What Does 2019 Hold For You?

What are your real estate goals for 2019? Is it time to move up in home size? Or, is it time to downsize? Are you ready to cash out recent home appreciation by selling a rental property? Or, are you ready to invest in a new one? Have you built enough home equity to tackle some long overdue home improvement … Read More

How to Prepare Your Home for Vacation

Planning a vacation this year? Be sure to read these tips for preparing your home for vacation before you take off! Tip #1 – Set Up Vacation Holds for Mail and Newspaper Nothing says “nobody’s home” like an overflowing mailbox and piled up newspapers in the driveway. Before you go on your trip be sure to set up a mail … Read More

Tips for Increasing Home Value

One of the biggest questions we receive when speaking to potential sellers is what to fix around the home or how they can increase their home’s value. Below is a list of recommendations for what to assess, fix, or update to make sure your home is in tip-top shape for selling in order to bring the best value for your … Read More

7 Etiquette Rules Every Seller Should Know

Sometimes one little thing can be the difference between achieving a home sale and missing out on a qualified buyer. These seven etiquette rules can help you make sure your home leaves a positive lasting impression on buyers. Leave for Showings The very first unwritten rule of home seller etiquette is to leave during showings! Simply put, buyers just don’t … Read More

Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

As the windy and rainy days of Winter fall behind us and we look forward to more sunshine and warmth, it’s the perfect time to do a seasonal check of your home for any repairs or maintenance that may need to be done. Below are some items that you should consider checking on as we head into Spring. Check out … Read More

Kitsap County Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

As the windy and rainy days of Washington’s winter fall behind us and we look forward to more sunshine and warmth, it’s the perfect time to do a seasonal check of your home for any repairs or maintenance that may need to be done! Below are some items that you should consider checking as we head into spring. Check out … Read More

12 Month-by-Month Goals for Your New Home

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‘Tis the season — for goal planning, that is! Many people spend December reflecting on the year and creating a list of goals to aim for in the New Year, and recent home buyers are no exception. If you’re thinking about ways to preserve that “new-to-you” feeling in your home and keep the clutter at bay throughout the year, follow … Read More

Transform Your Home with These Timeless Seasonal Color Schemes

Nothing can transform a home quite like a simple seasonal color palette. Whether you want to embrace the fall foliage, some holiday whimsy, or a little winter coziness, you can do all that with a few coats of paint and some well-placed splashes of color. The best part of all? Not only are these color schemes great for seasonal home … Read More

Simple Steps to Prepare Your Home for Fall and Winter

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Winter is coming to the Kitsap Peninsula! We’re sad too, summer was so much fun. But with the change of seasons comes other fun happenings. Holiday fun with family and friends will soon be upon us, and nothing’s nicer than sipping hot cocoa in front of the fire on a cold winter night. As summer ends and the temperature begins … Read More

6 Questions to Ask When Considering a Neighborhood with an HOA

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Let’s say you have your heart set on buying a home in a community with a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and maybe even a playground or trails. Having access to these amenities often means living in a community with a homeowners association, or HOA. Generally, an HOA is responsible for keeping the neighborhood looking beautiful — and as a result, … Read More