Behind the Scenes: Interview with an Escrow Officer

(PHOTO: From left to right: Patti Schenfeld, Jackie Slater, Nicole Dame)   Escrow can be a complicated subject and with all that they accomplish, it can be difficult to understand what an Escrow Officer does when you buy or sell a home. Jackie Slater has been in the Real Estate industry for 27 years and […]

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Dining in Kitsap County: As Told by PNWT Staff

At Pacific Northwest Title, we love where we live and want to share it with everyone! Kitsap county has an amazing food industry and we decided to highlight some of our favorites. We asked everyone in the office what dining establishments they loved and compiled it into this list. Some are packed and popular and […]

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Record Luxury Homes Sales

With surge in real estate prices and the extra time spent indoors, our homes are more important to us than ever. As the pandemic continued, luxury home inventory decreased and demand increased, creating the perfect real estate atmosphere for record-breaking home sales. Let’s look at some of the most expensive luxury home sales in the […]

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Setting Effective Goals for the New Year – And How to Achieve Them

How often have you set a goal and then not reached it? How has it made you feel? Sometimes setting goals and not accomplishing them can leave you feeling defeated. But, you shouldn’t give up on achieving those goals. Without goals, it’s easy to lose focus and direction on the things you want to achieve. […]

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The Power of Gratitude

With thanksgiving fast approaching it is a great time to focus on the things we are thankful for, and more than that, focus on gratitude. Gratitude goes much deeper than just being thankful, it is a deep sense of appreciation from within yourself. So what really is gratitude and why is it such a powerful […]

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Forbearance, Foreclosure, and Short Sale

Forbearance, foreclosure, and short sales are all common terms in the world of real estate.  While these terms are being used with more frequency of late, it is important to understand what they mean and their unique differences.   Forbearance Forbearance is a legal term defined as, “refraining from asserting a legal right.”  In real […]

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When to Call Title vs. Escrow

Title vs. Escrow “Real estate is a complex commodity. Owning real estate is a precious freedom. There are more rights and laws that govern real estate than any other item of value.”  – Chris Rieland, CEO Pacific Northwest Title What is Title Title, in Real Estate, is designed to protect the concepts of ownership rights […]

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Seasonal Real Estate Trends

Selling a home is a significant moment in person’s life. Whether it’s the first or the fifth time, each experience can bring with it a new set of challenges where every dollar counts. Nevertheless, even a little bit of research can reap significant rewards and when it comes to selling a home, it’s not just […]

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Buying and Selling with Bitcoin

Recently, we have received some questions about buying and selling homes with Bitcoin.  While these types of transactions are not very common in the state of Washington, but the trend of home shopping with Bitcoin is starting to track upwards.  Before we dive into Bitcoin please remember that lenders do not work with crypto-currencies so […]

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