As your Real Estate Consultant, I keep you updated on how best to invest your home improvement dollars. According to the 2019 Cost Vs. Value Report for the Seattle area, these are the top 5 updates that you can make to your home that will bring the highest return on investment. Of course, I have my own professional opinion on each of these items.
Misa Yoga is holding a 2 hour outdoor yoga class co-taught by Elizabeth Davis Thomas of Misa Yoga & Terilyn Wyre of Donation Only Temple Space. Suggested donation of $25+ will go to RAICES, a nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.
I’m sure we’ve all experienced going in to see your doctor, and coming out a little unsatisfied that they either didn’t fully listen or quite understand your complicated health woes. I am here to tell you that your Gatewood neighbor, Dr. Liz, is very much the opposite of that. She has personally helped me triumph over many health struggles, and I want you to meet her! In her own words, I introduce Dr. Liz Carter:
We are all optimistic that the soil that we have in our gardens will do the job we ask of it – grow beautiful, healthy plants. But really most soils in Seattle don’t provide the basic nutrients for growth. As plants grow, they need to absorb nutrients and leave the soil less fertile or heavy rains wash them away. By applying fertilizer, you are putting back the lost nutrients to ensure that your produce and flowers will be bountiful in the future.
No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if disaster strikes.
The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. In the ideal version of the wired future, all of our appliances and gadgets talk to each other seamlessly.
From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk.
How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartment.
It is especially important to have clean credit before you try to buy a home. With a less-than-great score, you may not get preapproved for a mortgage. If you can’t get a mortgage, you may only be able to buy a home if you can make an all-cash offer.
Whether you're putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home's resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day.
Waterfront Seattle will fulfill the community’s vision for a central waterfront for all of Seattle: Beautiful public spaces for all, a salmon-friendly seawall, and year-round cultural, educational, and recreational activities. After more than a decade of public input, the Seattle waterfront is on its way to becoming a 26-block park and lively mixing ground that embraces our working waterfront while restoring health of the nearshore environment.
It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying.
2018 came to a close with buyers having more options than they have had in a long time. The number of active listings were up significantly from a year ago. After years of few homes to choose from, buyers who bought at the end of 2018 had far less competition.
Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re thinking of listing your home or just want to make your home the envy of your neighbors, here are several ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.
If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.
With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fiction. That’s why I’m revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions.