When Deductions Come Back to Bite You

March 21st, 2014

As an independent business owner, I enjoy writing off all of my business expenses.  Self-employed people can really whittle their adjusted gross income down with some diligent record keeping.

When can that be a bad thing?  

When you apply for a mortgage.  Any lender will look at your income as reported on your tax return.  Unfortunately, that $40,000 you wrote off now does not exist ...

West Seattle Real Estate Snapshot

March 17th, 2014

West Seattle Map ImageDid you know that 25% of homes sold in West Seattle's 98116 zip code in the last month went straight to Pending?  What am I talking about?  That means that a quarter of homes sold likely sold with no inspection contingency and with multiple offers. The average home went under contract within one week of listing.  Interesting stuff.  Is the glass half empty or half full?

What does a potential ...

800 22nd Avenue, Seattle, WA

March 11th, 2014

I just sold this Single Family Home at 800 22nd Avenue, Seattle, WA Central District.

View this recently sold Single Family Home or see all my home sales

This Weather Blows

March 3rd, 2014
I'm not really sure why so many people are relocating to Seattle with the weather being so. totally. horrid.