If you are going to invite a real estate agent into your home, you deserve to know exactly where they stand on issues that are important to you and the world.

While looking at homes to buy, it may be better to keep your exuberance to yourself! Security cameras are everywhere and saying the wrong thing may cost you thousands of dollars.

If you are buying a condo in the state of Washington pay attention to the resale certificate. This is the documentation from the home owners association that will tell you if the complex is being run well or run into the ground.

If you are going to invite a real estate agent into your home, you deserve to know exactly where they stand on issues that are important to you and the world.

The State of Washington understands that some people cannot wait to buy or sell their home. Governor Inslee, in conjunction with the Washington Association of Realtors, has provided guidelines allowing home sales to continue while protecting the health and safety of the parties involved. To see a PDF copy Governor Inslee’s memo to real estate professionals click here.

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has established new rules for disclosing loan terms to borrowers. Those rules took effect in October of 2015. See how this will effect you.

A few years ago, the real estate market was flooded with short sales- homes being sold for less that what was owed on them. The number of short sales has been reduced dramatically but they still make up 3-4% of all properties listed in King and Snohomish counties. If you are buying are they still a good deal?