Thurston County

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Another {Halloween} has come and gone.... and I don't know about you but I ALWAYS buy way too much candy and inevitably have leftovers just sitting there in my pantry begging to be eaten.   And trust me, I don't need the extra calories and regret it every time I reach in to grab a piece.  Well, I have discovered an amazing solution!  Today, on Facebook a long-time friend of mine, Colleen, shared a post that just warmed my heart.  Colleen is a mother to an active serviceman, as well as married to a veteran - they are a true military family and so thrilled to claim them as friends.  So what was so wonderful about this post that Colleen shared?  It was simple and to the point, along with the two following photos she added the words, "Yep, just putting

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So you've settled in to your home and realizing some privacy would be terrific or maybe you just want to add some flair to your windows that provide you that beautiful view to the outside. It sounds as if blinds or window treatments may be in order.  This can be a critical moment for the future look of your home, so take your time and carefully weigh your options, since they can change the entire look of a room.  When making selections there are a number of aspects you will want to factor in:

  • budget
  • style
  • color
  • material
  • trends
  • convenience
  • safety

I am by no means a specialist, but I have learned over years of working in the Real Estate industry that the window treatments you choose can add value to your home.  They are an

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Real Estate NEWS

  • U.S. home prices post 6.2% annual gain in January
  • Seattle and other Washington housing values continue boom
  • California housing problems are spilling across its borders

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

  • 5 first time homebuyer mistakes to avoid
  • Mortgage affordability calculator
  • Just 6 percent of homebuyers would cancel plans to buy if mortgage rates surpassed 5 percent, according to survey

HOME trends

  • What is the perfect color worth?
  • 8 projects to bring your 1950s home into the modern age
  • Top kitchen cabinet trends

LOCAL news

  • New Census numbers show just how crowded we’re getting here
  • It costs $43,000 to sell your home in Seattle, study says
  • The Emerald City’s hot housing market is
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Spring 2018 Edition

Hello, Spring!  In this season's edition enjoy great insight from Hawaiian native and founder of Homepolish, Noa Santos.  Along with Windermere's {TREND WATCH} and take a 48 "tour" of Napa Valley, California, then circle back to our great home state of Washington State.  Click here for easy access to our online publication. 

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It's as American as Apple Pie....

And who doesn't love apple pie? After returning from Spring Training in Peoria, AZ, our Seattle Mariners return to the Emerald City to kick off Opening Day on Thursday, March 29 at 7:10p with a game against the Cleveland Indians.  This opening game is all about superstar pitcher, Felix Hernandez, who will be the 7th pitcher to be in the Opening Line Up for his 10th consecutive time. 

If you are looking for something FUN to do here in the Northwest, we hope you will attend a game this season and cheer on our hometown team! 

{PURCHASE MARINERS TICKETS}

 

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I live in Snohomish (near Mill Creek) and I have for almost 20 years, so hearing stories of friends and neighbors spotting wildlife never surprises me....let's face it they were here long before the big developments in which we reside were built.   These sightings always seems to occur more often both in the last fall as it gets colder and food is harder to find for these critters BIG and small, but also at this time of year in the spring, in particular when the bears (yes, bears) are coming out of hibernation and looking for some snacks. 

Over the last 2 weeks and in particular the last 2 days, I've read several posts on social media of sightings that were way to close to home for me of a big black bear who took down a neighbor's fence just a block

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QUESTION:  I’m selling my house. What do I need to disclose to potential buyers?

The time has come to sell your home. You’re working with your real estate agent, getting your house cleaned up and ready to sell, and looking for your next home. But, as the offers start rolling in, what types of information about your home are you required to disclose to potential buyers?

 Not so long ago, the world of residential real estate was “buyer beware.” But, in more recent years, sellers are being held legally responsible when they don’t disclose a major flaw that they have material knowledge of, and the buyer later discovers the flaw and wants restitution. In fact, 75% of real estate agents who took the National Association of Realtors’ Legal Scan survey

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Having Problems with Mildew in Your Bathroom?

If your bathroom has problems with moisture, mildew and peeling paint, an exhaust fan is the best solution. You could have a fan installed in the ceiling or, if that's not practical, perhaps you can put a fan directly in an exterior wall. Reduce bathroom moisture problems by wiping down wet surfaces after a shower and removing wet towels. Keep the bathroom door open after a shower. Consider using a small fan to circulate air into the hall. You can also use a special paint that resists mildew and peeling. First, kill existing mildew with laundry bleach and water. Scrape away any loose paint, and sand the surfaces smooth. Spackle as needed. Then paint with Zinsser brand Perma-White Bathroom Wall and

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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...

{WHERE}   

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

{WHAT} 

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.

{HELP BY DONATING FOR TOTES-TO-GO} 

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

{COME HUNGRY} 

Join us for Hot Dogs Chips & Beverages

{WANT TO JOIN US?}   

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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