I don't have a guest log, because my goal is to sell the client's house, not to try to get buyer clients.
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 by the quality of materials you choose. There are 30-year, 50-year, and lifetime roofing materials. The price also depends on the size & design of your home. Some homes have a very simple roof design, while others may have dormers, peaks and valleys, and other features that make the roofing system more complex. I've seen prices range from less than $20,000 to more than $50,000 for a typical single-family home. It all depends on the size, style, and quality of roofing materials you choose.... more
I have sold a few homes around Yesler Terrace and my home buyers have been extremely happy with the walkability of the neighborhood. They worked and walked to downtown daily. They also were able to walk to Capital hill for nightlife and also on a nice day walk or bike to Leschi for coffee &/or Lunch. Not to mention the very close proximity to the international district. I think that it is kind of an in city gem that is about to make a huge resurgence. The redevelopment is going to be a huge plus for those people looking to move closer to downtown,... more
Seattle has many, many neighborhoods which each have their own unique characteristics. How far from work do you want to be? Are you looking for nightlife nearby? Will you have a car or use public transportation? I would be happy to answer more questions for you, and you can check out neighborhoods on my website at www.greaterseattlehomesearch.com.
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Most likely you would get the calls. This is what I've seen from limited service brokerages. Otherwise they would have to pay a service to set up appointments / showings, etc.The $299 fee gets you on MLS but not much else.... more
The banks don't come up with a credit score, the banks order your credit through the various credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion, Experian) which provide them your credit scores. The reason you can't figure it out on your own is because the algorithm to calculate your credit score is proprietary to each credit bureau , i.e. a "trade secret". There are thousands of factors that go into calculating a credit score, and each credit bureau has a different way of analyzing that information to come up with it's on credit score. This is also why if your credit history is the exact same on all 3 credit bureaus, you will still get 3 different credit scores. So you can get your credit scores by applying for credit (mortgage, auto loan, credit card, etc.) or you can go to the various online websites to get them there - but since everyone wants to know their credit score, and they are willing to pay to find out, that is why you are being charged, as it's coveted information.
If you are just starting to learn about what credit scores are, I have found that the http://www.myfico.com/crediteducation/creditscores.aspx website is an invaluable tool as it explains everything in an easy to understand manner.
Shane Milne | Lending in all 50 states | NMLS #81195... more
There are many areas that can be described by what you are asking about.. My wife and I fit exactly the same description. And you can grow just about anything short of tropical plants here. But the Wife even has bougainvillea thriving...She's a huge gardener..
Madison Park & Capital Hill in Seattle. Or Medina and Kirkland nearer to Bellevue. Your choices will be price driven. One determining factor will be how often you need to go to Bellevue. There are 2 ways to get across the Lake from Seattle, and one is a toll bridge.
Fireworks may be the tricky part here: There are a lot of Native American reservations surrounding the greater metro area. Almost all sell fireworks of the legal and illegal kind since they are almost beyond Government regulation. Getting away from minor episodes will be tough, but there are outlying neighborhoods that (try to) ban explosives..
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When a property is scheduled for a sherrifs auction it's open to the public to bid. The minimum bidding price isn't known until either that day, or late the night before. Very rarely does a property actually sell at the auction. There's no way to tour the property beforehand, all purchases are made in cash, and there's no guarantee to the condition. It's very, very, risky. Feel free to contact me for more info.... more
Don't despair, your credit score is within striking distance of an FHA mortgage. FHA requires 3.5% down payment. FHA was designed for people with 'crappy' credit.
Here's a tip for improving your credit. Get a Capital One pre-paid credit card, or one of their low-balance entry-level MasterCard's. Charge an item or two and then pay off the balance. Keep the balance on the credit card under 50% of the credit limit or it will hurt your credit score rather than helping it. In a few months, your careful use of credit will improve your FICO score.
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Hi Jeremy - I have heard that bamboo flooring is a big mistake for one reason and that is that it can only be refinished once. Unlike hardwood that can be sanded and refinished a few times. I currently have a house listed in the Olympia area with bamboo flooring and it has many scratches and dents. Crazy. I would keep up w/your homework to find the right fit. Good luck!... more
Actually as long as you have a 620 credit score you may qualify for a conventional loan with 3% down, a minimum 580 credit score is needed for FHA loans which requires 3.5% down. Either of these could be options for you now. I know several lenders that offer these loan products, please visit our website I can refer you to a Lender, and an agent if you need one to help you find the perfect home.... more
Well, if you were using a form of agreement drafted by the NWMLS you will find a paragraph that talks about time being of the essence.
It depends on the time-frames outlined in the agreement. If the time-frames were adhered to the buyer gets their earnest money returned to them.... more
Windows Doors and More in Seattle and Redmond have fantastic service and a beautiful selection to meet any budget. They are not open on Sunday, so plan ahead. There website is http://www.windowshowroom.com
I hope this works for you. If you remember, let me know how they treat you and their service. I refer them to many clients, and have used them for my entire house, so it is important to me that they are treating people fairly and giving the same level of service I give my clients. Good luck with your remodel!... more
There are two sources of information I recommend if you're looking for crime data around a particular address:
1) Spotcrime.com and,
2) Seatte Police Department website: http://www.seattle.gov/police/crime/
Both sites will allow you to search by address and/or neighborhood.
Good luck with your research.... more
I wouldn't say it's more prevelant than other places. It will depend on the home, age it, condition of it and you'll want to do an inspection to assure yourself that mold doesn't exist as with any home anywhere that you decide to purchase.... more