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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Bernard G. answered:
Hello,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Regards,

Bernard
Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
Claudia,
I've used Bill Haines with Guild Mortgage for some tough deals and been very pleased with the results. I've attached a link to his webpage. Please let him know I referred you to him. Best of luck. ... more
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
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Tue Oct 6, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Yikes - first talk to your landlord and see if they'll let you know what's going on.
Second, look for a tenant advocacy group/legal aid/attorney in your area
Third, look for a new place to live ... more
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Mon Jan 12, 2015
D.d. Lang asked:
This is a SCAM - how are people allowed to list homes that aren't even the real house???
I inquired about a home that was listed for this address and received very "strange"…
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Regina Wagner answered:
Our area is a very desirable area and there is limited inventory. The question is will you get this home for that price? Appreciation in the last 2 years showed 12% p.a,. Do you want to stay 10 yrs. in this home?Recommend to buy in now and use the great interest rates and sell in 5-7 yrs or rent it out. ... more
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Alex Foraker answered:
You can search all currently available 2 bed condos in Renton. Tags for new listings, price reductions, bank owned foreclosure & short sale.
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Fri Aug 16, 2013
Kary Krismer answered:
I'm not sure who you think would beat John L. Scott and Windermere locally. JLS is number 2. Not sure what you're basing your data on.

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2013/04/top-5-puget-sound-residential-real.html?s=image_gallery

I stand by my comment that the Seattle market is unusual, with two local firms dominating over the national firms.

The reason Windermere doesn't participate on Realtor.com is probably that they created an exclusive arrangement with either Trulia or Zillow a few years back. That may still be in effect.

For most other firms it's on an office by office basis where their listings get fed. I'd heard the NWMLS was going to change that, but I've not seen anything come of that yet.
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Mary Buckmaster & Jerry Vice answered:
Hi Marnie, I have a fabulous lender in the Bellevue, WA area -- that I am sure can help you. Shoot me an email at Mary@EastsideDreamHome.com, and I will get you her contact info. Mary Buckmaster, Seattle Metro/Re/Max Eastside Brokers, 206 390 8765. Mary ... more
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Lura Marsh answered:
Walmart and hy-vee i had the same question the other day i went to no frills only to find out that they closed at 9. the best way to find out what stores are open 24 hours is to google store hours in your area. i hope that helped you. ... more
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Jana Schmidt answered:
The first thing to find out is if you are buying in a community that rents the space the home sits on or if the price of the home includes the land. Ideally you want to compare with recent solds in the same park for the best references. If it's a community where you rent the land (and most are) I would also recommend calling the manager of the park and finding out what the qualification process is to rent in the community. You could ask the manager for any recent sale information as well as the condition of the homes that recently sold. The managers at Senior parks are a wealth of information. Most real estate agents will also call the manager as part of the Comparative Market Analysis. ... more
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Jirius Isaac answered:
You should be able to, but you have to check with the city or the county, depending on who has jurisdiction.

Good luck, Jirius Isaac
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Mon Mar 19, 2012
Mary Sunde answered:
Here is the report:

Rent vs. Buy Estimate
From: msunde@windermere.comAdd to Contacts
Sent: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 8:11 am
To: msunde@windermere.com
Cc: msunde@windermere.com

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Windermere Real Estate/East
11100 Main Street #200, Bellevue , WA, 98004 - 425-455-9800
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Rent vs. Buy Estimate
Prepared: March 19, 2012

Prepared for: Trulia


This tool is brought to you by NWMLS. The Information on this Rent V Buy analysis tool is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed as is for estimation purposes only. This tool estimates future interest rates, appreciation rates and costs which are not actually know at the time this tool was run. Any change to these figures in the future would and will cause this tool to be in accurate.


Cost of Renting (for 3 Years)
Total Rent Cost $59,223.26

Less: Savings Interest on Down Payment $649.00

NET COST of Renting $58,574.26

Cost of OwnerShip (for 3 Years)
Down Payment $7,000.00
Closing Costs $0.00
Total Mortgage Payments (PMI* included) $44,667.57
Loan Pay-off Amount at Sale $185,442.26
Fixed Property Expenses
(Property Taxes, Homeowner Insurance, Maintenance) $6,900.00
Cost of Selling $17,119.54

Less: Total Tax Savings $649.00
Less: Home Value after 3 Years $213,994.27

NET COST of Buying $41,120.24

Buying will cost you approximately $17,454.2 less than renting over 3 years, in today's dollars.


Prepared by: Mary Sunde
Contact at: 206-227-1915
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
Anni Zilz answered:
Kennydale is a great area to live. Close to lake, parks, and I405. Traffic on 405 can be an issue, but the opportunity to obtain a waterfront home or view home at a great price makes this a great opportunity. Consider your options for schools, lifestyle and commute and potential traffic noise from the 405 or Lake Washington Blvd. If you work at the main campus, and depending upon the time you travel, you will encounter heavy traffic to work. If you work on 8th this could be a very easy commute, and riding a bike to work if definitely a possibility (bike trail goes all the way into Bellevue). ... more
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Thu Mar 10, 2011
Ardell Dellaloggia answered:
Thanks for clarifying, Mau.

1) I'd say pretty darned good.

2) They usually answer within 15 minutes of opening the file, but sometimes it takes them awhile to pick the file back up. If not much time has past since they countered, you likely have the same assigned negotiator, so I would say maybe not more than a week. Sometimes they don't answer at all, meaning it's $650,000 or go away, the file is "closed" unless you agree to the counter. If they do that, they may not answer at all. Remember they generally only work business hours, so weekends don't usually count as "time passed".

3) Often the written approval (which goes to the seller, not you) says they have the right to come back to the seller later for the difference between what they get from the sale and what the seller owes. The seller has to sign that. for the transaction to proceed to closing. So make sure when you "hear" that you got lienholder approval, that you also know that the seller ACCEPTED and signed that lienholder approval. The seller isn't "backing out of their deal with you" really, even though that is what happens "to" you. They are refusing to sign the lien holder approval unless they can get full forgiveness of the debt. Sometimes they can get that; sometimes they can't.

Good Luck and do make sure you are involving a real estate professional and likely an attorney as well.



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Wed Feb 16, 2011
Dean Clausen answered:
Hi,
I have a new listing and held a broker open yesterday. Over 30 agents came by!
Great feedback for my seller and myself. I love to talk real estate with other brokers to see what's going on in various neighborhoods.
Highly recommended!
Dean
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Sat Jun 19, 2010
The Cascade Team Real Estate answered:
Additional addendums are added all the time. They do not affect the mutually accepted date or when your contract was delivered to escrow. You are fine!
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Wed Feb 24, 2010
Tonya Brobeck answered:
Buying land can be a little riskier then buying a house already built as the buyer is responsible for verifying all information. Sub dividable? Power? Building codes? Etc.....Getting financed is a bit harder on vacant land too, which for these reasons and some others they can sell slower then your typical stick built home on a lot.

I am finding quite an increase in home buyers looking for land over the last month or so though. The idea of building their own home is resurfacing, perhaps from lower costs associated in materials? I don't know but I sure do like it.
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
Mary Sunde said your home is currently listed by a local agent. You should ask your agent, form time to time, to do a CMA, so your know how your current list price relates to a shifting market. ... more
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Fri May 23, 2008
Debt Free Dave answered:
The expectation is set by the agent for the actions that they promise to fulfill on. I wouldn't make up anything you think they should be doing and not communicate with the agent about it. Get their plan in writing and make sure the execute what they promise. ... more
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