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The Equity Growth Trifecta

6/9/19 11:31 AM / by Davey Wilde posted in Buy, real estate, seattle, Fresh look real estate, Davey Wilde

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My clients often express they ultimately want to become Real Estate investors, usually alluding to an undefined future date once they can afford it.   Many people think they cannot start investing until they have the 25% down payment saved, but this couldn't be further from the truth!
 
My goal is to help my clients see their home, their primary residence, as a stepping stone to start building the real estate portfolio NOW!
 
Buyers that want to take this route, I call "Investment Minded Buyers." Does this describe you?
 
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3 Questions to Ask yourself BEFORE you Buy a House

6/1/19 2:49 PM / by Antonio Lopez posted in Real Estate Trends, Buy, real estate, seattle, Tony Lopez, Fresh look real estate

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If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

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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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