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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Hi Skippy,
Forbes Creek just north of downtown, Finn Hill and Kingsgate fit your description. Kirkland is very hot right now. Homes are selling in days often for well over the list price. ... more
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
There is NO relationship to the purchase price of a home 10 years ago and it's current value or resale price. If only it were so simple.

There are numbers you can crunch and trends you can overlay and ratios to apply, but these are all exercises of self-deception.

Analyze what the current real estate market is doing regarding like kind homes. adjust for tangible asset discrepancies and the result will be a value in which you can have confidence. Most real estate professionals can do this for you. We do it many, many, many times a year.

Or go to Zillow. That's EZ, but as you know, they are the masters in pubic deception.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Reamax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Vera Brodsky answered:
All neighborhoods in Bellevue and Kirkland area have high amount of families with kids.
I would suggest you stay close to good schools. for school ratings.
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Sat Jun 25, 2016
Phil Rotondo answered:
Trulia has a lot more to offer besides MLS a place to ask your questions and have it viewed by many.
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Kary Krismer answered:
I wrote a blog piece on that topic last year:

There are a ton of other little things I didn't go into, such as the choices you make when filling out the contract. Sometimes a little investigation before making an offer is better than making a choice the buyer might not like. As an example, investigating the capacity sewer charge so that you can select "assumed by buyer."

But the biggest factors remain having an agent that can write good solid contract without technical defects, and having that agent be able to say that they are familiar with the lender the buyer is using. That will give the seller a lot of confidence that the transaction will actually close. That was important even prior to multiple offers being so common.
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
If your home is on the MLS, then it'll be picked up by Trulia in about a week or two. You don't have to do anything.
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Richard Trevino answered:
That property is already pending. Just a few days after a price reduction this one is gone too! If your serious about getting a great deal on an investment property my team can get you access to a weekly best buys list including coming soon and unadvertised properties. ... more
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Richard Trevino answered:
That property is already pending. This property was is pending short sale, most short sale properties have multiple offers right away and sell immediately. Working with an experienced full time agent is the only way to secure a great deal in Bellevue as most professional agents have a list of buyers in waiting to snach up the best deals before they even hit the market. ... more
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Tara McCaulley answered:

Trulia is an automated system. They are only as accurate as the limited facts and data they have to work with. There is no way for them to tell the difference between a home that has just been completely remodeled and one that has not. If you're looking for a current market study of your home's value, I'd be happy to help you with that, as would most local agents. Trulia can only do so much, and in a neighborhood like yours, where there is a wide variety of homes, it's bound to be less accurate.

Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss your home's value, odds of selling in today's market, or any other thoughts or concerns you may have.

All the best,

Tara McCaulley
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Fri Dec 21, 2012
Jirius Isaac answered:
I think they can as long as they want to pay off the first. Best thing to do is to do a settlement with them and pay them 10-50 cents on the dollar.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Kary Krismer answered:
My advice would be to keep your options open, and consider homes in all parts of all three city addresses. When you restrict your choices you make it less likely you'll find that house that you really love. And presumably, if you see a neighborhood you don't like, you'll know it.

Stated differently, by restricting your search you're more likely to miss a house you'd love than you are to buy in a neighborhood you don't like.
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Tue Oct 2, 2012
Rhonda Porter answered:
You should only need 3.5% down payment for your FHA loan - 5% down will provide slightly better mortgage insurance premiums.
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Stacey Lange answered:
You can search by your monthly rent and view rentals available at
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Janice roth answered:
you can get an FHA loan or refinance if you are still are an owner who occupies the home.
Gary Roth 206 714-8107
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
Stacey Lange answered:
Here is a good overview of what's in the immediate area and available -

As you can see there is one home there that offers 2 car garage. A compromise might be 2 construct a home with a 2 car garage that has additional storage, the question will come down to how long do you plan to own the home -- if for a fair amount of time, then the value is there for you to build it as you prefer. If you plan to resale within next 5 years then you might go with the smaller house and bigger garage since often time people seeking a 3000+ sf home expect (or at least hope to find) a 3 car garage and if that is your competition.....regardless you have the location, location, location that will prove very valuable in the end!

Best of luck!
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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Bob Kelly answered:
Sure, plenty of them. I set up this link for you:
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Bob Kelly answered:
You found this section of the Issaquah School District website?

Here are local resources for special needs parents:
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Cyndi Carver answered:
Investment properties notoriously have a higher interest rate than own occupied. If you refinanced it over a year ago, you might ask your mortgage broker to look into it again. Values have gone up a little and it certainly could affect your ability to get a better rate.

If you need some referrals to some great mortgage people let me know. I'll be happy to give you their names and contact information.
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Alain Picard answered:
I've had that happen to me before. Now everytime I've already wrote something and it asks me to sign in to post it I highlight what I wrote and then right click it and copy it then I sign in and if my post is gone I just right click and click paste and I have what I wrote again. ... more
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Fri Aug 3, 2012
Kary Krismer answered:
I would suggest that's a waste of your time. They often cannot even predict whether it will rain tomorrow. What future real estate prices will be is beyond the ability of both mankind and even advanced computers like Watson.

Looking at such forecasts might make you feel better, but it really won't do you any good.
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