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Fri Nov 17, 2017
Leah Pham answered:
Call the owner, be sincere, tell them you are pre-approved with a local reputable lender, and that you have an agent who can help facilitate the sale. If you truly are ready, wiling, and able to make a purchase the owner might consider selling. Express to the owners that you should stay in touch, even if they aren't ready to sell now, maybe they will be in a year or two. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Feb 3, 2014
Michael Copeland answered:
Hi Jksailing,

In a Co-op, ownership of the property is vested in a single entity---usually a corporation. The residents of a co-op building own shares in the corporation, rather than owning the property itself. They are tenants with long-term proprietary leases on their units (they do not own title to their units).

I would ask your Realtor to explain in detail the difference between buying a co-op vs. buying a condominium if you are considering a purchase in a co-op. They are not that common around here, but as you've found, they do exist.

Hope that answers your question, and feel free to reach out if you have others or need help.

Michael Copeland
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Jirius Isaac answered:
I live in Kenmore, on the north end of Lake Washington. Kenmore was chosen by Family Circle Magazine as one of the best 10 cities in the United States 2 years to live in. I totally agree. There are so many wonderful things about this town. Contact me directly & I would be happy to share more about it..

Good luck to you in any case,
Jirius Isaac
Isaac Real Estate Team
Champions Real Estate Services
TriStar Finance #MLO-107799
Office: 425-483-6849 Cell: 206-841-9976
Winner of Seattle Magazines 5 Star
Real Estate Agent Best in Client Satisfaction Award
Mortgage Loan Originator Best in Client Satisfaction
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Ray Akers answered:
You'll need to talk to a mortgage professional. I recommend making inquiries with the bank where you have an established relationship. You could also talk to a credit union. Don't give up if you are turned down. I once had a client that was declined by four banks. The fifth bank granted her a mortgage. If you need a lender referral, feel free to get in touch with me. Good luck! ... more
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Saviya Rowland-Robinson answered:
I personally had bath fitter out to give me a quote. They were 4 times more than a contractor with a completely new granite surround and a new cabinets/sink.

My biggest suggestion is to shop around and if you feel it's the right thing to do than do it but know there are more cost effective ways that might take a little longer.

Best wishes,

Saviya Rowland
CB Danforth
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
capital hill ( pricey )
Queen Anne
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Christy Kim answered:
Hi there,

This is stand alone townhome so there is no monthly HOA fee. This property was sold on 1/15/2013.

Are you looking for something specific in West Seattle? As a buyer's broker, my service is free to you and having an good broker to guide you through the process will ensure you have the best and stress-less experience! I would love to hear more about what you are looking for and how I can be of help. Thank you very much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!


Christy Kim
Your Favorite Broker
Investment Properties Specialist/ABR/Certified Short Sale Negotiator
206.235.3427 (Cell) l 206.522.6890 (Fax) I
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Max Feinstein answered:
Hi Shannon,

I would be more than happy to discuss your current situation and what the best route might be. I can also refer you to a great mortgage loan officer that i work directly with who could help as well.

Feel free to contact me by phone or email when you have a minute to chat.
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Jennifer Ohayon answered:
As long as they like really but generally between 2-10 days to hear back depending on who the bank is and the asset manager.
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Mon Sep 25, 2017
Sally Grenier answered:
Sure, just like the buyer can choose to terminate the contract as well.
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
The two realities are the MAJOR ISSUE, and your inability to fix it:

You, (and the Buyer), have three choices;
Lower the PRICE to allow for the repairs
Sell it As-Is and let the Buyer contend with it, or,
Chance losing the Deal.

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Joseph Roraff answered:
When its not raining ;) jk. Right now is when apartments are filing up. I have a friend who lives in Seattle and the sooner you start looking the better your chances are. Also, you could get in touch with a realtor who can look for you now. ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Arron Renfrew answered:
So many variables...where will you be commuting to? What do you like to do and where/how do you spend your time? This is probably more of a personal preference question than you might realize. Would be glad to discuss more. ... more
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
I couldn't find that unit but there is one close, #2710. Unfortunately it's pending, so it's no longer available.
Trulia and other sites aren't always kept up to date. Find a great local agent to go over your criteria and help you find a new home. ... more
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Benis Dawkins answered:
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Benis Dawkins
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
Seattle Wa
Real Estate Broker
Certified Distress Property Expert
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Ray Akers answered:
In most cases, you'll find rental rates are lower outside of Seattle. There are several neighboring cities & towns that have a reputation for being safer, although I'm sure you're aware that crime is everywhere. Southwest of Sea-Tac is DesMoines, a sleepy little community adjacent to Puget Sound. East of Seattle, Issaquah provides easy access to Seattle and rentals are plentiful. North of Seattle you could consider Shoreline and Edmonds. A lot depends on where you will be working. As important as rents and crime is commuting time. Seattle ranks among the worst cities for commuting. So, pay attention to commutes. For general information about any community, try Good luck!
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Kary Krismer answered:
Did you have a question? In general, inventory in Seattle is tight, and that requires that buyers' agents look daily, that clients see houses quickly, and unfortunately, that clients make decisions quickly. ... more
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
The banks don't come up with a credit score, the banks order your credit through the various credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion, Experian) which provide them your credit scores. The reason you can't figure it out on your own is because the algorithm to calculate your credit score is proprietary to each credit bureau , i.e. a "trade secret". There are thousands of factors that go into calculating a credit score, and each credit bureau has a different way of analyzing that information to come up with it's on credit score. This is also why if your credit history is the exact same on all 3 credit bureaus, you will still get 3 different credit scores. So you can get your credit scores by applying for credit (mortgage, auto loan, credit card, etc.) or you can go to the various online websites to get them there - but since everyone wants to know their credit score, and they are willing to pay to find out, that is why you are being charged, as it's coveted information.

If you are just starting to learn about what credit scores are, I have found that the website is an invaluable tool as it explains everything in an easy to understand manner.

Shane Milne | Lending in all 50 states | NMLS #81195
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Jirius Isaac answered:
Cannot answer this question really. You can look up statistics for the City in general. If you want to know more, you can call the police department directly & see what they will tell you.

Good luck to you in any case,
Jirius Isaac
Isaac Real Estate Team
Champions Real Estate Services
TriStar Finance #MLO-107799
Office: 425-483-6849 Cell: 206-841-9976
Winner of Seattle Magazines 5 Star
Real Estate Agent Best in Client Satisfaction Award
Mortgage Loan Originator Best in Client Satisfaction
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