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Month: April 2016

Beware the HELOC

Beware the HELOC

Does this rapidly-inflating real estate market look suspiciously familiar? With many communities in our country still feeling less than financially recovered from the recession, we have to wonder if the more fortunate (i.e. prosperous) communities have learned any lessons from the bust. Some financial analysts insist that we are NOT headed for another bubble because banks are no longer giving away money as feely as they were in the early 2000’s. However, another reason that we (collectively) got in trouble…

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Multiple offers from a home seller’s POV

Multiple offers from a home seller’s POV

If you haven’t sold your home recently, you might be interested to hear a bit about what that experience is like in the current Seattle market. Once a home has been prepped for sale — which takes very little work in such a strong seller’s market — the agent and homeowner agree on a list price based on sales of comparable properties. This is easier said than done when homes are selling so quickly at ever-escalating prices. If the agent and…

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