Gabrielle's Blog--SW Washington State

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This little blog contains my thoughts on the business of real estate, a place to showcase homes for my special clients (YOU!), and a wonderful place to hear your thoughts on ... well, whatever! Come join in, won't you?
Questions to Ask a Loan Officer Buyers are smart folks -- they've done their homework; they've formed a relationship with their own bank; they feel that they can compare apples-to-apples when shopping for a mortgage. In addition to comparing rates and costs, however, Buyers need to also ask these...
Way back in September of 2010, I wrote a blog post about an email message that was circulating regarding an 3.8% real estate tax that was included as part of President Obama's healthcare plan. At that time, the messages were aimed at overturning the Healthcare plan itself. Now that the Supreme Co...
Beautiful resale opportunity in prized Riverwalk Community with territorial view and magnificent sunsets. Home is in wonderful shape & shows pride of ownership! 1999 Centex tri-level features 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths, with a wonderful open kitchen & family room concept, keeping the cook part of the ...
Perhaps the most significant part of handling short sale listings is gathering the appropriate documention from the Seller. While each lender / loan type tends to have slightly different requirements, overall the list is similar and must be presented to the Lender at the time short sale negotiat...
As part of obtaining loan preapproval, lenders often suggest to a buyer that they request the seller foot the bill for all of the costs involved in closing their loan. While in a strong Buyer's market ... somewhat similar to current real estate market ... it only seems reasonable to expect that a...
With great thanks to everyone involved, I’m pleased to announce the closed sale of this absolutely wonderful home in Valley Meadows. With multiple offers, we were able to come to contract within about a week of listing.     The honor roll includes: Brandon – the Buyer Dean & Debbie – the Sellers ...
Hard to believe as I look out the window that today more or less marks the unofficial beginning of garden season here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a heavy grey day outside and has been raining and blowing like nuts since yesterday afternoon. Oh wait. The sun's out. Give it a few minutes. Now it...
Auburn WA continues to be an area where distressed property sales make up almost half of all closed residential sales. It's also an area where homes are selling quickly and within 99% of asking price. Using information gathered gleaned from the local Multiple Listing Service, shows that for the p...
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Carbon Monoxide Detector Required in Washington State Carbon Monoxide Detectors are now required for home sales in Washington state. In order to sell, or re-sell a home in Washington State, effective April 1st, a Seller must now include a carbon monoxide detector in every home. As a Buyer, you'll...


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