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Housing Design Trends For 2019

Housing Design Trends For 2019

Designing and decorating a house is one of the most exciting aspects of homeownership. Implementing interior design ideas that reflect the lifestyle and personality of the homeowner is a challenging task. With this in mind, here are some design trends for 2019: Mixed...

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Ballard

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Ballard

One of Seattle's most exciting and hip neighborhoods enjoys a complicated history with the city. Once a sovereign city, it thrived as a commercial maritime hub. By the turn of the 20th century, it held the distinction of being the 2nd largest city in King County. Its...

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown

Seattle’s downtown is a vibrant place to live, work, and play. The original area, comprised of mostly wooden structures, a sawmill, and nearly unscalable hills, is virtually unrecognizable today. After a massive fire demolished most of the area in the late 1800s, the...

What to Expect from a Home Inspection

What to Expect from a Home Inspection

The purchase of a home can be an anxiety inducing experience for many, especially if it is your first home purchase. Once you find that perfect dream home, the next step is to hire a Home Inspector to look at the bones, or foundational structure, of the house. These...

How to Hire a Contractor

How to Hire a Contractor

If you're looking to build a home, build an addition, or remodel an existing home, one primary activity you are likely to engage in is hiring a contractor. The right contractor can save you a lot of time and other resources, in addition to providing you with...

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Recent studies have proven that most homeowners get a failing grade when it comes to optimizing their home's level of energy efficiency. Thankfully, it is never too late to start fine-tuning your home so that it is far more environmentally and financially friendly....

The Tech Industry’s Effect on the Seattle Housing Market

The Tech Industry’s Effect on the Seattle Housing Market

Seattle, Washington, is a changing city as more tech companies choose to move headquarters from California or open an additional office in the city. The transition from Silicon Valley to Seattle brings thousands of highly-skilled jobs to the city. As this happens, the...

5 Red Flags to Watch for When Touring a Prospective Home

5 Red Flags to Watch for When Touring a Prospective Home

Purchasing a home is a significant financial commitment, and as a new homeowner, you should know what you are getting for your money. A bad real estate purchase can cost you considerably in the long run so you should gather all the information you can about a property...

Home Buyers: Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent

Home Buyers: Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent

Buying a home can be an exciting time, whether you’re just starting out or moving to a new location. Today’s technology allows us to shop for houses online, research the best schools, and even get a peek inside using sites like Zillow. With so much information...

4 Common Real Estate Myths

4 Common Real Estate Myths

You’ve decided it’s time to buy your first home, but you know next to nothing about real estate. Everyone and their brother is trying to give you advice, but some of that advice contradicts other things you’ve heard. That’s not even counting everything you see online....