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Investing in Real Estate Today 2013

Investing in Real Estate Annually, I try to expose what is going on in the market and the factors that influence it.  My post last year was pretty revealing and did show what really ended up occurring.  The outlook at this point in the Greater Seattle Area has changed dramatically from the prior year and […]

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Bank Owned Properties (REOs) vs. Short Sales

by Edy Kizaki, Seattle Realtor and Branch Manager of our eXp Lake Union Office, 206-249-2914, edy@seattlecentric.com… never too busy for your questions and concerns!  We’re here for you. These days it happens all the time.  Either a client hears about short sales and bank owned properties and asks me what they are, or they are […]

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Asking Price Vs. Offer Price

Imagine that you’ve been searching for a home, perhaps with your spouse, for three months now.  At first you probably looked at properties on the Internet, and compared photos of living rooms, kitchens, back yards to puzzle out how these places were laid out and if the bathrooms would work for your family.  You checked […]

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What Sold in Wallingford Last Month?

In the last 30 days, 17 single-family properties sold in Wallingford, from a 518 square foot condo which sold for $6,000 over the listing price, to a houseboat that sold for asking price at $255,000, all the way to a 3,100 square foot 1919 Craftsman that sold for slightly less than list, at $810,000, from […]

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April 2012 Real Estate Summary for the greater Seattle area

April 2012 Real Estate Summary for the greater Seattle area   Spring is in full swing! Many start planning moves in the Spring to avoid mid-school year disruptions. With the market conditions favorable to both buyers and sellers, now is the time to make YOUR plans. I would love to be part of YOUR team […]

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Stylish and Modern Studio Condo in Fremont

 Fremont Condo Urban living at its finest, chic and modern studio condo in Fremont now available!  Nestled between Fremont and Wallingford, this stylish studio offers stylish and easy city living for less than 125k!  Modern and bright, this top floor studio maximized use of space with custom built murphy bed, full kitchen, spacious bathroom, and […]

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Cafe Flora’s Spring Menu Rocks

In Madison Park lies one of Seattle’s most treasured restaurants.  That it is vegetarian is more important to some of us than to others, but that it is art filled, sun and shadow filled, has delightful almost unheard music tickling at your ears, friendly and attentive servers, a menu that holds your attention, has patio […]

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Seattle Area Real Estate Showing Sustainable Growth For Spring Market

  According to the NW MLS, members reported 9,126 pending sales during March, a year-over-year increase of nearly 21 percent. That total surpassed the previous month by 1,503 transactions (up 19.7 percent). Inventory is shrinking, mortgage rates are great and buyer confidence is on the rise. Compared to a year ago, inventory is down 25.6 […]

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HARP 2.0 Coming March 2012 Facts and Fiction

  The new  enhanced HARP 2.0 is slated to be available March 19th. There are so many misconceptions about this new program floating around that I thought it was prudent to sift facts from fiction. Does my loan have to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to be able to refinance?  Yes, your […]

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