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Are you really the person to handle your home sale?

The home sale deal often begins with, "well, I have to pay the realtor 6 percent off the top . . ."

Forbes rates turkey time as excellent home-sale time

Several studies show that homes listed in November and December are more likely to sell more quickly and more closely approach the asking price.

Seattle #7 least affordable, receives "D" grade in new study

A "D" grade means the median-income family can only afford a home that costs about 80 percent of the median price.

Inspections: Expect negatives even in a sound home

Look past the peeling paint and basic wear and tear before demanding a price reduction.

Luring Vets: Oak Harbor, Silverdale-Bremerton in Top 10

Oak Harbor ranked number two and Bremerton-Silverdale number 10 in a national survey for the percentage of veterans in a designated area.

Best places to retire: Bellevue ranked third in new survey

The site reported that it looked at factors related to the quality of care, including emotional and social support for seniors and other at-risk groups.

Considering prepayment plans and biweekly mortgages

Interest savings can differ depending upon when the payment is applied to the principal.

Confidence cooling for 2015 home market- Imprev study

Respondents to the 2014 Imprev Thought Leader Survey included more than 270 broker-owners and top executives at leading franchises and independent brokerage firms.

Realtor survey reveals huge drop in first-time buyers

The survey additionally found that an overwhelming majority of buyers search for homes online and then purchase their home through a real estate agent.

Consultants find spooky pricing for Seattle-area housing

Locations such as the East Side suburbs are already limited to the elite few who can afford them.