first time homebuyers: Open House in Grand Mound this Sunday from 1 to 4pm! - 08/01/18 09:08 AM
Come by and see this lovely home near Grand Mound Sunday from 1 to 4pm!
19944 Kuper Ct SW, Centralia 98531  $311,500  MLS# 1331287
Spacious and a great value! 4 large bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and 3,064 SF. Main level has an open Living Room, Family Room, Formal Dining area, Powder Room bath, and a Chef’s Kitchen with Island and large Pantry. Upstairs has a roomy landing area, 4 bedrooms, a full hallway bath and a 5-Piece Master Bath. Fenced in backyard backs to a greenbelt. This is a spacious and lovely home throughout, and all appliances are included!
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first time homebuyers: **Open House Sunday 1 - 4pm** Tumwater, WA - 07/27/18 10:18 AM
**Open House this Sunday from 1 to 4pm!**  
    6915 Munn Lake Dr SE, Tumwater 98501
    4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 3,617 SF  $399,900  MLS# 1326681
Spacious, versatile 2 story home backs to greenbelt w/filtered lake view; direct access to lake across greenbelt. Bright open floor plan w/large kitchen, family room w/gas fireplace, formal and informal dining spaces; main floor bonus room. Upstairs are generous bedrooms, laundry, den and rec room. Partially fenced backyard is quiet and private. Neighborhood has wide streets, sidewalks, tot lots and boat launch. Tumwater schools; and quick commute to I-5.
Google map directions here: 6915 Munn Lake Drive SE
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first time homebuyers: Why choosing to do business locally matters - 06/13/18 02:57 PM
Oh how much fun it is to call a national company through their 800 number, and follow the myriad of voice automation nightmare to try to get to the customer service agent that specializes in your need.  Why do we punish ourselves doing this, when there are many benefits on many levels to do business locally instead?  Buying local truly benefits you and the community where you live, and here are some reasons why:
Local service is better service
A national corporation does not have as big of a vested interest in being accountable to you as a local business does.  If you’re … (2 comments)

first time homebuyers: 5 Costly Problems to Avoid when Buying a Home! - 05/23/18 11:14 AM
Five costly problems to avoid when buying a home
As you are out searching for homes or browsing online, keep in mind some simple tips to help you avoid being stuck with buying someone else’s problem.  And I say simple tips, because they are – many major and costly problems with a home can easily be avoided from knowing what to look for, and by also asking the right questions.  It is also important to note that major repairs are often negotiated, and home sellers are usually anticipating that they will have to cover at least some, if not all of the … (0 comments)

first time homebuyers: Missteps I have witnessed in this industry - 04/26/18 10:01 AM
Things happen when buying and selling Real Estate that even defy reason, and even with our best intentions to succeed in our endeavors, all we can do sometimes is learn what not to do next time.  In an effort to avoid making big mistakes in purchasing a home, there are two key words that I can offer – communication and planning.  Communication is critical to a better understanding, and that communication should involve everyone (including your spouse, and your agent, etc.).  Planning ahead by having a goal (homeownership) and saving money, gathering resources, asking questions, and keeping track of your progress … (1 comments)

first time homebuyers: Understanding "MLS Status's" and basic strategies - 04/09/18 12:25 PM
Almost every day, someone calls me to check on the status of a home for sale.  Sometimes the reason for their call is because the home they saved to their ‘favorites’ has either disappeared, or some strange new status is attached to it.  Not being familiar with what types of status changes there are and how to interpret them can prove to be a bit confusing for a home buyer attempting to navigate the market.  Below is a summary definition of all the available statuses our NWMLS allows us to use.  Let’s start here with clarification, and explain further how to … (0 comments)

first time homebuyers: Building your portfolio with Investment Property - 03/21/18 03:09 PM
The practice of buying Real Estate as an investment is just as important and necessary now as it ever was.  Taking the right approach to investing will equate to passive income now and in the future to help secure your retirement.  There is no other safe investment out there that compares with the ability to leverage your money and help you realize financial freedom like owning Real Estate.   The housing market is most volatile to the unprepared, so be careful in your choices, and always seek the help and advice of a professional – like me! 
Educate yourself for this venture.  … (1 comments)

first time homebuyers: Things to consider when buying a Home Warranty - 02/15/18 02:42 PM
One of the helpful resources many of us in the business recommend the use of are Home Warranties.  Commonly, Home Warranties are meant to help protect home buyers against some of the immediate functional pitfalls of being home owners. In the first year of homeownership, it is not uncommon for the new homeowners to experience a broken appliance (stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, water heaters, etc.), and having an affordable solution to fix it is helpful.  But how do Home Warranties work?  What are the costs of Home Warranties, and are they worth the trouble?
Home Warranties typically cost a flat fee that is … (2 comments)

first time homebuyers: 5 Reasons we will see more repeat buyers in 2018 - 02/07/18 11:30 AM
There’s no doubt, in Northwest Washington we have seen significant growth and stability in the housing market.  Seattle alone is one of the top 10 markets in the country, and much of that Seattle market momentum is being realized abroad.  Thurston County has seen a consistently short supply in available housing, which makes for a strong seller’s market.  The further North you travel from Olympia towards Seattle, the trend is even more in favor of sellers.  Inventory has been difficult to keep, and the trend is changing slightly as more new construction and resale hits the market in a ‘bandwagon’ effect.  … (1 comments)

first time homebuyers: Why you should consider a Veteran Realtor® - 01/30/18 01:45 PM
Why should a military family choose a Realtor® that’s either a veteran or experienced in the military lifestyle?
Whichever professional you choose, they are your advocate to help you in your Real Estate matters.  That can be a good thing, or an unfortunate thing depending upon who you choose.  If you are new to an area, and want to find a home that is reasonably close to the base of the serving military member, is it important to you to have someone representing you that personally respects and understands how to serve you best?  Of course it is.  Recently I had the … (2 comments)

first time homebuyers: Are you cut out to buy Foreclosure homes? - 01/17/18 12:20 PM
What is the common theme among homebuyers?  They all want a ‘good deal’ when they buy.  Hence the attraction when the subject of buying foreclosed homes comes up.  Foreclosures are certainly not for everyone though, and before you set your mind to pursuing them, there are some questions you need to ask yourself.  Do you have the means to buy a foreclosure, and which phase of the foreclosure process is going to give you the best advantage as a consumer?  Start with your financial picture.  Talk to your lender and financial planner about your prospects.  Do you have enough cash on … (4 comments)

first time homebuyers: 8 Sure Fire Ways a Realtor® Can Be Resourceful For You - 01/10/18 10:36 AM
Are you about to be in the market as a home buyer or seller?  Have you been reluctant to reach out and talk to a Real Estate Salesperson?  The lions share majority of us manage our business more as consultants than salespeople, and we are pretty easy to approach.  There are many benefits we possess at our fingertips that we’re ready and willing to share with you to help you achieve success, so much so that it’s quite a shot in the dark to attempt to go it alone.
There’s probably more than 100 ways an experienced Realtor® can prove to be … (1 comments)

first time homebuyers: A Crash Course in the Home-Buying Process - 01/03/18 02:26 PM
Congratulations, you have decided to join the ranks of home owners – this is a great thing!  There’s much to be done to help you along your journey, and this article will only paint your picture with a broad brush stroke.  I recommend that you seek the guidance and council of professionals as you go, and be a smart consumer.  Beware of well-intentioned advice from people you know that are not affiliated with the industry, their ideas could do more damage than good if you follow it.
Get your financial ducks in a row
Your first step is to determine how much home … (2 comments)

first time homebuyers: Open House this Sunday 11/19 from 1pm to 4pm - 11/15/17 01:00 PM
1144 Rockcress Dr SE, Lacey 98513  $219,900
Convenient location, affordable price! Charming rambler with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1060 square feet on a large .26 acre lot. Freshly painted inside and out, new tile and carpet throughout, plus new tile counter tops in kitchen and bathroom. Large covered porch, rear deck, playground, RV space, and a fully fenced backyard. Spacious finished garage with washer/dryer hookups and a utility sink. Close to shopping, and an easy commute to I-5 and JBLM.
I'm holding this adorable home open this Sunday 11/19 from 1pm to 4pm, who do you know that should see this place?  Please … (1 comments)

first time homebuyers: Open House on Game Day! Sunday 9/10 from 1 to 3pm - 09/08/17 10:39 AM
19610 Rainier Vista Lane SW, Rochester 98579  $169,900  MLS#1172742
Charming and affordable! 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,456 SF on a flat half acre. Open concept living area with laminate flooring throughout living room, kitchen and dining room. Large kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space, and a Master suite with a 4-piece bath. Covered porch in the rear of the home, and an added storage shed. Quiet and private neighborhood setting, but still close to town, Great Wolfe Lodge, Lucky Eagle Casino and an easy commute to I-5.
Open House this Sunday from 1 to 3pm!  Come out and see this … (2 comments)

first time homebuyers: The Great Fall Home buying experience - 09/08/17 10:29 AM
As a professional, this is truly one of my favorite times of the year.  It’s not a time for the faint of heart, instead it’s a time for distinction – serious buyers and serious sellers need only apply.  There is a lot at stake in this market, the new buyers usually want to be settled before the Holidays, and the sellers will likely be passing on hanging up Christmas lights in hopes of resuming that tradition elsewhere.  As a buyer in this market, here are some advantages for you:
1. There are not as many homes to look at
Yes, that is an … (1 comments)

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