Finance 101: Finance Terms Glossary

Real Estate Financing Terms  Acquisition and Development Loan (A&D Loan): This loan provides for the purchase and the preparation of raw land for subdivision use.  It usually includes the streets and all of the utilities.  The source of repayment is a construction loan or sale.Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM): A mortgage which permits the lender to adjust the

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Real Estate Glossary

Heaton Dainard’s Real Estate Glossary: Abstract of Title. A book containing copies of all documents pertaining to a piece of property (or it’s owners) located in the county courthouse. The abstract is certified by the abstract company which is a quasi-governmental company authorized to verify the contents of the abstract are complete and accurate. The

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The New Neutral: Big, Bold, Color

This fall, it’s out with the boring, and in with the bright! The new neutral is big, bold, color. Beige and white will, yes, always work in any home, but sometimes a space just calls for a little color. These days, couches, walls, and furniture pieces are showing up in hues of orange, lavender, peacock

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Kitchens: Design Trends and Tips

Thinking about remodeling your kitchen? The current kitchen design trend is creating a streamlined, bright, and open space. One of the most important things to focus on when remodeling is providing adequate lighting. Use a mix of fixtures to layer different types of light – from ambient, to task and accent lights, to dining and

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Networking: The Path to Professional Success

One of the most valuable things you can have in the real estate business is a large social network. And not just your friends on Facebook, but a real network of people that will turn to you for help, or will pass your information along to others. But you definitely want to avoid being “that

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10 Most Expensive U.S. Cities to Live In

Dreaming about where you want to live when retired? Well, first check out these stats on the most expensive U.S. cities to live in! 10. Los Angeles, CA Cost of Living: 30.8% above average City Population: 3,819, 702 Median Household Income: $52,762 Median Home Value: $186,200 9. San Diego, CA Cost of Living: 31.9% above

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Go Green to Clean!

Take a look under your kitchen sink at all those various cleaning products. Now throw them all away. You have all that you need to maintain a clean home without them! Not only can you go green by using natural cleaning solutions, but you can save money too. Take a look at these natural ways

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June Update: Market Remains Competitive for Buyers

With the current market conditions, what with rising mortgage rates and decreasing unemployment, more and more buyers are entering into what is already an “extremely competitive housing market” (OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate Company). Jacobi noted that interest rates for 2013 reached a new high around mid-June, resulting from an improving U.S. economy.

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Happy 4th of July: Celebrate with Softball!

The Richard Sherman CelebritySoftball Game: July 7th 12pm at Cheney Stadium. Get your tickets now! Heaton Dainard will be sponsoring a Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball game this Sunday (July 7th), for The Homes For Heroes Foundation. This foundation is a charity aimed “to provide or coordinate financial assistance and housing resources to our Nation’s Heroes

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Make the Most of a Small Space

Feeling a little too cozy in your apartment? Need to make some breathing room? Here are some ideas on how to live large in your small space. First, make your home look bigger than it actually is: • Flood your rooms with natural light. If you have few windows, install blinds that will soften the

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Home Maintenance: Natural Pest Control

Forget nasty chemicals, here are 10 natural ways to eliminate pests: 1. Ants Save your leftover coffee grounds: spread them around windows and doors where ants come in. Also use vinegar: make a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water to wipe down countertops and other surfaces; repeat several times a day to destroy the scent

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Avoid Wasting Money When Buying

So you’ve found the perfect house. You love the neighborhood, the area, the big backyard – it has everything you want and it is the perfect price. Well, so you think. Just because you love the house does not mean it warrants no costly repairs. Before jumping at the offer, make sure you do a

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Revamp your bathroom: tips and tricks for cheap!

Summer has arrived (finally!), bringing with it celebrations, family visits, barbeques … basically a constant stream of guests into your home. Is your house ready? Most importantly, is your guest bathroom ready? As much as you might want to think it is, it may be time for a little spruce. Here are some tips for

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Hard Money Lending: March Market Update

Intrust Funding, the leading hard money lender in Western Washington, is bringing you the latest market updates: It’s an ideal time for investors to take advantage of the many opportunities out there to invest in cash flow or flips. There has been a noticeable change in average days on market over the course of the

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Heaton Dainard helps first time home buyers!

Thinking of buying your first home? Heaton Dainard specializes in helping first time home buyers navigate the process of buying their first home. Please contact Monica Ulmer at monica@heatondainard.com for more information. First-Time Home Buyer Tips: First-time home buyers have a lot of factors to consider before they buy their first house. These five frequently

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Intrust Funding Market Report: March 2013

Intrust Funding, the leading hard money lender in Western Washington, is bringing you the latest market updates: As we move into Spring of 2013, our latest market report will give you a clear picture of the improvements in the real estate market over the past year. It’s an ideal time for investors to take advantage

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2013’s Hottest Bathroom Trends

All in all, 2013 bathroom trends point to one thing: a more natural, simple, usable bathroom space. Emphasizing the wood, light colors, and simple lines you’d find in a spa retreat, 2013 is starting to look like a good year for R&R. ios software download Luxury bathroom remodels have been gaining momentum in the past

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High demand, low inventory sparking multiple offers, market momentum.

High demand, low inventory sparking multiple offers, market momentum KIRKLAND, Wash. (Dec. 5, 2012) – Real estate brokers expected some seasonal slowing during November, but last month’s falloff was less than what some industry veterans anticipated. Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 6,522 pending sales last month — the highest total for November in

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Why is 2013 the year to be a first time home buyer?

If you have been aspiring to own a home but have been holding back, now or at least by 2013 is the time to make the jump. Home prices and values are rising and constructors are starting to build again. Time that passes by because you are undecided is time during which the price of

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Bank Owned Sales Disappearing in King County?

To generate the chart below, I took all the sales data for single-family homes sold in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties from the beginning of 2010 through the end of October. Since my data download puts late-reported sales into the month that the sale actually took place rather than in the month they were reported,

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Market Update: King County

Market Update for King County Market Update: Inventory *House featured is our recent listing of an Isola Homes house which sold in record time for top dollar! Here is the movement in Market Inventory from 2007- 2012. Low inventory levels means that homes are going under contract faster than ever.  In September 2012, 27.1% of

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