Author Archives: René Fabre

About René Fabre

First American Title Real Estate School Certified clock hour instructor, Washington State New Media Marketing

Seattle Tidelands and Waterfront Property


Before Washington became a state early pioneers like Yesler were already building on the tide lands of Elliott Bay and elsewhere around Puget Sound. Known as “tideland jumpers”, these early developers were actually building their piers and mills on the … Continue reading

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Purchasing an REO? The Bargain and Sale Deed


Following up on a previous post about title transfers by deed type, I was looking at residential transactions in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties from last year (2010) and comparing them to the first quarter of 2011. I was curious … Continue reading

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Title Insurance, Now More Than Ever…


The American Land Title Association recently sent it’s members a “ready made” article detailing the need for title insurance.  I wanted to share Title Insurance Vital to Protecting Homebuyers for anyone that would like a clear, well written piece that … Continue reading

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2010 and 2011 First Quarter Tri-County Sales and Transfers update


Like many of us, I like to get a grasp of the facts in our local real estate market. I did a quick study looking at residential properties in the tri-county area, King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. On the surface … Continue reading

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First Time Homebuyers Mistake #1


We were so happy when we purchased our first home in my old neighborhood on the west side of town. We were expecting our first daughter and I was such a proud father when we brought her home from the … Continue reading

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Unrecorded Plats…


If it’s a plat, how can it be unrecorded? Isn’t that kind of an oxymoron? Not really. In King County, Washington before 1948 (and it varies from county to county) there were many ‘unrecorded plats’ and you’ll run across them … Continue reading

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Mechanics’ Liens


Mechanics’ liens are recorded against real property for the purpose of protecting contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers of materials in the event of nonpayment for work completed. More commonly this happens with new construction, but it could be for a remodel … Continue reading

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