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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
So I'm currently leasing a house and notice of default from the lender was posted to the door. what are my rights in this situation?
Yikes - first talk to your landlord and see if they'll let you know what's going on.
Second, look for a tenant advocacy group/legal aid/attorney in your area
Third, look for a new pla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 6, 2015 Foreclosure in 98056
D.d. Lang, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
D.d. Lang asked:
613 Camas Avenue NE, Renton This is a SCAM - how are people allowed to list homes that aren't even the real house???
I inquired about a home that was listed for this address and received very "strange"…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 12, 2015 Rentals in 98056
Regina Wagner, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Regina Wagner answered:
There's a brand new construction coming up in Newcastle for $258/sq ft - is it too high given that there are no views to speak off and on Coal
Our area is a very desirable area and there is limited inventory. The question is will you get this home for that price? Appreciation in the last 2 years showed 12% p.a,. Do you want to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2014 Home Ownership in Newcastle
Alex Foraker, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alex Foraker answered:
I am looking for a 2 bedroom condo with greenbelt
You can search all currently available 2 bed condos in Renton. Tags for new listings, price reductions, bank owned foreclosure & short sale.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Home Buying in 98059
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
Kary Krismer answered:
A recent sale doesn't appear in Newcastle. Why? It is a 3 bedroom condominium at Parterra. I just found that it sold for $288,000.
I'm not sure who you think would beat John L. Scott and Windermere locally. JLS is number 2. Not sure what you're basing your data on. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Home Buying in Newcastle
Mary Buckmas…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Mary Buckmaster & Jerry Vice answered:
Any good recommendations for a lender in the Seattle area that will do a jumbo loan for 5% down to buyers with excellent credit and high income?
Hi Marnie, I have a fabulous lender in the Bellevue, WA area -- that I am sure can help you. Shoot me an email at, and I will get you her contact info. Mar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Home Buying in 98059
Lura Marsh, Home Buyer in Valley, NE
Lura Marsh answered:
local 24 hour stores
Walmart and hy-vee i had the same question the other day i went to no frills only to find out that they closed at 9. the best way to find out what stores are open 24 hours is to google ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 General Area in 98059
Jana Schmidt, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
Jana Schmidt answered:
Thinking of buying a manufactured home in a Senior park . How do I establish fair value ?
The first thing to find out is if you are buying in a community that rents the space the home sits on or if the price of the home includes the land. Ideally you want to compare with r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 26, 2012 Home Buying in 98059
Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
Can I put a Manufactured Home in a land with zoning code R4 in Covington, Washington?
You should be able to, but you have to check with the city or the county, depending on who has jurisdiction.

Good luck, Jirius Isaac
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Buying in Newcastle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I have a score of 647. Would I be able to get a loan?
I've used Bill Haines with Guild Mortgage for some tough deals and been very pleased with the results. I've attached a link to his webpage. Please let him know I referred yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012 Credit Score in 98059
Mary Sunde, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Mary Sunde answered:
do you have a rent vs buy index for the metro seattle area?
Here is the report:

Rent vs. Buy Estimate
From: msunde@windermere.comAdd to Contacts
Sent: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 8:11 am
Cc: ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Rent vs Buy in 98056
Anni Zilz, Real Estate Pro in Mercer Island, WA
Anni Zilz answered:
Is lower kennydale a good place to buy a house? I work @ microsoft in bellevue?
Kennydale is a great area to live. Close to lake, parks, and I405. Traffic on 405 can be an issue, but the opportunity to obtain a waterfront home or view home at a great price makes th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 20, 2012 Home Buying in 98056
Ardell Della…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Ardell Dellaloggia answered:
How long will it take the bank to say yes or no after receipt of our counter offer?
Thanks for clarifying, Mau.

1) I'd say pretty darned good.

2) They usually answer within 15 minutes of opening the file, but sometimes it takes them awhile to pick the file b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2011 Home Buying in 98059
Dean Clausen, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dean Clausen answered:
My agent doesn't do broker's opens. Should I be concerned?
I have a new listing and held a broker open yesterday. Over 30 agents came by!
Great feedback for my seller and myself. I love to talk real estate with other brokers to see what&# ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 16, 2011 Home Selling in Newcastle
The Cascade…, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
The Cascade Team Real Estate answered:
Adding new addendum with exisiting offer.
Additional addendums are added all the time. They do not affect the mutually accepted date or when your contract was delivered to escrow. You are fine!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 19, 2010 Home Buying in 98059
Tonya Brobeck,  in Everett, WA
Tonya Brobeck answered:
What is a R4 Zone?
Buying land can be a little riskier then buying a house already built as the buyer is responsible for verifying all information. Sub dividable? Power? Building codes? Etc.....Getting fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 24, 2010 Home Buying in Newcastle
Pat & Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
how much is my home worth?
Mary Sunde said your home is currently listed by a local agent. You should ask your agent, form time to time, to do a CMA, so your know how your current list price relates to a shiftin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 7, 2010 Market Conditions in 98056
Debt Free Da…,  in 85260
Debt Free Dave answered:
How should a seller expect their agent to market their home?
The expectation is set by the agent for the actions that they promise to fulfill on. I wouldn't make up anything you think they should be doing and not communicate with the agent about ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2008 Home Selling in Newcastle
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