Septic Systems

Linda Bagley
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 will be listing your home for sale. It will be required as a part of the sale for the buyer and inspections. King County “As Built” plans Snohomish County “As Built” plans Pierce County “As … Read More

Speeding through an inspection

Linda Bagley
    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 inspector. Do not be afraid to ask lots questions. Inspections are not only a negotiation tool, they are a road map to preparing your home for future sale. Special thanks to Jim & … Read More

HGTV – House Hunters Special “Houseboat Hunters”

Linda Bagley
          Special Agents Realty is proud to be participating with HGTV (Home and Garden TV) shooting a special episode of House Hunters – appropriately named “Houseboat Hunters.”  Kevin & Linda Bagley, owners of Special Agents Realty appear here with the production crew on location. Filming is currently underway with scenes from our houseboat listings, aboard our home “The KevLin” and at our Special Agents Realty office … Read More

Special Agents on HGTV

Linda Bagley
Special Agents to be Featured on HGTV Househunter in Houseboat Hunters Episode We are very excited that Special Agents Realty was asked to audition for a special episode of Househunters for HGTV that will focus on our search for a houseboat for our client Katy. Special thanks to Sam DeBord with Coldwell Banker Danforth for referring us and Katy for this opportunity. Shooting will begin in August and may potentially include … Read More

Houseboats as Investments?

Linda Bagley
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 property and land based homes as well (actually more of those than houseboats). We have been through the boom and the bust and have seen homes, condos, houseboats, floating homes all ride the market roller … Read More

Houseboat Lending Now Available!

Linda Bagley
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 to define the Seattle character. For those thinking about purchasing a Houseboat in Seattle, this is great news. The program details allow for 75% financing of the combined sales price plus sales tax, 30 … Read More

Housing Affordability Study

Linda Bagley
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 to work.  More information is available through Center for Neighborhood Technology. This is an excellent resource for general information to evaluate the affordability of housing when transportaion is factored in. … Read More

Underground Heating Oil Tanks

Linda Bagley
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 surrounding soil and ground water. Leaks are caused by the rust inside underground tanks, or by an electrical condition sparked by electric utility lines. Buyers should have the tank inspected to make sure that it is structurally sound. … Read More

Lead Poisoning

Linda Bagley
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 growth, and hearing problems. In adults, lead poisoning can cause reproductive problems, high blood pressure, digestive problems, nerve disorder, memory and concentration problems, and muscle and joint pain. Lead poisoning is especially a problem in … Read More