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16 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat Without Air Conditioning

June 27, 2016  /  Heating/Cooling  /  Marti Reeder

According to the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), only 20% of Northwest Washington homeowners have air conditioning, with 42% cooling their homes through a heat pump in 2012. Compare this to Eastern Washington homes where 65% have air conditioning with… Read more

5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for a Summer Sale

June 16, 2016  /  Heating/Cooling  /  Marti Reeder

People say that spring is the best time to sell your home, but Realtor.com says that 50% of homes are sold during the summer! June, in particular, tends to be the best time to sell your home. In fact, according… Read more

King County Proposes Septic System Fee and Monitoring Requirement

June 13, 2016  /  Home Ownership  /  Marti Reeder

  If you live in King County and have an on-site septic system, or you’re considering a King County property with an on-site septic system, you’ll want to be aware of a proposed septic system fee and monitoring requirement. The… Read more

What’s the Difference Between Being Pre-qualified and Pre-approved for a Mortgage?

June 6, 2016  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

There are all kinds of terms thrown around when it comes to buying a home. Two of these terms are “pre-qualified” and “pre-approved.” While these terms are similar, they are, in fact, very different. Let’s talk about the differences. Pre-qualification… Read more

Summer Landscaping: 7 Tips for a Beautiful Yard

May 30, 2016  /  Heating/Cooling  /  Marti Reeder

It may still be spring, but we are experiencing some lovely summer weather. This is the perfect time to make sure your landscaping is up to par, so your lawn and gardens look beautiful year-round. This is particularly important if… Read more

4 Ways to Improve Your Chance of Getting a Mortgage

May 23, 2016  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

Mortgage talk is HOT on everyone’s minds right now –  especially in the midst of the spring and summer buying season. Homes rarely stay on the market for long if they’re a hot buy — so here’s how to jump… Read more

Important Factors to Consider When Downsizing Your Home

May 16, 2016  /  Home Buying  /  Marti Reeder

Are you considering downsizing – or rightsizing – your current home to accommodate your changing needs? Maybe your kids have left for college, you have more space than you want to maintain, or perhaps you and your spouse are tired… Read more

5 Tips for Staging Your Home Like a Pro

May 9, 2016  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

According to Realtor.com, staged homes sell 88% faster, and for 20% more, compared to homes where sellers left their belongings in place. Thinking about selling your home this spring? Follow these tips to stage your home professionally. It’s easier –… Read more

10 Tips to Ensure a Smooth Home Move

May 2, 2016  /  Moving  /  Marti Reeder

Whether you are moving across town or across the country, you want to be sure you pack carefully and efficiently. Here are some great packing tips, compliments of Two Men and a Truck. Pack items from the same room in… Read more

Financial Literacy: What is Private Mortgage Insurance?

April 25, 2016  /  Down Payment  /  Marti Reeder

This is our third blog post to celebrate National Financial Literacy Month and to help put (or keep) you on the road to financial success. When buying a home, some lenders require a down payment of 20% of the home’s… Read more

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