Category: title & escrow

What you don’t know about a house and the kind of title policy you get can affect you and your wallet. 0

What you don’t know about a house and the kind of title policy you get can affect you and your wallet.

Excellent Q&A about home issues in this attached article link called Beauty of the As Built Permit, including how to find out about permits on a home with additions, etc. So timely since a client just emailed me this morning about just such a topic… We’d closed on their sale just...

Team Reba’s No Fluff level 1 home buying class in Seattle, January 21st 10am-12pm! 1

Team Reba’s No Fluff level 1 home buying class in Seattle, January 21st 10am-12pm!

Cancelled due to weather….No Fluff Savvy Home Buying – Level I January 21st, 2012 01/21/2012 10:00 am – 12:00 pm RE/MAX Metro Realty office at 2312 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle WA 98102 RSVP to Classes@TeamReba.com by 01/19/2011 If you’ve been wondering what the state of the real estate market is...

People are asking if short sales are better than foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure 0

People are asking if short sales are better than foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure

A recent post on Zillow has many people commenting on this topic.  I did too but because Zillow limits you to 2000 characters or less, I’m going to flesh out my answer here on our site.  For those readers who don’t know yet, a short sale is a real estate...

Need a copy of an oil tank decommissioning report? 0

Need a copy of an oil tank decommissioning report?

Since there is an abundance of older housing stock in the City of Seattle, it’s not uncommon to have the question of whether or not an oil tank is on a property. To determine if a tank has been decommissioned it is possible to contact the local Fire Department and...

Team Reba brings real estate classes to Renton Technical College in Spring 2009! 0

Team Reba brings real estate classes to Renton Technical College in Spring 2009!

We are extremely excited to bring a series of new and some of our most popular classes to a new venue this year.  As some of our clients and readers know, the organization Discover U closed its doors about this time last year so we lost one of our classroom...

Do neighbors really make good fences? 0

Do neighbors really make good fences?

First, let me preface this post with the fact that I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on TV or in real life.  The following are comments of mine based on several client experiences.  The title of the post is a  little twist on the usual saying of, “good fences...

Considering seller financing on a property in today’s market? How will you service the loan? 0

Considering seller financing on a property in today’s market? How will you service the loan?

Then you might want to know about a servicing company that can help with the 3rd party servicing of loans.  Traditional purchase and sales usually involve conventional bank financing and these larger firms usually have their own loan servicing departments or they contract it out. As a private property owner...

What to look for in a title report when buying property 1

What to look for in a title report when buying property

Something that is done in the home sales process is the ordering of a title insurance policy for the buyer and the buyer’s lender.  In WA State typically the seller will buy a policy for the buyer at the full sale value of the property and the buyer buys a...