Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with […]
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Take the Dog for a Walk. When your prospective buyers are in the house, your pets should be out of it. Even if Fido is friendly and your Persian purrs at all visitors, it’s almost impossible to predict how a potential buyer will react to a strange animal. You don’t want any part of […]
When purchasing a home, it is a good idea to have the home checked out by a professional home inspector. I recommend making your offer subject to a satisfactory home inspection. These are some of the questions the home inspector should answer for you. Is the home structurally safe? Is it soundly built? What condition […]
Myth: Checking your credit score will lower your score. You can check your own credit score as many times as you want without impacting your score as long as you are pulling it from a consumer website or directly from one of the 3 Bureaus. Myth: I pay for everything with Cash, I have no […]
December 2016 Market Update Report Area: 98032 (Kent, WA) This is a Snapshot of the local real estate market for 98032 only as of 1.24.17 for Single Family Homes These Stats Compare 12-2015 Thru 12-2016 New listings are UP 14.4% Pending Sales are UP 7.6% Closed Sales are UP 1.1% Median Sales […]
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4 Reasons to Buy a Home Now DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2016 The fall may be notorious for a slowdown in the housing market. But for home buyers that shouldn’t mean they should go to an early hibernation. For home shoppers, the fall likely will be the best time to buy. […]
6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House Skip potential trouble by doing these 6 things. COURTNEY CRAIG is an Atlanta-based writer and editor. Follow Courtney on Google+. Image: Raymond Forbes LLC/Stocksy United. When I bought my first house, my timing couldn’t have been better: The house closing was two weeks before the […]
Ground Rules for Dog-Friendly Flooring Dog-friendly flooring needs to be durable, easy to clean, and attractive too. Here’s what you need to know if you have four on the floor KATHY BARNESTHIS OLD HOUSE MAGAZINE Photo: Edward Fielding/Shutterstock Next Flooring for Four-Legged Friends of the Family Of course, you want Fido to feel comfy, but […]
How Real Estate Is A Smart Investment For Entrepreneurs From the fictional Lex Luthor to the very real Donald Trump, real estate has often been considered a ripe investment opportunity for successful entrepreneurs. But what differentiates a smart real estate investment from one that’s going to turn into a disaster? What tells the best real […]