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Author: Jim Reppond

5 Things Buyers Should Know About Seller Disclosure Statements

What is a Seller Disclosure Statement? Seller Disclosure Statements (often called Form 17 in the State of Washington) are the buyer’s opportunity to learn as much as they can about the property and the seller’s experience in it. Potential seller disclosures range from knowledge of leaky roofs to work done without the benefit of a …

DDoS Attacks Hit Real Estate Websites

I just saw this heatmap on downdector.com showing the impact of the widespread distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack yesterday afternoon. It sounds like a number of real estate sites that use Dyn servers to host their content were affected, like Zillow, Trulia, GoPaperless, various high end real estate blogs, and even our own NWMLS. …

Buyers Making Offers on Multiple Homes at Once

Buyer’s are being advised by unscrupulous brokers and mortgage lenders to go ahead and write several offers at the same time on several different homes in the hope of getting one accepted. Let’s face it, the market is extremely active and many buyers are not getting their offers accepted, even though they are making very …