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Use Caution When Wiring Funds

Only wire money after verifying wire instructions with a known phone number. Be extremely cautious of emailed wire instructions. Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of real estate brokers, escrow agents, mortgage brokers, title companies and others involved in real estate transactions and duping buyers and sellers into sending funds ...

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Pre-Inspections – Who Should Do Them?

The competitive housing market in Seattle is heavily favoring sellers and there are many different strategies being employed in an attempt to maximize a sellers’ final sales price. One of the things that we’re starting to see more often are pre-inspections conducted by the seller instead of the buyer. Which way is better? First, let us ...

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Capitol Hill Stats March 2016

Spring has officially arrived in Seattle, complete with cherry blossoms, allergies, rain and yes – even some more listings for antsy would-be buyers! Woohoo! But not so fast…even though we saw 82 homes come on the market in Central Seattle neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Montlake, and Arboretum – a number that is up 12.3% ...

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Capitol Hill Stats February 2016

It may be a new year but the real estate market in Seattle is seeing a whole lot of similarities between 2015 and 2016. The number of homes available for sale in the Central Seattle neighborhoods (Capitol Hill, Montlake, Eastlake, etc) in January 2016 was 70 – which was up 45.8% over December but down 12.5% over the same period last ...

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Keep, Store or Shred?

With the end of the year quickly approaching, it is about time to start thinking about tying up loose ends and getting organized in preparation for the coming year and the dreaded tax season. Most of us have questions about which documents to keep and for how long, so our friends over at CW Title put together this handy guide. If you closed a ...

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Capitol Hill Real Estate

If you’re looking to call Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood home, here’s a quick update on sales activity in the area: There were 69 homes available for sale at the end of November, which was down 34.3% over the previous month and down 22.5% from the previous year. 55 transactions closed during the month which was down ...

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Donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital

From all of us here at Wilcynski Partners, we wish you and those you love a very Happy Holiday Season! As you may recall, we typically host a holiday party around this time of year for our clients, friends and family; however, this year we’ve decided to switch things up a bit. In keeping with the Spirit of Giving, we will instead be ...

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Living in Ballard

Ballard is one of Seattle’s favorite neighborhoods, with its vibrant nightlife, restaurant choices and shops. Not to mention, the weekly Ballard Farmer’s Market is top notch! If you’ve been considering calling this neighborhood home – or already do but are looking for a new home – take a look at ...

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Seattle and Capitol Hill Market Stats

We’re already more than half way through November, which typically means that the Holiday slowdown is in full effect – but not this year! The Seattle real estate market continues to surprise us as multiple offers and homes selling at or above asking price continues to be the norm. This month we wanted to compare how the Captiol Hill real ...

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Interest Rates and Buying Power

With all the talk recently about the Fed potentially increasing interest rates in December, we wanted to show how even a 1/2 of a percentage point increase in interest rates will affect a home buyer’s monthly payment, which can in turn reduce his/her overall spending power.

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