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Home Buying in Seattle : Real Estate Advice

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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 Jan 28, 2013
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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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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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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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Jeff Strand answered:
I have a rental three bedroom beautiful executive home coming on the rental home soon. It's on north Captiol Hill with your price range. When are you looking to move? Feel free to call on me to discuss.

Jeff S.
Queen Anne Real Estate
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Carrie Haymond, CRS answered:
Let's talk - I live in Seattle my office is Mercer island
Carrie Haymond
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Antoinette Contreras answered:
My name is Antoinette Contreras and I'm a broker with Coldwell Banker Bain and work in our Seattle Capitol Hill Office.

I would love talking to you. Please call or email me directly and we can further discuss your move here.

Have wonderful day,
Antoinette Contreras
Coldwell Banker Bain

Ph: 916-284-7781
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
I think it may be possible. It will likely come down to how a lender considers your income and if you have much other debt. Your first stop could be a Realtor or a Lender, but the lender will be the necessary step for pre-approval. Rather than walk into just any lender a great Realtor will have recommendations to lenders who have served them well and may have the ability to arrange the financing. ... more
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
As long as the seller agrees and your lender can still close then you should be okay. Be sure to get an extension in writing from the seller otherwise they could sell to another buyer.
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Wed Oct 28, 2015
Max Feinstein answered:
Yes, it is possible but there are other factors that go into it as well (down payment etc). Feel free to contact me and I can also get you in touch with a mortgage broker. I hope this helps!

Max Feinstein
Broker - The Cascade Team
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Fri Dec 28, 2012
Maria Cipollone answered:
Your best option will be get in touch with a mortgage broker, they have access to many banks, private lenders and many different programs. Choose one that can answer all your questions in the first meeting and give at least two financial options.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

Century 21 Tenace
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Chris Loeliger answered:
I haven't seen your contract and every contract has its own intricacies. But, in general, based on the contracts written up on NWMLS forms here in the Seattle area, a seller can almost never 'back out' of a deal. The contract states that it must close within 35 days. The bank is essentially giving one more week of leeway in case there are any last minute delays that take a day or two.

If the buyer or seller fails to perform and does not close the deal within the 35 day period as specified on the contract, then it is not a case of 'backing out.' The situation is that the contract is now failed (i don't know what the real legal term is) but the buyer and seller did not perform to the contract. So, it's done. That contract is thrown out the window and you move on. The additional week the bank is allowing has nothing to do with this situation unless the buyer and seller agree in writing to extend the closing date beyond the 35 days.

If the buyer and seller agree to extend the close 2-3 weeks more, even beyond the 1 week granted by the bank, that is fine. They can do that. It is still a binding contract between buyer and seller. But, they now longer have the bank's approval and the bank may refuse to remove the lien from the property which would prevent the property being transferred to the new buyer. They would have to get the bank to approve the extended close time frame. This happens regularly.

So, yes, the selling agent is right to push to close within the 35 day period or you have failed to perform to the contract. The bank's approval date is meaningless with regards to the contract that the buyer and seller have signed with each other.
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Tue Apr 18, 2017
The Cascade Team Real Estate answered:
No they are not. Unlike traditional lot built homes, modular homes even after being tied to the land can and often do still depreciate much like an automobile. Not a wise choice.
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Wendy Hughes-Jelen answered:
Where you setlle in the Puget Sound area should be largely based on your commute needs. What will you be doing for employment here? Traffic here may not be as bad as L.A, but I believe Seattle area traffic is #3 horrible in the country so really needs to be taken into consideration unless it is shift work and not based on the 8a-5p work cycle.

If you can tell me where your employment center will be, I might make some suggestions based on that. If your household is a telecommuntig household and can live anywhere, then you truly can choose your location strictly based on schools. Try SchoolDigger to research schools and their ratings.
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Sat Nov 17, 2012
Yanni Raz answered:
You need to be connected to a realtor board in your area
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Jerry Wabey answered:
My answer would be why would you care. If you are looking for a property to buy, find the best property at the best price. Just because the price is down does not make it any better deal. ... more
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
If they bother you they will bother the people looking at your home when you sell. Time to move on.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Dave Skow answered:
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