Snohomish County Home Improvement Ideas

Feb. 1, 2021

Earthquakes Straps are Required for Financed Home Purchases

Selling a home has a lot of variables: home inspections, financing, title liens and more. Some of these variable can cause delays in the sale of the home and cost thousands of dollars. However, other variables and cost a few dollars yet still cause time delays that are unnecessary and ...

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Jan. 27, 2020

How Fast do Christmas Trees Burn?

Christmas are beautiful and smell great in a home. For my family, we really like the whole aspect of real trees. From reserving the trees early, cutting and setting them in the home, decorating, and the distinct fragrance. The downside of real trees is keeping them alive and preventing fire ...

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Dec. 2, 2019

Plan and Prioritize Home Maintenance to Save Money

Planning Home Maintenance When working with new homebuyers a question that often arises is “what happens if the hot water tank breaks?”. Now it may seem obvious to those who currently own but to those who haven’t it can be a cause of sheer panic. Heck, even those who own and are ...

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Nov. 26, 2019

Protect Your Water Pipes with Hose Bib Covers

Broken water pipes can cost thousands to repair and usually come at the most untimely times (near the holidays and in the middle of the night). The cheapest and easiest way to protect a home's water pipes is to cover the hose bib, or water spickett, with a hose ...

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Oct. 29, 2018

Don't Forget to Change the Furnace Filter

We are pleased to announce the first of two new series coming to social media and the monthly newsletters, Home Maintenance Minute. As active listing and selling brokers and having attended 100's of home inspections, we have a vast knowledge of what home inspectors and appraisers look for and ...

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May 4, 2016

Will Solar Power Increase a Home's Value?

Solar Home Values in Snohomish County (WA)

In this blog post, we'll be trekking into the unknown world of Photovoltaics (PV) to answer the emerging question Will solar power increase a home's value?

To understand how solar power increases a home value, we'll go through:

  • Understanding Photovoltaic (PV)
  • What Incentives are Available to Homeowners ...
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Nov. 8, 2013

Considering a Home Renovation? Window Treatments are a Great Place to Start!

Often overlooked when first thinking of home renovation, window blinds are an integral part of many home makeovers. Far from just being just another ‘thing’ in the window, blinds offer unique solutions to many household problems that other window hangings simply can’t. Here are some blind recommendations for green renovations ...

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Nov. 8, 2013

What is a WDO (Wood Destroying Organism)?

Homeowners and potential home buyers should concern themselves with WDOs but what is a WDO? A WDO is short for “wood destroying organism”. These are organism that feed on or live in wood and what better source than a Snohomish County stick-built home. Remember the Orkin commercial? Mmmmmmm, is that ...

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Nov. 4, 2013

Energy Saving Tips to Save More Money

As summer quickly slips away from us Washingtonians it is time to start thinking energy savings. With 9 months of rain, snow, freezing temperatures and more rain, overall household energy cost will be on the rise. Previously, 3 money saving energy tips where discussed, (lighting, faucets and idle electronics) but ...

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