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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Ardell Dellaloggia answered:
Bellevue or Issaquah is usually the choice for those parameters. $800,000 buys a lot more house in Issaquah...or Sammamish, than in Bellevue. I'm sure others will give their thought as well. ... more
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
Meg O Harrison answered:
Hi Larry,

I like Robbins and Company. Find them at They just completed a very fair bid for one of my shortsale listings that has a sinkhole situation discovered in the crawlspace. ... more
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Not many junior colleges in seattle ...... Capital hill is close to seattle comm college and has a large # of rental options .........west seattle close to South seattle comm college but further from city and fewer rentals ,..... Same with northgate area and north seattle comm college ... more
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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Jamie Flaxman answered:
There are lots of options - South Lake Union (which is right by Amazon), Capital Hill, Belltown, and Ballard, for example. Depending on what exactly you're looking for, there are other areas too. If you want to buy, feel free to contact me, I'd be happy to help you with your search. ... more
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Ray Akers answered:
This is a good question. I checked with the VA Home Loan Center website. Here is the response I found to the question, "Can I have two VA loans?"

"The answer varies depending on the situation. It depends on the amount of entitlement and the loan amount.

There are two types of entitlements – basic and the bonus entitlement. The basic VA entitlement is $36,000. Every eligible veteran also receives a “bonus” entitlement which is much more than the basic. The bonus entitlement kicks in for VA loan amounts over $144,000.00. Essentially the entitlements can be used for any loan amount without a cap. There is however, a limit on the amount the VA will guarantee. This is based off the VA county limits. If your county limit is $300,000 than the VA will only guarantee a loan for $300,000 and nothing more. Both entitlements can be used in combination with each other.

If a veteran has a loan that is up to $144,000 than the veterans bonus entitlement is still available. The only issue is that the VA loan is only for owner occupied properties, which means you can’t have more than one VA loan in the same city.

Veterans can use their entitlements as many times as they want, as long as prior VA loans have been paid off, or if a veterans’ entitlement is still available. The VA entitlements are restored when prior VA loans are paid in full."

Remember, VA loan limits vary from county to county. To learn more about VA loan limits in your county, contact a local bank or mortgage broker. They can assist you from here.

Good luck!
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Thu Jul 24, 2014
Abu Musa answered:
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Wed Apr 4, 2012
Jamie Flaxman answered:
Hi Adrian,

I've noticed that you have posted this question about several different Seattle neighborhoods, which leads me to think you're trying to decide what neighborhood would be right for you. As a Realtor and a 20 year Seattle resident, I can help you with neighborhoods. In fact, I recently moved from Queen Anne where I lived for nearly 10 years, and I have also lived in Magnolia, Fremont, Lake City/Meadowbrook, and Phinney Ridge/Greenlake. I am very knowledgeable about neighborhoods, as well as working as a buyer's agent. Feel free to contact me at or

P.S. Love Queen Anne - particularly the shops and restaurants at the top of the hill, the parks, and the character of the homes.
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Fri Nov 2, 2012
David Gabriadze answered:
LOVE the abundance of parks, trails & beautiful scenery. Weekends are a great time to go outdoors; you get your exercise (stroll, walk, hike, & for bikers - bike routes, trails) & great place to meet people. ... more
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Sun Apr 1, 2012
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Linda Cox answered:
Genesee is a very popular neighborhood. My clients who live there tell me they like to walk to the Alaska Junction for the cafes, boutique stores and other services as part of their exercise program. The homes are on nice sized lots. There is a new children's playground. They have a neighborhood association. Many of the homes have views since there is quite a bit of variation in terrain. Some homes have fabulous views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. My guess is that you will love living in the Genessee neighborhood. ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Shelly Hu answered:
Eastlake is conveniently located by I-5 and 520. It's easy to get anywhere from that area and has nice jogging trails around Lake Union.
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Sun Apr 1, 2012
Adrian Chu asked:
Thu Apr 11, 2013
Ray Akers answered:
Columbia City is an evolving community. Columbia City is both old & new. Columbia City has the prettiest of the city's four Carnegie libraries. Columbia City has managed to preserve it's historic character, yet new development is happening all around. Columbia City is appealing, human-scale, and walkable. Columbia City feels a bit like a small town, in the midst of a growing city. Columbia City has a great farmer's market and a neighborhood cinema. Columbia City has a marvelous bakery and one of the oldest butcher shops in the city. Columbia City has a light rail station, a community center, and several of Seattle's best parks are within walking distance. The New York Times said tourists should make Columbia City a 'must see' when visiting Seattle. ... more
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Wed Oct 29, 2014
E. Jon Holmberg answered:
Aoki has the best traditional sushi, and I love the vegetable udon!
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
mtbusco answered:
The Ellington! I love my neighbors, it's quiet, overlooks the Sculpture Park, Puget Sound and the Olympics, just to name a few attributes.
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Wed May 1, 2013
Qays Poonawala answered:
Proximity to any other part of downtown Seattle. You can walk to SLU, Queen Anne, and the ID in minutes. You can get to Capitol Hill, Freemont, or West Seattle by bus in about 20 minutes. It's really convenient. ... more
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Leah Pham answered:
I'm going to vote Leschi - because it's close to Lk WA, Seward Park, and the Sea to Sound trail, but also a quick hop onto I-90 which leads you out to the Mtns. But really that's a tough choice - because all of our neighborhoods are terrific! Good luck in your search for that perfect spot! ... more
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Brett Frosaker answered:
I've recently heard you can't get an appointment with dpd until June. Once there, it is no more difficult than any other permit unless you need some sort of variance.
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