Real Estate News

Kipp Robertson

Home prices around Seattle may be directly linked with transit

Trying to find a home for what passes as a reasonable price in King County is proving to be more and more difficult.
6 years ago
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Tom Kelly

Living longer: How to handle the mortgage

Increased life expectancy brings many unavoidable consequences and concerns as the risk of running out of money in our lifetime has increased dramatically.
6 years ago
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Tom Kelly

How to build, buy and finance a ‘tiny’ home

Everybody knows conventional homes are expensive, especially in the Puget Sound region. Are tiny homes a realistic alternative?
6 years ago

Can you throw good money after bad in a hot market?

What does it mean to throw good money after bad in real estate? What about the idea “get in the door at any cost” now while you can?
6 years ago
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Tom Kelly

The effect of crime – and celebrity – on home values

Is there ever an uptick in value following a celebrity crime? Suicide? Who typically buys a "stigmatized" home and how does crime affect home values?
6 years ago
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Kipp Robertson

Seattle is getting more interest from foreign investors

Figures from a Chinese website shows property buying inquires from foreign investors shot up in August compared to August 2015. Meanwhile, inquiries in Vancouver, B.C. dropped 81 percent in August.
6 years ago
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Tom Kelly

Container homes: Cost, benefits and limitations

Tom Kelly examines the popularity of container homes on this week's edition of Real Estate Today on KIRO Radio.
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

How to market a castle and other unique homes

Everybody knows local homes are flying off the market. Does the same hold true for a castle and other unique homes?
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

Builders, lots and today’s market

Does every builder offer an extended warranty? What are the builders legal obligations?
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

Bling vs. bones: How to best evaluate a home

Time is precious, especially when making a decision to buy one of the few homes on the market.
6 years ago
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Stephanie Klein

Home prices soaring faster in Washington than any other state

Home prices are rising faster in Washington than in any other state in the nation. Washington is now among the top five states for priciest homes overall, just below Hawaii and California.
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

Will students’ rental coverage, if any, travel with them?

College kids are pouring out of dorms and into homes and apartments. Will their rental coverage, if any, travel with them?
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

Getting to your timeshare via a reverse mortgage

The purpose of reverse mortgages has changed over the years and they are now also being used to support a more well-to-do routine.
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

Busiest time to move right around the corner

Here are some tips for packing an moving as you head into the busy season of home buying and selling.
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

Does a second home make sense?

The sun is out and people have begun to focus on second homes. What are the benefits of buying a vacation home?
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

Was the low FICO score really your fault?

Are you still steaming because an inaccurate credit report has sent your FICO score spiraling downward, causing major problems with your efforts to refinance your home?
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

Changing the tax status and moving to another property

As the April 18 deadline to file federal income taxes approaches, it’s a good idea to make a list of big-picture possibilities.
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

‘Indebtedness relief’ far from home-sale loss deduction

Several years ago, the Internal Revenue Service changed the law that required consumers to pay tax on mortgages forgiven by a lender.
6 years ago

A buyer’s agent in a hot market

Some neighborhoods are so popular, any sales price seems to work. How do you help a buyer offer a realistic number without getting turned away?
6 years ago
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Tom Kelly

Scammers take aim on buyers’ closing dates

When a market or specific item is extremely popular, scammers are usually taking note.
6 years ago
This $4 million, 7,930 square foot, six-bedroom Mercer Island home is up for raffle, but who could ...

Who can afford the tax on a raffle home? Most take the cash

The challenge of purchasing a home in a torrid housing market has bolstered non-profit fundraising efforts while boosting the dreams of potential homebuyers priced out of rapidly appreciating neighborhoods.
6 years ago

Open house: 3 tips to sparkling kitchen appliances

How can you keep that metallic look shining on all appliances for open houses and home showings?
6 years ago
Tom Kelly

What to expect from your building inspector

Join host Tom Kelly and Geff Spry of Hawks Eye Home Inspection to discuss the state of structural inspections on "Real Estate Today" at 9 a.m. Sunday on 97.3 KIRO-FM.
6 years ago

Washington hovers near middle of states’ property tax list

New Jersey has the highest real-estate taxes, $4,029, which is eight times more expensive than in Hawaii, the state with the lowest, $489.

6 years ago