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1. What you can actually affordBefore buyers start their house hunt, it's important they know how much they can afford to spend."Start with a plan," said Chantel Bonneau, a financial adviser at Northwestern...

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Market showing signs of adjustingNews ReleaseKIRKLAND, Washington (July 6, 2016) Home sales around Western Washington continued at a torrid pace during June, but a 10 percent year-over-year increase in new...

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Subject: How Do Home Owners Accumulate Wealth?The differences between buying and renting are massive. According to the Federal Reserve, a typical homeowner's net worth was $195,400, while that of renter's was...

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King County home prices climb amid worst shortage of inventory in a decadeThe continuing shortage of homes for sale helped send prices on homes sold last month through the roof: King County’s median price...
Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the...
Preparing to Sell

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Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.Repair. Just...
Relocating to the Big City

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Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.Research before you move. It’s important to...
5 Tips for Buying a Home

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Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report....