The round-about in the photo above is found in downtown Edmonds, Washington, just down the hill from where we live.

Sometimes we get lucky in love. We find the one we want to live the rest of our lives with.Sialia_sialis_Michigan_Love_Birds_NC

Sometimes we get lucky in real estate. We find the buyer or seller we want to do business with on our own – without the assistance of a broker.

Sometimes we sell to or buy from relatives or friends. A lot of real estate is sold by word of mouth, without the benefit of a real estate broker or a real estate listing.

Four-leaf_clover_NCIf you are so fortunate, feel free to give me a call. I will write up the transaction for you, set up title insurance, set up escrow with the title company, and follow the transaction through to closing.

I do not charge for initial telephone inquiries. I do not start charging fees unless and until we agree on what the fee will be. 

If you are a buyer and you have not found the property you want to buy, bear in mind that I am both an attorney and a broker. I can help you find the property you are looking for.

If you are a seller and you have not been able to find a buyer on your own, list with me. In many cases I will get you a better price than what you would have gotten selling FSBO.The key to getting the highest price is to create an advertising sensation, which is what we do.

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James Robert Deal, Broker and Attorney
Broker with Agency One Realty LLC
WSBA # 8103, DOL # 39666
425-774-6611, 888-999-2022
James at James Deal dot com

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Winter Gardening in Lynnwood

Winter Gardening in Lynnwood

James Robert Deal – Winter Gardening Report – March 6, 2017 Even with temperatures down to 20 degrees F. in December of 2016 and January of 2017, vegetables in my back yard survived and supplied a steady diet of healthy greens, including: Italian kale,...

The Foreclosure Train Rolls On

The Foreclosure Train Rolls On

Private corporations such as Loan Star and Caliber bought thousands of mortgages. The government pays them to modify mortgages, but they are quick to foreclose. They invest in high value instead of low value homes. They should be required to serve the interest of the local neighborhood as are banks. They should be regulated as banks.

Jarjour Listing

The Northwest Multiple Listing Association listing number for this property is 1003544. The address is 13817 NE 40th St Bellevue WA 98005. See everything about this beautiful home at this link, including video: https://app.box.com/v/jarjour But … Remember that...

Better Transit – Flex Vans

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IMPROVING TRANSIT THE FLEX VAN SOLUTION OVERVIEW Community Transit could dramatically increase ridership and revenue and greatly improve the quality of service for those who do not own cars. I am talking about the flex van concept employing CT union drivers: Using...

Water Safe To Drink

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Fiber Optic Internet

Fiber Optic Internet

What does Mount Vernon have that Snohomish County (my county) and most other counties do not? Internet speeds of 1 gigabite up and down for only $70 per month. Mount Vernon has set up a city utility company which delivers fiber optic speeds to businesses and homes....

Lease-Option Deals Open Doors

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LEASE-OPTION AND LEASE PURCHASE DEALS A lease-option or lease-purchase deal is a form of seller financing.  With the lease-option deal, title stays in the seller until the buyer refinances or resells or otherwise pays off the seller. The wrap-around deed of trust deal...

Zombie Foreclosures

Zombie Foreclosures

CFPB: Zombie foreclosures hurt borrowers The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is keeping an eye on “zombie” foreclosures, which it worries cause “direct borrower harm,” according to a CFPB executive. Zombie foreclosures occur when a bank starts the foreclosure...

New Federal Rules on Foreclosure

New Federal Rules on Foreclosure

New Federal Rules on Foreclosure —By Erika Eichelberger – Thanks to Mother Jones On Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal consumer watchdog set up by the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, announced a new set of foreclosure-prevention...

Washington MERS Suits Fail

Judges Dismiss MERS Suits By Evan Nemeroff Two borrower-initiated lawsuits alleging that the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems role in the plaintiffs’ deeds of trust caused them injury were both dismissed by federal judges in the Western District of...

Chapter 13 Plan Duration

Chapter 13 Plan Duration

No Minimum Time Length For The Ninth Circuit by Bankruptcy Law Network (BLN)  Written by Michael G. Doan Thanks to http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/chapter-13-no-time-length-for-the-ninth-circuit-part-1-of-2/...

Modification on Rental

Modification on Rental

It is harder to get a mortgage modification on a rental property than it is on an owner occupied property. The rules are not as clear. You need a higher income to qualify for a rental modification because you have to be able to cover your home mortgage. Nevertheless,...

Making Home Affordable Continues

Making Home Affordable Continues

HAMP continues aiding borrowers Three firms still fall short in meeting servicing goals. Thanks to Housing Wire. Kerri Ann Panchuk December 9, 2013 4:48PM Bank of AmericaCitiTreasuryHome Affordable Modification ProgramHAMPhomeownersObama AdministrationHousing...

Rental Property Modification

Rental Property Modification

This is a rental property modification. Ocwen was the servicer, and the investor was Washington Mutual and now Chase. The owner quit paying for 20 months, and the balance rose to $254,000. The interest rate was already under 3.0%, because this was an adjustable rate...

Preferences

Preferences

What is a Bankruptcy Preference? by KENT ANDERSON on AUGUST 16, 2010 A bankruptcy preference is a transfer made shortly before the case is filed that the trustee can take back from one creditor and share with all the other creditors. The transfer must be of money or...

How Long Before I Can File BK Again?

How Long Before I Can File BK Again?

How Long Before I Can File Bankruptcy Again? There is no limit on the number of bankruptcy cases that one may file, nor on the time which must pass between filings. The only catch is that if insufficient time has past between filings, you will not receive a discharge....

Deceptive Practices in Foreclosures

Deceptive Practices in Foreclosures

Deceptive Practices in Foreclosures Thanks to the New York Times September 13, 2013  In early 2012 when five big banks settled with state and federal officials over widespread foreclosure abuses, flagrant violations — including the seizure of homes without due process...

Bankruptcy Timing

Bankruptcy Timing

Bankruptcy Timeline Posted on August 21, 2013 by Jonathan Mitchell  Thanks to Attorney Jonathan T. Mitchell. Caution: This timeline does not include all bankruptcy events. It is a summary description of bankruptcy and may not be accurate under all circumstances. You...

Eminent Domain To Modify Loans

Eminent Domain To Modify Loans

A City Invokes Seizure Laws to Save Homes Peter DaSilva for The New York Times  Thanks to New York Times. Robert and Patricia Castillo paid $420,000 for a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Richmond, Calif., in 2005. It is now worth $125,000. By SHAILA DEWAN...

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