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Tue Sep 20, 2016
Eva Croasdale answered:
If I were to rate best times of year to sell, this would be my order:

1. Spring to early summer
2. Fall
3. Late Summer
4. Winter

There are, of course, pros and cons to every season. In the winter there are not as many buyers (they are still out there), but there is also not a lot of inventory. Late summer tends to have a lot of buyers or their agents out of town, so the tension of the market isn't as intense. In the Fall, buyers tend to get serious again after summer vacations. That's my two sense from what I've observed! ... more
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Northnet04 asked:
I can't help but wonder about potentially partnering with a developer/contractor to tear down and build two duplexes on the 5000 sqft lot. I see them going in everywhere, and some within…
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
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 be inaccurate on the local MLS as well. Good Luck ... more
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Vikram Deol answered:
You need a realtor who has the time and energy to educate you oN the areas.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Kjell C. Bock answered:
Ballard is a broad area, it has it's highly desirable areas, and less desirable areas. You have low inventory on your side as many Brokers below me have mentioned. I could list off a ton of general market information about Ballard in general, but that isn't going to give you an accurate description of your specific property and how it relates to other active and recently sold properties in the immediate area surrounding it. The best way to get an estimated value as the banks would is through an appraisal. An appraisal can cost a few hundred to several hundred dollars. The next best way for free is to have a market analysis from a Broker. Give me a call or shoot me an email and I'd be glad to do one for you, it won't cost you anything, nothing to sign, no pressure. Take care, Kjell 425.268.2627 KjellBock@CBBain.com ... more
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Ray Akers answered:
You have several options; 1) investigate a seller-carried 2nd mortgage, 2) investigate if you can cross-collateralize your present home, 3) explore a larger 2nd mortgage on your present home, and 4) talk about a custom loan with a portfolio lender. There may be other options as well. You should talk to a mortgage broker and a portfolio lender. Lending rules are beginning to relax a bit, but we're a long way from the days of no-document loans. If you'd like a referral to a lender, feel free to contact me direct.

Good luck.
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Thach Nguyen answered:
excise tax is 1.78% for the king co. the realtor fees usually do not vary with cities. There is not a standard realtor fees but by practice, usually a listing fee is 3% and a buyer';s agent fee is 3% ... more
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Tue Feb 24, 2009
SeattleHome.com answered:
The quick way around it - email an agent every time you have a question - it's free. Feel free to email me when you need the info.

Sam DeBord
Seattle Real Estate
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Mon Nov 26, 2007
Debt Free Dave answered:
No, there are plenty of Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance options out their now. You could also just stick with the classic 80/20, 80/15 model.
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