the process. (You likely wouldn't represent yourself in a court room, but rather hire a professional, an attorney, to represent you.) There is no charge to a buyer in Washington State to hire representation, a buyer's agent's commission is paid by the seller and is negotiated at the time of the listing, not at the time of purchase. It is important you have your own professional representative that advocates for your success and not for the benefit of the home seller.
Please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have more questions (answers, of course, are free of charge :-) 206-501-7837 or email me phoebe@SheSellsSeattle.com and visit my website to view all Seattle area listings: http://www.SheSellsSeattle.com
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I also do know that if you get a termite inspection from the right company it can be between $50-150 once again depending in the size and location of the property. Here in the valley a lot of times the termite report give you just about the same amount of info with a termite report for a larger discount.
This is just one way to get more bang for your buck if that is what you are looking for.
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