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DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF CREDIT!

May 5, 2021  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

Did you know that April was Financial Literacy month? That got me to thinking about the critical importance your finances play – not only in your everyday life, but also during life’s big moments. Like when you want to buy… Read more

MORTGAGE FORBEARANCE: IS IT FOR YOU?

April 14, 2021  /  Finance  /  Marti Reeder

Recently, our team has had several homeowners reach out, asking about their options in paying their mortgage during a time when their income may be diminished (or eliminated entirely) as a result of COVID. Some are wondering whether they should… Read more

ASSESSING WINTER DAMAGE

April 7, 2021  /  Home Care & Maintenance  /  Marti Reeder

SPRING IS THE PERFECT TIME TO INSPECT YOUR ROOF! Can you believe that spring is officially here? As is often the case in the Pacific Northwest, the arrival of spring can include warmer, sunny days – and days filled with… Read more

THINKING OF BUYING A BRAND NEW HOME?

March 25, 2021  /  Home Search  /  Marti Reeder

If the past year has made you realize your current home may not fit your current lifestyle, you’re not alone! Spring is often the time when homeowners begin to consider buying new construction. It’s a time of new promises, and… Read more

WHY i-SELL?

March 9, 2021  /  Finance  /  Marti Reeder

THE LATEST AND GREATEST PITCH TO HOMEOWNERS (AND WHY IT MAY BE THE WORST DECISION YOU COULD MAKE WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME) Real estate is a cyclical business. And right now, one of the cycles we’re in seems to involve… Read more

7 Key Trends Expected To Shape Real Estate in 2021

February 17, 2021  /  Home Ownership  /  Marti Reeder

2020 is a year that will go down in history books, causing many Americans to either scratch their heads in confusion or shake their heads in disbelief. Terms like “new normal” are, well, the new normal, as the pandemic seeped… Read more

COLD SNAP SEASON HAS ARRIVED!

February 10, 2021  /  Home Care & Maintenance  /  Marti Reeder

The first cold snap of the season is here, and Team Marti – John L. Scott wants to remind you (that in addition to your people,) to protect your pets, plants, and pipes from low temperatures. Our weather needs to… Read more

WHY BUY?

February 3, 2021  /  Home Ownership  /  Marti Reeder

WHY BUY? If you’ve been following local, regional, and national news you’ll know that – in most parts of the country – real estate is definitely a “seller’s market”. And that’s definitely the case here in the Pacific Northwest, and… Read more

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!

January 27, 2021  /  Home Care & Maintenance  /  Marti Reeder

I am writing this as I watch the rain trickle down on a grey January day. Yes, it’s the middle of another Seattle winter! Unlike most parts of the United States, the Pacific Northwest rarely experiences snow in the winter…. Read more

BREATHE EASIER: SIMPLE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO IMPROVE THE AIR QUALITY OF YOUR HOME

January 6, 2021  /  Home Care & Maintenance  /  Marti Reeder

BREATHE EASIER: SIMPLE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO IMPROVE THE AIR QUALITY OF YOUR HOME Let’s face it – this time of year we spend more time indoors. As the weather cools and becomes wetter, our enthusiasm for the great… Read more

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Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker