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Surviving A Kitchen Remodel

November 6, 2019  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Chances are, if you’ve owned your home for more than a couple of years you’ve undertaken some sort of improvement project. Maybe it was a new bathroom vanity. Perhaps you painted the bedrooms. Or maybe you put in new flooring…. Read more

Getting Hygge With It!

October 23, 2019  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Hygge, pronounced “hue-guh”, is more than a design trend. It’s a way of life. In 2019, Hygge was everywhere. Pinterest boards were filled with images. The concept was the darling of the design world. Far from being a passing trend,… Read more

Putting Your Home To Bed For The Winter

October 16, 2019  /  Home Care & Maintenance  /  Marti Reeder

Talk to any gardener you know, and they’ll probably mention “putting their garden to bed for the winter”. In the gardening world that might mean raking leaves, pulling out annual plants, weeding, and putting down a layer of compost and… Read more

Saying Goodbye to PMI!

October 9, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

. . . and why PMI in the first place? PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance, is the lender’s protection in case you default on your mortgage and your home goes into foreclosure. Homebuyers unable to come up with a 20%… Read more

7 Ways The New Tax Law Affect Homeowners!

September 25, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

SEVEN WAYS THE NEW TAX LAWS AFFECT HOMEOWNERS With new tax changes having come into effect in the past year, it’s a great time to revisit how some of those changes might affect homeowners. While everyone’s situation differs, there are… Read more

BEFORE YOU BUY…VISUALIZE!

September 5, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

I recently wrote about upgrades that are WORTH THE SPLURGE? , which got me to thinking about remodeling, refreshing, and rearranging your home. In the good old days, homeowners had few options when it came to “test driving” potential purchases… Read more

WILL RISING INTERESTS RATES DAMPEN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?

August 21, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

One of the most common questions I am asked by both buyers and sellers has to do with upgrades to a home. Sellers want to know if the investment they make will pay off. And buyers are wondering if they… Read more

IS IT WORTH THE SPLURGE?

August 7, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Fingerprint Marketing

One of the most common questions I am asked by both buyers and sellers has to do with upgrades to a home. Sellers want to know if the investment they make will pay off. And buyers are wondering if they… Read more

WHAT SELLERS WANT TO SEE IN YOUR PURCHASE OFFER:

July 24, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

Over the past several years, we’ve been experiencing a strong seller’s market here in the Puget Sound, including the geographic market I specialize in (Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, and Renton). In almost every way, sellers called the shots. They were… Read more

IS IT TIME TO DOWNSIZE?

July 10, 2019  /  Misc.  /  Marti Reeder

Whether you’ve reached a certain age, or your housing needs have changed for other reasons, you may be considering “downsizing” your home. It’s a big decision, and one many homeowners struggle with. For some, it’s a reluctance to leave a… Read more

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