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

Want Top Dollar for Your Home? Hire a Real Estate Pro

A quick Google search is all it takes to discover hundreds of new recipes, do-it-yourself projects, and tips about how to stage your home. With so much information available online, especially about the home selling process, many homeowners start to wonder whether it’s faster and more cost-efficient to sell their own homes rather than hiring a real estate agent to … Read More

Should You Hire a Professional or DIY on Those Home Repairs?

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To DIY or not to DIY? That’s the question on many homeowners’ minds when there’s a repair or home improvement project on their to-do lists. The good news is that you can do plenty of things on your own. But for other projects, you’re better off hiring a licensed contractor, plumber, or electrician to do the work for you. When … Read More

Tips for a Stress-Free Move with Your Pet

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You’ve just bought a new home, and Fluffy and Fido are starting to worry about all the moving boxes going into the truck outside. Pets can easily become stressed during a move, which might cause them to lose their fur, become aggressive, or even run away. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to reduce your pet’s … Read More

The 5 Emotional Stages of Buying Your First Home

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Ask anyone you meet and they’ll likely recall vivid details about their first roller coaster ride, their first day of school, or their first kiss. A first home purchase is no different! While buying your first home comes with its fair share of ups and downs, it will ultimately be an enjoyable experience you’ll remember for years to come. Stage … Read More

3 Home Selling Prep Essentials

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You’ve got to start somewhere when preparing your home to sell, but it’s not where you would think. Before jumping right into cleaning, decluttering, staging, and marketing, take some time to review. Having a solid understanding of the real estate market and the home selling process is essential for a smooth and stress-free sale. So let’s get to it. 1. … Read More

These 6 Simple Tricks Make Moving Surprisingly Effortless

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Let’s face it, moving to a new home is no picnic. Moving day will be here before you know it, and you feel like there’s no way on Earth you can sort through all of your belongings and pack your entire life into a moving truck in time. We know how stressful a move from one home to another can … Read More

14 Conveniences You Don’t Want to Forget in Your Home Search

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You have it all planned out. You know exactly which shopping centers and conveniences you want to live near, you know which amenities you need within a few miles of your community, and you have a general idea of where your workplace, grocery store, and soon-to-be-favorite hangouts are located. When it comes to searching for the right home, many buyers … Read More

When It Comes to Home Staging, Start Small

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The secret to selling your home for more money in less time is all in how you present it. Your home should look so beautiful—both online and in person—that home buyers can’t help but fall in love at first sight. The best way to create that wonderful first impression? Start small and focus on the details. Here are a few … Read More