home buying: What makes buyers choose a particular home? It's often visceral. - 09/11/15 12:53 AM
Homes often connect on a deep level. 
It's always interesting to see how homes evoke emotions.  Case in point, if buyers have a million dollars and tour 5 gorgeous homes, what makes them choose one luxury home over the other? For most of us, the choice has a lot more to with our personalities and values than we realize.
Certainly, there are some objective decisions that are important too, such as good schools, or the property's proximity to services, or the airport. However, there are quite a few subjective factors that come into play. 
It's the reason a family chooses a formal estate on the top of a … (37 comments)

home buying: When the Right One Comes Along - Do the Right Thing! - 09/27/14 01:27 AM
The Perfect Home at the Perfect Price! 
We toured the perfect home for my buyer yesterday. It's about 3500 square feet - one level living and filled with high-quality finishes, huge rooms, a chef's kitchen, two stone fireplaces, and is best described as a craftsman meets lodge style design.  It also sits along the Washougal River giving the buyer great year-round views, and its location gives her adult children and grandchildren access to water sports and fishing. 
Yes, she'll be obtaining flood insurance, for her peace of mind. As a cash buyer, she doesn't need to worry about qualifying for a loan or meeting the lender's criteria. … (33 comments)

home buying: Buying a House and Whistling past the Graveyard - 05/18/14 02:14 AM
Home Buyers and the  Quiet Neighbors in the Backyard.
Cemeteries evoke a variety of emotions. The term, “whistling past the graveyard,” is thought to have originated by people who kept their fears at bay with a cheerful, whistled-tune as they walked through a grave yard.
This weekend, my very discriminating buyers walked into their dream home. We've been searching for several months for "the one." The former “Parade of Homes,” beauty has wonderful high end finishes and a gorgeous yard. Territorial and mountain views, and an outdoor fireplace (on the covered porch), add to its charm.
Currently, in our market, we have … (36 comments)

home buying: The Soul of a Home - You can't see it, but it's there. - 04/28/14 01:13 AM
The Soul of a Home - You can't see it, but it's there.
You can sense it, or the lack of it, in homes. It’s a feeling, often a physical or emotional connection one seems to get in a certain house. I remember when we sold one of our own homes 7 years ago, the other Realtor told me the buyer dropped to her knees and cried when she walked through the door. “ This is it,” she said happily, “ I’m home.” 
While that might be an extreme example of the link one can feel to a specific property, it illustrates this … (70 comments)

home buying: The Little Black Dress and Real Estate - 08/17/12 04:13 AM
The Little Black Dress and Real Estate There appears to be a direct correlation between the Little Black Dress and Real Estate. You may think this is about Realtor® dress codes, but that's not the case. Instead, this is about good design and the ability to maintain popularity through the comings and goings of trends. The LBD is a fashion staple. Honestly, most women would be lost without this one item hanging in their closet. It is simply the "go to" outfit for many occasions. And, much like its wearers, the Little Black Dress comes in a variety of styles.

home buying: Wish Lists can be so sexist. - 11/28/11 02:40 AM
Wish lists can be so sexist.
For Christmas, my nearly 4 year old granddaughter wants a kitchen and another baby doll to add to her collection. My 2 year old grandson wants more"guys" - he loves to shove them into tractors and trucks and wing them across the room at dizzying speeds. My four year old grandson likes trolls and outdoor gear (think bikes and skis), and the youngest, just a year old, has no idea what he wants, so his mom says clothes.

These four children were raised without strict male/female delineation, yet each one shows very … (19 comments)

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Debb Janes and Bernie Stea have been a real estate team for over a decade in Clark County, WA, where they specialize in ViewHomes™, family estates, multi-generational living, and homes with large lots or acreage.




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