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Baidu Opens Seattle Area Office

The Chinese tech giant Baidu opens a Seattle based office, creating an additional U.S. outpost to expand its artificial intelligence and the cloud. Baidu has been well-known as the leading Chinese language Internet search engine. It covers fi...

by Mary Pong, October 20, 2017
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5 Most Expensive Zip Codes in the Puget Sound

The Puget Sound Business Journal had a write up of the wealthiest ZIP Codes in the Puget Sound region throughout King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. It was determined by a proprietary formula, which includes net worth, home value, p...

by Mary Pong, October 13, 2017
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5 Things to Think About Before Buying a Condo

If you’re in the market for a new home in Seattle, a condominium can be a charming and convenient option. Condos are often less expensive to buy than houses or townhouses, and they can offer conveniences you might not otherwise be able to aff...

by Mary Pong, July 28, 2017
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Bothell Finally Gets New Homes

The nationwide homebuilder Toll Brothers has acquired a large development in downtown Bothell where plans on building new homes. MainStreet Property Group, a critical base real estate company, has sold a large development property in downtown B...

by Mary Pong, July 17, 2017
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How to Determine Fair Market Value

One of the key questions that potential sellers typically ask an agent is, “What is the market value of my home?” Determining fair market value requires experience, knowledge and honesty in finding accurate comparable sales. In answering...

by Mary Pong, March 8, 2017
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15 of Seattle’s Best Neighborhoods

Seattle is Booming! That’s no secret, and with the recent visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping Seattle will even more be the forefront of business and growth. If you’re considering moving to the Seattle area or relocating within Seattle,...

by Mary Pong, March 8, 2018
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Seattle’s Backyard Cottages

Homes with small detached living spaces or potential to build an additional living space on the property are growing in popularity in Seattle. Since the city has changed the zoning laws to allow property owners to build Accessory Dwelling Units...

by Mary Pong, March 8, 2017
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Chinese – American Bellevue Home Buyers

Belleuve is a wonderful city full of culture, job opportunity, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Pacific Northwest. Bellevue has a wide selection of neighborhoods and home types to offer every buyer. This is a very desirable area to...

by Mary Pong, March 8, 2017
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Chinese Buyers Looking for Homes in Washington State

Recently residents from China have topped the list of foreign property buyers in America. In the months of March 2013 to March 2014 Chinese buyers spent $22 billion on American real estate up from $12.8 billion in the previous year. Washington ...

by Mary Pong, March 8, 2017
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Bellevue Named #2 in the 50 Best Cities to Live in America

24/7 Wall St. has just confirmed what many residents of Western Washington have known for years, that Bellevue is one of the best cities in America to live in. 24/7 Wall St. concluded its data about the best cities in America to live in by revi...

by Mary Pong, March 7, 2017
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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Selling a Home Yourself

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Selling a Home Yourself At some point in a homeowner’s life, they have thought about selling their home themselves. It’s a rational thought; why not? I can save money, right? Also known as a FSBO, For Sale by Ow...

by Mary Pong, March 1, 2017
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How to Increase Your Home Value to Sell

Selling a home can be stressful. Will I sell the home at asking price? Will I find buyers quickly? Will the transaction go smoothly? While maybe the answers to those questions are not known, one thing is certain, there are several things you ca...

by Mary Pong, October 26, 2016
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