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 […]
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: www.JenningsDoyle.com) 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 […]
Uncategorized What to do when house is listed for sale 1.Keep all valuables and prescription medications in a safe or locked away from public access 2. Make it look as though no one lives there (no trash in waste bins, no dishes in sink) 3. Keep all bath and kitchen towels clean & looking brand new (think: Pottery Barn Catalog) 4. Avoid cooking foods with […]
Uncategorized How to freshen the sink/garbage disposal: Cut a slice of a fresh lemon and throw it in the garbage disposal. Try this a few times a month and especially when listing your home for sale. Cheers! J
Uncategorized Phoenix Jones: Belltown, Seattle Condominium buyers (& sellers alike) in Belltown and Downtown Seattle have talked to me about crime in close conjunction with value. Buyers, when assessing the neighborhood, will be willing to pay less for a condo in an unsafe area.  Seattle condo owners experience a strange dichotomy where million dollar homes share their front doors with […]
Uncategorized “How do interest rates affect my buying power?” You are a busy person, so I will make this fast. If you are planning to finance your home purchase: For every 1% that interest rates increase, your buying power decreases by 10%. Conversely, for every 1% interest rates decrease, your buying power increases by 10%. For example: Interest rates are at 4%, & your […]
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