Category Archives: Reporter

Decorating Tips and Tricks for Your New Home

So you bought a new house, but you don’t know how to make it welcoming and inviting to new guests. Here are some handy tips and tricks to make your new house a home. Bring in lots of light. Homes … Continue reading

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Mastering the Fall Home Sale: 6 Tips

Autumn can be a tough time on the housing market with the popular summer market dying down, but it’s not hard to do once you master these tips. Know the advantages of selling in the fall. People like to look … Continue reading

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LocalScape: Get King County Property Values & More

Wonder what your King County, Washington property is worth? I can help. Well, actually, the King County Assessor’s Office can help. They’ve created this cool LocalScape website to tell you all kinds of useful things about King County, including: Area … Continue reading

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8 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Tired of apartment living? Have a growing family? Want a space you can call your own? Buying your first home can be complicated, but these tips will make buying your first home easy-breezy. Know how much home you can afford. … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Staging Your Home for a Fall Sale

Staging your home to show off your home is an important part of selling your home. Attractive staging can help sway people as they make their final decision on which home to buy. In the fall, staging your home is … Continue reading

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Declutter & Organize: 10 Things to Toss

When preparing your home for sale, it is important to stage your home as a clean, organized living space that another individual or family can picture themselves in. One way to do this is to declutter and organize your home. … Continue reading

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Do I Need Perfect Credit to Buy a Home?

The short answer is no. You don’t have to have perfect credit to buy a home, but you do need good credit. In May, the average FICO score for a conventional mortgage loan was 757. The average FICO score for … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home NOW!

It’s summertime, and the housing market is HOT, HOT, HOT! For families, this is often the best time of year to buy. The kids are out of school, and you can purchase a home and get settled in before the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Not to Sell Your Own Home (FSBO)

Last week we shared a telling infographic from KeepingMattersCurrent.com which explained some of the challenges of selling your own home, often referred to as FSBO, or For Sale By Owner. This week we’re sharing 5 reasons not to go the … Continue reading

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Planning on Selling Your House Yourself? Think Again!

Next week, we’ll share five reasons not to sell your home yourself, so please check back! Reprinted with permission from KeepingCurrentMatters.com.

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