Discrimination – “Love Letters” to Sellers

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A Cautionary Tale that Multiple Offers can lead to Discrimination in Housing…somewhat inadvertently. I had a young couple ask me if they should submit a “love letter” to the owners of the home with their offer. I had not heard the letter called “a love letter” before, but it reminded me that I had used […]

Where Should I Live?

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Not every client asks me where they SHOULD live. But the question comes up from time to time, and often from family memb

“Motivated Seller” ???

Why is it that when you call to set up appointments to see homes that are for sale, the owner that gives you the longest

Buying New Construction – Choosing the Lot

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The first step in buying a new construction home, unless it is an already built “spec” home, is to choose the lot. Howev

New Case Strikes Down Release Provision in Rescission Form 51

This post is not legal advice. For legal advice, consult an attorney, not a blog.

Yesterday, Division I of the Washi

Ardell’s Seattle Area Real Estate Blog – Most Visited Posts

It amazes me sometimes, which of my posts garner the highest readership. Dustin tracks the “per post” stats for Rain Cit

Today’s Homebuyers Like Hardwood Floors

Whether it’s a new house or an old house, people like hardwood floors better than carpet, especially on the main floor.

Should the Washer, Dryer and Refrigerator go with the house?

The Washer, Dryer and Refrigerator are generally NOT Real Estate items that go with a house. They are considered to be P

Should you buy a New home or an Old one?

Lots of people want a NEW Construction home, the same way they want a new car vs a used car. However starting the home b

Do “discount” Commissions = More Failed Pendings?

Everyone has been asking why there are many more failed pending sales these days. One of the answers is that historical