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Why Real Estate Could Have a Great Summer

  Summer is typically the busiest time of year for real estate. The weather is nice for house-hunting, and the kids are out of school, making it a convenient time to move. However, some summers are "hotter" than others. Here's why I think the summer of 2015 could be an especially good one for the…
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Tiny Seattle House Takes a Final Stand

It is a classic story of David versus Goliath—the real estate edition. Only this time, David, a 600-square-foot Seattle home, may not emerge the victor, as the hours tick down to the end of an auction that will leave the structure's future uncertain. For nearly a century, the tiny house, nestled on a 1,900-square-foot lot,…
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Online Home Values and the Price of Your Home

Plenty of sellers have visited online home valuation sites such as Zillow, Trulia, and others only to be shocked at the published value of their homes. Most sellers are pleased when the values appear higher than they expected, but many online valuations come in far lower. So should you use these values to price your…
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If You Don’t Buy a House Now…

If you want to buy a house, now is the time, and if you don't act soon, you will regret it. Here's why: historically low interest rates.  Today, rates are under four percent for a 30-year fixed-rate loan. Reason No. 1 to buy now: Rates are low "Low mortgage rates continue to keep ownership less…
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