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Paying for a home inspection is like putting money in the Parking Meter


I had an interesting conversation with my buyer at an inspection a while back. The house had very good curb appeal—-all decked out in its fall colors, and in a very desirable neighborhood—-and priced just right. Because it was priced … Continue reading

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The latest on jumbo loans


Good morning! I wanted to update you on the jumbo loan market in Bellevue, WA. The jumbo loan market is changing. As most of you may be aware, the new conforming jumbo loan limit for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties … Continue reading

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Do condo inspections cost less than a regular house inspection?


Most buyers expect Condo inspections to be much cheaper than regular home inspections.  For me they are somewhat cheaper, but not so much because they are condos, but more because they are smaller. While there are many areas that are … Continue reading

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How mortgage interest rates are determined


Good afternoon! I hope you’re well. I wanted to touch on how mortgage interest rates are determined. The layperson in you may not know or may think that interest rates are tied to the Federal Reserve Board and its rates. … Continue reading

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Flipping ourselves off!


Once upon a time, when the market was REALLY HOT, a lot of the home inspections I did were on homes being “flipped.”  There is not much flipping going on any more.  These homes often had their share of issues … Continue reading

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The modeling business—it is a beautiful thing!


I can’t speak for other parts of the world, but certainly here in the US there are as many business models as there are businesses.  In fact many businesses use models to help them sell everything from soap to soup … Continue reading

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How to correctly shop for a mortgage


Hi all: I hope your Wednesday is treating you well! I wanted to give all of you some tips about how to correctly shop for a mortgage. I think most of us want a painless process as we’re so busy … Continue reading

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