Author Archives: Dawn O'Neal

About Dawn O'Neal

Dawn O'Neal - WASHINGTON - Realogics Sotheby's International Realty - Managing Broker CALIFORNIA - Independent Broker~Owner~REALTOR® GRI, CRS, LTG®, RRC®, PMN® ASP®, e-PRO®, SRES®, CIPS, TRC®,SFR®, CHS®, CDPE®, Ombudsman and Trained in Negotiations & Mediation from Pepperdine University School of Law I have been self employed since 1975, a REALTOR® since 1990. I am a member of the Sequim Association of REALTORS® IN WASHINGTON and WAR® plus Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® and CAR® in CALIFORNIA Plus NAR®. I work predominantly with residential clients, some commercial properties, 1031 exchanges, & extensively with Seniors. I have received many awards with RE/MAX and Realty World attaining both their top award of Hall of Fame & earned many designations. I love to work with clients in person or through emails & the Internet. Please visit my web page www.DawnOneal.com for a full profile, testimonials & my passion – Breakfast With Santa. My Motto - Exceeding Expectations - ALWAYS!

Cost of For Sale By Owner – You Will Be Surprised!

Courtesy NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®  July 16, 2018 You’ve heard of buyer’s remorse; but without your market expertise and sales skills to back them up, sellers who choose to sell their home on their own just may experience “seller’s regret” when … Continue reading

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What is an ADU & Why You Should Care?

Great Information if you are looking for additional space to care for loved ones and/or  several other options.  Check out this article from the LifeEdited.com website.   Dawn David Friedlander Architecture Jan 4, 2013 Accessory Dwelling Unit ADU Architecture What is an ADU … Continue reading

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What Are Modular Homes vs Manufactured?

Preparing to list a Modular Home I ran across this article that explains it well.  Not to be confused with a mobile home – now called manufactured homes  – the difference is often in the permanence. For instance modular homes are placed on a permanent foundation; … Continue reading

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Homebuying Mistakes by Generation

Make sure you check out these “Observations”.  They may help save you time and money!  Dawn

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Want a Vacation Home? Check the Tax Laws First

Interesting issues to delve into before buying a home.  Smart tax planning up front will save many headaches down the road. – Dawn The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is changing how buyers pay for that oceanfront condominium … Continue reading

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What People Would Sacrifice to Buy a Home

What would you sacrifice? – Dawn DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 Home buyers are willing to make extreme sacrifices and even give up some basic rights to get a chance at homeownership or help with their … Continue reading

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3 Pros, 3 Cons of Buying New Construction

In my career, when helping my clients through a new home purchase, I would suggest they have an independent property inspector make the final walk through with us prior to signing off acceptance of the final build-out. Many seller reps … Continue reading

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