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Should You Sell or Hold? First of all, that home you’re considering selling to move up to your next home may serve you better as an investment home.  Before you put your home on the market for sale, you should seek expert advice from your financial planner and your lender before even talking with...
 Over the past several years, short sales have plagued our market with horror stories and lack of seller and buyer confidence for success.  It has been slightly reassuring however to see what used to be a seller described ‘nightmare experience’ evolve over the years into a ‘slightly more tolerabl...
  There’s lots of useful and interesting ideas about home improvements that help you reach success when you have your home on the market for sale.  It can be challenging to know for sure what kinds of improvements are a safe bet, or a risky venture – as it is literally impossible to have the most...
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...
 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 a...
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 ...
  Here's some great information from one of my wonderful preferred partners in Real Estate!    It's pretty amazing that a rate increase of just 2% can impact affordability by as much as $40,000. Rates have been artificially low for some time now due to Fed intervention. As this stimulus is remove...
SOLD!  3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 1,060 Square feet on a .267 acre lot.  Home sold for $217,000!Demand for homes like this is incredibly high, and we have been witnessing a consistent sellers market all over the Puget Sound area.  Are you planning on selling your home in the near future?  I have 18 years...
 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...
 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 poss...

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