New Progressive State Real Estate Excise Tax Will Significantly Affect Sellers of $1.5M+ Properties

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 [...]

2019 Economic & Housing Forecast

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 Changes Lending Guidelines for Condos

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.

The Secrets to Buying Right Now! Really, This is Good Info.

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?

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?”

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 [...]

Increased Conventional Loan Limits for 2018

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 [...]

How Dog Friendly is your Seattle Condo Building?

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!

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