Today I’m talking about some of the hot buttons you run into when you are buying or selling a condo.
Sellers wonder what they should do to get a house ready. Buyers want to know what they can ask for in an inspection. In both cases: I tell my clients to look at these three S’s – and if they don’t fit – they are probably not something you MUST repair to sell, or that you should ask to be repaired if you are buyer.
It’s that time of year where we focus a little more on gratitude as we head into Thanksgiving. On the Road with Roger is a series of exciting videos about Seattle neighborhoods and real estate topics. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Seattle metro area, Roger Morris Real Estate can help you!
I am going to show you a condo BEFORE and AFTER staging has occurred, so you can visualize see the difference it can make in the property. I also will be talking to Robin Silva, who is a professional stager with one of the firms I use, David Robertson Design who will offer some tips on the value of staging.
Appraisals – how are they turning out when buyers are usually paying more than list price? Informative “on the Road with Roger” this week where Lysa Catlin, a lender I work with from Caliber Home Loans shares what happens when the appraisal is low.
Ask someone to describe THE architectural style that defines Seattle and you’ll probably get a dozen answers. Maybe more. Victorian, Tudor, Craftsman, Dutch Colonial, Mid-century, Northwest Contemporary, Modern…you could find enough examples of all of them. We thought we might zero in on a style so specific that it’s literally got Seattle in the name: The Seattle Box.
Do you find the Seattle streets a bit confusing? I’ll teach you a new phrase here in my video that can help you navigate a little easier! On the Road with Roger is a series of exciting videos about Seattle neighborhoods and real estate topics.
You will find these little libraries scattered all around Seattle – not in one central location or a handful of branches spread out around neighborhoods. What if you only had to walk down the street a block to browse a smaller version of a public library, and it contained two dozen books instead of so many volumes you’re overwhelmed and can’t decide which book to pick up? What if some of these libraries were the size of bird houses, or of a dollhouse? What if you never had to worry about having a library card, or ever paying a fine? Sound too good to be true? Well, this type of library already exists, and it’s becoming a worldwide phenomenon.
There are currently 70 docks which house 507 Floating Homes These docks are located in four primary neighborhoods around Lake Union. Each of the neighborhoods of Eastlake, Westlake, Northlake and the University District have their own unique character. Floating Homes are structures supported by a flotation system—Logs or Concrete with Styrofoam or air filled barrels. They are NOT classified as vessels. Regulated as Residential Structures, they are subject to building codes. They are permanently attached to utilities (water, sewer, electricity). Although capable of being moved, they are typically never moved, except to be towed into place.
Today we are going to look at what makes a legitimate bedroom. It is not uncommon when looking at a house, to get to a bedroom, usually in the basement, that does not meet the criteria for a bedroom. They are called non conforming. But you also may not have a legitimate bedrooms upstairs either. There is a difference between what meets a bedroom code and how a Realtor of Appraiser may define a bedroom.