Jeff Duncan Real Estate
Jeff Duncan
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5rovin150

Jeff Duncan was one of the finest real estate agents I've ever worked with and I have worked with quite a few Very good ones I really appreciated his neutrality Focus on objective service and not commission . He was open to us to explore many different... (more)

5zuser20140520104948675

Jeff just helped us in closing the purchase of our new home in Bellingham, WA. I cannot say enough good things about Jeff. Jeff is highly knowledgeable about the home purchasing process as well as about the Whatcom and Skagit county housing markets. In a... (more)

5lawyergirl85

I highly recommend that you work with Jeff if you are looking to buy a house. We were not easy clients. We came to the table with a tight budget and a lot of requirements for our first home. Jeff was incredibly patient in our home search. He was also very... (more)

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Top tips for renting your home fast!

November 21st, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

Leasing properties is a great way to make steady, passive income, especially when approximately one-third of the population is renting. However, being a successful landlord takes hard work and you won’t always get the results you want right away. When you decide to rent out your home, there are multiple steps you can take to […]

HOA Breakdown

September 21st, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

A Homeowner’s Association, or HOA, is often thought of as a negative by homebuyers. They equate it with having to follow lots of rules, people telling them what they can and can’t do, and as just another unnecessary expense they have to pay every month. Well, they’re right, sort of.  Here’s a breakdown of what […]

Earnest Money 101

June 26th, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

I’ve had a few conversations with clients recently who were confused about earnest money- What is it? How much earnest money do I have to promise? When is it required? Do I get it back? Following is an explanation of earnest money and how it is used in a real estate transaction.   What is […]

Should You Buy A Home That Needs TLC?

May 24th, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

Most of us know that TLC is more than just a cable network, but when you see “TLC” in a real estate listing, what should you do?  The answer depends on the reason you’re shopping for a home and your budget!   The one and only translation for “TLC” when used in real estate is […]

Mortgage rates drifting even lower!

February 23rd, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

The financial market unrest resulting from the decline in the price of oil and concerns about China are resulting in benefits for home buyers and for existing homeowners who could benefit from refinancing. When the Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate in December (albeit very slightly!), experts predicted mortgage rates would start a gradual […]

4 Great Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

January 19th, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

The last couple of years have been the best for the recovery of home values since the big recession, and in 2016 the trend is expected to continue. Following are 4 big reasons to buy a house this year.   Tax breaks. You can deduct the mortgage interest and property tax from your tax bill.  […]

5 Negotiating Tips for Home Buyers

December 23rd, 2015 by Jeff Duncan

The old saying is that in real estate, everything is negotiable. But is it really?   When you’re in the market to buy a house, you’re certainly hoping to get the best price and terms. To do that, you need to know when to start negotiating and when to stop. That begins with being familiar […]

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Vacation Home

November 23rd, 2015 by Jeff Duncan

From the RE/MAX Housing Blog Thu, November 19, 2015 Have you and your family fallen in love with a vacation spot and you’re wondering whether it makes sense to buy there? Here are some key questions to ask yourself (And keep in mind that a great real estate agent can always help you talk through […]

Demystifying Real Estate Terms

November 23rd, 2015 by Jeff Duncan

If you haven’t had the pleasure of buying or selling real estate (or watched a lot of HGTV), you might not be very familiar with some of the following terms.  Understanding them can make it much easier to navigate your real estate transaction. Appraised Value: When you are buying or selling a home, an appraiser […]

Does Your Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Water Damage?

October 27th, 2015 by Jeff Duncan

It’s an unfortunate lesson that many homeowners (including myself!) have had to learn the hard way. Luckily our failed water heater damage was covered, but follow this advice to avoid the situation altogether!   Written by Blanche Evans on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 3:54 pm Many a distraught homeowner has had to deal with water […]

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