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Leah Pham |…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Leah Pham | Realtor answered:
What's the best way to approach a property owner regarding a house that's not on the market?
Call the owner, be sincere, tell them you are pre-approved with a local reputable lender, and that you have an agent who can help facilitate the sale. If you truly are ready, wiling, an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Michael Cope…, Real Estate Pro in 98116
Michael Copeland answered:
what is a co op?
Hi Jksailing,

In a Co-op, ownership of the property is vested in a single entity---usually a corporation. The residents of a co-op building own shares in the corporation, rather than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Home Buying in North Queen Anne
Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
Relocating -and do not know where to start. What are the best places to look for families with middle school age children.?
I live in Kenmore, on the north end of Lake Washington. Kenmore was chosen by Family Circle Magazine as one of the best 10 cities in the United States 2 years to live in. I totally ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Rentals in Seattle
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Can i get a mortgage with a lien on my name? NOT a tax lien. I have payment arrangements and have been making monthly payments for five years now.
You'll need to talk to a mortgage professional. I recommend making inquiries with the bank where you have an established relationship. You could also talk to a credit union. Don't gi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Home Buying in 98136
Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Need a home to rent in north Seattle-Ballard,Wallingford, Fremont areas. 3 adults and 1 dog? Need reasonable rent. Long term renters. Any bites?
Hi evensonterry, Have you spoken to a Realtor to market your property for you?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Rentals in Seattle
Saviya Rowla…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Saviya Rowland Realtor answered:
Agents, Thoughts on remodeling with a service like Bath Fitter?
I personally had bath fitter out to give me a quote. They were 4 times more than a contractor with a completely new granite surround and a new cabinets/sink.

My biggest suggestion is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
Where is a good place for a quirky young hairstylist to move to in Seattle?
capital hill ( pricey )
Queen Anne
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 For Rent in Seattle
Christy Kim, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Christy Kim answered:
How much is the Monthly Maintenance fee?
Hi there,

This is stand alone townhome so there is no monthly HOA fee. This property was sold on 1/15/2013.

Are you looking for something specific in West Seattle? As a buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Market Conditions in South Delridge
Max Feinstein, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Max Feinstein answered:
How do I get started finding a home in the Seattle area when I don't have good credit?
Hi Shannon,

I would be more than happy to discuss your current situation and what the best route might be. I can also refer you to a great mortgage loan officer that i work directly ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Jennifer Nil…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Jennifer Nilssen answered:
Bank owned property
As long as they like really but generally between 2-10 days to hear back depending on who the bank is and the asset manager.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Erie, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Washington State. There is a clause in Purchace and sales agreement. " Sellers Right to Terminate"
Sure, just like the buyer can choose to terminate the contract as well.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Home Inspection. We accepted an offer on our home, and now it is inspection time. The inspector has come up with nickle-dime issues and one major one.
The two realities are the MAJOR ISSUE, and your inability to fix it:

You, (and the Buyer), have three choices;
Lower the PRICE to allow for the repairs
Sell it As-Is and let the Bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 1, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Joseph Roraff, Real Estate Pro in Onalaska, WI
Joseph Roraff answered:
My husband & I are moving to Seattle in mid-June, when should we come (from east coast) to look for an apartment?
When its not raining ;) jk. Right now is when apartments are filing up. I have a friend who lives in Seattle and the sooner you start looking the better your chances are. Also, you coul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Rentals in Seattle
Arron Keith…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Arron Keith Renfrew answered:
Young Professional looking into buying a house in the greater seattle area. Where is the best place to buy with balance of commute time & excitement?
So many variables...where will you be commuting to? What do you like to do and where/how do you spend your time? This is probably more of a personal preference question than you might ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I am interested in the unit listed as: 819 Virginia Street, Suite 2210, Seattle, WA 98101. What is the floor plan of the unit?
I couldn't find that unit but there is one close, #2710. Unfortunately it's pending, so it's no longer available.
Trulia and other sites aren't always kept up to date. Find ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Annette Levi…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Annette Levinson answered:
Credit score good or bad ? Does a bigger down payment help ?
Getting a mortgage will depend if you are buying a home to live in or rent out. Also what your DTI will be. You and your partner need to speak with a mortgage officer.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 29, 2013 Credit Score in Seattle
Benis Dawkins, Real Estate Pro in Washington
Benis Dawkins answered:
Where can I find crime data specific to Seattle's Denny-Blaine neighborhood from Jan. 2008 thru Dec. 2009?
You came to the right place!

To find the right home at the right price, you have to know the market. As the expert in local neighborhoods, I can pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 20, 2013 Crime & Safety in Seattle
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Does anybody know an area cheap but safe for a couple of roommates just starting out? Were on a budget!
In most cases, you'll find rental rates are lower outside of Seattle. There are several neighboring cities & towns that have a reputation for being safer, although I'm sure you're awar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Rentals in Seattle
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
real estate market in seattle
Did you have a question? In general, inventory in Seattle is tight, and that requires that buyers' agents look daily, that clients see houses quickly, and unfortunately, that clients m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 Home Buying in Seward Park
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
How can I figure out my credit score by myself?
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 r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Credit Score in Seattle
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