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Simplicity ABC

The holidays are coming, which means time for entertaining and gift giving. If you are looking for something to liven up your holiday décor, a charming hostess gift, or a unique and thoughtful gift, Simplicity ABC in Kirkland is one of my go to places. They have their...

Adventures in Real Estate: The Pre Closing Walk Through

As a seller, you’re about to move and things are a mess. The last thing you want is someone coming through your house. As a buyer, you want to take one last tour through the house before closing to make sure everything is as it should be. It can be a little stressful,...

Remlinger Farms

September is such a beautiful time of year here in the Pacific Northwest. We shift into fall and the weather is still beautiful with cool, crisp mornings and warmer days. One of my favorite places, which only gets better in September, is Remlinger Farms. They have...

Buyers: 5 Mistakes To Avoid

You’ve decided 2015 is your year to make a move. It’s time to buy a house. Hurray! One of the first steps is getting pre approved for a loan. Even if you have purchased a home before, things have changed in the last year or so and you will notice there seem to be a...

What Are Appraisers Really Looking For?

Congratulations! You’ve just sold your home and gotten through the inspection negotiation with the Buyer. It’s smooth sailing from here on out. Or is it? If your Buyer is obtaining a loan, then there is one more hurdle to jump ~ the appraisal. Hired by the lender, the...

New Construction Vs. Resale

New Construction vs. Resale, Which is right for you? It’s a common debate for Buyers. Do you buy something brand new or a resale, meaning someone has lived in it before. With any home purchase, there are three main criteria to work with: Price, Amenities, and...

What’s Your Favorite Neighborhood Experience?

When we set goals it’s usually for stuff. Yet what we really value is experiences. It happens in real estate all the time. Buyers start off focused on the stuff, ie. bedrooms, baths, square footage. But they ultimately buy the experiences they will have in the house....