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Jeremy Locke, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Jeremy Locke answered:
Bremerton or Seattle area homepath broker
Contact me directly if you would like more information on WSHFC programs and or the HomePath financing. I teach Home Buyer Education Classes for the Washington State Housing Finance Co ... more
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Jeremy Locke, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Jeremy Locke answered:
A close friend of our family's (non-resident alien in the US) is offering to transfer the deed of his rental in WA state to me as a quick claim deed.
I would contact a Real-Estate attorney and review the situation with them.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in 98103
Jeremy Locke, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Jeremy Locke answered:
Husband and I are looking to move back to the Seattle area from Austin but would like to buy before we move.
I would contact a local lender in Seattle, and go through the pre-approval process. This will help you get prepared financially and understand the terms and the payment for your purcha ... more
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Jeremy Locke, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Jeremy Locke answered:
Is Ballard good place to buy reasonably priced home for Amazon software engineer? Prefer fenced yard and 4 BR for family of 5.
call a couple different realtors and talk with them about neighborhoods you are interested in. WHen you get here, the easiest thing to do, is check out each neighborhood during the day ... more
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Jeremy Locke, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Jeremy Locke answered:
Offered above asking, now stressed about appraisal.
As everyone else has already said, trust your broker.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 3, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Shelly Hu(…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Shelly Hu(胡秀萍) answered:
I am a property investor based in China and interested in buying in the greater Seattle area. Where can I find good mortgage terms?
Hi Lawrence,

Are you still seeking advice about buying in the Greater Seattle Area? I work with a lot of foreign investors from China and banks that provide loans for them. Many of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Amortgageadv…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Are you searching for low credit home loans in order to purchase your next home? Having a low credit score can make the home purchase and financing process feel impossible for many home buyers. Fortunately… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 24, 2014 by Amortgageadvisor.com Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Laura White, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Housing around Western Washington is on an upward trajectory, but inadequate inventory “in the right prices and locations” makes for a “very difficult market for purchasers and brokers,” according… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 17, 2014 by Laura White Home Buying
James Real E…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
The unemployment rate was unchanged in May, staying put at 6.3 percent with 9.8 million Americans unemployed. Unemployment is the lowest it has been since September 2008. However, RealtyTrac's Octavio… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 13, 2014 by James Real Estate Group Market Conditions Home Buying
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Hi, i am intrested in buying this home 22633 SE 14th Place Sammamish, WA 98075.
You need to find a local agent to start researching the comps on this home. Your best ally is a good realtor who can assess what similar homes have sold for, and knows the market and c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Stephanie St…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Stephanie Stetler answered:
We are 1st time home buyers and looking for one from 6 months now. Home prices are way above their market value and inventory is also very low
I would consider not waiting. Values are predicted to continue to increase. I am happy to help you get into a home any way that I can. The Eastside is a popular place to be!mFeel free t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Gabriel Heck, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Gabriel Heck answered:
Is there a program or calculator to provide home valuation after a major remodel expense that considers PV, appreciation and determines ROI?
Hello,
As an MBA and ex house flipper I just love the question and felt compelled to answer. I am assuming you aren't using this calculation to talk your significant other into a "good ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
The Cascade…, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
$629,000 - 8718 29TH AVE NW, SEATTLE   Bedrooms:3   Bathrooms:1.75   Sq. Footage:2,210   Year Built:1956   Garage Spaces:1   Type:Residential   MLS® Number:643676OFFERED BY:PROPERTY… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 3, 2014 by The Cascade Team Real Estate General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Steve Burgess, Other/Just Looking in San Juan Capistrano,...
Steve Burgess answered:
My situation is a little complicated, I am hoping to reach out to finance specialists.
All I can sum up from current condition is that, you need to work towards improving your credit score, basis on which you can apply or get qualified for a loan, for buying another prope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
I think I almost got caught up in a scam. Who can I talk to at Trulia?
A good way to avoid a scam is to perform a search of the property by address. You'll typically find several listings for the same property. For example; if you find a rental home on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Sandi Van Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Canandaigua, NY
Sandi Van Camp answered:
What has been your experience with buying or selling a Seattle property near powerlines? Does this affect the price? the ability to rent?
There can also be a challenge with financing if the towers lie in the "fall zone" of the towner. Checking with your local lending institution.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Johan Tong, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Seattle-area home prices accelerated again in March, posting the biggest gain among all metro areas except San Francisco, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index released Tuesday. The average… Read more
Blogged Wed May 28, 2014 by Johan Tong Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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Dave Caraway, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Open houses in Seattle this SundayDon't miss the opportunity to view this new listing at 4030 NE 95th Ave, Seattle WA 98115. Open house will be held Sunday May 25th from 1-4 pm. Please contact Dave… Read more
Blogged Sat May 24, 2014 by Dave Caraway General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Amortgageadv…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Building a brand new home is a great experience for most buyers. Picking your own colors, options, home style and neighborhood are among some of the biggest benefits. Reduced utility, repair and maintenance… Read more
Blogged Sat May 17, 2014 by Amortgageadvisor.com Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Georg Syvert…, Real Estate Pro in Bainbridge Island, WA
1374 Alki Ave SW #500, Seattle 98116Contact Listing Broker, Georg Syvertsen for additional information: 206-780-6153.Spacious Shore-Side Penthouse (cozy top floor home) with panoramic views of the Puget… Read more
Blogged Thu May 15, 2014 by Georg Syvertsen-Arthur Mortell Home Buying
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