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Best Bakeries To Visit

Best Bakeries To Visit

If you live in the Mill Creek area you know we have an awesome selection of food choices but did you know we also have some really great local bakeries too! I have compiled a list of some of the Best Bakeries To Visit!

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Fall Reading List

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.

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Free Things You Can Do Today

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 from getting started right now.

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Features To Never Touch When

Features To Never Touch When Renovating Your Home

No matter what type of renovation project you’ve got planned, it’s smart to put down the hammer when it comes to removing, painting over, or otherwise altering certain features. Sure, the feature might look like an eyesore at first glance, but with some work, it could end up adding character, charm, and make it unique.

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Tips For Amping Up Your Home

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.

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The Guide to Closing Costs

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.

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How Much Down Payment

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.

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Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

These are my reading picks through the Summer. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through King County Library System which is now open for in person services. All online services and resources continue to be available as well.

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farmers markets close to home

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 everyone last year and looking forward to seeing the newbies!

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ask yourself these questions

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 it really is the right house for you (and your budget).

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5 Mother’s Day Gifts that thrill

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.

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Moving and Packing Tips Part 2

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….)

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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.

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Moving and Packing Tips

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. Look out for the second part of this coming soon!

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5 Tips for a Healthy Work

5 Tips for a Healthy Work-Life Balance

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. “Many employers are piling greater responsibilities on their staff and promoting a culture of open communication outside of traditional work hours. Due to fear of losing their jobs, many individuals working from home feel obligated to meet these demands,” says Jeffrey Ditzell, D.O., a psychiatrist based in New York City. When work and life are under the same roof, it can be difficult to keep them balanced.

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What is solo camping

What is Solo Camping and How You Can Safely Do It

I know exactly what you’re thinking, solo camping must mean camping alone, SOLO, right? Yeah, that’s correct. It’s something that has gotten more popular over the past few years and I am finally giving in and wanting to try it out myself. I even went out and got some gear for it already! Last summer I had already given you guys lists of places to go camping. They’re still available too! So you can check out my previous lists here and here. But in today’s post I am going to be talking more about what it really takes to successfully camp alone.

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DosandDontsApplying

The Do’s and Don’ts after applying for a Mortgage

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 changes, consult your lender – someone who is qualified to tell you how your financial decisions may impact your home loan.

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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 really a tribute to all of our real estates agents professionalism and dedication to both their clients and co-workers.

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Moving With Your Cat or Dog

How to Make Moving With Your Cat or Dog a Success

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.

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How to Winterize Your Home

How to Winterize Your Home Checklist

Make sure your home is safeguarded against subfreezing temperatures. Our checklist will help you ensure you’re prepared.

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winter reading list

Your 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 available at this time.

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Why This Winter’s ‘Slow’ Home

Why This Winter’s ‘Slow’ Home-Selling Season May Be Hotter Than Ever

Winter is traditionally real estate’s slow season. Between the cold weather and the holidays, the housing market typically plunges into a hibernation of sorts, with both buyers and sellers shelving any major real estate moves until spring. This winter’s real estate market, however, is shaping up to be unlike any other before it—and, contrary to what some may have feared, is slated to be an excellent time to sell a home.

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5 Ways to Stage a Cozy Outdoor

5 Ways to Stage a Cozy Outdoor

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?

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HOA Everything to know

Everything You Need to Know About HOAs

If you have been shopping for a new home recently, you might have realized that more and more communities have an HOA, and therefore have HOA fees. If you buy a home within an HOA, you have to join it, no matter what. So what is an HOA and are they really worth the fees they charge? Should you pass on your dream home just because it is a part of an HOA? Keep reading to find out more about HOAs and whether they are really as bad as everyone thinks!

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Your Fall Reading List

Your Fall Reading List

These are my reading picks through the Fall. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through Sno-Isle Libraries 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 available at this time.

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WHEN IT’S TIME TO MOVE, SHOULD YOU

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? If you do, where will you live in between? Can you buy a new home before you sell your old home? If you do, how will you pay for it with your money tied up in your first home? It’s enough to make your head spin.

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Things To Do This September

5 Family Friendly Things To Do This September

September usually means the end of summer and the beginning of fall. But I feel like people have a lot of trouble figuring out what to do for fun because of all of the changes that are going on. Usually school is just starting, people are just getting back from their Labor Day trips or their last big summer outings of the year, and trying to come up with fun things to do to entertain both yourself and the kids is just that much harder than anticipated. Well let me help you out with some fun and relaxing ideas that your whole family will enjoy!

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Top 5 Campgrounds in Eastern Washington

Top 5 Campgrounds in Eastern Washington

In my last blog post, I told you about the top 5 (in my opinion) campgrounds in Western Washington Click here to check it out, if you haven’t already. Not only do i tell you where to go when camping in Western Washington, i also tell you what the best activities to do while staying at each campground. Well in this blog post, I will be doing the same thing, just in Eastern Washington. If you are looking for new places to go then you will definitely want to read on!

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Top 5 Campgrounds in Western Wa

Top 5 Campgrounds in Western Washington

Now that we are in phase 2, we can really start to think about doing things like camping this summer. Camping is a great way to spend the weekend and really get away from what’s going on in the world. Only the campgrounds that are in counties that have moved onto phase will be open though. In this blog post we want to share with you the best campgrounds in Western Washington for you to check out this summer.

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august reading list

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. No in-library services are available at this time. Visit there site here, kcls.org

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Your July Reading List
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Looking for Something to Read this Summer?

These are my reading picks to enjoy reading through July. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through Sno-Isle Libraries 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 available at this time. sno-isle.org

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get the most out of your furniture

Get The Most Out Of Your Furniture

10 Basic Rules for a pull together look in any room of your home

There are so many ways to fill a room but where do you start? I’ve complied 10 simple tips to help you pull together any room whether its filled with furniture or not. These tips will help determine where to put things, where not to put things and help you decided what is important and what’s not...

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Your June Reading List

Looking for Something to Read this Summer?

These binge-able titles will keep you engrossed with reading through June. KCLS is planning a phased return to in-library services when it will be safe to do so. Until then, take advantage of their expanded collection of eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and TV, and online programming at kcls.org

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How to Rediscover Happiness

Are You Feeling Extreme Loss During This Time of Hardship?

At this uncertain time, when many are feeling an extreme loss of control,  shifting your mindset and even discovering happiness can change your expectations as things go forward. Many factors play into why we are feeling the way we do right now. Not only with the pandemic but with the equality of our country.

Although many people think the key to happiness is their level of productivity, science finds the opposite is true: Increasing your happiness will actually boost your productivity. It’s important to seek positivity in the midst of a pandemic and beyond...

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Ways to Stretch Your Unemployment Benefits

If you’ve been laid off, here’s how to make your money last:

Even if unemployment benefits can cover bills right now, workers should prepare to make changes to their budget and their lifestyle.

MORE THAN 36 MILLION Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March. While the government is providing a $600 per week boost to the benefits of eligible workers, that extra money only lasts until July 31. Plus, it may not be enough to bridge the gap for some workers...

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