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When Is the Best Time to Sell a Home in the Seattle Area?

When Is the Best Time to Sell a Home in the Seattle Area?

When is the best time to list a home in Seattle or on the Eastside?  Let’s take a look at our typical seasonal housing market trends.  Here’s a series of graphs showing activity from December 2012 to December 2014. As you can see below, things heat up early in the year, with new listings (the […]

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Newsletter – What to Expect from the 2015 Housing Market

Newsletter – What to Expect from the 2015 Housing Market

What does the 2015 housing market have in store? Here’s a summary of experts’ predictions of what to expect in 2015 By the way, this month’s Lighter Side has a really entertaining video that you might enjoy.  (Be sure to watch it with the sound on.) CLICK HERE to read our newsletter online.     […]

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Seattle Area Seasonal Real Estate Trends – Fall 2014

Seattle Area Seasonal Real Estate Trends – Fall 2014

When is the best time to sell or buy a home in the Seattle area?  These graphs show typical seasonal real estate market trends for houses in King County, WA.  You might be surprised to find out that summer is not usually the ‘hottest’ time of the year for our housing market, even though many […]

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Resources

New Providers on Our Resource List

New Providers on Our Resource List

We’ve just updated our Seattle and Eastside homeowner resource list with a few new providers, here they are: Carpet Cleaners: Revive Carpet Cleaning  (425) 222-6037   www.revivecarpetcleaners.com  – They do primarily the Eastside. Crawl Space Cleanup: RGS Crawl Space Insulation  (425) 319-3029  www.rgscrawlspace.com They recently did a great job for us on a difficult crawl space […]

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Our Recommended Seattle Area Resources

Our Recommended Seattle Area Resources

A list of the Seattle and Eastside contractors we recommend.   All have either been used by us or our clients, or came recommended by colleagues.  We recommend the best people we know, however please use your best judgment.  You can verify current licensing status here.  We’d love to hear your feedback if you use anyone […]

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Seattle Area Property Research Links

Seattle Area Property Research Links

A quick and easy list of links to help you research property in Seattle, the Eastside, and throughout King and Snohomish Counties. Property and Tax Records – King County Property and Tax Records – Snohomish County   Property Research Links – King County Property Research Links – Seattle Property Research Links – Snohomish County   […]

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Home Staging Photos

More “Before and After” Seattle Home Staging Photos

More “Before and After” Seattle Home Staging Photos

We’ve been better at remembering to take “Before” photos of homes that we staged and listed this year (fortunately, seeing as the “Before and After” home staging photo gallery endeavour becomes quite challenging without the “Before” shots. ;) Here’s our most recent slideshow, highlighting some really rewarding transformations in homes that we staged and sold in 2014. Tip:  If […]

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Staging Example – Bothell Rambler

Staging Example – Bothell Rambler

This vacant home in the Bothell Heights neighborhood sold with 9 offers after 3 days on market, ending up nearly 40K over list price at $395,000. Prior to listing it we advised the seller during an extensive remodel, providing recommendations for materials and color choices. We then staged the home with rented furniture along with our art and decor items, […]

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Video: Home Staging Before and After Photos

Video: Home Staging Before and After Photos

Here’s a video we made showing some before and after home staging photos of a property we listed this year. The home had a lot of great features that just needed context and color to make more apparent. While this home was vacant, we frequently work with our client’s current furniture when the home is […]

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Monthly Newsletter

Newsletter – What to Expect from the 2015 Housing Market

Newsletter – What to Expect from the 2015 Housing Market

What does the 2015 housing market have in store? Here’s a summary of experts’ predictions of what to expect in 2015 By the way, this month’s Lighter Side has a really entertaining video that you might enjoy.  (Be sure to watch it with the sound on.) CLICK HERE to read our newsletter online.     […]

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Great Gift Ideas for Home and Family

Great Gift Ideas for Home and Family

Could you use some good ideas for gifts to give this year?  Here’s a time-saving list of fun options that can also make excellent housewarming presents for any home buyers you may know in the coming year. By the way, this month’s ‘Wild Side’ section has an incredible photo that a photographer friend of ours took of Mount Index at night during the Perseid […]

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Seattle and Eastside Community Events December 2014

Seattle and Eastside Community Events December 2014

Click below to see a list of fun Seattle-area community events in December 2014. Seattle and Eastside Community Events December 2014 Related PostsNewsletter – The Best Home Projects for 2014 (Feb 16, 2014) Seattle and Eastside Community Events Feb. 2014 (Jan 31, 2014) Newsletter – Popular Kitchen Design Trends for 2014 (Jan 28, 2014)

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Buyer and Seller Tips

How to Shop for a Mortgage

How to Shop for a Mortgage

Getting the best home mortgage loan when you buy a home in the Seattle area is an important part of making a smart investment in a great home. It’s crucial to find a lender who can offer you a good loan package, and who can come through with what they promise on time. Here are […]

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The Value of Correctly Pricing Your Home

The Value of Correctly Pricing Your Home

When we work with Seattle and Eastside home sellers to price a home before it gets listed, our goal is to price at a point that will generate the absolute highest net return for the seller. At a time when the housing market is gaining strength quickly, sellers may benefit the most by pricing at […]

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Complimentary Home Market Value Analysis

Complimentary Home Market Value Analysis

Are you wondering what your Seattle or Eastside home would be likely to sell for in today’s market?  We will be happy to provide you with a personalized market value analysis, along with our recommendations regarding which upgrades, projects, and materials or color choices are likely to pay off when it is time for you […]

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