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CRAIG BLACKMON IS A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY, BROKER, AND INNOVATOR IN SEATTLE.

Home Seller Checklist

This free Home Seller Checklist is a great resource. If you’re thinking of selling your home, then you’ve got some serious work ahead. Yes, you could slack off entirely and do nothing. You could “dump” it and be done with it – but...

Home Buyer Due Diligence Checklist

A home buyer due diligence checklist can make a real difference. Buying a house is wildly, insanely difficult, and in Seattle has been for a very long time (with some evidence of relief in sight). Buyers have had to strengthen their offers in order to compete against...

Craig Blackmon quoted at length on selling FSBO

It’s always fun to chat real estate – particularly when someone else thinks I know what I am talking about! 🙂  It was a real pleasure speaking with Neil Pierson, writer for Ask a Lender. He does a nice job of looking at the issue from various perspectives,...

My Current Rates

Here are my current, standard rates for my legal services. However, I reserve the right to quote a specific fee for any specific matter. Give me a call to discuss your matter to learn more about the specific fee I can offer you. Hourly $500 due up front, covers the...

NWMLS Forms Order Form

UPDATE: 7/20/18 NWMLS Order Form no longer available. I was told to take down the .pdf order form used to buy NWMLS forms and not make it available here. Hmmm…. You’ll need to call them to request the order form  used by lawyers to purchase the Northwest...

Title

Title Title is really fancy legalese for “ownership.” So if you “hold title,” you’re the owner. However, the legal rights of others may limit your rights of ownership. For example, if you finance the purchase of a car, the lender has the...

WA Real Estate Forms

Free Real Estate Forms for WA One of the hardest things about buying or selling a home without an agent? Trying to find the real estate forms you need to create a written contract. There is no such thing as an “oral contract” when it comes to selling real...

Warranty Deed

Warranty Deed A deed is the legal document that transfers title of real property.  A Warranty Deed contains promises from the seller to the buyer about the rights of ownership and possession of the property.   Contrast with Quit Claim Deed. Here in WA, the law by...

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