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What's Important to You?

Whenever I meet a new client, I like to take some time and get to know them so that as we push forward to find the "right" house for them we are able to check the boxes off of what's important to them.   I always ask them to tell me first their {WANTS} and then their {NEEDS}....  so let's talk about how deciphering between the two can keep your eyes open to the big picture and not miss out on what might be the perfect gem.  So let's get to it!

{WANTS} Obviously, it is just that..... what do you WANT in your new home.  Here are some prime examples:

  • 3-Car Garage
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Fully-Fenced Yard for your four legged babies
  • Big Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • 2.5 Bathrooms

{NEEDS} Now let's dig a

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It's time for spring cleaning!  Let us help make your job a little easier...


Windermere Real Estate Parking Lot - 11411 NE 124th Street, Kirkland Click Here for a Map


At no charge to you, on-site we will have a shredding truck to dispose of all your confidential records plus a recycle truck for old computers, televisions, small appliances, electronics, etc.


We will also be collecting peanut butter, canned fruit, granola bars & boxes of crackers for children in need. 


Join us for Hot Dogs Chips & Beverages


You don't need to RSVP and are welcome to come, even at the last minute. However, if let us know in advance with a quick text to

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Isn't this photo simply gorgeous?! I was searching for the PERFECT photo to exemplify the gorgeous beauty that blooms every year from the amazing display of cherry trees that surround the Quad of the University of Washington when I happened across the profile of Karina_Kudinova on Instagram who was gracious enough to allow me to share this photo with you.  Although these coveted Cherry Blossoms hit their peak bloom last weekend, it's not too late to catch some of this jaw-dropping beauty.

For me, this is always a sign that spring is in the air, this gorgeous transformation will certainly make your heart happy and present the perfect photo opportunity. If you've never been I encourage you to stop by.... any Seattleite will

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$518,000 - 7459 S 116th St, Seattle WA

Stunningly remodeled Cape Cod style home in Seattle! Home boasts w/ many new features- flooring, paint, electrical, plumbing, furnace, SS appliances, shaker cabinets, quartz, tile, etc. Kitchen opens to very spacious & open living & dining space. Walk upstairs to your beautiful Master Ensuite w/ your own shower & walk in closet, extra storage. Private yard with deck, new cedar privacy fence. Hobby or shop in outbuildings fully wired. Walking distance to schools, bus line. Must see!!!  Home Staging & Styling by:  Trellis Group

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Protecting Your Investment

One aspect that is initially overlooked when you start the home buying process is if you are obtaining a home loan you will be required to have in place a Homeowner's Insurance Policy, often referred to as Hazard Insurance.    Once you are in a pending transaction, you will want to reach out to an Insurance Broker and let them know you are purchasing a home and discuss with them the coverage you will need for your new home.  Prior to closing you will receive a request from your Escrow Officer asking for the contact information for your Insurance Broker so they can obtain a copy of the Insurance Binder.    

We often receive calls from our home buyers who are seeking a recommendation for a "great insurance broker" --

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Living in the rainy and very wet Northwest can have a big impact on your home if your roof and gutter system is not in good condition.  Something as simple as bent flashing can result in water intrusion, so performing a regular check-up on your roof and gutters can help save a lot of heartache later, not to mention save you money. 

I could spend days talking about roofs and the various products available on the market today, but I am no expert -- so I will just cut to what I know and what I've learned from years as a real estate professional who has attended hundreds and hundreds of home inspections. 

Roof Replacements:  Most composite roofing material that is on homes today outside of a newer roof that has been put on in the past 5-10 years,

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Most homes here in the Northwest have garages, although the size will vary dramatically.  Often times in homes built before 1965 you will find just one garage bay that is usually very narrow and that simply comes down to the fact that back then most homeowners owned just one car.  But in today's newer homes you will typically find at least 2-car garages and in larger more estate style properties it is not uncommon to see garages large enough to accommodate 4 to 5 vehicles.  Regardless of the size of your garage, the garage door and the openers you may have do require maintenance to ensure they stay fully operational.

Common repairs to garages will include tightening the tension in the coils or springs of your opener, replacing interior bulbs (an

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If you have been considering renovating your Pacific Northwest home here in the Seattle area and wanting to capture the BEST financial return, look no further, because we've got the inside scoop from Remodeling Magazine which just published their annual cost-to-value breakdown for specific regions throughout the US.

I think the common misconception and I will admit, this was my belief as well, is that your highest return would come from a kitchen remodel....but to my surprise, kitchens came in at #4.   

Check out the Top 5 Seattle Renovations:

{#1} Adding Manufactured Stone Veneer | +144.6% Return -- Note: The average cost for this improvement is $8,412

{#2} Replace Garage Door | +141.2% Return -- Note: This improvement is #1 Nationwide

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Looking to find a fun local Easter event....look no further!  We've put together a great list of Northwest events that will make your little ones smile.

  • March 23rd at 10a in Redmond | Beat the Bunny 5k - Kids Dash starts at 9:30a
  • March 24th from 10a - 12p in Bothell | Easter Eggstravaganza
  • March 30 from 8p - 8:45p in Bellevue | Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
  • March 31 from 10a - 2:30p in Seattle | Woodland Park Zoo - Bunny Bounce
  • March 31 at 10a in Seattle | Greenlake - Spring Egg Scramble
  • March 31 at 11a - 1p in Snohomish | Easter Parade
  • March 31 at 7p in Mill Creek | Glow Easter Egg Hunt

Looking for other nearby Easter events?  Check out this terrific expansive list of published by 


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Below are some frequently asked questions regarding a property's title.  The answers below are short and sweet, but if you'd like more details or have other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us and we can place you in touch with a title officer.    

Why do some title reports call for an inspection?

When a title company performs an inspection, which is about 15-25% of all transactions, they look for the following:  
  • Evidence of recent improvements (thus, potential mechanic’s lien rights)
  • Evidence of encroachments
  • Evidence of parties in possession
  • Evidence of unrecorded easements
  • Evidence of anything else that might impair our coverage
The inspection can be “triggered” if:  
  • Tax values jump
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