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Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
Seeking sources for homes in Seattle in the lower price range, sub $200K range
thanks foe the posting ...you sound like you are taking all the right steps .....I am guessing that the type of property you are describing in the area that you describe isnt existing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in 98102
Marissa M, Renter in
Marissa M asked:
I am looking to stay under $2000 with 1 BR cat friendly (1), and I can pay 9 months in advance. I am a college instructor (M.A. degree) with a responsible reputation, great credit, and clean background. Finding a landlord that will give my boyfriend a chance is quite a challenge. He has one nonsexual and nonviolent felony (a moronic…
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2015 Rentals in Seattle
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
How do I claim my property for rental listing?
I am assuming your home is on here for sale and not as a rental? If so, call your listing agent to make the changes for you. Chances are if they are inaccurate on here, they may also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Ownership in 98107
satyenchatte…, Home Owner in Seattle, WA
satyenchatterjee asked:
Wrong information For the last two I've been trying to correct the number of bathrooms. Why is it so difficult? It has 3 full bathrooms and 1 partial. This has been reversed in the records.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 27, 2015 Home Selling in 98115
Diann Tyler, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Diann Tyler answered:
What are the consolidation options for someone with an existing 1st and 2nd mortgage?
I've been getting a lot of questions about this here in the Philadelphia region. So I took it upon myself to write a piece about taking the proper steps on consolidating two mortgages i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 27, 2015 Financing in Greenwood
Jenell Thomp…, Real Estate Pro in 98121
Jenell Thompson answered:
i am looking for a home to rent asap does anyone know of any places or people who are willing to rent to someone that is in a open bankrupcy?
Ashley,

This is tough - because in some cases if rent is not paid to the landlord it can be included in the bankruptcy. Is it a chapter 7 or 13?

When is it scheduled to close?

... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2015 Rental Basics in Seattle
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
Where does the realtors' commission come from in a short sale?
I noticed that this question was asked about a long time ago, but we want to contribute for anyone else that comes across this thread.

In short sales, usually the bank covers costs a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Ali B Talab, Real Estate Pro in 95008
Ali B Talab answered:
Offered above asking, now stressed about appraisal.
Hello,
I am a Realtor working in Bay area ( Silicon Valley).
It has become a norm in our neck of the woods, to pay 70k, 100k, 150k over asking price , and No loan ,
No appraisal and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 23, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
My credit score is 769 on TransUnion and 762 on Equifax. Would I be able to get a mortgage with $5,000 down?
Unless you're a veteran, banks usually require at least 3% down. There are, however, some down payment assistance programs run through the state.

http://www.wshfc.org/buyers/downpay ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Linda Cox, Real Estate Pro in 98116
Linda Cox answered:
What's the Seattle rental market like now?
Hi Eric,
Rents are going up. Best to purchase a home, condo or townhome if you can. I can put you in contact with a mortgage lender who can get you pre-approved for financing. Then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 For Rent in 98126
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Seller Withdrawing from Offer
This is yet another question which needs to be answered by an attorney that the buyer hires who will then review the paperwork and give an opinion. Dan's answer below is generally corr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
seattlebuyer, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
seattlebuyer asked:
Are there Professional/Lawyer loans availible Washington State? I'm wondering if there are any lenders who can loan a soon-to-be law grad with an offer letter to begin work at a large firm in the fall (which I only mention only because some "lawyer…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Financing in 98105
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
How do commission rates usually work in Seattle?
Hello,

Commission rates work the same in Seattle as they do anywhere else. Commission is paid by the seller, so if you're buying it's not something you need to worry about or negotia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Javier Monti…, Real Estate Pro in Covina, CA
Javier Montiel answered:
i cant claim my home because it was already claimed by the seller and just keeps emailing them for confirmation.. how do I fix this?
Try calling Trulia customer service.

1 (888) 466-3501
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Using Trulia in Seattle
lynnnchase9, Other/Just Looking in Omaha, NE
lynnnchase9 answered:
How much should the average home inspection cost?
I think it depends on the inspector you choose to hire as well as the are you live in. If I were you, I would call the ones you are considering hiring and ask them what they charge. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Linda Cox, Real Estate Pro in 98116
Linda Cox answered:
What do you like most about Seattle's Genesee neighborhood?
Genesee is a very popular neighborhood. My clients who live there tell me they like to walk to the Alaska Junction for the cafes, boutique stores and other services as part of their ex ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 General Area in Genesee
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