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Community Fall Reading List These are my reading picks through the Fall months. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through Sno-Isle Libraries which is open for in person services. All online services and resources continue to be available as well. Visit there site here, sno-isle.org   How to be Fearless in 7 Simple Steps by Hagy, […]
Office News Free Things You Can Do Today to Get Ready to Buy a Home The path to homeownership is a marathon, not a sprint if we can help it. If you’re months (or maybe even years) away from being ready to own, there are still things you can start doing today to help you on your path to becoming a homeowner. And they’re all free, there’s nothing to stop you […]
Community Tips For Amping Up Your Home Security While On Vacation We all look forward to vacations for months, and it’s maybe the only opportunity to enjoy a few consecutive stress-free days away from the typical day-to-day pressures of work and life. You’ll want to make sure that while you’re away, your home is safe and secure. The most obvious option is to invest in some […]
Budget The Guide to Closing Costs The costs involved in buying and selling a home are often negotiable as part of the real estate deal. For example, a buyer may be willing to offer the full asking price, as long as the seller is willing to cover the cost of a home inspection and deed transfer tax. Who pays certain fees? […]
Budget How Much Down Payment Do You Need for a House? Before you start shopping for a home, you need to know what you can afford – and a big part of that depends on how much you can afford as a down payment. But how much down payment do you need to be able to afford the house you want? The answer isn’t the same for […]
Office News Farmers Markets Close To Home It’s that time of year again for Farmers Markets and we are so excited! I have compiled a list of Local Farmers Market that are close to your home. This list covers Snohomish and Island counties so you can pick up essentials fresh from the farm at any of these locations. We sure did miss […]
Budget Ask Yourself These Questions Before Purchasing Your Home No matter how many HGTV shows you watch about flipping old houses that have happy endings, reality isn’t always as kind. Regardless of when the home was built and its current condition, if you find yourself in a situation where you’re getting ready to make an offer, ask yourself these questions first to make sure […]
Budget 5 Mother’s Day Gifts That Thrill Mother’s Day is a special time to celebrate moms, although we don’t really need a reason to celebrate mothers because they are amazing everyday. Here are 5 gifts that we thought stood out and reasonably priced for that special mom.   Personalized Handwriting Cutting Board This unique gift from Etsy showcases handwriting from you or […]
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Agent News Moving and Packing Tips Part 2 Here is Part two of Moving and Packing Tips. Pack a “first day” box with items you will need right away (dogs and cats included, hahaha….)   FIRST DAY BOX:   scissors utility knife local phone book coffee cups teakettle instant coffee or tea, soft drinks pencil and paper soap bath towels trash bags shelf […]
Agent News Spring Reading List Spring Reading List These are my reading picks through Springtime. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through Sno-Isle Libraries which is still offering contact-free pick up and return of physical library materials. All online services and resources continue to be available. Sno-Isle Libraries is now currently offering limited in-building services at select […]
Agent News Moving and Packing Tips The process of moving is long and complex. Being organized, knowing what needs to be done, and tackling tasks efficiently can make your move significantly less stressful. We have some moving and packing tips for you and a detailed list to keep you on task and help make your move successful.   SIX TO EIGHT […]
Agent News 5 Tips for a Healthy Work-Life Balance by Chasity Rodriguez It’s the New Year, but you’re probably back to your same old work from home schedule—taking calls from your couch, working late hours, and even checking emails on the weekends. In the midst of this ongoing pandemic, our work life has merged with our personal life so that there’s little separation between the two. […]
Agent News The Do’s and Don’ts after applying for a Mortgage by Chasity Rodriguez     Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life […]
Community Level Up 2021 2020 is behind us and I’m sure you will agree that we bid it good riddance. Though it was hard on all of us to be separated from our families, friends and each other, we somehow managed to have an excellent year in terms of sales and keeping the virus out of our office. It’s […]
Agent News How to Make Moving With Your Cat or Dog a Success blog post by Chasity Rodriguez   IN A TIME DEFINED IN many ways by the coronavirus pandemic, everyday life is affected constantly as we adapt to changing circumstances. One of the many effects of the pandemic is that more and more people are buying or adopting pets, sometimes referred to as “pandemic puppies,” than ever before. Simultaneously, […]
Budget How to Winterize Your Home Checklist by Chasity Rodriguez   Make sure your home is safeguarded against subfreezing temperatures. Our checklist will help you ensure you’re prepared.   Protect Your Pipes Depending on the region of the United States you’re in, you’ll need to protect your pipes from bursting this winter. Frozen Pipes: Prevention and Repair   Time to Weatherproof Weather […]
Office News Your Winter Reading List     Winter Reading List These are my reading picks to enjoy reading through Winter. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through King County Library System which is offering contact-free pick up and return of physical library materials. All online services and resources continue to be available. No in-library services are […]
Office News 5 Ways to Stage a Cozy Outdoor Space for Cooler Weather During the pandemic, outdoor space has become a premium consideration. Homeowners are sprucing up their spaces to maximize every square inch of their properties, and home buyers are reportedly giving more weight to the outdoor appeal of homes. But as the weather cools, how can you continue to take advantage of these spaces? You can still […]
Office News WHEN IT’S TIME TO MOVE, SHOULD YOU BUY OR SELL FIRST?     Buying your first home is typically pretty straight forward. Find a REALTOR®, secure financing, scope out homes, make an offer, and sign the papers. But when it’s time to move on from that first home, the process gets a bit more complicated. Should you sell your first home before you buy your next one? […]
Community Your August Reading List     Looking for Something to Read this Summer? These are my reading picks to enjoy reading through August. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through King County Library System which is offering contact-free pick up and return of physical library materials. All online services and resources continue to be available. […]