Past Due Bill

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure of Your Home: Does it make a difference?

We represent many clients who own a home or condominium and are “underwater” on their mortgage – or, in some cases, on multiple mortgages on the same residence.   Some simply find themselves unable to continue servicing their debt.  Whether they’ve lost their job, their mortgage rate has adjusted upward, or their home’s value has plummeted…

New Homebuyer House

Caution to Homebuyers! Don’t just accept the builder’s proposed contract or “warranty”

If you’ve explored buying a new home recently, you are undoubtedly familiar with the many articles and press accounts that have appeared over the past few years regarding the battered state of the residential real estate market.  There is a glut of inventory of new homes that stretches across the country, and Washington is no…

Construction Site

Court of Appeals upholds contingency component of construction defect repair costs

In a recent, unreported decision, Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals upheld a trial court’s award of damages to a homeowner that included a $26,000 “contingency” to address unforeseen problems that might be uncovered during the repair work. Although not a reported case, the decision is very instructive and interesting for homeowners who…

New Homes Ready for Purchase

Buying a Home: An Introduction

As you know, buying a home, whether it’s your first or your tenth, can be a very stressful experience. The buying process will arouse emotions that you didn’t even know you had. Are you looking for a new home because you are relocating to a new city, or are you moving to get into a new neighborhood? Do you view a home purchase as a form of investment, or just a home? Do you think bigger homes are better investments?

Dave In House

Dave von Beck and Clients featured in TV News Story on Suing Home Inspectors

Choosing the Wrong Home Inspector Could Cost You SEATTLE — For Sale: Recently remodeled home on a quiet street in Magnolia. Attractive concrete siding leaks water. Extensive dry rot around the windows. Want to spend thousands of dollars on repairs? Then look no further. Unfortunately for David and Susan Hayes, they got stuck with that…