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17 Things to Never, Ever, EVER Do to Your House

17 Things to Never, Ever, EVER Do to Your House

Keep the vintage wallpaper, but upgrade that time- and money-draining retro thermostat to programmable. What may seem like a good idea often isn't. Here are 17 common mistakes new homeowners may make. #1 Get Rid of Your Only Tub If resale value is important to you,...

Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely competitive bidding wars became the norm during the pandemic – and it...

Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

If you’re wondering if home prices are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential recession, here’s what you need to know. Not only are experts forecasting home prices will continue to appreciate nationwide this year, but most of them...

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

Note: this blog is based on national data, if you want to get local, let us know! Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say...

Five Cool Ways to Save on Air Conditioning This Summer

Five Cool Ways to Save on Air Conditioning This Summer

Implementing even one of these five tips will help you lower your summertime cooling bill. Put all five into practice and you may save more money than you thought possible. Just don’t forget to turn down your AC. 1. Turn On Your Fans Used in tandem with air...

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the range of pre-pandemic levels for buyer demand and home sales. But the...

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Western Washington

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Western Washington

I grew up in the Seattle area and have lived here all my life. I know firsthand all of the wonderful things Western Washington has to offer. Whether you are moving here from out of state, or not sure you want to stay in Washington, here are 10 reasons to make Western...

How Your Equity Can Grow Over Time

How Your Equity Can Grow Over Time

It’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As Diana Olick, Real Estate Correspondent at CNBC, says: “The stunning jump in home values over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic...

15 Common Homebuyer Questions

15 Common Homebuyer Questions

So you are ready to buy a home, but you’ve got questions. You are not alone. Every homebuyer, even those who have purchased homes before, has questions, and you should too. Here are some common questions to ask when buying a home, whether it is your first home or your...

Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker