Buying a home can be stressful…and moving is the one thing that your real estate agent can’t help you with. No matter how hard we try! I have compiled this list to help people buying a new home with the exciting, yet daunting, task of moving. This list has come from mentors, associates, the world wide interweb, and personal experience. Hopefully, you will find it helpful!Read More
2219 14TH AVE W #403, SEATTLE 98119
Listed at $500,000
2 BEDROOMS | 1.75 BATHROOM | 1030 SQ. FT.
Top floor view condo in immaculate building! High ceilings and wall of west-facing windows captures loads of natural light and the sweeping Interbay view. Nicely appointed 2 bedroom loft-style home with 1.75 baths! Bedroom and bath on the main floor with lofted master suite upstairs. Kitchen has maple cabinets with casual counter bar and nice dining space. Living room has a wood burning fireplace and slider doors to a view deck. In unit washer/dryer with plenty of storage and carport parking. Pets are welcome!
For more information, visit LakeRE.com or contact Tara at 206.713.0041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tucked up and away on a large, private corner lot this well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home exudes warmth with fine finished wood trim and floors. Kitchen includes all stainless steel appliances. A nice, functional floor plan with an equally inviting fully fenced outdoor living/entertaining space and expansive deck with lush landscaping, including; a shop, storage shed and two car garage.
Congratulations Faryar Family!
Perfectly charming and well cared for rambler in North Hill. You'll enjoy the bright, large living spaces with oak hardwoods throughout most of the home. The living room is complete with wood burning fireplace and lots of natural light. Open kitchen and dining room with doors out to patio and fenced backyard. Three good sized bedrooms with updated bath and a master with its own half bath. Two car garage along with ample off street parking. New roof! Large corner lot. Close to Normandy Park shops and restaurants. Great home!
When was the last time you reviewed your homeowner’s insurance policy?
Many people hardly give their policies a second thought until the need arises. This can lead to misunderstandings about what’s covered and what percentage of the value is covered.
Questions to ask your insurance company:
Does my homeowner’s insurance cover natural disasters and what kind?
It depends. Standard coverage does include wind damage, including that from hurricanes and tornadoes, said the Insurance Information Institute. However, they don’t typically cover flooding, including water damage from a hurricane, so read your policy carefully to learn its limits. Standard policies cover fires, including wildfires, as well as hail and lightning strikes, but typically not earthquakes. Beyond the actual dwelling, homeowners policies also usually cover detached structures such as a garage or gazebo.
Do I need an umbrella policy?
Perhaps. Umbrella policies provide additional liability protection beyond the monetary limits on your standard auto or homeowner coverage. This can be helpful if you cause a major accident and are subject to a large legal judgment. Do I have enough insurance for my home and personal property?
Find out the cost to rebuild your home and take inventory of your personal property and it’s approximate value. Then call your agent and update your insurance!
Tax deadline has come and gone, but you are like me and wading through unfiled papers; I have a great list of what you need to keep, how long you need to keep it for, and where you should put it!
Originals You Rarely Need should be in Safe-Deposit Boxes & Never Discarded.
- Household Inventory: Lists and photos of your possessions (I use Evernote for this task. It is an amazing tool for many home organization projects.)
- Divorce Decrees & Lawsuits: A copy should be given to your lawyer
Originals You May Need Occasionally should be kept in an In-Home Safe or Locked Cabinet and Kept.
- Birth Certificates Death Certificates: Copy should be given to an Executor
- Diplomas Health & Immunization Records
- Marriage Certificates: Copy should be given to an Executor
- Medical Directives: Copies should be given to both your heir and doctor
- Real Estate Deeds: Keep 10 years after Sale
Tax/Financial Documents stored in Locked Cabinet for 7 years.
- Bank and Credit Card Statements
- Cancelled Checks
- Home Purchase/Improvements
- Tax Returns/Related Documents
For other great tips on organizing your home, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to the subject!
You know that feeling when you step inside a friend’s house, are offered a cup of coffee and told to make yourself at home? Now imagine that friend’s house is full of incredible pottery, indoor plants hanging from the ceiling, and an espresso bar. Not to mention, their front, back, and side yards are impeccably manicured with tastefully chosen foliage and water features. Is this a dream, you ask? No!Read More
Northwest Multiple Listing figures for March show a surge in pending sales compared to February as the spring market heats up. Compared to a month ago, pending sales climbed more than 29% (from 7,980 in February to 10,311 in March).Read More
From master gardeners, to garden hopefuls, to apartment dwellers and beyond. The West Seattle Garden Tour (WSGT) is back for its 24th year, and ready to provide inspiration to all garden lovers. Jeff Daley, horticulturist and arborist for Seattle Pacific University and the sponsorship chairman for the WSGT, kindly gave me a moment of his time so I can help spread the word about this incredible community resource. Jeff is a Gatewood neighbor who has lived in our community for 61 years.Read More
It can easily cost $200 to have a rug professionally cleaned. It’s also a hassle.
You can clean it yourself by placing a plastic drop cloth or tarp underneath it, then using a carpet cleaner. If you don’t have one, you can rent one at many different grocery stores, or borrow one from a friend. Make sure to vacuum it well, first!