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Pre-Foreclosure For Sale Online Advertising - Fact or Fiction?

Hot Deals

Surely, if you've searched online for homes anytime in the past 5 years, you've seen the ads:

"Sign-Up Here for THE HOTTEST List of Foreclosures"

...or something to that effect. Times have changed, and while there may indeed be a relative few foreclosures to choose from in the Seattle area, contrary to popular belief, there isn't a "secret" list. Actually, there never was...

Online Foreclosure Advertising - Fact or Fiction?

For years now, internet real estate marketers have used so-called "Hot Properties," foreclosures and short sales as "lead generation" methods in order to get a potential client to submit their contact information. Obviously,...

Rental Prices Rising in Issaquah & Seattle's Eastside

Recently, I was asked ‐Why are apartment a home rental rates rising in Issaquah?? Well, the fact is, that apartment, townhome, condo and single-family home rents are rising across the nation - not just in Issaquah, but also the entire Eastside and Seattle metro area. Rental rates are increasing due to several factors, but the primary cause are the events in the real estate market over the past 2-3 years.

In any event, when looking for a rental home, townhome or condo in Issaquah, Bellevue, Sammamish or any other Eastside community, you must be prepared to act quickly! The rental market in Seattle is generally not a situation where one can take their pick, and choose a home to rent over the course of several days.

Nationwide Rental Rate Increases


Buying a Home: Is a Client Wish List Ideal?

home buyers with real estate agent

Is there such a thing as an "Ideal Home Buyer?"

I was asked recently to describe my "Ideal Home Buyer Client." The person asking this question had gone to a great deal of trouble creating a very detailed 3-page document describing their home buying "wants" - several of which were defined as "absolutes". While it's nice that that they were so organized, I felt a bit as though I was bursting their bubble when I answered.

"Ideal Buyers" Don't Really Exist

In real life, for me anyway, there isn't an "ideal" home buyer. I'm a pretty flexible person, both in my personal and professional real estate life. Having gone through the home-buying process...

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