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Mon Jun 27, 2016
Sklemetti answered:
Of course, go to the listing agent. They name a price and you pay it. if you don't like the price, move on. No need to negotiate.
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
Kris Ihli answered:
Let me understand this

You have one or 2 agents who get paid a percentage of how much the sales price is.

So they both have a vested interest in you paying the most money so the make the most money.

If you have one agent who has to legally share any relevant information to the seller and you tell them your top dollar are they not required to share this with the seller.

So as I see it they both are working for the seller who pays them.

I have seen posting by agents that state unless the commission is 6% they will not show a buyer the listing.

I once was trying to buy a property and the listing agent consistently was unavailable even after I drove 350 miles to view the property with an appointment. Who ended up buying the property after it fell out of escrow due to a financing issue on my end.

Another agent, tried to cheat me out of my deposit, which was to be returned according to the contract if financing failed. Had to have her pull the contract out and read it or I would have forfiet my deposit.

Some of my best friends are agents, excellent people.

Yet some agents are as bad or worse then used car salesmen.
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
asgj1978 answered:
The property is still the 'sellers' property until the closing, why would she need permission or even have to give notification when she will be there? As for the buyers, they do not own the property as of yet, but show up at will? For what purpose? And 'disturb the buyers'? They don't live there, or at least shouldn't be, as they don't own it yet--what disturbance is being done? ... more
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Mon May 23, 2016
Stefan.lombada answered:
oh sh*t, it's gonna be f*cking expensive in a few minutes.
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Fri Feb 5, 2016
Roofcalc answered:
Best bang for the buck if you will be selling - is kitchen and bathroom - here are 7 best budget remodel projects that increase house value: http://apartmentgeeks.net/7-affordable-remodels-to-increase-your-apartment-resale-value/

If you are staying - roof IS important. I'd recommend metal, but it's expensive, so if you do move, its not worth the investment. If you are staying - its definitely the way to go, since you are retired and don't want to deal with roof in 5-10-15 years.

Here you can see the benefits of metal roofing and see some prices: http://www.roofcostcalculator.com/why-metal-roofing-is-so-popular/
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Tue Jul 14, 2015
Camanoart asked:
1800 SE Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282-7638 is 4552 square feet, not the lower amount you indicate. Reply to camanoart@yahoo.com please.
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Sat Jun 20, 2015
Kristy Comstock answered:
Hi Val~

Just wondering if you made your move yet :)


Kristy Comstock
425-220-0015
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Mon Dec 8, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Contact and invite a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparable market analysis, review the data, ask opinions and go from there; cma's are generally provided free of charge by most agents; or consider hiring a professional appraiser.... ... more
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Wed Nov 26, 2014
Outpost answered:
Once you pull the property via Trulia, you can click on "Edit Home Facts" and it will show-up as Home Owner Information. I doubt anyone will correct it for you...
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Mike Nestor answered:
Hi Patrick,
There are several lots available in the Madrona Beach area, some are FSBO's. I'd suggest driving around, which you might already have done. Melissa, Burke, Grandview, etc.... just make sure the beach access is written on the legal description as there are a few divisions of the area that don't have the deeded beach access. Good luck. If your looking for an local agent just let me know 425-754-7421 ... more
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Thu Feb 27, 2014
Kary Krismer answered:
As long as this thread got bumped yesterday, here is a piece I did which touches on some of the tax issues involved: http://www.trulia.com/blog/kary_l_krismer/2014/01/how_are_washington_state_non_judicial_foreclosures_taxed_irs_letter_on_california_short_sales_might_be_the_key ... more
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Eileen Morgan answered:
The NWMLS shows the residential sales on Camano Island from Jan 1 2013 t0 Jan 1 2014 to number 373. There may have been several more not accounted for in the NWMLS due to private sales recorded in the County records. Our current residential listings number is 159. If considering selling, should be an attractive time with fewer homes to compete. Pricing still reigns critical as our secondary market offers so much value for the housing investment. ... more
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Sat Nov 9, 2013
Mark answered:
You will need to contact the your county assessors office. If on Camano, Island County. They will give you the procedure necessary to appeal your taxes. Typically, they will require an appraisal or some other alternative valuation method. Be prepared , the county has raised the "tax rate" applied to the current assessed value so essentially they have raised the tax rate even though your property value has declined.
Hope this helps
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Kristy Comstock answered:
LOVE the south end of Camano Island, and the state parks. Absolutely stunning views!! There is not area on Camano Island that is not beautiful!!


Love being an islander and helping others find their dream home :) ... more
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Sat Aug 31, 2013
Bob Savage answered:
This property does not appear to be currently listed on the Northwest MLS.
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Sat Mar 9, 2013
The Cascade Team Real Estate answered:
You can get a lot of crime, school, and community information easily from this link:
http://www.thecascadeteam.com/community-information.php
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Tue Feb 24, 2009
Jeanmarie Trapp answered:
Camano has been hit hard. I grew up there. I sometimes think the problem with the Island and Stanwood in general, is poor outdated marketing methods, very poor photos and lousy commission structures for buyers agents. Really take a close look online at the home listed in that market then click on this link.. At least it gives you the chance to sell your home..


http://www.walkthroughmedia.com/50410
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