What You Wish You Knew Before Buying a House

What You Wish You Knew Before Buying a House

They always say that hindsight is 20/20 and this couldn’t be more try when it comes to buying a house. Once you’ve finally settled in and made the house a home, there are likely a few things that you wish you would have known, or even done differently when it came to...

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Why People are Moving to Washington

Why People are Moving to Washington

Relocating is something that many American’s as well as those around the world do at least once in their lifetime, and many are choosing to do so by moving to Washington. For those who were born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it is easy to understand...

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Go Big and Go Home

Buying a house is no small task. Becoming a homeowner typically takes more responsibility than renting an apartment or living with parents. Though apartments do have their advantages, there are several ways to tell if you are ready to dive into real estate and...

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Blackberry Bushes, the Invasive PNW Plant

Blackberry Bushes, the Invasive PNW Plant

Curb appeal and landscaping are easily one of the most talked about features when it comes time to sell your home. Unfortunately, when calling the Pacific Northwest home, you are nearly always guaranteed to have to battle a series of invasive plants at some point...

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Should I sell my House or Use it as a Rental?

Should I sell my House or Use it as a Rental?

While the market is currently in favor of seller’s, many homeowners are choosing to go a different route and keep their house as a rental property. While this decision is one that should always be accompanied by extensive research, there are many reasons why you may...

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Why You Should Retire in Vancouver, Washington

Why You Should Retire in Vancouver, Washington

Deciding where to retire can often be a lengthily process that requires ample research before finally settling on the location of where your retirement can be enjoyed. While there are hundreds of cities and locations that seem to be high on the retiree wish list, one...

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3 Common Misunderstandings When Buying a House

3 Common Misunderstandings When Buying a House

Buying a house is easily one of the most exciting times of your life, and unfortunately often one of the most stressful as well. Working closely with an experienced Real Estate Agent with whom you can trust is vital in ensuring your home buying process runs smoothly...

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Exploring Yelm Washington

Exploring Yelm Washington

Everyone loves a quaint small town, and one of the best is tucked away into Southwest Washington, Yelm. While Yelm as a whole only has an estimated population of less than 9,000 residents, there is no shortage of activities for those who either call Yelm home, or...

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Why the Highest Offer Isn’t Always the Best Offer?

Why the Highest Offer Isn’t Always the Best Offer?

Contrary to common belief, the highest offer when selling your home isn’t always the best. If you’re currently preparing to sell your home, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of offers that will soon be rolling in. Homes are selling faster than ever,...

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April Fishing in Southwest Washington

April Fishing in Southwest Washington

If you love fishing, get ready, because April is a great time to head out to the water and reel in a great catch. You may be noticing that your fishing license is expired, so make sure to have it renewed, as everyone above the age of 15 will be required to have a...

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When Do You Pay Closing Costs?

When Do You Pay Closing Costs?

Closing Costs are one of the fees that are expected when purchasing a home, however, what many people don’t know, is that you have to pay these fees during other real estate transactions as well. Generally speaking, closing costs can range from 2-5% of the purchase...

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Mold Free

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Mold Free

If there is one word that seems to scare homeowners and renters, it would have to be, mold. While the word is scary for most and finding it within your home is nothing short of stressful, luckily there are a few ways that you can try to help make sure that you keep...

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Selling Your Home? Why Offering a Credit May be Best

Selling Your Home? Why Offering a Credit May be Best

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes time to sell your home, one of which is that you should update and upgrade your house to make sure it is as turnkey as possible for the new buyers. While this isn’t necessarily a “bad” thing to do, it often will cost you...

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Overlooked Home Features

Overlooked Home Features

When on the hunt for a new home you more than likely have a list of home features that you are searching for, however, there are quite a few different features that seem to be overlooked by buyers. While hindsight is always 20/20, these few features are some of the...

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What Causes You to Fail a Home Inspection?

What Causes You to Fail a Home Inspection?

Selling a home is stressful, and regardless of how much you’ve prepared, the stress of failing a home inspection is easily one of the bigger stress items that is associated with selling a house. Inspections are required for all home purchases and sales, and a failed...

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6 Repairs to Focus on When Buying a House

6 Repairs to Focus on When Buying a House

Big repairs are generally not the first thing you think of when buying a house. While buying a house can be both an exciting and stressful experience, we often put on our blinders and try to see all the positives of each home we tour, it is important to make sure to...

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Why a 20% Down Payment is Best

Why a 20% Down Payment is Best

If you’re currently trying to buy a home, you may be wondering how much of a down payment you need. While there is no simple answer to tell you what you should do when purchasing a home, as each situation is unique, there are many reasons why a 20% down payment is...

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What is a Garden Home?

What is a Garden Home?

What is a Garden Home? You may have heard the terms single-family home, duplex, manufactured home, etc. however Garden Homes are becoming highly sought after in today’s market especially with first time home buyers. Garden Homes are actually quite similar to a...

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Southwest Washington Homestead for Sale

Southwest Washington Homestead for Sale

You may see the terms, single-family home, multi-family home, manufactured home, or even homestead when browsing online listings or beginning the hunt for a new home. While most people have heard of a few of these terms before, a Homestead is one of the lesser common...

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Can You Have Too Much Curb Appeal?

Can You Have Too Much Curb Appeal?

Curb appeal is a commonly used term within the Real Estate world and seems to get a lot of attention from homeowners, buyers and sellers alike. While you may hear about how you can boost your curb appeal, or find tips and tricks to re-vamp your yard, many people are...

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

As Spring starts to slowly roll in and the sunshine emerges from the clouds, you’ll start to notice that many homeowners are enjoying the outdoors and starting to spruce up their yards. While curb appeal is indeed important all year long, Spring seems to be when curb...

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Online Listings

Online Listings

Online listings have never been as important as they are in today’s market. As coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the globe, many potential buyers are relying more and more on online listings to help them make their Real Estate purchases. While you may seldom...

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Cons of Single Pane Windows

Cons of Single Pane Windows

Whether you are in the market for a new home or are looking at upgrading your current home, there many benefits to upgrading single pane windows. There are many reasons why homeowners are choosing to upgrade their windows, even if they don’t plan on selling any time...

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Why Lighting Is Crucial

Why Lighting Is Crucial

Good lighting is important in both the sale and purchase of a home for many different reasons. When purchasing or selling a home in an area that has a cooler/darker climate such as Washington, lighting becomes even more important than areas where you can rely on...

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My Offer Was Accepted but I Changed my Mind

My Offer Was Accepted but I Changed my Mind

If you placed an offer on a home but are now second guessing your decision, rest assured, there are ways to back out of the offer if you’ve changed your mind. While each Real Estate purchase is unique, generally you can choose to stop the purchase process all the way...

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Can You Back Out of a Sale?

Can You Back Out of a Sale?

If you are currently selling your home or thinking about listing your home in the future, you may be left with a long list of questions. One question that many homeowners are left wondering is if you can you back out of a sale after you’ve already listed your home....

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Sanitization Stations Impress Potential Buyers

Sanitization Stations Impress Potential Buyers

In a world where sanitizing and social distancing have become the new normal, it is important to remember to incorporate them into selling your home to ensure that it appeals to as many potential buyers as possible. One way you can do this is by setting up a nice...

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What Does is Cost to Sell A House?

What Does is Cost to Sell A House?

If you are ready to sell your house you may be left with a long list of questions, one of the more popular being what you will actually end up profiting off of the sale and how much you will have to pay in order to get your home on the market and then close the deal....

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Tips to Keep a Pet Friendly Home Clean

Tips to Keep a Pet Friendly Home Clean

Buying a home isn’t always just for us, and oftentimes our pets end up playing a large role in our purchase. Is there a good outdoor space to let your dog run and play? Large windows that let in summer sunshine for your cat to bask in? You name it, we often end up...

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Can I Qualify for a Home Loan?

Can I Qualify for a Home Loan?

If you’re a first-time home buyer, or are looking to reenter the housing Market, you may be left wondering if you are able to qualify for a home loan. There are many different factors that go into your potential approval for a home loan, however, in general your...

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Installing Lawn Irrigation

Installing Lawn Irrigation

Having proper irrigation throughout your lawn is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your curb appeal is looking it’s best all year. When it comes to installing lawn irrigation you want to be sure that you do your research and hire a reputable professional to...

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Buying a House with a Wood Burning Fireplace

Buying a House with a Wood Burning Fireplace

There is nothing better than curling up under a blanket to the sound of crackling wood in the fireplace. While it may be a cozy ambiance, wood burning fireplaces require a lot of upkeep that many people seem to overlook when purchasing Real Estate. While there is an...

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Poor Drainage May Lead to Lesser Offers

Poor Drainage May Lead to Lesser Offers

If you are preparing to sell your home and have any sort of drainage issue throughout your home or within your property, you may want to prepare to receive lower than ideal offers. Unfortunately, poor drainage is a huge red flag for many potential buyers as this could...

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Can you Compromise on an Extra Bedroom?

Can you Compromise on an Extra Bedroom?

The number of bedrooms a home has is generally always something that is important to potential buyers. Wish lists and “must haves” will nearly always contain a specific number of bedrooms to appeal to and meet buyer’s needs and wants. While there are always a few...

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The 3 “Don’ts” of Selling Your Home

The 3 “Don’ts” of Selling Your Home

Selling your home is often one of the most stressful experiences of your life, however if done properly, you can avoid a lot of the common stresses within the selling process. While there are tons of “do’s” when it is time to sell, there is also a large list of...

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Should I Buy a House with or Without a Garage?

Should I Buy a House with or Without a Garage?

Homes with a garage are definitely looked at as more luxurious than homes without, however as with all things in Real Estate there are pros and cons to purchasing a home with a garage. While there are many different features that could fall into either the pro or con...

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Can I Buy a House After a Foreclosure?

Can I Buy a House After a Foreclosure?

Can you buy a house after a Foreclosure? This is a common question among those seeking to purchase Real Estate, as many have faced Foreclosures in their past. The good news is that you indeed will be able to purchase Real Estate post Foreclosure, however, there is a...

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2020 – Real Estate Wrap Up

2020 – Real Estate Wrap Up

Real Estate was a hot topic in Washington over the course of 2020. From predictions, to rising home prices, and a foreseeable crash, there was a lot to talk about. While many things throughout the year may have been less than ideal, one positive that is undeniable is...

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Winter Hacks for a Cleaner Home

Winter Hacks for a Cleaner Home

Winter can bring a lot of fun, joy and activities, however it is more important than ever to ensure you are keeping a clean home throughout the Winter. When choosing to call the Pacific Northwest Home there are a few things that come along with it. While mountain...

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Improving Your Mortgage Approval Odds

Getting mortgage approval is no walk in the park, even with all of the right attributes a lender wants to see, the process of final approval can be stressful. This year the process of finalizing loan approval has become more difficult. Many lenders have tightened...

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How to Move to Southwest Washington

Moving is a big undertaking, especially if you're moving to a different state or even across the country. However, just moving across town can be quite an ordeal so preparing and planning ahead of time is really the key to making your move successful and an easy one....

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