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Kirkland Luxury Home taken over by Squatters

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REALTOR� Magazine-Daily News-Owners in Default Stay in Homes Anyway

REALTOR� Magazine-Daily News-Owners in Default Stay in Homes Anyway.

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Featured vendor – Ted Morey – “Uberhandyman”

The most important vendor that a REALTOR can provide his clients is a top handyman – a jack of all trades and master of most.

And the good ones really don’t have time or the inclination to promote their business with websites or portfolios BUT they survive and thrive through word of mouth.

Ted Morey of Homegard Services does it all – work orders, painting, repairs big and small and on and on.

I have used Ted for years and he is the real deal. Thruthful, always with a good story to tell and good work for a fair price.

He works in the greater Seattle- Eastside areas

Homegardservices@aol.com

425 821-7038 or cell 425 890-5542

Tell him I referred you.

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Nearly 75% of homes are affordable

Nearly 75% of homes are affordable.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — It’s prime time for house hunters. Nearly anyone with a decent job and a good credit score can afford to buy in their home towns.

More than 72% of American families making the nation’s median income of $63,800 a year, could afford to buy a home during the first three months of 2010, according to a report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo (WF).

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Selecting the right escrow company

REALTORS® and other experienced real estate licensees recognize the important role that the escrow company and especially the LPO ( Licensed Practice Officer, aka the escrow officer) plays in the success of a real estate transaction.

Many years back I decided that as part of my service to my clients ( both buyers and sellers), I would attend the signing appointments at escrow.

Since escrow is not always at the discretion of the client nor me, I have witnesssed the “Good , Bad and the Ugly” when it comes to levels of service from different escrow firms.

There are many excellent escrow officers and firms out there and I believe I work with one of the best. Linda Charleson is my escrow officer at Davidson, Czeisler and Kilpatric in Kirkland ( 425 889-5395). Linda is knowledgable, personable and empathetic to the stresses that sellers and buyers face at this stage of the sale.

Yesterday I attended the signings of both a seller and a buyer and the professionalism exhibited by Linda and her staff was without fault.

I am told that I am one of only a few agents who does attend escrow. I wouldn’t have it any other way- it is part of what makes me different and sets me apart.

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4.5% fixed rates? Who would have thought ?

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