February 9, 2018

What is one thing you can do during the winter to really maximize your listing dollars with the goal of getting the most buyers interested in your property? Really amp up the impact of your outdoor spaces! Below is my list of the top three things you can do in any clim...

January 22, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the Tax Reform Bill, passed in December. Although accountants and politicians are still working through the details to determine how the new rules and regulations apply to their clients and constituents, the National Associ...

January 1, 2018

​​Readers: These predictions are compiled by Denis Lones at The Lones Group and reprinted with permission. I hope you enjoy this article and can take away the basic premise that real estate is always a great investment over time. Feel free to contact me at 206.730.0962...

May 25, 2017

When we refer to “title” in a real estate transaction, it refers to the process in which the legalities around a property are examined to make sure the seller has complete ownership of a property and the right to sell it, the legal description is compared against the p...

May 25, 2017

If you are buying or selling a home, you may have heard the term “escrow”. Simply put, you can think of escrow as a central station for making sure all the terms of the transaction are met. The escrow officers makes sure all paperwork is collected and distributed to al...

May 25, 2017

In this market with limited inventory and multiple buyers competing for the same property, it is critical that you, as a buyer, are ready, willing, and able to compete. This not only goes for making sure you put your best foot forward when making an offer by limiting c...

September 19, 2016

If you are considering selling your home, you may be wondering how your home will really do in relation to the market. Although our market as a whole has been more favorable to sellers in the last few years, demand for an individual property will vary depending on supp...

June 24, 2016

According to the National Association of Homebuilders, the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data indicates that the amount of taxes paid by property owners increased dramatically in fourth quarter 2014 through third quarter 2015. Property taxes accounted for $527,157,000,...

June 17, 2016

Every year a certain percentage of sellers sell their home by themselves, also known as For Sale By Owners or FSBOs. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, that number has remained about 9% for the last three years, and 44% of those sales were situations w...