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By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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Are you taking or laying odds for new tax increases?  The incoming administration released hints of their policies during the campaign leading up to the November election and again announced part of their recovery and relief plans, tonight, one week before the inauguration.  The pandemic has led ...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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After supervising my children’s morning remote learning session, yesterday, we had the pleasure of delivering individual tax plans for two Seattle / Puget Sound business owners who could save over $100,000 each after implementing the strategies I included within their personal tax plans.  The str...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Just Sold! Custom Modern Seattle Home OverviewMapsFeaturesMarket Stats $2,215,000 Custom Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3.25 BathroomsInterior: 3,730 sqftLot: 4,409 sqftYear Built: 2018MLS #: 1664345 Location 1601 29th AvenueSeattle, WA 98122 Description Exquisite, custom built home ...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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As the calendar turns from the pandemic ridden year that shall not be named, it is common practice for people to make a list of resolutions and things they wish to accomplish during the next twelve months.  If you have endured a lingering tax problem, then there is no better time than now to addr...

By Lana Robbins Licensed Managing Broker/Owner, Licensed in Washington, Florida, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
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Kirkland Washington Real Estate Market ReportToday there was buzz in the Seattle Times that Seattle housing prices are the second fastest rising housing market after Phoenix. According to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index housing prices rose 11.7% from October 2019 to October 2020 i...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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“I had an appointment pop up.”  That’s the exact message I received at 11:23p.m. on Tuesday from a long-time customer and close friend of mine who has supported his family as a real estate professional for the last twenty years.  How many times have you had to send a message like that?  If you ha...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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Greater Seattle, WA: Make a list, check it twice to pay less tax!The hustle of the holiday season is a bit different this year, while enduring the virus pandemic; however, hope is that this will be the last year we need to struggle.  As we approach another year-end, I wanted to take a moment to s...

By J. Casey Losh, CEO
(Ewing and Clark)
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NWMLS Real Estate ReportYear over year, closed sales are up 23% and pending sales have increased nearly 8% which has caused real estate inventory to decrease to 43% and prices to increase to 13.8%.  While inventory is down 43%, it varies per county by quite a bit.  For example, King County invent...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Just Sold! Remodeled North Bend Home   $660,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2.25 BathroomsInterior: 2,620 sqftLot: 16,742 sqftYear Built: 1985MLS #: 1677388 Location 43914 SE 139th StreetNorth Bend, WA 98045 Description Beautifully remodeled home on spacious corner lot in secluded...

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
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We are deep into the traditional holiday season and seeking to spread extra cheer during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  Spending the Thanksgiving weekend at home this year, I passed the time cutting and stacking wood instead of visiting with extended family and friends.  I started picturing a co...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Are you considering the purchase of a home and want to know what might hurt future resale value? This red-flag checklist is designed to help you understand if a property has features that might turn away buyers either today or in the future. Keep in mind, no home or property is perfect, and what ...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Hi, friends! This is Jana Schmidt.Take a walk with me today at Soos Creek Trail in Renton. We begin at the northernmost section of the trail off of 192nd Street on a cool November day. Running about six miles, this trail offers easy, level walking trails with nice surfaced paths accessible for ev...

By J. Casey Losh, CEO
(Ewing and Clark)
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Update on Greater Seattle Condo MarketThe Seattle condo market has been steady in 2020. For example, through October 2020 the average Seattle condo price in Downtown and Belltown is just over $839,000. In contrast, the average condo in the area sold for over $863,000 in 2019, but that is only par...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Just Sold! Beautifully Remodeled Home in Downtown Snoqualmie Overview Maps Features Market Stats Sale Price $800,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2.5 BathroomsInterior: 4,140 sqftLot: 12,497 sqftYear Built: 1967MLS #: 1669453 Location 7670 380th Avenue SESnoqualmie, WA 98065 Descri...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Charming Woodinville Home *SOLD* Sale Price $950,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms1.75 BathroomsInterior: 2,310 sqftLot: 31,850 sqft/ .731 acresYear Built: 1984MLS #: 1683132 Location 16332 NE 198th StreetWoodinville, WA 98072 Description The solitude of nature and the welcoming ch...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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// We have an exciting new listing on the market. Right now you can buy this 2-Bedroom 2-Bath ground level condo in Cascade Park Condominiums on Renton's East Hill for just #227,500. This listing makes me smile because it's actually cheaper to buy this home than it a comparable apartment would be...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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While getting a loan, especially a mortgage, can be a cumbersome process, it may help to know in a simple and boiled down approach to the 3 things that lenders look at when approving a home loan. They are:#1 Buyer's ability to pay the loan#2 Buyer's willingness to pay the loan#3 the Collateral (o...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Managing credit is tricky. You need to open and maintain accounts to show prospective lenders your trustworthy of managing credit, yet if you open too many at once, they may judge your harshly for it. Opening new accounts shortly before or duing your mortage application process can derail your en...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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If you are dreaming of buying a home in the near future and want to make sure your credit is in tip-top shape, you may think it's a good idea to close old credit lines you are not using, but if you do, you might regret it. Closing old credit lines can affect you negatively in two ways. First it c...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Yesterday I posted a blog on how to get a free copy of your credit report.  Click here to see that post: https://activerain.com/blogsview/5572302/how-to-get-a-free-copy-of-your-credit-report Today I want to talk about how to read your credit report.For the purposes of this post, I'm referring to ...

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