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03 Jul 18

Amy Schmitt

Seattle trails only Bay Area cities when it comes to greatest profits for home sellers, Zillow finds

Buying a home in Seattle these days is no easy task, thanks to low inventory and competition among the many

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28 Jun 18

Amy Schmitt

The budgeting trick that prioritizes happiness

A “happiness budget” is money set aside for things make you feel best day-to-day or things you simply enjoy the

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09 Jun 18

Amy Schmitt

How to buy a home in the Seattle area: a survival guide

What does it really take to buy a home in the Seattle area? There are the skyrocketing prices, of course.

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29 May 18

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5 tips for making an offer in a hot real estate market

Steady demand. Limited supply. That’s what we are seeing in real estate markets across the country right now. Inventory is

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08 May 18

Amy Schmitt

Seattle-area home-price growth from current boom has surpassed last decade’s bubble

SEATTLE – As the Seattle area continues its run as the nation’s hottest real estate market, it has now seen

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23 Apr 18

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Here are 3 ways parents can help their grown kids to own a house

*Formal agreements are important to define obligations and minimize misunderstandings. When responsible first-time homebuyers need help buying a home, the

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19 Apr 18

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Seattle homes earned $54/hour; here’s how other cities did

In 24 of the 50 largest U.S. cities, home value appreciation per working-hour is higher than the local minimum wage.

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10 Apr 18

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Home in Spring 2018

Smart choices can help homebuyers in this spring’s tight housing market. Springtime means warmer temps, blooming flowers—and real estate season.

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04 Apr 18

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How to Buy a Foreclosure

Do foreclosed homes offer a good opportunity for potential buyers? It’s important to understand the risks. If you’re a homebuyer

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