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While Santa was away…

A few of the elves were up to something. So Santa was a little surprised he returned home from delivering presents.…Read More

Force Majeure and your Purchase and Sales Contract

Many real estate contracts address “acts of God” type issues by including a “force majeure clause.” A force majeure clause excuses the parties from the contract due to extraordinary circumstances outside of their control. NWMLS Form 22FM defines a “Force Majeure Event” as “an occurrence that is beyond the…Read More

Was it the original World’s toughest race?

Today’s unprecedented times require us all to reflect, innovate and collaborate. The hardships on us vary, but the desire to navigate the challenges successfully is something we all share.  The confidence I have in my ability to succeed grows out of past experiences that include my participation in the…Read More

Feasibility study nightmare

During the final days of my client’s feasibility period to purchase a property, they requested that I go to Seller’s office to review some additional documents.   It seems that the Seller had located some additional material that had not previously been disclosed.  I was asked to run down…Read More

Check your dryer vent!

While making some repairs on one of the properties we manage, we discovered this life-safety issue. Fire hazard!   Click here to read more about dryer vent…Read More

Best use of time

Always trying to make the best use of my time during the day.  Sometimes during a home inspection of a vacant home you have to get a little more creative in order to get some work…Read More

Liquidation sale

Liquidation sale **PRICE REDUCED** on this cozy studio igloo. Call today before it’s…Read More

Understanding Transfer of Development Rights

The TDR program is a voluntary, incentive-based, and market-driven approach to preserve land and steer development growth away from rural and resource lands into King County’s Urban Area. The Program is based on free-market principles and prices that would motivate landowner and developer participation. Click here to download a…Read More

No skeletons in the closet

The power of the pen! (Or, “The pen is mightier than the sword”.) We’ve heard these clichés before—there is power in the pen and there are benefits of good note taking!  Jotting down key points during meetings keeps us alert, engages our minds, emphasizes and organizes information for us…Read More

The Owner’s Advocate

The opposition against Jeff McCann and McKinley LLC’s (“McCann”) endeavor to short plat a property near Ravensdale WA, King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, (“County“), denied their short plat application. The King County Superior Court stated McCann met the burden to establish that the county’s land use decision…Read More

A Precedent in Okanogan County

In March 2008, I helped a client complete the first Development Agreement in Okanogan County.   The development agreement was a voluntary contract between Okanogan County and Okanogan View Estates LLC, detailing the obligations of both parties and specifying the standards and conditions that would govern development of the property.  The development agreement provided assurances…Read More

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What our clients have to say

“Jeff’s professionalism was exceptional! He is attentive to his client’s needs, has years of experience which allows him to offer unique insights into the properties that he shows and he was an excellent communicator during every stage of the process. I very much appreciated Jeff’s willingness to  follow through on every last detail and his enthusiastic attitude made working with him a delight. I’d highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!”

Bridget O.

Single Family Home Purchase

Tacoma