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Sun May 18, 2008
Condoseller answered:
It's a duplex down. No windows in the back so you don't see the EL. Can't really find any true "comps" on my side of the street.
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
M answered:
Vic,
I assume that you will be going to Michigan State. Does the 1.1K need to include all utilities, insurance, etc. of is the 1.1K for a "mortgage or rental" payment. If you can afford 1.1k for mortgage, I would recommend that you purchase. You will always be able to rent in that area. We'd love to help you make the best selection.
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Sun Jun 7, 2009
Samuel Hilbert answered:
Natalie -

You are noticing what many out of town buyers often notice...our market is drastically higher than the midwest market! My family is starting to move out here from Indiana and stress out about what they can get for their money. But just a few weeks here and you will quickly understand why our market has so much demand!

Don't get discouraged yet. At that price you should be able to find some nicer homes...though unless you are willing to settle for a townhouse or condo you will have to focus your search more on the outside areas. Tacoma and the south part would offer you the best selection for your money. You can find some occasionally deals up in the Everett area...especially if you are willing to move a little farther north to Marysville.

Honestly, there are just too many properties that could work to mention them on here. Contact a realtor or two directly and have them do some specific research for you once you talk with them about what specifically you want. Schools districts and crime must be looked at closely...especially when you are moving more to the outside areas of the Puget Sound. Your realtor can help you focus your search based on your preferences here as well.

I hope that helps. Don't get discouraged as there are lots of deals and homes to be found! It sounds like you just need someone a little more knowledgeable about this area to help get you excited!
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Fri Mar 21, 2008
Ava M. Pioker answered:
Dear Home Buyer in Salt Lake City,
This question always depends on personal preference. You already own a 4-Plex, so you are savvy to the fact that it bring you equity in the future with renting out the units that are not used by family/friends. In fact all real estate brings equity (even in a down market) if you can wait for your investment to mature.
The question is, what are your personal needs, are you thinking of another 4 plex, for additional income or are you thinking of privacy for your family in the future once your son is no longer in the home and your family will be occupying it? or a Condo where you have no yard work. That is why I say personal preference. You alone can make that decision. Your Real Estate Professional can guide you in the market but ultimately it is your final decision.
Good Luck,
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Fri Sep 18, 2009
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:
There are condos that are overpriced and there are even more that are well below market value.
NOW is certainly a great time to sort out the opportunities and dive right in.
I have not seen great deals like I see today in over 15 years! ... more
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Jennie Hendricks answered:
You're right - there are a lot of developments. Many of those have some good investment opportunities, as the amount of inventory has really increased. I would recommend getting an agent who is familiar with the area and can point you to some good deals.

I'm not sure why you didn't see multi-family - maybe you were in an area that has a zoning that doesn't allow for it. There are some multi-family opportunities there as well.
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Mon Apr 7, 2008
Samuel Hilbert answered:
Seattle rental rates have really boomed recently...especially with the large number of condo conversions that have taken place in the past year. Here in Seattle, we continue to buck many of the national trends of a downturning market.

With that said...Seattle is no longer a place to come looking for a "quick gain" from your investments. In this market as long as you are knowledgeable in where and what you are buying you can still find several good investments and can easily rent them out.

I personally feel bad for renters as it is now extremely difficult to find affordable rental properties as rents have sky rocketed...thankfully if a buyer can qualify this is a much better time to be buying than renting...now to just find more qualified buyers...
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Fri Dec 2, 2016
Perry Henderson answered:
I love forets creek condos. For 188900, you get an 1800 a month lease for 24 months. It's a knock out place for Dell residents.
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
ian cockburn answered:
It all depends on where you are, and what type of property,
1) Age
2) Overall SF
3) Neighbourhood / location relative to schools, etc
4) Condition of property
5) amenities of properties ... more
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Sun Nov 23, 2008
ian cockburn answered:
Kind of property is all dependent on location....taxes, schools, etc.
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Mon Feb 4, 2008
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky answered:
Personally, I think the best time to list is when you are ready to sell! Yes, there might be a few less buyers in the market at certain times, but there are usually serious buyers at any point in the year. In the spring you have more buyers and more sellers, so more competition. ... more
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
cool answered:
Hello. I can make a referral for you in the Westfield area if you are interested in specific housing needs.
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Mon Aug 11, 2008
Kelli Sheppe answered:
consider a mashup of the two. Many communities offer single family residences with a community maintained landscaping. These communities are especially popular with the empty nester buyer and the young professional buyer, each of which have similar priorities to the ones you listed. ... more
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