About Bob Kelly

Experienced buyer's agent with eXp Realty based in Bellevue. I encourage my buyers to negotiate from low bids and save money. Service area is King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Thurston counties - even more widely for vacation homes. Specialties include vacation homes, working with investors, general home buyers, and listings. Based on my real estate investing experience, I can advise clients about property analysis, landlording, effective online advertising, running a vacation rental, creative financing (lease options, owner financing), flipping/rehabbing, and much more. Contact me at bob.kelly@exprealty.com.

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Outstanding Remodeled Home near Downtown Issaquah

Downtown Issaquah Remodeled House This house ranks as one of the finest remodeling projects I have seen anywhere.  The seller has a terrific design sense and has created two gorgeous bathrooms – you won’t want to leave your master bathroom, a knock-out kitchen, and creative use of space.  The former attached garage was reimagined into […]

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New Listing: Remodeled House in Lynnwood with Mother-in-Law Suite

Remodeled House in Lynnwood Come quick to see our remodeled house in Lynnwood with double master suites, mother-in-law (MIL) unit that could be a legal rentable ADU (accessory dwelling unit), and stunning remodeled.  My favorite features of this house: Big kitchen with hardwood floor, stainless appliances, pretty granite counter tops, and overabundant cabinets. Built-in hutch […]

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Short selling requires more patience and pro-activeness

Short Sale Defined Short selling is a financial maneuver that takes place in different financial sectors, including the mortgage industry. A short sale occurs when the mortgagor permits you, the borrower, to sell the real estate that you own for less than the unpaid balance of mortgage debt. Here you, the property owner are not […]

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Pay for Your Vacation Home with Nightly Rental Income

Owning a Washington Coast Vacation Rental In 2007 we purchased a newly constructed house in Pacific Beach with the idea of running it as a vacation rental to cover our expenses, while we enjoyed a beautiful vacation getaway for our family. We got the idea the previous year from a couple in southern Oregon who […]

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Des Moines Remodeled Kitchen

New Listing: Remodeled View Home in Waterfront Community of Des Moines, Washington

Remodeled Des Moines House This professionally remodeled Des Moines home is already generating excitement and won’t last long on the market.  The interior is fully updated, including two kitchen remodels, remodeled bathrooms, new windows, fresh paint, gorgeous hardwoods, new carpeting, crown molding, and new furnace.  The living room windows drink in the Puget Sound and […]

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The Puyallup Fair – Washington’s Biggest Event

The Puyallup Fair My wife and I realized that we hadn’t been to the Puyallup Fair in over 20 years – that was with her twin nephews who were 4 years old at the time.  We were overdue to take our own nine year old to the fair.  The visit was well worth it.  He […]

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An Afternoon of Dining and Shopping in Lakewood’s Koreatown on South Tacoma Way

Dining and Shopping at Lakewood’s Koreatown My wife and I enjoyed a recent afternoon at what has become known as Lakewood’s Koreatown (officially: the International Business District).  Koreatown is a collection of 200+ business along South Tacoma Way between approximately 84th and 96th Streets.  Two grocery stores, Pal-Do World Market and Boo Han Market, and […]

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Affordable Houses Brought within Reach of Seattle by Ferry

Washington State Ferries The Washington State Ferry System connects Seattle and the nearby mainland to the many islands and peninsulas around Puget Sound.  Residents rely on the system to connect them to centers of employment and commerce.  Seattleites ride the ferries to reach recreational opportunities.  And tourists frequent the system in the summer to enjoy […]

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America’s Car Museum by LeMay – New Major Greater Seattle Tourist Attraction

Tacoma Car Museum LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington I am not at all a car enthusiast.  I drive my cars until they fall apart around me.  I could only get my wife to accompany me with the promise of good food and shopping at Tacoma’s Koreatown on South Tacoma Way.  But we were […]

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