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The Key Points of a Home Inspection

5/23/19 5:02 PM / by Erika Richter posted in Buy, Sell, real estate, seattle, south seattle, Erika Richter, Fresh look real estate

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A formal property inspection is a normal part of a real estate transaction.    Typically, buyers will include an inspection contingency with their offer, once the offer is accepted, the buyer has between 1 and 10 days to formally "inspect" the property. 

I always advise my clients to hire a professional home inspector to give them a comprehensive report on the property.  The items found on the inspection can be used to walk away from the property if necessary without any damage,  negotiate the price down,  or at the very least, help  plan for major home maintenance needs later. 

Below I offer the big ticket items I watch for when representing buyers on a transaction.

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Why Work with a Location Specialist

4/29/19 2:53 PM / by Antonio Lopez posted in Real Estate Trends, Buy, Sell, Broker Resources, real estate

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If you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra, “location, location, location in reference to how identical homes can increase or decrease in value due to where they’re located. 

A recent survey shows that when it comes to choosing a real estate agent, the millennial generation’s mantra is, “local, local, local.”

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How to Research a New Area

4/16/19 10:22 AM / by Davey Wilde posted in Buy, real estate

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One question I am asked very often is how to research a new area.   I always advise my clients to research neighborhoods or areas before beginning the home buying process.  I want my clients to feel confident they are buying a in a growing area to ensure future value of their asset; I want my clients children to attend a good school; And I want the whole family to access to recreation and commercial areas now and in the foreseeable future. 

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