October Home Sales & Closings

November 15th, 2012 by Claire

Congratulations to all of our clients who sold or bought a home last month using WaLaw Realty, totaling over $63,000 in rebates! Typically, the market tends to slow down in the fall, when the rain settles in and the kids get back to school – but 2012 is proving to be an unpredictable year. And once again we are busier than ever, and showing no signs of slowing down.

Check out our closings and rebates below, and for more information on the buyers side of the home purchase process, we just posted a great article (and info graphic!) here.

WaLaw Sellers

Modern elegance on Queen Anne
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Seattle Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Savings – It Still Feels Like Summer Edition!

October 9th, 2012 by Claire

Last month we posted all about our buyers and sellers savings – summer edition. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like September was summer edition part II!  Our clients saved a grand total of over $90,000 in September, that’s a lesson in back to school savings. Thinking of buying soon? Craig outlines the need for buyer representation in his latest blog post, “What is a buyers agent? Does a buyer need a buyer’s agent?” or this one on how our real estate agent commission rebate works.

For even more reasons, check out our closings and rebates below! (more…)

Does the Federal Reserve Want to Re-Inflate the Housing Bubble?

September 14th, 2012 by Marc

The latest “qualitative easing,” or QE3, has the Federal Reserve Bank purchasing a large amount of mortgage-backed securities every month.  The news, on its face, doesn’t seem too sinister.  As reported by the NYTimes:

“The Fed pledged to buy mortgage-backed securities at a pace of about $40 billion a month for an indefinite period of time. The effort is expected to increase prices and demand for those securities and push down mortgage rates, already near record lows. That might encourage more families to refinance their mortgages and others to purchase a home, with ripple effects through the real estate industry and the rest of the economy.

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Home Selling and Home Buying Savings in Seattle – Summer Edition

September 7th, 2012 by Claire

12 Closings in August = $187,260 in Rebates to WaLaw Clients

Have we mentioned lately how much we love our clients? In the month of August alone, we have had 12 clients close on their homes, and they collectively saved $187,260! No, that’s not a misprint, or a misplaced zero. Yes, our model really works!

As if the money wasn’t enough, they also had a great time – check out some of their testimonials. Congratulations to all of our August buyers and sellers.

 WaLaw Sellers:

Refined Kirkland 3 BR on 3/4 acre

 

 

Rebate: $5,693
Refined Kirkland 3 bedroom on 3/4 acre 

 

 

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WaLaw + Redfin = $18,470 in Home Buyer Savings for Consumers

August 13th, 2012 by Marc

What savings look like

We’re pretty big fans of Redfin here at WaLaw.  They’re helping to change the way the real estate industry operates, for the better.  One of their big advantages is, like WaLaw, a fee lower than what is charged by a typical agent.  So when a Redfin seller sells to a WaLaw buyer, everyone saves a lot of money.  How much money?
On this transaction, total consumer savings (what our client saved, plus what the Redfin client saved) is $18,450.  (more…)

FOUR closings in July!

August 9th, 2012 by Claire

Oh where has the summer gone? Time flies when you’re busy….and rockets at WaLaw. We’ve had four clients this month celebrating a closing, check them out!  (more…)

A Cheerful Closing and Nice Rebate for Duval, WA, Home Buyers

June 13th, 2012 by Claire


Duval, WA, Home Buyers Save $5,341 with the WaLaw Buyer's Agent Commission Rebate
One of our recent WaLaw buyers just closed on their home in Duvall, and saved $5,341! After a considerable home search, they found a special home that accommodated 100% of their wish list, and more! We just love it when things work out. Congratulations and enjoy!

The Economist view on traditional agents: “the realtor rip-off”

June 13th, 2012 by Claire

Why IS it so expensive to buy or sell a house in America?  We agree, people of The Economist.

If you’re in a particularly feisty mood, take a scroll through some of the comments…

WaLaw Realty is Now on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s List of Top 25 Residential Real Estate Firms

April 20th, 2012 by Claire

We received some great news on this otherwise overcast and dreary Friday afternoon, today the Puget Sound Business Journal released its current issue listing the top residential real estate firms, and we’re on it! For being a small and relatively new boutique firm, we’re awfully proud of ourselves for posting numbers in competition with some of the larger real estate companies.

We are busier than ever, thanks to our Seattle home buyers and sellers who have realized the benefits and savings of using  WaLaw Realty. Check out this blog post explaining why we’re the better choice. Go us!

Second chance to view this beautiful home – OPEN HOUSE Sunday 4/15, 1-4 p.m.

April 13th, 2012 by Claire

Good news – if you  missed it last weekend, you have another chance to come see this beautiful home. This is a truly outstanding home, just listed and open Sunday 4/15 from 1-4. It’s not often you come across one like this, so come visit us and see it for yourself. Please allow us to entice you with the preview video.

 Sophisticated and chic, this spectacular home boasts gorgeous interiors, views of the Olympics and Sound, and a huge backyard and garden. This impressive home was renovated for modern living and incorporates an open floor plan opening onto a westerly deck perfect for summer days and nights. Other highlights: gourmet kitchen, formal living, office, media room, central A/C. High-tech features: CAT6 Ethernet hardwired, HDMI 1.4a, whole-house music and lighting automation capability.

Buyers, you can save money when you buy from a WaLaw seller!  If our sellers don’t have to pay the commission to a buyer’s agent, they can pass the savings on to you.  If you don’t have a real estate agent yet, speak with this seller first.  You may be able to use a lawyer rather than an agent to buy the house, which will save you money.