kitsap: Selling in the winter a good thing? - 11/20/21 07:27 AM
Winter is typically real estate's slowest season, but this year will be anything but. If you've been thinking about selling your home, it's time to get in gear so you can cash in on an avalanche of offers.
interest rate at all time low. Inventory in belfair is at 30 day supply, inventory in kitsap is at 3 week supply
call today for you market analysis as see the cash you will make
       Daryl Datus
      360-801-6373
 
 
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kitsap: Tips for cleaning the garden this year - 04/05/14 12:20 AM
With the weather warming early this year, and the excitment of the out doors. Every day I hear "Is it spring yet?"
 
Its ok with your evergreens, dogwood, spirea, maples, deutzia, mock orange, elderberry and buddleia. Its best todo your roses in stages, starting by removing dead or diseased wood and large old canes right down to the ground. To avoid impenetrable thickets later in the year, its best to also thin shrub roses and ground cover roses before they leaf out. In mid-March, start pruning the roses with careful attention to detail and begin fertilizing program.
Some vines like … (0 comments)

kitsap: Winterize your home "Tips" - 12/09/13 12:50 AM
 
 
Turn off the Heating Supply
 
Turn the heating system to the off position. Turning down the temperature setting on the thermostat is not good enough. The switch at the furnace or the circuit panel should be turned to the off position to ensure the furnace does not inadvertently go on during the winter months.
 
Remove all Food that could Spoil or Freeze
 
The refrigerator should be turned off, unplugged, and emptied of all contents. Likewise, anything in the kitchen cabinets that could freeze or spoil should be removed.
 
Unplug all Appliances
 
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kitsap: Is winter good time to sell your home? - 11/23/13 06:28 AM
Its a great time to sell!!
Remind yourself of the tax advantages of closing a transaction before January. Also the deals are more plentiful for both buyers and sellers because there is less competition at this time of year. Keep in mind that interest rates are expected to rise in 2014, so now is the time to take advantage of the historic lows. So call me today. www.daryldatus.com 360-801-6373 … (1 comments)

kitsap: economic news Mason County - 11/13/13 06:36 AM
 
October Unemployment
October’s unemployment performance beat forecasts despite possible skewing due to the Federal shutdown. The economy added 204,000 non-farm jobs in October, putting the unemployment rate at 7.3 percent for the month, and the total number of jobless Americans at 11.3 percent, according to last week’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was slightly up from September’s 7.2 rate, but better than the forecast of 7.4 percent.
That said, the civilian labor force dropped by 720,000 in October, and the labor force participation rate, which describes how many people are actively looking for work, fell by 0.4 … (0 comments)

kitsap: The deal flipped now what? - 10/29/13 03:57 AM
How Many times this happens in our business, I was traveling home one day and saw a large vessel flipped, and the locals delt with it this way. 
I guess the old bird is making the best of it and saying This is the way I roll.
LOL>
 
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kitsap: government shut down what does it mean for business - 10/04/13 04:57 AM
 
Federal Housing Administration 
 
HUD’s Contingency Plan states that FHA will endorse new loans in the Single Family Mortgage Loan Program, but it will not make new commitments in the Multi-family Program during the shutdown. FHA will maintain operational activities including paying claims and collecting premiums. Management & Marketing (M&M) Contractors managing the REO portfolio can continue to operate. You can expect some delays with FHA processing. 
 
VA Loan Guaranty Program 
 
Lenders will continue to process and guaranty mortgages through the Loan Guaranty program in the event of a government shutdown. Expect some delays during the shutdown.
 
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kitsap: Why do I need to put carbon monoxide detectors in ? - 08/24/13 06:37 AM
 
I often hear them cry why should I, below if information to help all.
 
 
A new law emphasizing the importance of carbon monoxide alarms in Washington homes has created many questions about which real estate transactions it affects. Here are a few points synopsized from a recent Coldwell Banker Danforth memo to clarify the requirements:
As of April 1, 2012, sellers of OWNER OCCUPIED single family homes, condos and mobile homes must install carbon monoxide alarms prior to closing. Homes that have electric heat are not exempt. Homes without attached garages are not exempt.
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kitsap: Is the grass greener on the other side? - 04/26/13 12:36 AM
Many people say move on try it somewhere else,the grass looks greener on the other side!
In reality the grass is not greener on the other side it is usually brown too!
So what is the key, if you want the grass green you need to water it, thats right what ever is our goal, giving them time attention {watering them} we will enjoy green grass where ever we go in life.
Have a great day!
www.daryldatus.com
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kitsap: Keeping your home clean for showings & selling for top dollar! - 02/27/13 01:47 AM
Design A Daily Cleaning Schedule 
After all your hard work is done and your house looks like a home ready to move in or be shown!  Make sure that you have a good cleaning schedule in place. Whether you need to make one from scratch or update the one you have, set small daily tasks that will help keep your house in order until its sold!
 
 
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kitsap: Prepare you home exterior decks during winter - 01/13/12 05:37 AM
Preparation Deck manufacturers suggest using a plastic or rubber-tipped shovel, never a metal shovel, to remove snow from a wooden deck. Choose a sturdy plastic snow shovel with rounded corners to effectively remove heavy snow and debris. Do not shovel across the decking but instead shovel in the direction of the wood grain, to prevent scratching or denting the decking.
Loose Ice Use the same plastic or rubber-tipped shovel to remove loose pieces of ice from the deck. Shovel gently and don't try to dislodge any pieces to avoid scratching or denting the wood pieces. If your deck wood is older … (0 comments)

kitsap: Reminders for the interior of home when selling your Home & you want the most for your MONEY! - 12/06/11 06:03 AM
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kitsap: Is your garden ready for spring? Tips to help! - 03/31/11 12:28 PM
What you do in your vegetable garden right now can have a huge influence on how well it does next year. This is the time to get your soil in shape. Start by doing a good clean-up. What crops in your garden have finished production? Get those broccoli stumps and bolted lettuce onto the compost pile. You can work around the tomatoes, squash and beans that are still bearing.
How often have you seen a vegetable garden in winter that was abandoned in October? You can picture it...dry bean vines still on the netting, rotten tomatoes on soggy vines hanging on … (3 comments)

kitsap: tuff get tuffer! - 03/25/11 08:31 AM
"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."
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kitsap: Is your home ready to sell for this spring? Tips for you to help get your home sold! - 03/06/11 03:06 PM
Spring Cleaning Your Home  
1 Make a list of the tasks you want to accomplish. Of course you know you want to do the main things you would do each day, like the dishes and the laundry. Once you get those down, you will need to add the tasks that you do monthly and semi-yearly. These are tasks like cleaning out closets, cleaning the windows and the oven.
2 Inventory your supplies. Now that you know exactly what you are going to do, you need to take stock of the supplies you have on hand, and consider what else you … (0 comments)

kitsap: Perseverance is the key of the day! - 01/31/11 04:12 AM
Often it is not the strong and powerful things of this world that make the biggest difference but the meek and steadfast. The same way water cuts through rock......LOVING KINDNESS coupled with PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE are powerful forces in transforming us and our world.
It seems we all need to look within to help each other.
www.daryldatus.com
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kitsap: Strategy for home buyers in todays market - 01/23/11 11:53 AM
Living from one paycheck to the next may be the norm for many people. But homebuyers need a better strategy.
If buying a home is your goal, then it needs to be your priority!!
Most people need to sacrifice a little and stick to a budget in order to save for a home.
A good budget plan begins one or two years before a buyer makes an offer. Here are four tips for renters who plan to become homeowners.
1. Build strong credit
When it comes to securing a loan at the best mortgage rate, credit is king.
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kitsap: New Business Kitsap county/ mason county benifits! - 09/04/10 12:55 PM
Best news yet, we are getting a good boat dealer in town!!
BREMERTON NATIONAL AIRPORT -
Opening this weekend off Highway 3 just north of Bremerton National Airport is
 Defiance Marine and Power Equipment, a sports fishing-boat showroom and service center.
On Friday 6,000-square-foot showroom, along with shelves of saltwater fishing gear and racks of outerwear. Initial visitors got their first look around as workers put the final touches on the $1 million building.
THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR BOATERS, AND FISHERMAN TO THE AREA!
GREAT JOB MR. PALMER!!

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kitsap: Tips for real estate investing - 05/26/10 03:15 AM
Have you heard that planning for the future is a good thing, these tips will help guide you to secure future!
1. Compare property values and rents Financial statistics only go so far; the best measure of a property's market value is often the sale prices of nearby properties. The same holds true for area rents. A low price can often be justified by a reasonable rent; renters who can afford a high rent can afford to buy instead, so reasonably priced rent is a must. 2. Pay attention to tax laws Don't base your tax investment on current tax laws. The … (1 comments)

kitsap: Smart phones and our business - 05/24/10 03:26 AM
SMS mobile marketing enables you to reach a targeted audience in a matter of seconds knowing that most people are likely to respond to your text message within an hour of receipt.
 Proven to be an effective medium for reaching consumers, the fact is now more than ever business professionals are relying on mobile phones to receive and respond to messages that are of value to them.
 That's why it's time for B2B marketers to consider how to effectively integrate mobile marketing into the mix.
Are you thinking its time for an upgrade me too, its time for more business as … (3 comments)