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Is Your Condo Rental Cap Legal & Enforceable?

By on March 31, 2015 in Condo Ownership, Real Estate with 0 Comments
Is Your Condo Rental Cap Legal & Enforceable?

A recent Court of Appeals ruling could invalid rental cap restrictions at many Seattle area condominiums.

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Fluctuate

By on January 27, 2015 in Feature, Mortgage, Real Estate with 0 Comments
Mortgage Rates Continue to Fluctuate

The U.S. 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate continues to trend downward, making it more attractive to buyers and increasing their purchasing power.

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FHA to Reduce Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums

By on January 13, 2015 in Feature, Mortgage, Real Estate with 0 Comments
FHA to Reduce Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums

FHA to reduce the annual mortgage insurance premium as of January 26, 2015.

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Is Your Condo Ready for Inspection?

By on April 1, 2013 in Condo Inspection, Feature with 0 Comments
Is Your Condo Ready for Inspection?

When you’re ready to sell your condo, there are several things you need to prepare for. One of the most important is the buyer’s inspection.

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Finding an Inspector for Your Condo Inspection

Finding an Inspector for Your Condo Inspection

Many people purchasing condominiums don’t believe they need a home inspection, but there are systems unique to each condo that you need to have inspected before you buy.

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National Open House Weekend – April 28 & 29, 2012

By on April 26, 2012 in Events, Feature, Home Buying with 0 Comments
National Open House Weekend – April 28 & 29, 2012

The National Open House Event is this weekend, April 28th and 29th, that features hundreds of properties that will be open to the public. Well over a hundred Seattle area condos are expected to be open this weekend.

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3% Down Payment Conventional Condo Loans are Back

By on April 12, 2012 in Mortgage, Real Estate with 4 Comments
3% Down Payment Conventional Condo Loans are Back

Cobalt Mortgage, a local mortgage provider, is now offering a low 3% down payment conventional loan option for condo purchases.

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New Rules for Buying a Seattle Condo

By on March 25, 2012 in Feature, Home Buying, Real Estate with 7 Comments
New Rules for Buying a Seattle Condo

Seattle’s condo market landscape has transformed and is now exhibiting seller market characteristics with low inventory and increasing demand. To be competitive in this market buyers need to be aware of some new rules for buying a Seattle condo.

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FHA Increases Insurance Premiums Again Effective April 9, 2012

By on February 29, 2012 in Feature, Mortgage, Real Estate with 1 Comment
FHA Increases Insurance Premiums Again Effective April 9, 2012

Effective April 9, 2012 FHA will increase the upfront mortgage insurance premiums on FHA loans from 1.00% to 1.75%, raising the cost to borrowers.

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Condos Becoming Elusive for FHA Buyers

By on January 28, 2012 in Feature, Mortgage, Real Estate with 2 Comments
Condos Becoming Elusive for FHA Buyers

The effect of FHA’s 2010 condo approval and recertification changes are leaving condo buyers with fewer options as associations overlook or neglect FHA certification.

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