Snohomish County Home Improvement Ideas

Aug. 14, 2023

What is a WDO (Wood Destroying Organism)?

What is a 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 where the ant ...

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July 13, 2023

Home Maintenance Checklist for Home Sellers & Buyers

Home maintenance can seem daunting, expensive, and frankly, a real pain. Yet, home maintenance protects the resident's health (mental and physical) as well as the property's value. Being a person that likes working with his hands, I find staying an top of home maintenance gives me personal satisfaction ...

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Jan. 30, 2023

Why Keeping on top of Home Maintenance is GREAT Idea!

Keeping on Top of Home MaintenanceHome maintenance is the never ending battle of homeownership. Somedays you're winning, feeling caught up or ahead of the game, and ready to soak up some couch time. Then, without notice, you can't do anything right. You're breaking toilets, losing tools, and the house just seems to ...

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July 19, 2022

4 Easy Tips to Make Your Bedroom Feel Bigger

It’s no secret that home prices have risen to great heights in recent years. With low supply and high demand in Snohomish County, Washington, these prices aren’t predicted to drop anytime soon. But as real estate agents who’ve handled the housing market in all sorts of scenarios - from the ‘90s ...

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April 13, 2022

Locating Your Drainfield in a Quick Video

In the second video in the series How-To Build a Shop in Snohomish County, Toby outlines the correct website to visit to download a property's as-built, how to locate property's drainfield, and identify the property's reserve area.

Q: Why is it important to know a property's ...

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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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