Eastside Seattle Real Estate Blog

Buying A Home For Resale Value

house resale valuesIf you're preparing to search for a new home in the Eastside Seattle area, you'll want to consider two sets of criteria. The first set of criteria defines what you want, and most of all need, for your family to be happy in the home. We've talked about creating your list of, and separating housing wants and needs in previous blog posts.

The elements that contribute to resale value make up the second set of criteria. Unless you are entering retirement and purchasing your very last home, there's a good chance you'll want to sell this one someday - and you'll want to sell for the highest possible price....

Home Buying Guide: Separating Housing Wants from Needs

confused womanIf you've come across this website, you've probably been searching for homes available in the Eastside Seattle area.

We applaud your decision ‐ Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and other locales within King County feature a wide array of properties for sale at any given time, including single-family homes, condos, townhomes and luxury homes.

The number of available properties available can be a bit overwhelming, so w'll let you in on a little trick. It involves clearly separating your housing wants from your needs well before you start your Seattle area home search. 

What Do You Really Need in Your New Home?

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Real Estate Agent Not Doing Their Job? Consider Firing Them!

Can you "fire" your listing agent? Usually the answer is "yes" - with caveats...

Contrary to popular belief, a client who has their home listed with a listing agent and firm, can "fire" their listing agent by requesting a termination of the listing agreement. Note... I say "request" a termination of the contract.

Unless the home is under contract, in most cases, the agent and brokerage will comply. There are some important caveats to this - which I'll address a bit at the bottom of the post.

The "List and Leave" Syndrome

DAY 0:

You're proud! You've spent countless hours researching and interviewing...

Viewing Homes Without a Buyer's Agent

real estate agent keysOften, we meet with home buyers who are generally "confused" or completely unaware of how the Law of Agency works in Washington State where it concerns "Buyer's Agency."

While the agency laws of Washington State are truly intended to offer greater protection to home buyers, we find that most people do not have a good understanding of the legal relationship they may (or may not) have with a real estate agent. As a result, home buyers often place themselves in situations which may ultimately harm their negotiating power when they wish to enter into a purchase agreement.

Real Life Real Estate Scenario

A potential buyer contacts me to view...

Downtown Snoqualmie Re-Development

Downtown SnoqualmieThe City of Snoqualmie is beginning it's second phase of downtown redevelopment. The first phase was completed several years ago and included new sidewalks, streetlights and underground utilities.

The project's second phase will change Snoqualmie's main thoroughfare, Railroad Avenue, which is part of a state highway, Route 202 as well as many other improvements.

Downtown Snoqualmie Shopping & Tourism

The second phase is being designed to attract more people to stop and shop in the downtown area. Along with the tourist attractions at Snoqualmie Falls and the Northwest Railway Museum, as designed, a renovated, pedestrian-friendly new Snoqualmie downtown will have a new look that will appeal for visitors...

Five More Uses For Your Real Estate Agent

real estate agent keysAs your Seattle area Realtors®, we are always available to help you buy or sell a home in any Eastside Seattle King County community. However, our relationship doesn't have to end on closing day. As a local area experts, we are committed to continuing to deliver value to our past, as well as current clients. Consider these five additional ways you can take advantage of the service we provide:

 
Financial Advice Referrals

We can refer you to other professionals. Ready to start saving for your children's college education? Thinking about retirement? We can refer you to several qualified and highly recommended Seattle area financial planners and investment specialists...

Interesting Facts About Washington State

seattle space needleHow much do you know about our Washington State?

Whether you're a new resident of the Seattle area or have been here all your life, there's a good chance you are unfamiliar with at least one of these interesting facts.

  • Washington was the 42nd state to join the United States. It is the only state named after a president.
  • Your dad's favorite day, also known as Father's Day, was founded in Washington in 1910.
  • People who say Seattle is the rainiest city in the United States are wrong. With an average of 37 inches, Seattle actually gets less rainfall each year than Atlanta, Boston, New York, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
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