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carbon monoxide alarms WA State Requirements When Selling a Home This time of year buying or selling a home goes on the back burner while people focus on the holidays, family and friends. Locally real estate tends to take a break until our “spring” market ramps up in late January. When preparing a home for sale there’s a typical “to do” list that includes organizing […]
Bellevue Where Are the Bellevue Condominiums? An article in the Puget Sound Business Journal this week compared the available local condominium inventory to New York City. Granted, NYC is a much larger and more expensive market, but currently NYC has 388 condos for sale priced less than $500,00. At the time the article was written there were only five condos available […]
Bellevue Buying a Home with Less than 20% Down It’s a common misconception that a minimum 20% down payment is required to purchase a home. Buyers, saving to put 20% down on a home purchase, could be missing the opportunity to buy a home, and instead are watching prices continue to escalate. There are excellent loan programs available with 5% or 10% down (even […]
Downtown Bellevue Does Commute Time Impact Home Value? How does commute time impact local home values and buyer’s decisions on neighborhood selection? According to the US Census, Americans rank having a short commute second only to low crime rates when it comes to determining where to buy or rent a home. One study found that New Yorkers will pay nearly $60 more a […]
Bellevue 2016 Strong for Condo Sellers With only 24 resale condos listed for sale in downtown Bellevue there are very few choices for buyers ready to purchase. (Add in the 39 developer owned units still available at Washington Square and the total is barely over 60 in the entire downtown marketplace). Inventory is at historic lows, prices are at or near […]
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