Bothell, WA Real Estate News

By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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There are so many benefits associated with green real estate in Bothell that it is virtually impossible to list them all. Green homes help the environment and also help the homeowner deal with the higher costs of utilities.   The environment All of us need to take an active part in cleaning up the environment – this is for sure! This needs to be done on an immediate basis in order to save the planet and make it a safe place for our children and our children's children to live in. Studies have shown that there would be an approximate 10% decrease in emissions that help cause global warming if every building in the States were to be built using green construction standards. There would also be about a 70% waste reduction in building materials if the standards set for green real estate in ...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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It can be quite a mystery for a person that is putting a Bothell property for sale for the first time to really understand what it's all about. Basically, it is a selling game and you need to get into the spirit to do it right. Your home to you is not exactly the same as what others are seeing. You may not be viewing the home as it actually is and may be looking at it from the viewpoint of the memories it contains. Potential buyers are not going to see the same picture since to them it is a house and only that. You are going to have to get into their headspace to find out for yourself what they are seeing. You will have to put all of your memories aside and look at it as a true observer. If this is too hard for you to do you will have to get a friend or neighbor to help you out. There m...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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Bothell townhouses are a great second choice if you don't have the money to put towards a down payment on a home, but they really don't compare to owning your own house. In many cases they are purchased as a stepping stone towards single home ownership and are only lived in until the timing is right to move up. The main problem that can arise in a Bothell townhouse environment is a problem with neighbors. You will have one on each side of your unit and you'll never really know what kind of neighbor they are until you actually move in. A pleasant and social person during the day living next door can turn into a scowling tiger at night when your teen has his music turned up. You never can really know what to expect from the people beside you until you have moved in. There may also be some...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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Bothell condo investment opportunities are alive and well in this great city and are great for anyone that wants to receive long term profits with low levels of maintenance. Condos are perfect for any investor that wants a long-range opportunity that is ripe for the picking right now. Benefits of owning a condo You will attract more long-term tenants for condos than you normally would by renting out a house or townhouse. Generally, the tenants living in condos are usually quite financially stable and are looking for a place they can stay for a long time. Many home renters are just renting the house on a temporary basis and plan to move on in a very short time. How to make the purchase When you make your first condo purchase you should not do it alone. You should always have a real estat...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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If you are specifically looking for a Bothell house for sale with a baby room it may be hard to find. Babies grow up very quickly and as they grow the room transforms right along with them. In most cases you are going to have to create your own baby room in your new home of choice. Here are some tips to help you find a home with a room you can easily set up to be the baby room.   Not too big but...Not too small either. Many parents automatically choose the smallest bedroom for the new baby and find out later that the crib and accessories actually take up more room than first thought. While you certainly won't need a room the size of a master bedroom, don't automatically pick the smallest room either. Bright colors Some parents prefer bold bright colors for the baby room. If you want a c...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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The answer to that question is it really depends. I have seen a few cases where I have taken a couple to see the first home on the list and they have fallen instantly in love with it. I have also seen a couple look at dozens of potential Bothell homes for sale before finding the right one. It is really not something that can be forecast. Hopefully, however, you'll find a home very quickly with a little help from your real estate agent.   As long as your agent has a reasonable idea about the type of Bothell home you are looking for, you can rest assured that he'll do everything within his power to help you find it. There are constantly new homes being added to the MLS® listings and his job is to find any new or older listings that fit your criteria for a home.   Sometimes it can seem lik...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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It wasn't too long ago when buyers had to walk into a real estate office and look through physical pictures of homes in order to do a Bothell real estate property search. Before the age of the Internet you either relied on your real estate agent's word and went out and visited properties based on his recommendations or you would go to see pictures at his office. This seems like eons ago, but really, it wasn't that long ago. MLS® listings on the Internet Nowadays you have the freedom to look through the MLS® listings on the Internet in the comfort of your own home. You still need to connect with a Bothell real estate agent, of course, but you can visit his site and have access to the latest listings and older listings in the area. This is a remarkable feat that should not be taken lightl...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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When it comes to the purchasing, selling or rental of your home you should never settle for second best. You need a top rated Bothell real estate agent that has the ability and willingness to assist you in any way possible. Characteristics of a Great Real Estate Agent When looking for the right Bothell real estate agent for your transactions you should try and find someone that will look out for your best interests. You should search for real estate agents that are credible and have great references. This person will be honest, trustworthy and have a lot of experience in your local Bothell real estate market. You should find someone who is charismatic and easy to talk to. This will make it easier for you to portray what your intentions are as far as the property in question is concerned...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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If you are aiming for a quick Bothell home sale you need to present your home as beautifully as possible. Unsightly things such as untrimmed hedges and lawns, dirty patios, and an overgrowth of weeds can hamper your efforts and make it harder for you to sell your home. Having large or even small cracks in your driveway can be very detrimental to your real estate success.   How to get rid of driveway cracks: short term solution   If you have a driveway that is cracking or has already cracked then you may be in trouble as far as getting your Bothell home sold quickly. There is a short-term solution that will help you solve this problem. Buying a driveway crack sealer and applying it to the cracks that have formed in your driveway will reduce their visibility. This product is available at ...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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If you are searching through the local market and are thinking about investing in Bothell real estate you should follow some basic guidelines to success. Having information that is easily accessible and having the knowledge as well as the tools is the key to a successful real estate investment.  What You Need  You definitely need a reliable information source with detailed information regarding the Bothell real estate market and its trends. You will also need a responsible and dependable real estate agent that can assist you and answer any questions that may arise. Investing in Bothell real estate requires a significant amount of money. You will need to be prepared for an adequate down payment and must be able to obtain a sufficient mortgage loan. Without either of these things you will...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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A common error people make when finalizing a real estate purchase is failing to examine their local Bothell neighborhoods prior to making the transaction. By examining the latest crime rates you will be able to make a good judgment call on whether or not the  area is right for you.   What to look for in a neighborhood Neighborhoods vary in shape, size, cleanliness and overall wealth levels. You should look for areas that have clean lawns and fairly affluent families. This type of area tends to have lower crime rates than poor and dirty neighborhoods. Also, things like neighborhood watches and helpful friendly neighbors will boost your sense of security. You should avoid areas where crimes have been on the rise and look for signs of violence like gangs hanging out on the streets and vand...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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If you are actively involved in the real estate market, then you will need to arm yourself with basic Bothell real estate data. This is important since you will need to stay as up-to-date and informed as possible in order to find the right property. It is difficult to make good decisions when you are uninformed about the market in your area.   How to Stay Informed   You should find a Bothell real estate agent that can offer you the very best in Bothell real estate data and information. You agent’s website should include all of the information you will need in order to understand the latest trends. You will also need a website that always adds the newest listings as soon as they are available. It is crucial for your agent's website to be up-to-date and reliable.   Why to Stay Informed   ...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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If you are weighing your options as far as buying vs renting Bothell real estate you should carefully consider all aspects of the debate. Depending on your financial situation, your choices should be fairly straightforward. Reasons to rent Renting a home means that you will have no major renovations or maintenance to do in the house. You will not be held responsible for major damage, unless you have caused it as a tenant. This means that you do not have to worry about large and small expenses arising with little or no warning, causing you personal financial distress. Also, you do not have to worry about making a down payment, other than first and last month’s rent. This is better for people that have less money saved up or cannot get approval for a mortgage. Reasons not to rent There ar...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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  If you are considering putting your Bothell home up for sale on your own you should make sure that you know the risks involved. Without having a representative to assist you in the many aspects of selling your home you can end up feeling quite confused.    What you will miss If you make the decision to put your Bothell home up for sale on your own, you will be losing a lot of potential benefits that a real estate agent could provide. You will not have access to a specialist that will look for buyers and also help you advertise the features of your home. Also, you will not have a person who has experience in the market and knows the value of homes and properties. You may end up receiving less money than originally expected since you’ll have missed out on the proper guidance needed. It...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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The 5 members of the Northshore School Districts Board of Directors welcome students and their families to the start of the 2011-2012 school year. Meet your Board members Northshore School District Board of Directors Dawn McCravey, Board President Julia Lacey, Board Vice President Todd Banks, Board Member Sandy Hayes, Board Member Janet Quinn, Board Member Northshore School District Organizational chart The Northshore School Board Members are elected by ballot by registered voters in live within the District.  Each Board Member is elected for a four-year term. Requirements to become a Board Member To be considered for a Board position a person must be a United States Citizen, a qualified voter in the School District, and a resident of the director district. The members of the School Bo...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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If you are selling your house in Bothell you have probably heard about home staging. Many people selling their homes have used a home stager in the past with good success. It is pretty expensive; but if done correctly you can make your money back with a profit. Finding a home stager In order to find a good home stager in Bothell you need to know what it is that you are looking for. Home staging is a very difficult thing to do. You need to find someone with a lot of experience and expertise. This person should have a portfolio of other jobs they have done. Someone who is just starting out may seem appealing since they will usually charge a lower price, but you will likely have better results with a more experienced person.   What does home staging accomplish? Having your home staged wil...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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Anyone who has experience with Bothell green real estate knows that it works. This highly efficient and practical method of real estate marketing is beneficial to all involved. Green real estate is a somewhat new development that can decrease your ecological footprint and reduce your bills. What green real estate means Investing in green home in Bothell is a way for people to reduce their waste outflow and the intake of energy into their homes. It benefits the homeowner, renter and the planet. Reducing the need for dependency on gas and other expensive means of lighting, heating and cooling of the home can be quite simple. New Construction If you are building a green home either as an investment or for yourself, you can increase its value and efficiency by making it green. There are a l...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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If you are thinking about making a Bothell condo purchase as a couple you will have many things to consider. The condo you’ll be searching for is dependent upon your needs. A lot of people are looking for a low cost and low maintenance condo that is in the heart of the city, while others are looking for higher-end condos outside the city that are more spacious and have high security. Whatever it is that you are looking for in a condo; there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Condo Value It is important to make sure that the condo you buy is worth the money. You do not want to spend a lot of money on something, just to find out later that you could have gotten it a lot cheaper. Hiring a home inspector and appraiser is something to consider for your Bothell condo purchase. Yo...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
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If you are a young person and are considering the purchase of Bothell real estate, you’ll need to be aware of the risks and advantages of it. First of all, there are some basic requirements that you will need to have fulfilled before signing any papers.   How to be approved to buy real estate   In order to be eligible to purchase real estate property the first thing you will need is good credit and a lump sum of cash. Seeing as most people do not have two or three hundred thousand dollars in cash lying around the house, good credit will be necessary in order for a real estate transaction to take place. This means approaching a bank as a first step and asking for a mortgage. The lender will let you know how much they can lend you and the details of the loan. Then you will need to ensure...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
If you are considering entering into the real estate market either as a buyer, seller, or investor, you should be aware of the benefits you will receive when you hire a Bothell real estate agent. Some people will try and save the money and do it on their own. This can be disastrous if you do not know exactly what you are doing. Buying a Home When you are in the market for a home for yourself and your family you will need to take all reasonable precautions against any unscrupulous dealings. Having a Bothell real estate agent as your representative will reduce the likeliness of anything like this happening. Real estate agents are there to help you in all aspects of your search and close. They will help you find a home that is suitable for you. Once found they will continue to ensure all ...
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