REAL ESTATE

By Inman News Feed

Great schools, ‘Finding Mr. Right’ attract Chinese buyers to Seattle

When it was released to tepid reviews in the U.S., it was called “Finding Mr. Right.” But the original title of one of China’s top-grossing films of all time was “Beijing Meets Seattle,” and The New York Times is giving ...

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Posted Sep. 22, 2014

REAL ESTATE

By Inman News Feed

Cash buyers to blame for dip in home sales? Really?

Housing economist Tom Lawler thinks it a bit strange that in reporting a 5.3 percent annual decline in the pace of existing home sales in August, the National Association of Realtors pointed the finger of blame at a drop in ...

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Posted Sep. 22, 2014

What's Your Home Worth?

The Zestimate (pronounced ZEST-ti-met, rhymes with estimate) home valuation is Zillow's estimated market value, computed using a proprietary formula. It is not an appraisal. It is a starting point in determining a home's value. The Zestimate is pulled from data; your real estate agent or appraiser physically inspects the home and takes special features, location, and market conditions into account. Variations in price also occur because of negotiating factors, closing costs, and timing of closing....

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REAL ESTATE

By Inman News Feed

Windermere Real Estate’s company-owned offices join RealtyTrac Network

In a deal that could be expanded to include franchise affiliates in other states, Windermere Real Estate’s 10 company-owned brokerage offices in the Seattle market have joined the RealtyTrack Network. RealtyTrac launched the brokerage network last year, promising partners media ...

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Posted Sep. 22, 2014

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