Archive for March, 2012

Housing Hope – Everett, WA

March 2, 2012

Housing Hope of Everett, WA

A great example of a local company contributing to their Community!  Let’s help them out!Debbie Atwood Is Making A Splash In Snohomish County!

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.

Debbie Atwood Is Making A Splash In Snohomish County!
Help someone less fortunate than yourself!


Debbie Atwood Is Making A Splash In Snohomish County!

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
Cost: $10-$25 gift card

Debbie Atwood Is Making A Splash In Snohomish County!

(425) 750-4970


In The Know – When Buying Bank Owned Or Forclosure Properties

March 1, 2012


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! 


To contact Debbie – 425-750-4970

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