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Buying Land Vs Homes

Buying Land Vs. Homes

Property is an asset anyone would want to have. This can be land or a house and lot. Owning either of these is the end goal for people. By doing so, you will have a liquid asset and can start living rent-free. But what is better, buying an empty lot, or an already built home? First-time home buyers who are ready to make this investment commonly ask this question. We’ll go through the pros and cons of each.

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10 Winter Family Friendly Events

10 Winter Family Friendly Events

Now that the holidays are here, we have compiled a list of winter family friendly events for you to enjoy around your area. Let the festivities begin, happy holidays!

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Winter Reading List02

Winter Reading List

These are my reading picks through the Winter. 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.

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November Artist of the Month

November Artist of the Month

Every Month our office holds space for an Artist of the Month. We display their work at our Mill Creek Town Center location for the whole month. Its a great opportunity for the artist! We love supporting our community and this is just one way of showing how much we love it.

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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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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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