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…

Our Kirkland Home Buying Clients Received a Rebate of $26,774.00 on Their Purchase!

October 6th, 2011 by Marc

Another Home Buyer’s Commission Rebate: We are very excited to have rebated our Kirkland home buying clients $26,774.00 on their gorgeous $1.1m purchase.

Is Now a “Good Time to Buy” a House in Seattle or Elsewhere? Not Generally Speaking…

August 19th, 2011 by Marc

I just authored a post over on Seattle real estate blog Rain City Guide (“It’s a Good Time to Buy”? Not until 2013…) taking a crack at that age-old real estate question: Is now a good time to buy?  In a nutshell, generally speaking, no. It’s not a good time to buy a home or condo in Seattle or anywhere else in the US.


But, as I point out at the end of the piece, it really depends on your personal home buying situation.  If there is some external reason nudging you into the real estate market — current house too small, tired of getting somebody’s permission when you want to paint, etc. — then now actually is a decent time to buy.  After all, regardless of how long interest rates remain low, the fact of the matter is they are historically low right now.  And regardless of any further decline in the housing market, prices have fallen significantly.  Particularly if you’re able to buy with a long-term time line for expected ownership, this actually may be a good time to buy.

The Home Buying Process with WaLaw Realty: Using a Lawyer as a Real Estate Agent

May 24th, 2011 by Marc

What’s it like to buy a house using WaLaw Realty?  How does the experience differ from using a traditional real estate agent to buy a house?

We’re quite a bit different than your average real estate agent, but we still provide the services you need. The difference starts with the fact that we are your lawyer as well as your agent, but it certainly doesn’t end there. Overall, we provide superior representation for a lower cost.  Now that’s different!