Category Archives: Reporter

12 quick fixes to boost your home’s curb appeal

Beat out the competition by getting your home noticed with these 12 quick, but easy fixes, compliments of American Home Shield. 1.  Replace faded or outdated house numbers, or give your current ones a fresh coat of paint. 2.  Paint … Continue reading

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Fall home maintenance tips

Watching the leaves from the window of my home office, I’m reminded that this is a good time to get my home ready for winter. Of course, I plan to have help with that (hint, hint, Merle), but here are … Continue reading

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5 reasons to sell your house now

I love this article from the KCM Crew – Selling your house? 5 reasons to do it now! – on KeepingCurrentMatters.com. It offers some great reminders to help would-be sellers who are on the fence about putting their homes on … Continue reading

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How credit scores work when buying a home

Credit scores are an objective measure used by creditors to evaluate your credit worthiness. Credit scores are used to determine your ability to repay credit cards, consumer loans and mortgages. When applying for a mortgage, for example, the scoring model … Continue reading

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The Jetsons have arrived: fun mobile apps to control your home

Once upon a time, The Jetsons were a futuristic family with an ultra-modern home full of gadgets designed to make their lives easier. Well, the Jetsons have arrived, and you too can have those goodies at your fingertips to control … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Home Ownership

Check out this great infographic from House Logic on the benefits of home ownership. It has some great statistics. For example, did you know that a homeowner’s net worth is 34 times that of a renter’s? Wow! It also provides … Continue reading

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Pricing your home for sale – highest is not always best

When choosing a broker to list your home, it is important to select that person carefully. It should be someone you trust and who has your best interests in mind. Here are some criteria to consider: -        The broker should … Continue reading

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REALTORS® do it better!

I love this video by Washington REALTORS®. Take a look for some FUN FACTS about why working with a REALTOR® is better for YOU! -        There are 30,000 real estate agents in Washington state. -        Only 15,000 are REALTORS®. -        … Continue reading

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Renting vs. buying, part 2

Last month we talked about renting versus buying. Because this is such an important topic, I want to bring it up again, but from a different angle. We are currently in a Landlord’s Market. Following a rash of short sales … Continue reading

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Why home sellers need a real estate broker to price their home

When selling your home, it is important to work with a licensed real estate broker to help you set an appropriate asking price. While sites like Zillow can provide you with an estimated market value, or a Zestimate®, that value … Continue reading

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