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Apr 23, 2009
BOTTOM-LINE BOOSTING
If you’re looking for help paying your mortgage, take on a tenant to offset the costs.
Thumbnail for - Buy? Sell? Or Hold on for Dear Life?
Mar 20, 2009
In this comprehensive real estate guide, we examine topics such as what to do when you’ve outgrown your home, when to take advantage of low interest rates
Thumbnail for - Q: I’ve outgrown my current home. Should I buy now or should I wait?
Mar 19, 2009
True StoryNot only did median home prices in King County fall from $435,000 in December 2007 to $375,000 in February, it’s possible to snag interest rates in the neighborhood of 4.5 percent and...
Thumbnail for - Q: Interest rates are really low. When does it make sense to refinance?
Mar 19, 2009
True StoryThe first time a Greenwood family emailed Ruby Grynberg at Salmon Bay Community Lending early last year to see if they’d qualify for a refinance on their $379,000 home, she said no....
Thumbnail for - Q: With so many new condos sitting empty, why would I risk buying one now?
Mar 19, 2009
Realty CheckIn 2008 median sales prices in Seattle’s downtown core—the region bordered on the north and south by Denny Way and Yesler Way and on the east and west by Interstate 5 and Elliott Bay...
Thumbnail for - Q: I’ve never owned a home. Should I buy now?
Mar 19, 2009
True StoryFind a house first, and then set a date for the wedding. That was the game plan one young and engaged Capitol Hill couple agreed upon last fall when they started mapping out their...
Thumbnail for - Q: Why does the thought of becoming a homeowner make me feel crazy?
Mar 19, 2009
It’s not necessarily your fault that you lose all financial perspective when you find the “perfect house.” But if you value your sanity, it’s time to recalibrate your ownership outlook, according...
Thumbnail for - Q: What’s a lease-to-purchase option, and is it a smart move for me?
Mar 19, 2009
True StoryLast summer, a family in Lake Stevens had virtually run out of options. A job relocation to Utah had forced them to put their four-bedroom home on the market, but after a year in which...
Thumbnail for - Q: What’s a short sell, and why would I want to get involved in one?
Mar 19, 2009
Realty CheckTypically a homeowner’s last-ditch effort to unload their property before entering foreclosure, a short sale involves the seller’s accepting an offer for less than they owe on the...
Thumbnail for - Q: Everyone says that now is an awful time to sell, but is it really that bad?
Mar 19, 2009
True StoryIn February, Lena Maul, co-owner of Windermere’s Lynnwood office, got a call from a couple planning to expand their family—they already had a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter—and they...
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