Author Archives: Dawn O'Neal

About Dawn O'Neal

Dawn O'Neal - WASHINGTON - Professional Realty Services Sequim - 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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How to Prevent a Low Appraisal

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MAY 04, 2018 Many buyers are offering more than the asking price on properties undergoing bidding wars, but when the appraisal reveals the true market value of the home, they may find they’ve agreed … Continue reading

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Calif. Dethroned as Hottest Housing Market

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 California does not dominate realtor.com®’s hottest housing markets list for this month—the first time in years. Each month, realtor.com® ranks the top metro areas where homes sell the fastest and where … Continue reading

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DEMOGRAPHICS-Interesting Speculations

4 Demographic Shifts Worth Watching DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 03, 2018 The aging of America, more immigrants, and a population that’s heading south are a few big trends to watch that will likely have a great impact … Continue reading

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