Ed  Watts

Ed Watts

Broker

Property 1st

Mobile:
206-660-2887
Office:
425-741-4253
Email Me
Ed  Watts

Ed Watts

Broker

Property 1st

Mobile:
206-660-2887
Office:
425-741-4253
Email Me

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5 ways to deck the halls — while keeping the home market-ready

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 15 hours 30 min ago
While on the market, sellers might not be able to deck the halls the way they have before, but they can still add plenty of holiday cheer. The key? Keeping it tidy enough for buyers to see the home's best features.

Providing a ‘Superior’ Experience

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 20 hours 27 min ago

Christy Budnick
Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

Years in business: 32
Number of offices and agents: 9 offices, 450 agents
Regions served: Northeast Florida including Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Clay and Nassau Counties

Zillow: Housing Demand Likely to Remain High Due to Missing Households

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 20 hours 28 min ago

The current market environment has increased demand for housing, and that may not be going away for a while. According to a new Zillow report, low rates of household formation since the Great Recession have caused 5.7 million “missing” households. These households represented people who historically would have moved into their own home, but have been unable to do so, and so the market is still catching up to fill these gaps.

MBA: Mortgage Applications Decreased 0.6 Percent

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 20 hours 29 min ago

Mortgage applications decreased 0.6 percent for the week ending Nov. 27, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. This week’s results include an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.

FHFA Extends Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 20 hours 30 min ago

To help borrowers at risk of losing their home due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend the moratoriums on single-family foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) evictions until at least Jan. 31, 2021. The foreclosure moratorium applies to enterprise-backed, single-family mortgages only. The REO eviction moratorium applies to properties that have been acquired by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae through foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions.

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We offer what may be the most extensive marketing background for an real estate and REO broker in the Greater Seattle area: over 30 years in real estate; over 10 years handling residential REO (REO sale prices from $5,750 to $1.9 million) over 20 years handling commercial and multi-family REO (commercial sale prices from $1,000 to $25 million). We have handled property challenges such as mold, failed septic systems, code violations, short sales, stripped houses, fires, bad roofs, meth houses, grow houses, pests, wetlands, excessive vacancies in commercial properties, haz/mat issues, declining markets, inflation, high interest rates and more.

We are Hy-Brid!

We handle short sales, REO, pre-foreclosures, CFKs, evictions, trash-outs, billings, bids, rehabs, repairs, locks, the whole spectrum you need.
We use these client platforms: Equator; ResNet; Disposolutions; iAspen; LPS; Quandis; RealTrans; Altisource; Pyramid; RIOGenisis.
Clients: Select Portfolio Servicing; Premiere Asset Services; Brighton Real Estate Services; Aurora Loan Servicing; M. D. Webb & Associates; Green River Capital; 406 Partners; Phoenix Asset Management; USRES; Ocwen; Integrated Asset Services; HSBC; 24 Asset Management.


Service areas: we are based just north of Seattle and our staff serves King County (Federal Way, Auburn, Des Moines, Burien, Renton, Kent, Tukwila, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Duvall, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Bothell), Seattle, Everett, Snohomish County (Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Lynnwood, Snohomish, Monroe, Marysville, Lake Stevens, Stanwood, Arlington), Mount Vernon adn north. Zip code lists available if you wish.


Member of NRBA, REOMAC, NWMLS.



License #: License # 13376

Education: Graduate of UW.

Area Covered: Snohomish County and the greater Seattle area.