February 2018

Found 9 blog entries for February 2018.

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding a property's title.  The answers below are short and sweet, but if you'd like more details or have other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us and we can place you in touch with a title officer.    

Why do some title reports call for an inspection?

When a title company performs an inspection, which is about 15-25% of all transactions, they look for the following:  
  • Evidence of recent improvements (thus, potential mechanic’s lien rights)
  • Evidence of encroachments
  • Evidence of parties in possession
  • Evidence of unrecorded easements
  • Evidence of anything else that might impair our coverage
The inspection can be “triggered” if:  
  • Tax values jump
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Here are a few that can delay and / or kill a real estate transaction:


  • Don’t deposit cash into your bank accounts.  Lenders need to source your money and cash is not really traceable. Small, explainable deposits are fine, but getting $10,000 from your parents as a gift in cash is not. Discuss the proper way to track your assets with your loan officer.
  • Don’t make any large purchases like a new car, appliances or a bunch of new furniture.  New debt comes with it, including new monthly obligations. New obligations create new qualifications. People with new debt have higher ratios…higher ratios make for riskier loans…and sometimes qualified borrowers are no longer qualifying.
  • Don’t co-sign other loans for anyone. When you co-sign, you
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$874,000 - 11738 Bartlett Ave, Seattle WA

Rare 0.25 acre find in superb Matthews Beach location! Down to the studs remodel complete with 2 separate garages, 1 possible future ADU/rental income has alley access. NEW- Drywall,Insulation,Roof,Siding,Hardwood,Vinyl Windows,Quartz,Shaker Cabinets,S.S appliances. All major systems updated- electrical, plumbing. Mini splits with A/C, Heat for efficiency. Master suite downstairs, Guest suite upstairs. Quiet neighborhood. Just mins to Matthews Beach, Children's hospital, and UW light rail station. Must see!!!!

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$275,000 - 12214 NE 147th Pl Unit 1A, Kirkland WA

This Lendemain condo is nestled within the always popular Kingsgate community! This Kirkland updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath home features an open kitchen with modern cabinets, stainless steel appliances and tile backsplash.  Kitchen opens up to a private patio with room to garden, relax or entertain. The community is nestled in a park like setting and offers an abundance of trails. Clubhouse and pool included! Close to shopping, freeways, hospitals and award winning schools!

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$559,950 - 6822 190th St SW, Lynnwood WA

Beautiful Large Lynnwood Rambler in the Seaview Neighborhood is now available! Large Living area w/open floor concept. New kitchen w/eating area, modern white shaker cabinets, quartz tops, Ss appliances w/Gas range. Dining area. Master 3/4 ensuite all remodeled, walk-in closet. 2 more spacious bedrs & remodeled full bath w/ double vanity. Bonus room can be used as Family or formal dining room. 1 car attached garage. New W/H, Gas furnace, roof, gutters. Laundry hookups inside. Great Location, walking distance to Lynnwood Crossroads & Lyndale Park

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14100 S 144th Street, Renton WA  98059 | CLOSED on Feb 9, 2018

Our clients, Kristina & Josh, were jumping with joy on their closing day!  Chance Drake, Team Broker, helped them to secure this terrific Maplewood Heights home in Renton for $30,000 BELOW market value!  Although today's market is HOT with most homes selling well above list price, every once in while homes are not priced appropriately and working with a knowledgeable broker who can assess an accurate market value can help to assure you are paying the "RIGHT" price for a home.  Although this was Chance's first time working with Kristina, Josh had previously worked with us to secure his first home -- there is nothing better then client loyalty shown with repeat business.   Congrats to

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$1,249,500 - 5218 37th Avenue NE, Seattle WA

Remodeled in the Heart of Bryant, minutes to University Village! Detached 1 car garage.New laminate hardwood floors on main level, open floor plan. Full rewire & updated plumbing. New modern kitchen w/ shaker cabinets, SS appliances & more. All remodeled baths w/tile floor & surround. Master on main w/ 3/4 ensuite. Spacious finished basement w/ family rm, 2 beds, full bath & utility room w/ high eff gas furnace & on demand tankless W/H. Don't miss 5th bed on top floor. Output for gas BBQ on deck

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509 SW 104th St, Seattle - List Price $575,000

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Stacey Lange ASP and Karin Offin, Design Consultant


Stylish, Remodeled basement Rambler on a Large Corner Lot. New Roof and Windows. New Kitchen with Shaker Cabinets, Quartz Counters and Stainless Appliances. New Gas Furnace and Tankless Water Heater. New Laminate Floors. New Doors, Fixtures and Trim. Upper Floor has 2 Bedrooms and Updated Full Bath with Tile Surround and Tile Floors. Lower Level has 2 additional Bedrooms, Family Room w/ Fireplace Laundry/Mud Room and Full Bath. Large New Deck, Tons of Parking, Convenient location


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$985,950 - 17406 SE 60th St, Bellevue WA

Gorgeous Lakemont home with designer touches! Open living spaces, new kitchen with shaker cabs, quartz counters & stainless steel appliances. Living & Dining with bank of windows lead to wrap around deck & beautiful NW territorial view. Peekaboo views of lake! Master with walk-in closet & luxurious ensuite bath. Lower level with 2 great sized bedrooms, 3/4 Bath, flex space & bonus rm wrapped in stunning 100 yr old barn wood. Separate entry off bonus. Private low maintenance lot, nearly 1/2 acre, new driveway & windows, oversized garage & more!  Top Ranked Issaquah School District

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