Real Estate Home Buyer and Seller Tips

March 17, 2020

Preparing a Home for Sale: Cleaning Up the Landscaping

The clouds have parted and Spring is upon us Washingtonians. In the continuing series of Preparing Your Home for Sale, Toby Barnett briefly covers landscaping to prepare a home for Spring selling season. Use this weather, social distancing, and bit of manual labor to clean flower beds, trim bushes and ...

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March 2, 2020

Moving to Snohomish County?

Feb. 27, 2020

Preparing a Home for Sale

On the surface, Preparing a Home for Sale doesn't seem to be all the involved. Make the beds, clean the kitchen, vacuum the floors, and schedule pictures right? Maybe for some it can be that easy yet for many its not.

Preparing a Home for Sale takes more time ...

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Jan. 29, 2020

How to Sell Your Home or Property in 2020

Selling a Home 2020

Have you been thinking, considering, or kicking around the idea of selling a Snohomish County home or investment property in 2020?

If so, then there are many things to consider; market conditions relative to specific local and neighborhood, how a city's real estate climate is trending, the volume of ...

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Jan. 14, 2020

Short Sales: 2 Myths of Short Sale Properties

From 2008 till approximately 2015 the real estate and home buying/selling landscape looked drastically different than what we have today. Since those years, there hasn’t been much discussion around the office regarding what short sales, how to buy short sales, and where to search for short sale properties.

In ...

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Jan. 6, 2020

Graduated Real Estate Tax (REET) for Snohomish County

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, if you’re selling a home or property in Snohomish County then the sale will be subject a new Graduated Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) by Washington State and Snohomish County. Here is a quick video, and a graphic below, that breaks down the following:

  • REET on ...
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Dec. 12, 2019

Why Should I Work with (Hire) Only One Real Estate Agent

Whether you’re selling a home or buying a home in today’s fast paced real estate climate, it is wise to hire an experienced real estate broker. There are many reasons for this: a real estate broker keeps current with housing trends and local statistics that impact pricing, are required to ...

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Aug. 15, 2019

Home Selling: Disposing of Old Paint Cans

Preparing a home to sell can seem like a daunting and endless process. Through the decluttlering and landscaping clean up phases and the last thing many want to do are dump runs. However, dump runs, like decluttering and landscaping, are a necessary task to prepare a home for sale and ...

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May 15, 2019

Who's building Wealth? You or Your Landlord?

Who's Building Wealth? You or Your Landlord?

Who's building Wealth? You or Your Landlord?

I usually get scoffed at for the statement "people have to live somewhere" when referring to owning a home and current housing prices. However, it doesn't change the fact that housing is a part of life. In the above example, the ...

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April 4, 2019

Are Sellers willing to Contribute towards Buyer’s Closing Costs in 2019?

are sellers paying closing costs

To create some context and set the tone of where the article title stems from its important to revisit two items: the Residential Purchase & Sale's Financing Addendum and the Great Recession.

Let us begin with the Purchase & Sale contract's Financing Addendum.

Within a buyer’s Financing Addendum ...

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