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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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Legal Update | New Washington Rental Housing Laws in 2019

5/2/19 2:20 PM / by BB French posted in Landlord Resources, real estate, apartment management, property management, seattle

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I attended the RHA association webinar on New WA State Laws in 2019 on May 2, 2019.  Below I offer you a summary of new laws important to Rental Housing Owners.   The following laws  go into effect July 28, 2019.

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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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