Seattle Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Tips

Here are a few things to think about as you start your home search. Educate yourself on today's issues before making any offers. Knowledge you gain today can save you headaches down the road!

Why use a Buyer Specialist?

A buyer specialist is committed to providing YOU with expert knowledge about your search full time. This means you will be provided with personalized exceptional customer service and high professional standards to assist you in the home purchasing process. …

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Would you like to Stop Renting?

Why pay for someone else's ownership when you can afford to own your own home? …

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Free Home Buyer Consultation

Preparation is the key to a successful home buying experience. Before you seriously begin looking at houses, get educated, get prepared and get organized. …

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FREE Home Buyer Workshop

Take advantage of the current real estate market with our FREE Home Buyer Workshop. …

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Energy Efficient Windows

Single pane, double pane, thermo pane, triple pane windows, plain glass, leaded glass, low "e" glass, wired glass, and tempered glass, too. WOW - There's a lot to know …

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Lead Based Paint

All sellers with homes built prior to 1978 are required to fill out a lead-based paint disclosure form and provide you, the buyer, with a lead-based paint educational booklet in any sale …

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Insulation "R" Values

The most important thing to be aware of with insulation, other than the safety issues of urea formaldehyde and asbestos (covered elsewhere), is the R value, or the insulating factor. The higher the number, the better the insulator …

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Home Insurance

When purchasing a home, you will need to acquire homeowners insurance. In fact, all lenders will require a policy be in force prior to funding the loan …

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Home Heating Sources

Heating and cooling systems are some of the most important investments you'll ever make in your home. Heating and cooling accounts for 44% of your home's energy use …

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Plumbing Alert

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including your own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems are more prone to having certain problems …

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Lap Siding

When you are checking out homes, there are several items in our market you need to be aware of - including man-made siding. A lot has been said about …

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Home Wiring

The type of wiring in residential homes generally depends on when the home was built, where it was built and if it has been updated. In the older homes, knob and tube type wiring was the norm …

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Thinking of Stucco?

This is a terrific product, as it adds insulation value to the home, not to mention classy looks. However, it can also be a serious and very expensive repair if it isn't installed correctly …

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Contact Information

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Deborah Arends & Associates
RE/MAX Northwest Realtors
300 NE 97th Street
Seattle WA 98115
206-779-4404
Fax: 206-522-6214