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Financial Literacy: Shopping for a Mortgage

April 17, 2016  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

This is our second blog post to celebrate National Financial Literacy Month and to help put (or keep) you on the road to financial success. Shopping for a new home is such an exciting process – touring other homes, imagining… Read more

Financial Literacy: Setting Financial Priorities

April 12, 2016  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

April is National Financial Literacy Month, so we’ll be posting information throughout the month on our blog and social media channels to help you make smart money decisions as you plan for your future. Let’s start by talking about setting… Read more

5 Commonly Asked Questions from First Time-Homebuyers

March 28, 2016  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

With 11 years as a Realtor® and 30 years of related industry experience, I’ve heard just about every question you can imagine from first-time homebuyers. Here are some of the most common questions I get along with the answers. I… Read more

Local Resources for Your Move to Kent, Washington

March 21, 2016  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

Whether you are moving from another county or across the country, you’ll need to know how to reach local schools, utilities and other city services. Here is a handy list of resources you’ll find helpful during your move to Kent,… Read more

Save Money at Home with These 10 DIY Home Hacks

March 14, 2016  /  Heating/Cooling  /  Marti Reeder

Everyone likes to save money, especially on expensive home-related projects. With these DIY home hacks, inspired by This Old House, you can save time, money and energy! Here are 10 of our favorite home hacks. Closing closet doors reduces the… Read more

5 Ways to Make Your Home Stand Out in the Spring Selling Season

February 29, 2016  /  Home Selling  /  Marti Reeder

Spring and summer tend to be the hottest times to buy and sell homes. Selling homes can be tricky when there are so many on the market. Here are 5 ways to make your home stand out in the spring… Read more

Why FSBO Home Sales Fail Most of the Time

February 22, 2016  /  FSBO  /  Marti Reeder

For Sale by Owner home sales seem like a good idea to save home sellers a few bucks until you research the facts. According to, most people who sell their homes via the FSBO route, do so to avoid… Read more

10 Easy Ways to Go Green at Home This Spring

February 16, 2016  /  Green Living  /  Marti Reeder

Thinking of going green or stepping up your existing efforts this spring? We can help! We’ve got 10 easy ways for you to go green at home this spring: Cleaning: Make your own cleaning products at home from simple ingredients… Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Own a Home in 2016

February 1, 2016  /  Home Buying  /  Marti Reeder

Whether you already own a home or are considering buying a home this year, a home purchase is a long-term commitment, even if you have enough money to buy it outright. Here are the top 5 reasons to own a… Read more

Special Home Financing Programs: FHA, VA and USDA Loans

January 25, 2016  /  Down Payment  /  Marti Reeder

Looking to buy a home in 2016? In addition to conventional mortgages, specialty, government-backed financing programs are available: FHA, VA and USDA loans. FHA loans: Offered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is part of the U.S. Department of… Read more


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