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7 Important Facts about Curb Appeal Sellers Must Know

7 Important Facts about Curb Appeal Sellers Must Know

Did you know that curb appeal could make or break a sale of a home? If you pull up to a house that looks rundown, most buyers will keep driving. Homes with great curb appeal will net higher prices and sell quicker. You don’t have to replace vinyl or paint your entire house, but there are small things that will make a huge difference. First appearances are important, including when […]

Top Things to Know for Home Selling

Top Things to Know for Home Selling

You’re ready to sell your home, but are you? Have you spruced it up to make it presentable? Remember first impressions are the most important, so if a perspective buyer pulls up to your driveway or curb what will they be greeted with? If the paint old and chipped? Do you have siding covered in grime? If the outside of your home doesn’t look like you’ve shown it love in […]

Are You Prepared to Sell?

Are You Prepared to Sell?

The process of selling your home generally starts months in advance of actually putting it on the market for sale. When preparing walk through your home and look at each room as though you’re the prospective buyer. What needs to be cleaned or tossed? If you were buying your house what would make it more attractive? Or better yet, what were the highlights that sold you the first time around? […]

Comparisons of Bellevue High Schools

Comparisons of Bellevue High Schools

Bellevue School District’s four competitive high schools, namely Bellevue High School, Interlake High School, Newport High School, and Sammamish Senior High, provide varied curriculum approaches and course offerings to their students, such as After School Programs, Career & Technical Education, Dual Language Programs, English Language Learners (ELL), Gifted Programs, Spanish Immersion Program, Special Education, Summer School, and Title I / LAP Services.   Bellevue High School Bellevue High School’s Scholastic […]

Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home

Factors to consider when choosing new windows for your home In your home, the window is considered as one of the most important part of your home. It is one of the first things that people notice when visiting or passing by. It is your connection to see the beautiful views outside and let’s people see inside your home as well. Imagine waking up every day and witnessing the breath-taking […]

The Effect of Chinese Investments on the Bellevue Real Estate Market

The Effect of Chinese Investments on the Bellevue Real Estate Market$1.2 billion Lincoln Square expansion project in downtown Bellevue

In the recent times, Chinese investors have started to take interest in the US economy and with both China and Hong Kong real estate laws becoming stern by the day, investors have moved to the US in both the commercial and residential real estate market. The investment has seen a steep rise from $66.4 billion in 2013 to $82.5 billion in the last fiscal year.  This sudden increase in investment […]

6 Costly Facts About Overpricing

6 Costly Facts About Overpricing

Price right is the most important aspect of selling a home.  According to this graph, the most amount of interest from the buyer is the first two weeks when the property goes on the market.  As time goes by, the amount of interest dramatically decreases.  Therefore it’s important to price your home realistically from day one on the market.  Don’t assume you can “test the water” with an unrealistically high […]

Sellers: Understand the duties of an Agent who represents you

Sellers:  Understand the duties of an Agent who represents you

Often times sellers only have one thing in mind: “I want to sell my property for highest dollars, in the shortest amount of time”. However, they did not have a clear understanding of their agent’s duties who represents them.  When a problem arises during the transaction, they may face legal court battles due to the ineffectiveness handling of their agent.  Therefore, knowing your rights is a must. Here is a list […]

Reasons to Love Bellevue

Reasons to Love Bellevue

Bellevue, Washington, is a beautiful and growing city on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, directly across the lake from its more famous sister-city, Seattle.  Once a “bedroom community” for individuals working in Seattle, Bellevue has grown into its own in recent years due to the presence of companies such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, Verizon, Expedia and others. Bellevue itself is well known for the superior quality of its school system, […]

How Long to Wait Before Buying a Home After filling Bankruptcies, Foreclosure, and Short Sale?

How Long to Wait Before Buying a Home After filling Bankruptcies, Foreclosure, and Short Sale?

Different lending institutions have different lending guidelines for after filing the bankruptcies, foreclosure, or short sale. The table below will show you exactly what to expect. Consult your lender for further detailed consultation. Foreclosure Short-Sale Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Fannie Mae 7 years from when title is transferred from the borrower’s name 4 years (follow agency for max LTV/HCLTV) includes Deed-in-Lieu 4 years from discharge or dismissal date •2 […]