Updating your own place is one of the many enjoyable aspects of owning a home. Everyone loves to dream. Sites like Houzz and Pinterest are popular because planning a project is so much fun. King 5 television recently discussed a Remodeling Magazine study of the amount of return on investment (ROI) for certain home upgrades, naming the top 5 for Seattle. While homeowners are hopeful that an upgrade will increase their home’s value, not all projects are created equal. Although updating the kitchen and bathrooms have generally been at the top of any list, this year they have been displaced by those items that have to do with curb appeal.
The frenetic pace of our current real estate market opens the door for homebuyers to use creative tactics when searching for their dream home. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons of such methods as well as the additional time it takes to initiate unconventional search campaigns.
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*.
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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!