Igloo For Sale

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How about this, let’s take a break from the typical real estate mumbo jumbo like interest rates and homes sales – and instead lets ponder for a moment what life would be like – living in a giant urethane igloo. Well, whataya know, there just happens to be one for sale in Alaska at bargain… Continued

August 1, 2014

What Negatively Effects Your Property’s Market Value.

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Zillow, Trulia, and other real estate mega websites serve as excellent resources for anyone involved in the real estate business. Whether you are a buyer or a seller you will most likely use one of the aforementioned websites to help you access the market value of a desired property. Potential buyers and sellers can be… Continued

May 8, 2014

When Staging Your Home:

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When Staging Your Home: The 7 step program parting ways with your old “Junk”   Denial You are a frugal person. You never spend money when you don’t absolutely need to. The majority of the clothes you own are former holiday gifts and/or birthday presents.  You pride yourself on your ability to be frugal and… Continued

April 29, 2014

LA Fitness coming to Burien Town Plaza

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Another great reason to move to Burien, B-Town Blog reports: LA Fitness, which is planning on moving into the space formerly occupied by SAAR’s and Staples, has filed for permit applications for improvements on the property at 14905 4th Ave SW. According to a note in this month’s City Manager report (PDF file, p. 238), the proposed… Continued

January 7, 2014

Washington’s closing costs among lowest in U.S.

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As mortgage rates slowly increase, so do loan origination fees. USA Today reports that loan-origination and other fees went up 6 percent in the last year to a national average of $2,402 on a $200,000 single-family mortgage loan to a customer with stellar credit and 20 percent down, based on data from Bankrate.com. The reason… Continued

August 9, 2013

Tips on getting a rental property market ready.

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Amy and Josh, a couple residing in Venice, Cal., needed guidance on selling their outdated income property. HGTV Remodels’ House Counselor, Laurie March, advised the couple to remove, replace, or update the objectionable features of the house without over investing or over designing. Watch the video for tips on navigating your house flip or updating… Continued

July 22, 2013

Mortgage delinquencies are stabilizing

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Mortgage delinquencies are showing improvement throughout the U.S. Home finance balances written off in the first quarter of 2013 decreased by 23 percent year-over-year, totaling $69.7 billion year-to-date through May 2013 based on Equifax Inc.’s March National Consumer Credit Trends report, reports National Mortgage Professional Magazine. This marks a five-year low. Write-offs include loans of properties that… Continued

July 12, 2013