Buying + Selling What’s In a Name? Ever wondered what all the various designations for real estate professionals mean? Every state has its own rules and regulations surrounding real estate. Here in Washington State, Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Brokers are essentially one in the same, though technically the Department of Licensing issues real estate licenses under the title “Broker.” The designation REALTOR® is for […]
Exteriors Winter Garden Care + Spring Prep Spring is near! That means it’s time to start thinking about your garden. Late winter is a good time to start prepping for both flowers and veggies, as well as tidying up after this wet winter. Here are some tips to get things rolling:   clean up garden beds by removing dead foliage + weeds trim […]
Events Green Lake Food Walk Dates have just been released for the Green Lake Food Walk 2017!  The event will take place April 29th from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., presented by the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce and HomeStreet Bank. Like an art walk but with food, this event is all about discovering and experiencing our wonderful community businesses here in […]
Architecture The Seattle Craftsman, A Green Lake Classic Craftsman homes were first built in the U.S. during the latter part of the 19th century, following the British Arts and Crafts movement which saw a departure from Victorian architecture toward clean, livable design. Seattle is home to hundreds of these Craftsman Bungalow homes, many built during the early part of the 20th century following the […]
Design Inspiration Design Tones: Winter Color Inspo Winter offers up an array of cool, calming colors for interior and exterior home inspiration. Here are four beauties stirred by the deep grays and icy blues of the season. Enjoy! PANTONE 431C PANTONE 7543C PANTONE 656C PANTONE 7541C -J
Uncategorized Bold Burglars – quick fix, garage door lock? From time to time we hear some strange stories in the world of real estate. Recently some bold burglars pulled up to a home in broad daylight, and opened the garage door and emptied the home. It turns out a small garage door lock could have prevented this from happening. They sell these locks at […]
Increase Income Home Refinance: Is it worth it? I just got off the phone with a home owner who has gone the last two years thinking she wouldn't benefit from refinancing her home. She was literally exstatic after finding out that her monthly mortgage payments would decrease by $1,000 a month. All it took her was a phone call and a little paperwork. […]
Uncategorized What are the first steps to buying a home? First, think about your finances and start interviewing lenders. I can recommend some to you if you’d like.(Mortgage calculator tools and today’s average interest rates are on my site: Once you and your lender decide what amount you are comfortable spending, start thinking of the neighborhoods you might be interested in. Come up with […]
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