Housing Hope – Everett, WA

March 2, 2012

Housing Hope of Everett, WA

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Housing Hope Gift Card Drive – March 1st thru March 31st, 2012.  8:00AM to 5:00PM  Monday-Friday

The Western Washington Medical Group Family Medicine is collecting gift cards and rolls of quarters for HOUSING HOPE OF EVERETT to help struggling families using emergency shelter and transitional housing or critical services.

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Help someone less fortunate than yourself!

 

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Who: Western Washington Medical Group
Location: Western Washingon Medical Group Family Medicine – 3rd Floor Family Medicine  Receptionist
Address: 12728 19th Avenue SE, Suite 300
Everett, WA 98208
Phone: 425-225-2755
Email: jgregerson@wwmedgroup.com
Website:www.wwmedgroup.com/centers/familyMedicine/
Cost: $10-$25 gift card

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In The Know – When Buying Bank Owned Or Forclosure Properties

March 1, 2012

IN THE KNOW – WHEN BUYING BANK OWNED OR FORECLOSURE PROPERTIES

A common question among Buyers in this Real Estate Market when purchasing Bank Owned or Foreclosure Properties is; “Why is a Special Warranty Deed and not a General Warranty Deed given on this property”?

Special Warranty Deed versus General Warranty Deed

Here is a great explanation given in simple terms by a Title Officer at Stewart Title.

“Special Warranty Deeds are becoming more common.  A General Warranty deed is a promise to the Buyer that the Seller will warranty any prior problems with Title, not just during the Seller’s ownership, but back along the chain of ownership.  

A Special Warranty deed, on the other hand, limits the Seller’s promise (warranty) to title problems that come up while the Seller owned the property, but gives no warranty for problems prior to that point.  For example, Builders often give Special Warranty deeds.  They only owned the property long enough to build the homes.  They aren’t sticking their necks out to warranty buyers against something that happened to cloud title when the subdivision was still a pig farm.  

Foreclosure property is another example where you often see Special Warranty deeds.  The Bank, like the Builder, has no close relationship to the property and won’t bend over backwards to promise anything about the condition of title before they acquired the property through foreclosure.”  

Jayne Boyle of Stewart Title explains, “These days, Title Insurance is the Buyer’s best friend.  Title Insurance insures the Buyer against past ownership problems, old liens, boundary issues, etc.” 

And now YOU are in THE KNOW! 

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To contact Debbie – 425-750-4970


Condo at Belmon…

February 13, 2012

Condo at Belmonte
513 Pilchuck Path
Everett, WA 98201                                            $135,000.00

Beautiful 3 bedroom Condo with spectacular Cascade Mountain and valley views.  With approximately 1500 sq ft of living space, 2.5 baths, formal living and dining rooms and spacious kitchen with tile counters and stainless appliances.  All rooms are generous size.

Pilchuck Path

Pilchuck Path

Complete with 1 car garage (a truck can fit in this garage) and fenced backyard.

Pilchuck Path

Pilchuck Path

Enjoy the sunrise over the beautiful Cascade Mountains from your Master bedroom, Living room or cozy deck.  Low Low Maintenance fees are approximately $70/mo!

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(425) 750-4970

Condo at Belmon…

February 13, 2012

Condo at Belmonte
513 Pilchuck Path
Everett, WA 98201                                            $135,000.00

Beautiful 3 bedroom Condo with spectacular Cascade Mountain and valley views.  With approximately 1500 sq ft of living space, 2.5 baths, formal living and dining rooms and spacious kitchen with tile counters and stainless appliances.  All rooms are generous size. 

Pilchuck Path

 

Pilchuck Path

 

 

Complete with 1 car garage (a truck can fit in this garage) and fenced backyard.

Pilchuck Path

 

 

 

Pilchuck Path

 

Enjoy the sunrise over the beautiful Cascade Mountains from your Master bedroom, Living room or cozy deck.  Low Low Maintenance fees are approximately $70/mo! 

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 (425) 750-4970     

Homeowners Fighting Homeowners

July 11, 2011

Homeowners Fighting Homeowners

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I read an article today about Homeowners fighting Homeowner Associations because of Homeowner Dues not being paid. It is an interesting article.

In my area I have seen many Associations place liens on a property which have held up the sale of a property but I have not seen the HOA actually foreclose on the property as this article is talking about.

Although, I know it is possible for them to do this and is probably happening here locally but definitely not to the extent it is apparently happening in the areas noted in this article.

I have received phone calls from Homeowner Associations asking me how they could purchase a Condo Unit that was going to Auction.

I have also seen MANY properties for sale that are bank owned and have a very large assessment due either at the close of the sale or added to the HOA dues among all homeowners in a complex or neighborhood.

I have seen Condo’s for sale that are owned by a bank that have a disclosure noting there is an assessment due at closing in the amount of $30,000.00!   Under the remarks in the listing it states the purchase price does not reflect the HOA assessment due.  In other words – add another $30k to this asking price!  Debbie Atwood Is Making A Splash In Snohomish County!

I have also run across bank owned units where the bank did not disclose a large assessment due.

When working with Sellers that are in a HOA and are attempting a short sale (which is where this problem comes up a lot) we discuss the problem of the Seller not keeping their Homeowner Association Dues  current and that the Seller runs a higher risk of the Association holding up the short sale until the Association is paid what is owed to them by the Seller or Buyer.

When working with Buyers that are looking at a property with a HOA we discuss the importance of checking into the HOA and it’s financial stability.  We can do this by checking for liens on the property and reading through the resale certificate package.  Debbie Atwood Is Making A Splash In Snohomish County!

The article here is a good one for Sellers and Buyers to take note of.  Due diligence is a must anytime you are buying a property or selling a property and in today’s market there is even more reason to be a responsible Buyer and/or Seller.

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OPEN TODAY 520 158th AVE SE Snohomish,WA

July 10, 2011

Open Today 520 158th Ave SE Snohomish, WA

Open Today 520 158th Ave SE Snohomish, WA

This home is Open Today.  A beautiful 3 bedroom home  located in Snohomish.  Features include 3 bedrooms with approximately 1800 sq feet of living space and 5 +/- acres of peace and quiet.  Your formal living and dining room with picture windows that allow the natural light in and beautiful country views out.  Enjoy the wildlife entertainment sitting on a grand wood deck overlooking the backyard.  Bedrooms are very good size and the master bedroom features a luxury 5 piece bath with soaking tub.

Come visit today from Noon -3:00PM

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Give It To Team Bobbi!

June 30, 2011

Give It To Team Bobbi!

Jet City Pizza of Marysville is joining the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma.

Give It To Team Bobbi!

Members of the Costa Family of Marysville have joined together to form a team for the Light The Night Walk for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on September 24, 2011.

Sisters Jeralita, Rietta and Charvette Costa lost their mother Bobbi Costa to AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia) 10 years ago.  Joing them on Team Bobbi for a second year are Charisha Costa, Lekenzie Mortensen, Serenity Monar, Azucena Garcia and cousins Cynthia and Taylor Neuhoff and Angela and Danika Mogenson.

Jet City Pizza owner Tristan Costa is the son of Rietta Costa.  He is proud to find a way to support the team and the fight against the disease that took the life of his Grandma so suddenly at the young age of 59.

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.  In AML, the bone marrow makes many unformed cells called blasts.  Blasts normally develop into white blood cells that fight infection.  However, the blasts are abnormal in AML.  They do not develop and cannot fight infections.  The bone marrow may also make abnormal red blood cells and platelets.  The number of abnormal cells for leukemia cells grows quickly.  They crowd out the normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets the body needs.

Rietta Costa said “ it was all so sudden, we didn’t even know she was sick. One day she didn’t feel well and went to the clinic. They took her by ambulance to the hospital . Within 4 days she was on total life support and then in 1 short week was gone. We had never heard of AML and she didn’t even have a chance at treatment it was so aggressive. We walk in the hopes of a cure for AML so that others can live.
In honor of Bobbi Costa,who would have been 70 this July 1st, Jet City pizza will donate 25% of every full price order Wednesdays from June 29- August 31 when you say “ Give it to Team Bobbi”


Following in his family’s philanthropic footsteps, Tristan Costa believes that the measure of true success is being able to give back to your community. Most recently he was a sponsor for the Marysville Tulalip Relay for Life, providing over $1100.00 in free pizza to the organizational meetings.
Jet City Pizza is located at 11515 State Ave Suite C Marysville WA 98271 360 653 5858

The full menu can be found online at JetCityPizza.com.

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You can find information on the Light the Night walk at http://www.lightthenight.org/
To make a donation to Team Bobbi, call Rietta Costa @ 425 232 3387 or go to

http://pages.lightthenight.org/wa/SeattleL11/TNeuhoff or

http://www.lightthenight.org/ click on Donate and enter Team Bobbi .

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Everett Police Department

June 30, 2011

Everett Police Department

The Everett Police Department will hold an open House on July 4th. Located at 3002 Wetmore Ave you can visit the Everett Police Department and have some fun too.

Along with the other festivities going on in the City that day, take a peek inside the Everett Police Department.  Crime Prevention activities and information booths will also be available.

Receive a “Passport to Police” and search the Everett Police Department maze.  When you complete the passport you will receive a prize.

Meet Detectives, Crime scene investigators, K-9 handlers and Colby the Crime Prevention Dog!

Take advantage of the FREE Everett Transit on July 4th!

Enjoy your Fourth Of July Holiday and Be Safe!

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June 29, 2011

Fourth Of July In Everett

The Fourth Of July festivities are approaching and you won’t want to miss the excitement.

Beginning at 11:00AM at Colby and Wetmore Avenues between Wall and 26th Streets you can catch the Colors Of Freedom Parade.  There will be Free Everett Transit Shuttles from the Everett Station.

From 1:00 to 11:00PM be at the American Legion Park located at 145 Alverson Blvd for the Colors Of Freedom Festival.

There will be live music, a food festival, activities for the kids and it is the perfect place to watch the Fireworks Show over Port Gardner Bay.  Note that there will be NO Parking at American Legion Park so catch a ride at the Everett Transit Station or at Everett Community College Broadway lot.

At 10:20 see the Thunder On The Bay Fireworks! Viewing areas  at American Legion Park and The Grand Ave Park at 1800 Grand Ave.  Note that there will be NO Parking at these areas.

All of the Everett Transit Busses will operate FREE of charge on July 4th!

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Could This Be The Most Beautiful Place In The World?

June 10, 2011

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the country – maybe even the world.

Often it lacks the sun around here but honestly when the sun does make its appearance, there is no other place to be. One of my favorite places here is the Olympic Peninsula. Rain or shine, it doesn’t matter.   It is one of the MOST beautiful spots in Washington.  There are so many beautiful sights from the Olympic Mountains to the rainforest to the waterfalls, to the ocean.  It is definitely a must see.

Not too long ago, Tomi was an avid Twilight fan (she has since moved on to Justin Bieber) so we took a road trip from Everett to Forks (about a 2 hour drive) to visit the sites mentioned in the movie

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This photo was taken at La Push, home of “Jacob”.  La Push is a small community located about 14 miles out of Forks and home to the Quileute Tribe and known for its whale watching.

If you ever get the chance I would recommend visiting the Olympic Peninsula and if you’re not from Washington, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in country!

 

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