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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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Top 5 Holiday Safety Checklist

By on November 23, 2011 in Condo Inspection, Feature, Real Estate with 3 Comments
Top 5 Holiday Safety Checklist

Top 5 Holiday Safety Checklist to keep your home safe through the holidays.

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Congress Reinstate Higher FHA Loan Limits

By on November 21, 2011 in Feature, Mortgage, Real Estate with 1 Comment
Congress Reinstate Higher FHA Loan Limits

On October 1, 2011 the increased loan limit for FHA Loans expired reducing the limit in the Seattle area from $567,500 to $506,000 for FHA back loans, potentially affecting upper-end purchases. Last week, FHA got a reprieve from Congress, which reinstated the higher loan limits in 42 states through 2013. For the Seattle/King County area…

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Pet Friendly Seattle Condos

By on October 2, 2011 in Feature, Home Buying with 4 Comments
Pet Friendly Seattle Condos

If you have pets, be sure to keep them in mind when looking for condos since not every condo will allow pets or may have limitations. We’ve updated our list of pet friendly condos in Seattle.

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Building Envelope Study – Should You Be Concerned?

Building Envelope Study – Should You Be Concerned?

Building envelope studies are a fact of life for condo owners, buyers and homeowner associations in the Seattle area.

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HUD Condos for Sale

By on July 31, 2011 in Feature, Home Buying, Real Estate with 2 Comments
HUD Condos for Sale

We normally don’t see HUD condos on the market very often, but there’s a handful currently on the available in Seattle including units at Arbor Place Tower and the Florentine.

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Seattle condos sell for 10% less than listed

Seattle condos sell for 10% less than listed

On average, Seattle condos sell for 10% less than the original list price.

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Search for FHA Approved Condos

By on July 23, 2011 in Feature, Home Buying, Real Estate with 0 Comments
Search for FHA Approved Condos

We’ve enhanced our online home search – you can now search specifically for FHA Approved condos in the Seattle area.

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