Real Estate Blog

Welcome to our real estate blog. Here we cover topics related to home ownership, home financing, news and our new home listings. We focus on real estate within Snohomish County and King County, including tips on maintenance and staging that are particular to the Washington region.

NEW LISTING- 9209 15th St NE, Lake Stevens – MLS#419220

 Listed as a short sale and at an amazing price for the buyer.  This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Lake Stevens home has a view of the lake from both the living room and two of the bedrooms. The home is located on a quiet dead end cul-de-sac and features vaulted ceilings with an open floor plan and bath off of the […]

Buying Benefits For Veterans

If you have served your country I encourage you to call any or all of these governmental agencies to receive more information regarding your housing benefits as a veteran.  Your specific lender should be able to provide information on these programs as well.  As always, I am available to answer any questions you may have. Washington State Housing Finance Commission […]

Maintain Appliances To Get Ready For The Holidays

If you are anything like me you will soon be spending a lot of your time in the kitchen baking cookies, pie’s and preparing to entertain!  As the holiday season begins, make sure your appliances are prepared for the demands you will place on them. Pull your refrigerator from the wall and clean the condenser coils in back […]

5 HUGE Payoffs For Closing Escrow By The End Of The Year!

2013 is right around the corner. While it seems like “just another year” to some, for others who are buying or selling, the decisions made in the next few months can have a huge impact on finances for years to come. When it comes to understanding the power of putting a firm, year-end deadline as a mission to buy […]

Is There More To Come From BofA With Principal Reductions?

As part of the agreement under the national mortgage settlement, Bank of America has completed or approved more than $4.75 billion in principal reductions on first mortgages, with the average principal reduction exceeding $150,000. Through the bank’s principal reduction program, 30,000 homeowners have been approved for a trial modification or received a permanent modification as […]

How To Protect Your Home From Air Pollution.

When most of us think of pollution, we think of power plants, manufacturing facilities, incinerators. Stuff that’s largely out of our control.  But indoor air pollution is also a serious – and potentially deadly – problem.  Please take a minute to read a few simple tricks for reducing your risk, protecting your health, and safeguarding the health […]

Keep Out The Winter Chill

Keeping out the winter chill might be easier than you think.  Fireplaces add aesthetic appeal to the house as well as warmth throughout the winter season. While traditional fireplaces need ventilation, there are new types of fireplaces on the market that do not. Smoke-free fuels derived from eco-friendly, plant-based bio-ethanol can be utilized in rooms where […]

4 Things You Should Do When You Move Into A New Home.

Moving into a new home can be an exciting and hectic time.  There are some things that can be placed on the back burner during the move in process.  With these four easy tips on moving into a new home, you can be sure to check a few of the important saftey ones off your list.   Change the […]

Tips For Buying New Construction

Purchasing a new construction house may feel simpler than buying a resale, but buyers should approach the process with these steps in mind, provided by HGTV’s Front Door. Figure out what you can afford by talking to a lender and obtain a pre-approval before you start house hunting. Factor in the extra costs such as upgrades, […]

Who Finds Home Ownership More Important; Women or Men?

Studies show that women rate home ownership higher than men. Sixty-four percent of women say home ownership is essential in achieving the American Dream. Meanwhile, 52 percent of men say owning a home is a vital component of achieving the American Dream, according to a Home Buyer Poll conducted by TD Bank of more than […]