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Ardell DellaLoggia is a Broker at Sound Realty

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Apr. 30, 2010 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Jamesh

Awesome Post,
Its really very informative, please keep it up with your post.
Thanks

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Jul. 27, 2010 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by ARDELL DellaLoggia

 Bryan,

Every seller wants to sell in the shortest time it will take to get a "good" price. Rarely to they need "fast" or feel they need "fast" as in within a matter of hours.

"Fast" does not really belong in real estate lingo IMO. The only one who wants "fast" is usually the agent who wants to get paid "fast".

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Aug. 4, 2010 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Bryan Eastman

Fast does not have to mean "in a few hours".  But I would say that if you asked 10 sellers today if they would prefer to sell their house fast, or sell it slow, they'd take fast. 

People very commonly fail to see the true expense of having a house sit on the market for 6-9 months before it sells.  The listing ages, becomes stale, and they have to make serious discounts to the price of the home to make it attractive. 

If sellers would take the time to get their homes in tip-top condition before listing, price it well, and market aggressively, they will indeed sell their home "fast". 

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Aug. 11, 2010 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by ARDELL DellaLoggia

Bryan, you sound like a commercial. That said, when a seller is getting nothing, as in a short sale, I would agree with you. But most sellers would have to undercut all existing listings by as much as 5% to accomplish that objective. I do not recommend that. Your mileage may vary.

Today's buyer is a careful and cautious buyer, and fast is not usually good for anyone except the agent.

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Sep. 6, 2010 - Benjamin Moore Extrernal Color

Posted by Mary

Help!

I need a 2 color combo in Ben Moore paint for my house.Something in the grey-taupe-brown family.My house is in a woodsy area.

Too many choices!

Thanks for any help-

Mary

 

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Sep. 6, 2010 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by ARDELL DellaLoggia

Mary,

I don't know the style of your house, but likely gray is better than brown these days.

Try Stately Gray (Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint) with white trim, or Stately Gray with a slightly lightened or darkened shade of the same Stately Gray for the trim. The person in the store should be able to mix the trim color for you using the basic stately gray slightly modified up or down.

BUT white trim is just as good and much easier. Only one color choice that way.

Front door black or very dark gray is in style these days. Easy.

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Nov. 8, 2010 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Chris

Hi Ardell,

I love the blog but I have to tell you: you're beautiful - please post some photos of yourself!  I'm sure you're married, and I should mention that I'm not a stalker, just a successful businessman looking to relocate to Seattle.  But hey, your face is a big selling point.  Please, give your fans some more personal photos. 

-Chris

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Dec. 6, 2010 - Windows 7 Product Key

Posted by Windows 7 Product Key
There are certainly many more details to take into consideration, but thanks for sharing this post.
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Feb. 24, 2011 - REO's and large earnest money

Posted by Cyndi Draper

 Your blog is very helpful. You seem like one smart cookie.  I am hoping you can give me some insight. 

   My husband and I won the bid on a bank owned property here in North Idaho. We put up $10,000.00 earnest money, held by the sellers brokerage (C-21) in the form of a cashiers check made out to our agents brokerage. I realize that this is an excessive amount for earnest money, but we were up against other bids and this was the only house in our price range that fit our large family and we did not want to lose it. The sale price is $180,000.00, as is.

   My concern is that our contract states that we are to close on or before Feb.25th, which is tomorrow. As of today (the 24th) my private money lender apparently wasn't happy with something on the HUD 1 settlement statement and we might not close on time. We put everything we had into this deal and now we are very fearful that we could lose our earnest money if one of the many "hands in the pot" drags their feet. The seller (Bof A,yikes) demanded that we use their title company/law firm/trustee service for escrow. We are not newbies at buying but it all seems so convoluted that i don't know how to ensure the security of my family's future. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Cyndi (208)660-3446

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Mar. 10, 2011 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Chris

You know what would really help this blog out a lot?

 

Nested comments = #justsayin

=)

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Mar. 10, 2011 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by ARDELL DellaLoggia

 LOL! I generall have no comments on this blog, Chris. I was referring to RainCityGuide.com re nested comments.

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Oct. 25, 2011 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Zac Coplan

This is a great blog, I will frequent it regularly. 

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Nov. 7, 2011 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Dallas Realtors

This was truly a good example of a perfect blog for personal use. Thanks for inspiring me. I really got great information from your relevant post. This will surely help many others.
Great thanks!

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Dec. 5, 2011 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Matthew Esterline

Seattle homes are nice, property is cheap, and an extremely nice place to live. Whether an individual is looking for a single family home or multi level home Seattle has it. The people are friendly and the communities and schools are quite nice. Seattle contains some great starter homes for those individuals that are first time buyers.

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Dec. 15, 2011 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Seattle Allen

All of the sellers wish to sell their home as soon as possible  and with a quit good price.

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Feb. 23, 2012 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Anonymous

Great!I‘ve learnt a lot from your blog.Thank you.

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Feb. 23, 2012 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

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Mar. 2, 2012 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Seattle Windows

Nice looking properties.

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Aug. 2, 2012 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Keysborough house and land

 Hi Ardell,

Thanks for the nice post and the photos as well. Me and my husband are planning to build another house, and it seems that you can offer us the house we want. I like the house in 209th Street Bothell....I'll let my husband know this and hopefully he will buy this for me. :)

 

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Sep. 30, 2012 - RE: Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

Posted by Wannabe green

Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all people you really understand what you are speaking about!

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