Washington State lawmakers passed a bill that will implement a graduated Real Estate Excise Tax (REET), which will go into effect on January 1, 2020. What does that new graduated REET [...]
Windermere Real Estate's Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, has released his 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast. Although it is not specific to condos, we think the information is valuable for anyone who [...]
Fannie Mae recently changed their condominium lending guidelines, which can effect the process for Seattle condo buyers. These changes were meant to simplify policies and increase underwriting flexibility. We outline some of the most beneficial changes.
It’s a long and detailed article, but I highly recommend you read the article put out by the Seattle Times earlier this month, How to Buy a Home in the Seattle [...]
How are my property taxes determined? They should be 1% of current market value, correct? Well, no not really. Last week, I covered why property taxes are estimated for new construction condos, [...]
Client Question: "Why When Buying New Construction Condos are my Property Taxes Estimated?" Dear Why Are My Taxes Estimated, If you are buying a new construction condo, such as our clients [...]
Coffee Table Chat Video Series – How do we compete as Buyers in this Highly Competitive Seller’s Market? Lending Strategies.
Coffee Table Chat - Episode 7 Our video series addressing actual client questions and concerns in our current market. They will cover whatever issues our clients are experiencing and will typically [...]
When you are thinking of purchasing property and getting a loan the qualifications required and your interest rate are affected by whether or not your loan amount is beneath the conforming [...]
In the Seattle condo market, is it cheaper to rent or buy? This video addresses actual client questions and provides expert answers about the current Seattle condo market.
How pet-friendly is your Seattle condo? We are compiling a list of the most dog-friendly condos and overall pet-friendly residential condo developments in Seattle. Check back soon for our full results!