How to Triumph in a Bidding War

With a record low number of listings this spring, more buyers may be finding themselves in a bidding war. Here’s how to win. With a record low number of listings this spring, more buyers may be finding themselves in a bidding war for the home they want. Here are a few tips on how buyers […]

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5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Real estate markets ebb and flow, just like the seasons. The spring market blooms right along with the flowers, but the fall market often dwindles with the leaves – and this slower pace could be good for buyers. If you’re in the market for a home, here are five reasons why fall can be a […]

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A wave of condos is coming to Seattle and Bellevue for the first time since the housing bust

After a half-decade of building rental apartments, developers are switching gears to construct for-sale condo projects, which should open up more homeownership options that are less expensive than single-family homes but still not cheap. Seattle’s housing builders are starting to party like it’s 2005: That’s right, condos are back.Developers who spent the past several years building […]

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Expand your homebuying options with a fixer-upper mortgage

It’s the lament of first-time homebuyers in just about every housing market: There aren’t enough entry-level homes available that are move-in ready.One solution is to broaden the search to fixer-uppers. With a renovation mortgage, you can get one home loan that combines the purchase price with the cost of improvements.Not Enough Affordable LoansEntry-level homes are […]

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12 First Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Every year, first-time home buyers venture into the market and make the same mistakes that their parents, siblings and friends made when they bought their first houses.But today’s novice buyers can stop the cycle. Here are 12 mistakes that first-time home buyers make — and what to do instead.12 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers MakeAnd How […]

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