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Market Conditions in Seattle : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Nicole Larsen answered:
A great property. Qualify for what you are meaning, location, rental, etc....
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Robert Merhaut answered:
Spec grade? Custom? Residential...commercial?
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Rigo Marroquin answered:
HOA fees is the amount charged on a monthly basis for a Home Owners Association. If the property you are looking at has an association there might be a HOA fee for property maintenance and upkeep of the area. Typically this is a condition of the purchase; a buyer isn't given an option to reject it. Most homeowner associations are incorporated, and are subject to state statutes that govern non-profit corporations and homeowner associations ... more
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Michael Copeland answered:
Hello Martha,

I just looked on the MLS and there are two active homes for sale in this location. Looks like the space rent is around $600 for homes here... One is $595 and the other is $615 according to the MLS. I've put a link to a search that includes both properties at this address in the web reference below in case you are interested in looking at them.

Hope this helps!

Michael Copeland
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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!


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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
There are no open houses currently showing scheduled in the MLS. This is a vacant new construction house. Any licensed agent can schedule a showing for you. I encourage you to get a Broker of your own, to reprent you on this or any other home you are interested in. ... more
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
John Stewart answered:
That property sold in February and the listing agents haven't pulled the data from the feed.
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Ray Akers answered:
Without knowing the precise data you are looking at, it is difficult to respond. Are you looking at a specific neighborhood? Are you looking at single-family homes, condos, or waterfront property? It's best to consult with a Realtor who can narrow your search to the specific type of property and price range that interests you. General numbers from RedFin, Trulia, or any other source are not helpful. ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
If you're comparing the data between now and anytime in the past 3 years, then yes, price per sqft is higher now. The reason is simple. There are more buyers willing and able to buy than there are available homes to buy. Basic supply and demand dynamics. This past year, demand seems to have doubled or tripled while inventory dropped in half, creating 4-6 times more activity on properties as compared to last year. ... more
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Ray Akers answered:
Advice? Chill the champagne.

Seriously, screen all tenants carefully. The person willing to pay the most might also have the most 'issues' in their credit or rental history. Don't be distracted by hype and noise or offers of more money. Your goal is a stable, responsible tenant, who pays their rent on time. According to today's headlines, the rental boom is expected to turn to bust by 2014. So, choose the best tenant, the one who will pay and also STAY the longest. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Ray Akers answered:
This is a popular question on Trulia; "What is the construction cost per-square-foot in.... Seattle, Glencoe, Illinois, or Garland, Texas?" The best advice is to seek a local contractor. The cost per-square-foot will vary based on the cost of permits, materials, labor, and the quality of the finishes and fixtures you select. It's impossible to give you a price without knowing if the project is a one-story home, a 2-story, the number of bathrooms, brick, wood, or stucco, and more? Really, there are just too many variables to consider to offer you a cost estimate that would be reliable. ... more
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Ray Akers answered:
Yours is a question for a contractor. The City of Everett building code will have some impact on building costs. Is the garage able to support a 2nd story? My guess is, you may need to reinforce the foundation. In terms of construction costs, a lot depends on you. Will there be a half bath, or a full bath? Are you planning a full kitchen or just a kitchenette? I think its safe to assume a range of $75 to $125 per square foot. I presume there are several local contractors that are willing to give you a bid, at no cost to you.

Good luck!
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
Your question has appeared in the Seattle WA area. We have a neighborhood called Madison Park too. Your costs per square foot will vary depending on the size, style, number of bedrooms, baths and overall layout of the kitchen. Kitchens & Baths have the highest costs per sq. ft in general but there is a vast difference between a basic starter home with vinyl floors and formica counters versus upscale kitchens with high end appliances, tile floors, slab granite counters etc.
You may get some better answers by re-asking in your local area, but be careful with the answers, they will be general and subject to individual choices you make.
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
Shari Laverty answered:
Good morning! The largest part of the expense will be the time factor to install the composite deck. This is because to install it properly, the holes need to be pre-drilled for the screws so it takes time. I would recommend you get a referral to a licensed & bonded contractor in your area and let him/her know the size of the deck and whether or not you are replacing an existing deck or needing structural support underneath as well. I wish you well with it! It will be fun to use in the summer and a great way to add value to your home!. ... more
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Sun Feb 5, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
Sal - This is asking a bit much from an open forum. It sounds as like it may be time to contact a builder or real estate professional directly, whom you want to work with. Once you are a client, I'm sure they'll be happy to give you all the numbers you are asking for. ... more
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
Your question appeared in the Seattle Madison Park secion. You will have better results and more accurate answers if you can repost in the Las Vegas area.
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Tue Feb 28, 2012
Jirius Isaac answered:
I am sorry, but I have no idea. I would think you would have to contact a person that builds pools in the area you are thinking of doing a pool in order to find that out.
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Sun Aug 14, 2011
Tammie Mahoney asked:
Thu Aug 18, 2011
Scott Kilpatrick answered:
What came first chicken or egg.
Short Sales, Forecloser, or weak appraisals.
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Mon Jul 4, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
I'm not aware of any restrictions on landlords as to how much they can raise rent. My first thought was to check the Washington State Landlord Tenant Act linked below. In my initial scan of it, I didn't find anything pertaining to limits or rent control issues.
Review this yourself and see if you find something. Google Rent Control, WA and see if any links pop up.
I'm sorry this happened to you. Consider finding a new place.
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