​How to Choose a Mortgage

​How to Choose a Mortgage

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Now that you’ve decided to buy a home in Washington, it’s time to consider how you’ll pay for it. Mortgages can be complicated, and selecting the wrong one could seriously jeopardize your future. Here are a few pointers for choosing your mortgage wisely.GET TO...

How to Keep Your Stress Level Down When Dealing With Financing

How to Keep Your Stress Level Down When Dealing With Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale”...

​Taking Care of Your Lawn Without Wasting Resources

​Taking Care of Your Lawn Without Wasting Resources

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Whether you have a small yard in Auburn or an acre of land in Seattle, you want to keep your lawn looking and feeling lush—so how do you do this without breaking the bank? Your lawn can stay green and healthy all season long with these simple budget-friendly tips.1)...

​Your Complete Move-Out Guide

​Your Complete Move-Out Guide

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You can hardly wait to move into your new Seattle home. You’ve been picking out paint colors, planning how you’ll arrange your belongings, and checking out restaurants and shops in your new community. While all this planning is exciting, there’s one very...

​The Buying Process for Seattle First-Time Homebuyers

​The Buying Process for Seattle First-Time Homebuyers

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So, you want to buy a house in Washington—now what? The first time buying a home is an emotional, exciting, and also exhausting experience. You may also be wondering along the way—what am I missing? This is a common question. Here’s how the buying process works...

​Tips for Moving Out of Your Sold Home

​Tips for Moving Out of Your Sold Home

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The papers are signed and you’re anxiously and excitedly planning your move into your new home. Here are some ways to make your moving day in Washington go swimmingly.1) Lighten your moving day load. This is a great time to hold a yard sale, donate items to Goodwill,...

​Annual Seattle Home Maintenance Checklist

​Annual Seattle Home Maintenance Checklist

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If you’ve ever owned a home in Washington before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run well—so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a well-maintained home will save you money from...

​​Tips for Eliminating Clutter​

​​Tips for Eliminating Clutter​

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Even if your Washington home is kept tidy, decluttering your home is essential to getting it ready for your open house and for showings. When potential homebuyers are shown your Seattle area home, they can easily become overwhelmed and distracted by visual clutter....