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Darrin Tinsl…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Darrin Tinsley answered:
I purchased a condo at a trustee sale (cash on courthouse steps) The opening bid was $240K, the loan was $233K, I paid $341K
That money would go to the estate assuming there was actually any overage after everything was said and done. If the previous owner was subject to probate and a probate was never opene ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Lyng Chu, Real Estate Pro in Bothell, WA
Lyng Chu answered:
Is property appreciating in the Seattle area? When is a good time to buy?
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Lyng Chu, Broker, Bothell, WA

In addition to it being a great time to buy, it's also a very good time to obtain financing at still low interest rates. Properties in Se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2014 Home Buying in 98034
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Tax Credit/Tax Write Off, what is the difference?Could someone provide and an example for a $300K purchase?
Your question is very unclear.

In general a tax credit is dollar for dollar off your taxes. So if you have a tax credit of $1,000, and would owe $5,000 in taxes but for the credit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 29, 2013 Home Buying in 98034
Rhonda Porter, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Rhonda Porter answered:
I am looking to refinance under the HARP program and the mortgage company I was working with tells me they cannot help me because I have LPMI.
If Fannie Mae is the mortgage servicer, I may be able to help you with your HARP 2 refi - even if your existing mortgage has LPMI.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Financing in 98034
Stacey Lange, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Stacey Lange answered:
looking for a condo kirkland, wa. with water view or water front.
Here is a list of everything that is updated.....and this list will update a number of times throughout the day with new listings as they come on the market. If you SAVE THE SEARCH, ou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Kirkland
Michelle Spo…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Michelle Spohrer answered:
What areas in kirkland are kid friendly and ofcourse great schools ?
Hi, Skippy. Newer neighborhoods in Kirkland and the greater Eastside would be your best bet as older neighborhoods don't usually have sidewalks. There are pockets of newer neighborhoo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
Kingsgate is not an ideal area for housing, right? Reasons?
Mmyy,
Why? I lived in Kingsgate many years ago and enjoyed it. Good shopping nearby, I love the Pizza Bank. The commute may be an issue depending on where you want to go, but it's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
For a short sale, can the buyer agent contact the negotiator? Thanks.
Most of the time the negotiator only deals with the seller and the listing agent.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
The market is so tough now and everybody is fighting for the good house. what's the best strategy to buy a house? or should I wait?
Mmyy,
My friend and colleague wrote an excellent blog about just this subject. It was so good, I re-bloged it on my own site. The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Get Your Offer Accepted ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in Kirkland
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
how to find out which builder it is for the house, except asking owner?
If it was newer construction you can usually find out on the internet, but if not, you can always ask around the development. Problem with this is if you are looking in an older communi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Home Buying in 98034
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
Should I use listing agent as buyer agent for a short sale?
Mmyy,
If they take your offer and ignore higher offers, they are committing loan fraud. A short sale is a complicated and potentially a very long process. The goals of the seller an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 22, 2012 Home Buying in Kirkland
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
Will I lose escrow money if the house is not closed on time? What recourses do I have?
best thing to do ( in my opinion ) is to communicate with EVERYONE .....( seller / agents / escrow / title / lender ) regarding the issue and problem

PLUS :

Get a concrete ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 8, 2012 Home Buying in 98034
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
What is your favorite Kirkland Holiday Tradition?
I purchase a lot of Kirkland Brand items for the holidays from Costco.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 General Area in Kirkland
Eli Schneider, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Eli Schneider answered:
Would I lose my escrow money if I unable to get a mortgage due to the property appraisal coming back as 'unique'?
Hi. I'm a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Larchmont. This is a tricky situation, and there are some important details that could swing this one way or the other.

1. Did you remove y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Home Buying in 98033
Vera Brodsky, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Vera Brodsky answered:
My Kirkland condo is underwater. My question: what do experts predict for the condo market in my area?
It really depends on your complex. Do you have special assesments? Many units for sale? Kirkland market is definately on the rise and depending on your location, price point and need to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
Suresh, Other/Just Looking in 98033
Suresh asked:
What is the per Sq Ft construction cost for an average house in the Milan Italy? just for estimation purpose, looking for the construction cost for a exhibition hall per sqft in Milan Italy
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 98033
Lynn Knowles, Real Estate Pro in 98033
Lynn Knowles answered:
Looking for small office or individual to hang license and work off site in my office... small leasing/property management
Try Premier Business Centers.

Here's their link: https://www.pbcenters.com/
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in 98033
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I would like to change from a septic system to sewer how much will it cost
I went through that; I'm sorry to say:
They told me that digging from the Septic Tank to the street and hooking it up was totally on me:
I got two quotes; $5000 and $13000! Yikes!!

... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 20, 2012 Home Buying in 98033
Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
Does renting your home make it more difficult to short sale at a later date?
Cheppery,

No, you can rent it out even while you are doing the short sale as long as the renter is ok with the showings. Call me if you want to consult. 206-841-9976.

Take care, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
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