Buying, First Time Buyer, Luxury Market, Real Estate Broker, Selling, Real Estate Market Trends
If you are considering buying or selling a property, be prepared to see a FIRPTA Form included in the transaction. Established in 1980, FIRPTA stands for Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, and authorizes the US to tax foreign persons on the sale of real property*.
Buying, Local Real Estate, Luxury Market, National Real Estate, Real Estate Data Analysis, Real Estate Market Trends
The luxury real estate market in Seattle is heating up, and it's not the first time. By the turn of the 20th century, the gold rush had brought tens of thousands to the area; families seeking wealth, and merchants all wanting their piece of Klondike gold. Now, top employers like Boeing, Microsoft, and Amazon.com, as well as Silicon Valley tech firms expanding, are boosting the Emerald City’s popularity once again, and folks are flocking to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in record numbers.
We are all dreaming of waterfront living this time of year, but have you ever thought of making that dream into reality? It might not be as out of reach as you think. With the popularity and ease of vacation rental sites, many of these investment opportunities can pencil out and create a lifetime of memories.
My husband is an avid golfer and introduced me to the game several years ago. Skeptical at first, I now enjoy a round (or two, on a good day) of 18 holes. Whenever and wherever we play, we find ourselves looking at the gorgeous homes right by the fairway, or situated comfortably behind the green. How convenient!