Real Estate Home Buyer and Seller Tips

Oct. 30, 2018

Will the Market Place Favor Buyers in 2019?

There is no doubt that a real estate shift is happening and the once fiery hot real estate market of 2018 is starting to cool. So what has changed?

Did local economics and job security change?

Were home prices increasing to quickly?

Did the financial markets impact buying power?

Before ...

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June 11, 2018

Selling: How Important is Professional Photography?

Professional Photography in Marysville Wa

When selling a home how important is professional photography? In one word. VERY.

Real estate advertising has changed so much in the last 20 years. From monthly property books with single photos and weekly print ads to low resolution photos that were limited to just a handful of pictures. Now ...

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June 7, 2018

How Do I Find Watershed Information in Snohomish County?

I've spent hours in classes, conducting online research, and asking questions to the Department of Ecology to make this well and water basin post as informative and easy to read as possible. So let's begin.

Not to dive into much back story; the gist is, the Hirst Decision ...

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April 16, 2018

Buying: How Much Money do I Need to Buy a House?

How much money do I need to buy a home? is a question that is regularly asked from homebuyers, especially from first time homebuyers. It's a normal occurrence as costs tend change over time. In this article, we'll dive into a typical homebuyer's costs for purchasing a ...

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March 26, 2018

10 Things to Know when Selling a Home

10 Things to Know when Selling a Home

As times change and new technology disrupts the real estate industry, the process of selling a home has become more complex and what once was customary isn't so much.

Whether you're a first time seller or just haven't sold a home in a few years, there is ...

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Feb. 12, 2018

What are Quick Home Search Links?

What are quick home search links and how are they used to find homes? For a bit of background, our website is designed to show case properties in the area we serve.

The Home page, www.BarnettAssociates.net, is about Snohomish County as a whole and additional pages have been ...

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Feb. 6, 2018

How to Find the Best Real Estate Deals

The Best Real Estate Deals

Interested in learning how to find the best real estate deals when housing is scarce? Then continue on.

Housing inventory continues to decline in Snohomish County and if trends stay consistent then competition from other buyers might be twice as fierce this spring/summer.

So, how are buyers going to ...

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Jan. 2, 2018

Rental Rehab in Lake Stevens (Videos)

Back in October 2017, we obtained access to our Lake Stevens rental after a 12-year occupying tenant vacated.

The home has gone through a major transformation from then. Briefly, the home has seen flooring removal, kitchen removal, some drywall removal/replacement, dump runs, drywall fixing, texture, PVA, and paint primer ...

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Oct. 3, 2017

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Simple Way to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit score is an integral part of qualifying for a home loan and typically the most critical. So, here are 10 simple ways to improve your credit over the next 6 months.

But before getting into the the 10 ways, let's look at factors that impact a credit score ...

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Aug. 30, 2017

What are Road Maintenance Agreements?

A road maintenance agreement is usually a good thing to have in place if you share a common access with one or more properties. Sometimes the only access to some properties is on a private easement road from a public right of way; this means that the responsibility of the ...

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