Selling 101 – What’s The ‘Required’ Septic Inspection All About?

If you live out side of a city proper there’s a good chance that you’re on a septic system.  It’s time to sell your home.  What do you do (do)? Your experienced Realtor will help you make all of the tough decisions based on your knowledge about this disperser of the doo doo. In a perfect world I convince my new listing client into having the septic inspected before the home goes…

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Losing your land for no reason at all – Adverse Possession

First a quick story – A man, that we’ll refer to as Bob Jones, let his neighbor walk through his yard to take out her garbage out every Wednesday morning for the duration of his ownership.  Bob sells his property and the new owners ask her to stop.  She says no, “I’ve been doing this for 15 years.” They sue and the neighbor wins.  She is allowed to continue her path through…

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Pre-Thanksgiving Events to Be Thankful For!

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER NOVEMBER 19-22, 2015 PRE-THANKSGIVING RUN/WALK SAT  5K & 10K run/walk, free kids dash, mashed potato eating contest & post-race beer.http://www.promotionevents.com/thanksgiving/home.html      COMEDY CONTEST NOV 4-29  The Seattle International Comedy Competition showcases comedians with their best acts. Various locations.   JAZZ FESTIVAL NOV 3-18  Various Seattle Locations. More than 50 concerts by local & worldwide jazz greats. http://www.earshot.org/festival-schedule/   NORDIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION SAT-SUN Hand-crafted wares, kids crafts,…

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Fall is in Full Swing. Beat the Storm at One of Many Events This Weekend!

WILDLIFE PARK, FREE ADMISSION FOR VETERANS SAT-SUN  Veterans receive free admission at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Tacoma, in honor of Veterans Day.   COMEDY CONTEST NOV 4-29  The Seattle International Comedy Competition showcases comedians with their best acts. Various locations.   JAZZ FESTIVAL NOV 3-18  Various Seattle Locations. More than 50 concerts by local & worldwide jazz greats. http://www.earshot.org/festival-schedule/   BALLET THURS-SUN McCaw Hall: The much anticipated return of…

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Turkey Day Time Warp; The History of $500k Homes

If you’re hosting turkey day in a home that you purchased 2 or 3 years ago, you my friend, have something to be thankful for.  We’re giving you a small glimpse at what $500,000 could have bought you in 2013 or 2014, and what it appears to be getting you now. Median sale prices in, let’s say Ballard/Greenlake, have gone from $517,000 from just last year to $589,000 today with…

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