Ed & Becky have just signed their closing documents and are about to take possession of a 2nd home in Cle Elum, WA. Just over 4000 sqft, this so called “cabin” would rival any million dollar home here in the Seattle area. Congratulations on your new get away home!
Ever wonder if easements stay with the land or if they are just granted to a particular person? It really depends on how it is set up.
When a new easement is created it must be signed not only by the owner of the property it will cross but also by any mortgage holder. If the current lender doesn’t consent to the easement and the property is later foreclosed, the easement would be considered to be terminated.
A license agreement gives only a personal privilege or permission to use the land of another. It does not run with property. A license is revocable by the property owner and often can be revoked on short notice.
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 400 points today, and many market experts predicting more volatility ahead, some advisers are recommending their clients put some of their cash to another use: To buy that house or summer home at the shore.
Potential homebuyers certainly have plenty of incentives: Home prices are still way down in many parts of the country, and mortgage rates are nearing their all-time lows. Consider: The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 1 basis point this week, to 4.45 percent — just a few basis points above the record low hit in October 2010, according to the Bankrate.com national survey of large lenders. Freddie Mac, meanwhile, reported today that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.15% for the week ended Aug. 18, its lowest reported rate in 50 years.
Money magazine on Monday published its 2011 list of “100 best places to live in America,” highlighting small towns across the country with populations of 50,000 or less. For the annual cover story, which hits stands on Aug. 19, Money looked for places with the optimal combination of job opportunities, fiscal strength, top-notch schools, safe streets, good health care, cultural and outdoor activities, and even nice weather.
One of the Eastside’s treasures, the “Slough” is host to an abundance of flora and fauna. On your next walk along the Sammamish River Trail during these idyllic summer days and evenings, take a look into the Slough itself. Although altered extensively in the 1960s for flood control by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it remains an Eastside treasure, host to an abundance of flora and fauna.(Entire article)
Mountains can be so awe inspiring and humbling at the same time. So beautiful but can whip you into submission when you try to climb it. (Photo: Steve Avril)
If you look hard enough, you’ll find hidden gems like this lake that holds either trout or bass in Washington. This lake happens to be in Montana. (Photo: Steve Avril)
Remember dreaming of owning a riverfront home! Dreams do come true and here it is. Completely rebuilt 2 years ago with textured walnut floors, a kitchen with slab granite counters and stainless appliances, new plumbing, new wiring…essentially new everything from the studs! Meander out back to your own slice of heaven…60 ft of high bank Tolt River frontage. Imagine BBQ’s & campfire chill outs with the river in the background. A few miles from downtown Carnation, it’s a getaway without being away.
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