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Buyers are too busy looking at how the home looks on the outside and inside that everything else is overlooked.  Buyers will argue that only the home matters, but the home is only a portion of the puzzle. The bigger picture future home buyers’ neglect is the neighborhood.  The area around the home will determine how you feel about the home and everything around it.  The sound of shouting, fighting, glass breaking and gunshots isn't something anyone wants to hear day after day.  Avoid this by searching for good neighborhoods.

Each neighborhood has their pros and cons, so looking for that perfect neighborhood isn't in the cards.  An acceptable vibe of the neighborhood depends on how you feel about dealing with the cons.  In general research the

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Your long quest to buying a home has finally rewarded you with a golden key to enter an abode. You naturally want to rush through the front door and settle in. But to make the transfer to your new diggs as painless as possible, why check out your house thoroughly first with a pre-move inspection?

Bring your tablet with picture-taking and note-taking apps, or if you’re more low-tech, a pen, paper, and camera. Walk around ourside the property and inside the house, looking for any problems. We’re not talking major issues that your on-the-ball home inspector should’ve caught. Instead, you’re hunting for small repairs that you may have missed because you were dazzled by the previous owner’s model-home staging or collection of Chewbacca figurines.

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Northwest MLS NWMLS LogoKirkland, WA - November 5, 2013. Home sales “paused” during October but prices continued to rise, according to the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Commenting on year-to-date totals for 2013 compared to 2012, one industry expert remarked, “I would say the real estate market is recovering nicely.”

Pending sales during October dipped 2.7 percent when compared to the same month a year ago, but rose nearly 3.2 percent from September’s volume. October’s decline was the first negative change in year-over-year comparisons since April 2011. (That drop-off was attributed in part to a frenzy during April 2010 when buyers were scrambling to take advantage of a federal tax credit that was expiring.)

Brokers point to the federal shutdown

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