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What affects property values?

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 […]

Credit score Myths

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 […]

98032 Area Market Update

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 […]

Best flooring options when you have pets

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 […]

Smart Advice for Real Estate Investors

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 […]