Knife-Catcher: The Tour, Offer, Tour Meat Grinder

[Note: This is part of an ongoing series on Tim’s personal homebuying experience.] I thought I would continue the Knife-Catcher series by focusing a little more on our specific home selection process. Here are the basic steps we went through when looking for a home: Look at listings online. Narrow list, tour homes. Either: Eliminated […]

Knife-Catcher: The Tim’s Short Sale Buying Experience

A number of people have expressed interest in hearing more about our process in successfully closing on a short sale. So, let’s just dive right in. In general we had been avoiding short sales like the plague, since we wanted to actually buy a home, not sit in a perpetual pending state for months waiting […]

Knife-Catcher: How did The Tim Pick Everett?

One of the questions I’ve seen a few people ask about my home search is something to the effect of “how did you decide to buy in Everett?” In today’s post I’ll answer the question a little more broadly by describing our general method for deciding what was important to us, what wasn’t, and how […]

Knife-Catcher: The Tim’s Home Search Timeline

As promised, I’ll be taking up some space on these pages over the next few weeks to share some of the nitty gritty details of my personal home search. To kick things off, I thought I’d just give you a rough timeline of the whole process. Let me know in the comments on this post […]