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April Market Update 2019

I’m excited about what I’m seeing in the market, not just for home sellers, but for home buyers as well. For years, home buyers have been the underdog in the fight with a low selection of housing inventory to choose from, multiple-offer competition everywhere they turned...

How to Cut Back Your Ferns

 Fun? Fern Pruning! Late winter in Seattle - a time when days grow longer, the sun reassures us that our Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is coming to an end, and it’s also when I begin planning for spring and summer growth in the garden. One often overlooked...

Celebrating Amazing Women on International Women’s Day

Dating back to 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD) has been a day to show appreciation for women. Through the centuries, women have both boldly and humbly affected their communities through their resilience, strength, and leadership. As history has shown, it has not been an easy...

The Cost of NOT Paying PMI

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live. There is a common misconception among homebuyers that a 20% down payment is required, and it is this...

4 Reasons Why Fall 2018 Is a Great Time to Buy

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights report reveals that home prices have appreciated by 6.2% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at...

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing market was home price appreciation. CoreLogic focused on appreciation from July 2013 to July 2018 to show how prices over the last five years have fared. The...

How to Prepare for Our Photo Shoot

With the majority of buyers shopping for homes online before visiting them, high-definition photos and sometimes video tours are a must, yet they are something that most brokers don’t embrace. Here’s how our team AND you can make your home shine on camera. Understand the Camera’s...

How to Attract More Buyers

These tips can help you convince buyers your property offers top value for their dollar. Even in a seller’s market, it is important for most sellers to maximize their return on investment so together in the weeks before going live, we will create an Action...

What to Know About Homeowners Insurance

A homeowners insurance policy will protect you against certain losses and damage to your new home and is generally required by lenders prior to closing. Most lenders will collect the money you owe for homeowners insurance as part of your monthly mortgage payment and place...