Category Archives: Reporter

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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Outdoor entertaining in the Pacific Northwest

With the kids out of school, summer is a great time to make the most of the great outdoors. If you enjoy your yard as much as my family does, you might like some of these fun ideas from Sunset … Continue reading

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Renting vs. buying

Turning the key in a lock that no landlord has access to, reading in a hammock in your own backyard, or painting your dining room bright red – what could be more exciting than making the leap from renter to … Continue reading

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Are you ready to buy a home?

Are you ready to buy a home? While some purchases are impulse buys, buying a home is not only much more expensive, it is also a complex purchase because it is financial as well as emotional. There are many factors … Continue reading

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Summer home maintenance tips

Summer came early this year. Is your home ready? If not, check out these helpful tips from David Leon of American Home Shield. He offers great advice to get your home in tip top shape to handle the summer heat. … Continue reading

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