Seattle Home Buyer Tips

Septic Systems

If you are trying to get information on your Septic System Design contact your county health department to obtain “As Built” plans. This is especially important if you will be doing landscaping or if you w...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Home Buyer Tips, Seattle Home Seller Tips

Foreclosure Fairness Act

  The new WA State Foreclosure Fairness Act gives new rights to distressed homeowners. Legal Hotline Attorney Annie Fitzsimmons walks you through the new law with guests: Rob McKenna, WA State Attorney General Ma...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Home Buyer Tips, Seattle Home Seller Tips, Seattle Real Estate News

Speeding through an inspection

    This video, taken during a home inspection, is an example of how NOT to do an inspection. Take your time,  follow along during the inspection and listen carefully to the verbal report given by the inspec...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Home Buyer Tips, Seattle Home Seller Tips

Houseboats as Investments?

Can a Houseboat be an Investment? We at Special Agents Realty have been selling houseboats, floating homes, and housebarges, in the Lake Union area for the last 5 years. Additionally, we sell lots of waterfront proper...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Blog, Buying A Houseboat, Housebarges, Houseboat Listings, Houseboats & Floating Homes, Seattle Floating Homes, Seattle Home Buyer Tips, Seattle Home Seller Tips, Seattle Real Estate News

Houseboat Lending Now Available!

After a nearly 4 year hiatus, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has stepped up to the plate to offer houseboat lending in the Seattle area. We salute SMCU for embracing this amazing Seattle tradition which truly helps...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Houseboats & Floating Homes, Houseboats in Seattle, Seattle Floating Homes, Seattle Home Buyer Tips

Housing Affordability Study

I have long said that living near your work is critical to you quality of life and to your budget. A recent study shows the actual cost of living when you account for the hours and fuel you spent on the road commuting...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Home Buyer Tips, Seattle Real Estate News

Underground Heating Oil Tanks

Underground Heating Oil Tanks Underground heating oil tanks can pose many potential problems to both home buyers and sellers. They have been the source of many environmental problems such as contamination of surroundi...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Blog, Residential Real Estate Listings, Seattle Home Buyer Tips, Seattle Home Seller Tips

Lead Poisoning

Lead Poisoning Lead poisoning is a serious problem which can lead to adverse health problems. In children, high levels of lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, behavioral and learning problems, slow g...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Blog, Buying A Floating Home, Seattle Home Buyer Tips