Some people think installing a plastic barrier in the wall is the answer, but this approach only traps moisture. A better way is to use rigid insulation (also known as blue board). This insulation is semi- permeable and allows moisture to travel through the wall, allowing it to dry. Water can also enter the basement if the grade of the land is pitched toward the house. Grading the soil away from the house and adding rain gutters will guide rainwater away from the house. Openings from the house to the attic and poor ceiling insulation in houses located in colder climates can lead to ice dams that cause water to back up into the house. Air leakage from the house to the attic will carry moisture in the form of humidity into the attic that can form water on the underside of the roof leading to rotting and mold. (Courtesy: Rhinehart Inspections)
Fantastic location and simply super-cute with great ambiance.
Open House Sunday 12-3 pm.
Contact your lender for more information.
Down payments requirements will increase from 3% to 5 %.
A lot of the fabulous vintage buildings on Capitol Hill, Queen Anne and even the U-District are co-ops. How are co-ops different from condos. Ownership is held differently. You own a condo, with a co-op you own stock in the co-op, a non-profit entity.
Co-ops typically are somewhat cheaper to purchase than comparable condos. Things to remember: 5% down are required on a co-op. Interest rates a a tad higher than on comparable condos. However, property taxes are included in the HODs, together with other items such as hot water, for example for some co-ops. No FHA allowed. All lending goes throught the National Cooperative Bank.
Putting interest rates in perspective:
Courtesy of Ken Pearson/Sterling
Own a condo? It makes a lot of sense to attend your HOA (Home Owner Association) meetings. As a condo owner it's important to stay in the know regarding the financial condition of the condo complex. This includes knowing about potential special assessments or issues that may have to be addressed.
This is especially crucial if you are planning to sell your unit.
Today…12/12/12……..historic……..how many years before a similar event?
Meantime, enjoy the Christmas ships, either aboard or ashore. Check the schedule for details:
Ask questions at the Open House:
When: October 17, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Where: Council Chambers
Lake Forest Park
17425 Ballinger Way NE
Lake Forest Park Waterfront Living!
Great location, close to the BG Trail, a stroll away from Third Place Books, the Library, Farmers' Market….
Convenient public transportation to Downtown Seattle, the Eastside, Everett…
Buyer activity in Seattle is up! Multiple offers are pretty common in some areas. Recent statistics indicate that in Metro Seattle home prices are strengthening.
The Seattle Times picked up on this theme recently: