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5 TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME

5 TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME

5 tips for selling your home   Selling your home can be a monumental task and for many very overwhelming. No matter which type of market you are selling in (buyer’s market vs. a seller’s market), the process is typically stressful and a lot of work. However, with a bit of planning and the right team, it’s possible to decrease your ...

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Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run

Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run

Our team is excited to be a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Montlake Community Club Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Run, benefiting the University District Food Bank. Get outside and move your feet through Seattle’s beautiful Washington Park Arboretum! Here are the details you need to know: Event Day/Time Thursday, November 22nd – 5K race starts at ...

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DID YOUR PROPERTY TAXES INCREASE?

DID YOUR PROPERTY TAXES INCREASE?

Here’s what you can do:  The county Assessor reevaluates property values each year, notifying owners of the assessed value by mail. If an owner believes the new assessed value exceeds the fair market value of the home, there’s an opportunity to appeal.  Petitions must be received on or before July 1st of the assessment year or ...

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Top neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 edition

Top neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 edition

Are you thinking about moving to Seattle and wondered which neighborhoods are the best to live in around the area? According to Seattlemet.com, here are the Top 10 Seattle Neighborhoods to live in: 1. Wallingford – With the price of homes averaging around $890,000, Wallingford is a centrally located neighborhood embracing Craftsman-style ...

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Seattle Named Best Large City to Live

Seattle Named Best Large City to Live

A recent study by WalletHub suggests that Seattle is the ‘Best Large City to Live In’. The financial website suggests that Seattle defeated 61 other cities after being ranked on five key dimensions, such as Affordability, Economy, Education & Health, Quality of Life, and Safety. The city edged out Virginia Beach and Austin to take the ...

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Spring has Sprung…Finally!

Spring has Sprung…Finally!

No, this isn’t a real estate related post but after what has felt like weeks upon weeks (upon weeks) of rain and cool temps, we think it’s time to celebrate this week’s forecast of sun and 70-degree temps! According to an article at SeattleTimes.com, Seattle has only had a streak of 3 or more days of 70 degree plus weather in ...

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Poquitos Opens in Bothell

Poquitos Opens in Bothell

Capitol Hill favorite, Poquitos, has opened a second location in Bothell, near the McMenamin’s Anderson School. According to an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, James Weimann, one of the co-owners, commented “As we were seeing Seattleites moving south and north to cities like Bothell the last several years, we felt those ...

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I Scream, You Scream…

I Scream, You Scream…

Get ready Seattle…Portland’s ice creamery, Salt & Straw, is opening not one, but TWO locations in our thriving metropolis! The Ballard location (located at 5420 Ballard Ave Northwest) opens in 2 days on February 9th, 2018 and the Capitol Hill location (at 711 East Pike St) will start serving on February 16th. I don’t know ...

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Meet Kristina!

Meet Kristina!

  Our Buyer Specialist, Kristina Acosta, is hyper-focused on helping our resale buyer clients find and purchase their perfect Seattle home. If you haven’t had a chance to meet her in person, we’d be happy to make an introduction (because you really ought to get to know her!) but in the meantime, here are some fun facts:   ...

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Salary Needs in Seattle

Salary Needs in Seattle

According to an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Median home prices have increased across every major metro area in the nation (with the exception of Hartford, Connecticut), and nearly 70 percent of those markets saw home prices increase by 5 percent or more. With home prices going up, the salary needed to purchase property has ...

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