How to buy a home in the Seattle area: a survival guide

(Emily M. Eng / The Seattle Times)
(Emily M. Eng / The Seattle Times)

The old rules don’t apply when it comes to buying a home in the Seattle area these days. Here are tips gathered from dozens of buyers, sellers, brokers and lenders about what’s working and what’s changing.

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