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. CA DRE#01101500 WA License #26510 My Motto - Exceeding Expectations - ALWAYS!

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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Visual Impact of an Interest Rate Increase

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GIVING YOUR HOUSE A ROUTINE PHYSICAL

Published Date 5/8/2018 You get your teeth checked and cleaned and when you remember to do it, go to the doc for a physical. You regularly take your car in for maintenance checks and don’t give it a second thought. … Continue reading

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Should Sellers Pay for Their Own Inspection?

From personal experience I see both sides of the question as to whether or not a seller should get a home inspections prior to listing their home for sale.  My personal opinion is that it will help significantly reduce potential … Continue reading

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