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Home Buying in Federal Way : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Kary Krismer answered:
Deeds do not necessarily mean anything, for many different reasons. Do you think your grandmother and mother actually owned the land at the time of their deaths? If so, do you know whether the property was encumbered by any debt? If they owned the land and it was not over-encumbered with debt than you probably need to contact an attorney to start a probate for your mother (or maybe even one for the grandmother. It might also be a good idea to contact an attorney earlier to help you answer those ownership questions. If those deeds have tax id numbers it might help you research who owns the land now (or at least who the county thinks owns the land).

Keep in mind there are many reasons the property might not be in your family. A sale subsequent to those deeds would be the most likely reason.
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Kary Krismer answered:
This is a legal question which would probably require review of documents specific to the complex, but note that in most of these I think only one of the two spouses needs to be over the required age. It may also be possible for someone younger to inherit an interest. If it's a big concern, ask the association and/or consult an attorney. ... more
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
YES! My last 3 recent transactions all involved multiple bids leaving one happy buyer and several sad ones. Sometimes it's the price, other times terms beyond price can be just as important. ... more
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
No. Bedrooms Oct - Jan '14 y-o-y 3 months prior 1 year prior 5 years prior
1 bedroom $56,001 +20.4% $63,950 $46,500 $138,625
2 bedrooms $113,250 +33.2% $93,000 $85,000 $165,000
3 bedrooms $225,000 +25.7% $228,500 $179,000 $248,000
4 bedrooms $310,000 +25.8% $305,000 $246,500 $334,000
All properties $225,750 +18.8% $234,000 $190,000 $263,950
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Tue Nov 12, 2013

Jim - were you able to find a good agent as well as a good property ?
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