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Moving in Seattle : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 14, 2017
Christine.woods32 answered:
Queen Anne is a pretty good neighborhood. It’s not a downtown, however it’s close to it. It seems to be the place that people move to when they don’t want to party anymore.

Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond are very safe areas. ... more
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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Christine.woods32 answered:
I’ve heard that Moving Mass is a pretty good one.
Check out The Hanndy Man and Happy Movers LLC as well. Their rating are high.
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Mon Dec 21, 2015
Ahhewitt answered:
Try Magnolia 98199. Good Public Schools thru Middle School - High School is a little farther away (Ballard High or The Center School). Safe neighborhood just North of Downtown - good bus service downtown. ... more
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Moemalcolm asked:
We kayak & bike, requiring ACTUAL Secured parking & storage. Moving 1st week in aug., will begin rental immediately to secure what we need.
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
M. Bentz answered:
Buy instead a very cute cottage located at 1902 N 80th st, Seattle 98103 in Green Lake area.
Open house tomorrow Sat 7/14 and Sun 7/15 Call owner at 206 947 2402.
Owner willing to work with your agent if you have one. Give it a chance! $365,00 2 BR and a great garden. ... more
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Thu Aug 11, 2011
Mack McCoy answered:
HEY, How about that Fair Housing Act?!!!
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Thu Apr 28, 2011
Rick Moore answered:
I'm sure you will love Seattle. There are so many great options here, there is a lot of culture and a lot of gorgeous and seemingly endless outdoor activities all over the region!
As a Realtor I have to be very cautious to steering you in a specific direction or neighborhood based on your familial status. However there are some great online resources I am happy to point you to, that will better answer this question for you based on your particular beliefs and lifestyle. The first is called Nabe Wise. They claim that using there site is the easy way to explore neighborhoods and find the perfect place for you.
Another great option for discovering areas and if they fit your particular mold is to identify the top neighborhoods of interest and then go to Google and search for local bloggers in those areas. Going to there blogs will give you an authentic look into that area and give you more insights into it.

Once you have located the neighborhood you want to move to check out
This site pulls data from over 12,000 websites that list rentals. So its a one stop shop.

If you want additional info on the property you narrow down as your top choice I would be happy to give you additional insights about the home, fair rental rates or help with contract negotiations.

Best wishes on your move to Seattle.

Rick Moore
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Karen Hunt answered:
Hi Bethmar!
I used Rockwell's online program with their "cram course" and it worked really well for me. I wasn't sure I'd like the online course since I prefer a classroom scenario and the human interaction but it was fine. I could adapt it to my schedule and start and stop when I needed and I didn't have to fight the bridge traffic to get to Bellevue!

Good Luck!
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Courtney Cooper answered:
Hi Sandra - I think it is really going to vary depending on how many people you live with and what type or age of home - plus of course heating type, etc. There should be a good website to figure these things out, but with some homes being more efficient than others, I think even a good website would fail.

Our weather here is such that insulation, windows, energy source, and even building orientation make a huge difference in how much we spend on our utilities. My guess? $175-$300/month for an average size home with at least decent efficiency.
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