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Johan Tong, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Johan Tong answered:
Are there any home buying education classes I can take online?
I have been asking myself the same question for a while... and I have not found one. And there really can't be one since buyers' home purchase needs are all over a spectrum. I would sug ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
How much does attorneys charge during a home buying process- is there a way to research this?
In some states, attorneys play a primary role in real estate transactions. In Washington State, the law provides for licensed real estate brokers to handle real estate sales. Attorney ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
writing a VA contract for first time?
Trips,
Are you an agent? Do you have a managing Broker?
VA is a 0 down financing option available to qualified Veterans. The buyer or the seller can pay closing costs, but to the ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Is Auction a good way to buy homes in Seattle area if I’m looking for a good deal? Any particular factors I should watch for? Thanks.
In some cases, people get caught up in the auction bidding frenzy and pay more than a property is worth. With auctions, you often have no opportunity to inspect the home in advance. Y ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Best areas to buy condo/house around Seattle area under $150,000 range for future value appreciation?
A quick check of the NWMLS database shows that there are 71 properties in Seattle priced at $150,000, or less. Even with the soaring real estate market there are investment properties - ... more
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Kim Mulligan, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Kim Mulligan answered:
What is the most energy-efficient way to heat your home?
Much of this depends on your home and where it is located. I am currently ditching my old oil burning furnace and going through the Community Powerworks Program. I get rebates and low c ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
How much should a new roof cost?
That's difficult to answer. There are a variety of roofing materials, including composition shingles, cedar shake, PVC membrane (flat), and metal roofing. Price can also be affected ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 1, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in Seattle
Puneet Sachd…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Puneet Sachdeva answered:
What is the best way to sell a house that is worth less than what you owe?
Short sale and I specialize in those. There is lots of details involved. Feel free to contact me at 206-920-5555.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Nicole Larsen,  in Burien, WA
Nicole Larsen answered:
good property or not
A great property. Qualify for what you are meaning, location, rental, etc....
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Market Conditions in Westlake
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Are rents usually higher for a short term lease? I need a short term, but think maybe I will just go for a long term and break it? Seems cheaper.
Looking,
Yes, short term leases are almost always higher. It costs a landlord money to find a tenant and puts them at risk for vacancies.
Realize if you break a lease, depending on ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
What is a "normal" late fee for renting?
Late fees should be clearly spelled out in your lease agreement. I'm not sure there is any 'normal' fee. I would expect a late charge to be in the range of 5%, but that's just a guess ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 For Rent in Seattle
Christy Kim, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Christy Kim answered:
What is Ballard's general reputation?
Hi there,

I live in Ballard and it is definitely the hottest market within Seattle. There has been tons of revitalization and construction going over the last few years. Spectacula ... more
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Rhonda Porter,  in Seattle, WA
Rhonda Porter answered:
Can we get HARP loan?
Hi Ballard Rental House,
You should be able to refinance a rental property using a HARP loan as long as your current mortgage was securitized by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac prior to June ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Financing in Seattle
Linda Bagley, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Linda Bagley answered:
Is it customary for landlords to bill tenants for the water bill in a 1 bedroom apartment?
Wow, $85.00 seems outrageous for a one bedroom apartment and I am surprised an apartment would have a separate water meter read. I have a rental home 2,600 square feet and the water in ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
What are some cultural sources of pride for Seattleites?
What a great question? Culturally, Seattle is a real melting-pot, with a strong Native American history underlying more recent waves of Scandinavian and Asian immigrants. Seattle's un ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Seattle
Kerstin Broo…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Kerstin Brooks answered:
Should we renovate our house or sell it to buy a bigger home in the same area?
It sounds like you love the neighborhood where you live but there are a few things you don't like about your house. Why do you want to renovate? Is the house stuck in the past? Will a f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Selling in Seattle
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
How do you know if your broker is doing a good job? What are some keys ways to tell?
Go online and search for your home. Can you find it? If not you may need to talk to your agent. A lot of buyers are doing a lot of searching online these days so your agent needs to mak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
John Stewart, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
John Stewart answered:
What type of grants are available for first type buyers?
Washington State Housing Finance Commission

WSHFC.org
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Danny Greco, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Danny Greco answered:
buying price and rent in this 98155 98103 area
I'm sorry, but I would need more information to answer your question. What is it you're looking for?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in 98103
Rob Merhaut, Real Estate Pro in Bellingham, WA
Rob Merhaut answered:
detail in this area
Detail in this area.....how do you answer this?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 Home Buying in Cedar Heights
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