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Real Estate

How A Transfer On Death Deed Works

            A transfer on death deed is a special deed that allows an owner of Washington State real estate to create a property transfer that will occur on the death of the owner. The beneficiary named in the transfer on death deed automatically becomes the legal...

For Sale By Owner Transactions

Even though you are selling your home without a real estate agent, the assistance of a real estate professional is still needed at various steps in the home selling process. A real estate attorney can serve many purposes in the housing transaction.  When you hire an...

What Is A Homestead?

If you are considering filing bankruptcy, you may be worried about losing your home. In a bankruptcy, many assets are exempt to protect against losing it in bankruptcy. One of the exemptions is a homestead exemption. A homestead exemption protects homeowners and the...

What Is A Quit Claim Deed?

You may of heard of a Quit Claim Deed but wanted to know what exactly it is. A Quit Claim Deed is a legal instrument used to transfer real estate. A Quit Claim Deed is used by the owner of the real estate to quickly transfer ownership of the property to another person...

Real Estate Excise Tax Increase for 2020

If you are considering selling your house or have interest in buying a house, you will need to know about the excise tax increase beginning January 1, 2020. The Washington Legislature has proposed to increase the excise tax in efforts to raise revenue and make...