Real Estate Home Inspection: a Reality Check from a Pro   Posted in Buying by Tara Sharp    For many people, a home inspection is a hurdle that has to be overcome during the process of buying or selling a home. But, in fact, it can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers or anyone who plans to get the greatest possible value from their home. Find out […]
Economics Should I Move or Remodel? Posted inSelling by Tara Sharp Windermere Blog   There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date. The question […]
Everett 2013 Local Summer Concerts   Published: Friday, July 5, 2013, 12:01 a.m. in The Herald Arlington Music in the Park: Free performances, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 1 through 22, Terrace Park, 809 Fifth St., Arlington; 360-403-3448, www.arlingtonwa.gov/recreation.Aug. 1: Knut Bell and the Blue Collars Aug. 8: Darrel Mansfield Aug. 15: The Ride Aug. 22: Arlington's Blues Playground […]
Everett 15 Great Local Family-Friendly Field Trip Ideas Summer is a great time to get out and explore our great community with your kids!  Click here for some great ideas on where to go to make the most out of your summer free time! – Debi
Economics Real Estate ‘A Tremendous Buy’: CEO Published: Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:15 PM ET By: Bruno J. Navarro | Online Producer CNBC.com   Supply shortages and interest rates will continue to be positive for the real estate market, Colony Capital CEO Tom Barrack said Tuesday. "Look, it's a tremendous 'buy,' he said. "The good news for the home builders is […]
Home Improvement Cheap bathroom renovations that help sell a home By Tom Kraeutler | The Money Pit – Wed, Jun 5, 2013 7:03 PM EDT   A few cheap bathroom renovations can actually help you sell your home. When potential buyers stroll through a home, they're looking for the features and amenities that best match their lifestyle. Every choice you've made impacts a buyer's interest, […]
Economics More homes listed anew; prices up 16 percent   Published: Friday, June 7, 2013 By Kurt Batdorf HBJ Editor EVERETT — Median sales prices on homes and condominiums in Snoho­mish County jumped by $40,000 in May from a year ago, due in no small part to the continuing decline in active listings. New listings rose from 1,258 in May 2012 to 1,564 this […]
Economics A Real Estate Conversation by THE KCM CREW on MAY 24, 2013
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Real Estate How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for You and Your Family   posted on Freshome Design & Architecture Where we choose to settle down and plant our roots is just as important as the home in which we cultivate our lives. A happy home is often so because of where the home is physically located. As homebuyers it is therefore equally as important to note that […]
Uncategorized Happy Memorial Day!   Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who have died while serving in our armed forces.  My thoughts and prayers are with those of you who have lost family and friends in the military keeping our great country safe.  Wishing you and your family a fun and safe holiday weekend! […]
Home Improvement The $645 kitchen remodel   By Charlotte Barnard | This Old House – Tue, Apr 9, 2013 12:44 PM EDT     This Old House – Skillful surgery on the cabinets and some cosmetic changes renewed this 1920s bungalow kitchen for less than the cost of a refrigerator.   Skillful surgery on the cabinets and some cosmetic changes renewed […]
Everett Spring Home Maintenance Checklist Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner. This time of year we always want to spruce up the yard and get the patio ready for BBQs, but the house needs some attention now as well!
Uncategorized 27th Annual Windermere Cup Posted May 2 2013, 2:25 PM PDT by Tara Sharp This year, we are excited to welcome Cornell University and Dartmouth College to the 27th annual Windermere Cup on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Historically, the Windermere Cup is part of the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day of Boating Season celebration on Seattle’s Montlake Cut. Since 1987, Windermere has […]
Uncategorized New farmers’ market anchors larger project   By Debra Smith HBJ Freelance Writer          EVERETT — If all goes as planned, Everett should have its own indoor, year-round farmers’ market as early as the summer of 2014. Products at the market are likely to include fruits and vegetables; meats and fish; milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream; as well as fresh-cut […]
Uncategorized 3 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home NOW! (Part I) by The KCM Crew on March 25, 2013   This week, we are going to look at the three financial reasons to buy a home now instead of waiting: prices are rising at an accelerated rate, interest rates are increasing and rents are skyrocketing. – The KCM Crew Part I – Prices Are Rising at […]
Uncategorized Homes are selling like hotcakes!     Greetings! As of February 28th, the average pending sales price of homes in Snohomish County is UP 22.22% and the month's supply of homes for sale is down 46.64% from last year at this time! It is a true seller's market with only 1.4 months supply of homes for sale.  With high buyer demand and increased prices, […]
Uncategorized Money Magazine: The Real Estate Market is Back (via KCM Blog: http://www.kcmblog.com/2013/03/18/money-magazine-the-real-estate-market-is-back/) The magazine supported their case by explaining: ■In the last year, home prices increased in 92 of the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas ■Homes are more affordable than they’ve been in 40 years ■The number of houses for sale is at the lowest level in a decade ■Price increases are projected for […]
Uncategorized A Closer Look at Mortgage Rates by THE KCM CREW on MARCH 8, 2013 · 
Uncategorized Snohomish Valley Morning   I took this photo the other morning when I was out previewing homes.  What a beautiful place we live in!