JAMES ROBERT DEAL
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY

Call a real estate attorney BEFORE you buy or sell real estate.

Don’t wait until you are in the middle of the deal and you think you may have a problem.

I do not charge for telephone discussions from buyers, sellers, and agents. Call 425-771-1110.

I offer a flat fee to buyers and sellers, payable at closing out of escrow.

I am both a real estate attorney and a real estate broker.

I co-broker with other real estate brokers to deliver real estate review, drafting, and advice. In many real estate transactions, a buyer or seller is wise to have a real estate attorney involved.

If you have a real estate broker you like, stick with him or her. I will serve as your advisor and your broker’s advisor.

Read my co-broker agreement at this link.  

If you are a buyer or seller, tell your real estate agent that I offer this service. 

10116 Lowell-Larimer Road Everett

EXPANSIVE VIEW OF VALLEY SEVEN ACRES OF TRAILS From a spacious patio and deck, survey the Snohomish River Valley, Mt Baker, and Glacier Peak. This home faces east overlooking organic berry farms, is shaded by the hill to the west in the...

Nina Beety’s 50 page Smart meter hazards report

From James: Smart meters reduce the value of your property. They cause fires. Some damage caused by electrical surges are not covered by insurance. James Robert Deal posted: "Thanks for the info. Sincerely, James Robert Deal Real Estate Attorney & Real Estate...

Anti-vaxxer want informed consent and liberty

Anti-vaxxer want informed consent and liberty Ada Drinkwater, Wife mother grandmother great grandmother Liberty & informed consent are not only the American Way, but a part of every document of medical ethics. Informed consent is also a part of the National...

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Home Renovation Can Cost A Lot

Reality check: Don’t fall for these TV home renovation fibs Kitchen and bathroom remodels can cost more and take longer than HGTV shows lead you to believe. · by Sharon Salyer · Saturday, January 26, 2019 These before-and-after photos of this Edmonds...

Ten Mistakes Investors Should Avoid

10 Lethal Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Real Estate Investment by Chad Carson | BiggerPockets.com https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2016/03/22/10-lethal-mistakes-avoid-real-estate-investment You may have heard that your first real estate investment is the...

How to Make Earnest Money Non-Refundable

Click here if you are having trouble viewing this message. Weekly Membership Newsletter JANUARY 8, 2019 • Stay Connected! QUESTION: I have been asked a few times about non-refundable earnest monies. If a seller, who is a builder, is requesting that earnest monies be...

Home Inspection Questions

What Buyers Should Ask After a Home Inspection October 9, 2018 After an inspector has finished a home report, buyers may feel overwhelmed by any flaws that might have been found. That’s why it’s important they take the opportunity to learn more so that they can move...

Door Knocking to Find Real Estate Sellers

29 Door Knocking Resources for Successful Lead Generation Posted by REDX January is the perfect time to door knock. Most people wait until the holidays are over to list their home, and more homes are listed in January than any other month. This presents a once-a-year...

How To Choose A Domain Name – by Saul Klein

Choosing Your Domain in the Age of Dot ANYTHING Written by Saul Klein Posted On Friday, 14 September 2018 13:00 · https://realtytimes.com/real-industry-news-articles/item/1019999-choosing-your-domain-in-the-age-of-dot-anything As the Internet continues to...

Mistakes Sellers Make

5 Mistakes Home Sellers Make Written by David Reed Posted On Friday, 14 September 2018 21:56 https://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/sellersadvice/item/1020039-5-mistakes-home-sellers-make?rtmpage= There’s no shortage of advice for home buyers. Getting approved for a...

Buy Real Estate In Partnership

Buy Real Estate In Partnership

If you do not have enough income to qualify to buy a home, join together with several others. But a larger home, big enough for several families. With multiple incomes you can qualify. If you want privacy you can jointly buy a tri-plex or a four-plex. These can be bought with an FHA loan with only 3.5% down.

Cell Towers Reduce Property Values

Survey by the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy Indicates Cell Towers and Antennas Negatively Impact Interest in Real Estate Properties 94% of respondents said a nearby cell tower or group of antennas would negatively impact interest in a...

Reciprocal Easements by Prescription

Reciprocal Usage Easements? What is the Purpose? Many buildings that were constructed prior to the 1960s lacked adequate parking, and/or even on-site common usage with for ingress/egress of automobiles. In property law, ingress/egress referred to rights of a person to...

The Downside of Smart Homes

The Downsides Of Selling A “Smart Tech” House Posted on August 4, 2018Natural Living · · · · · · · Like By Catherine J. Frompovich Listen to Article Will your “smart home” become a true headache and liability when you...

Where Americans Move To – Where they Moved From

Just a few years ago, experts indicated Americans (especially young Americans) were more interested in a different lifestyle than previous generations. Instead of owning a house in the suburbs, the new American dream consisted of renting an apartment in the city....

Selling FSBO Can Cost Sellers A Lot Of Money

Selling Your Home Solo to Save Money? You’ll Actually Make Less Than You Think Posted in Economist Commentaries, by Amanda Riggs on July 9, 2018 385 Some homeowners opt to sell their residence without a real estate agent to get around paying a commission and make more...

Renew the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

RENEW FLOOD INSURANCE BUT QUIT SELLING NEW COVERAGE AND QUIT BUILDING NEW HOMES IN FLOOD ZONES SEA LEVELS ARE RISING Can't read or see images? View this email in a browser Have you taken action yet? Time is Running Out Dear Emelyn, The National Flood Insurance Program...

Underwater Properties – Due to Climate Change

Climate Change Will Force the Poor From Their Homes Low-Lying towns and Homes in Washington will be affected too Alamy This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s no surprise that a list of places most at risk from...

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Winter Gardening in Lynnwood

James Robert Deal - Winter Gardening Report - March 6, 2017 Even with temperatures down to 20 degrees F. in December of 2016 and January of 2017, vegetables in my back yard survived and supplied a steady diet of healthy greens, including: Italian kale, curly kale, red...

The Foreclosure Train Rolls On

The Foreclosure Train Rolls On

Private corporations such as Loan Star and Caliber bought thousands of mortgages. The government pays them to modify mortgages, but they are quick to foreclose. They invest in high value instead of low value homes. They should be required to serve the interest of the local neighborhood as are banks. They should be regulated as banks.
Dodd Frank and Seller Financing

Dodd Frank and Seller Financing

There are seller financing restrictions when the buyer is going to live in the property.. No cash out less than five years. The rate must be fixed for the first five years.

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