Bellevue-Kirkland Rent vs. Buy Choice Involves Multiple Factors

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When your primary residence is one of our Bellevue-Kirkland rentals, from time to time you may find yourself pausing, pen hovering over checkbook, thinking, “What if this check were going to buy this place, instead…?” It’s a nearly unavoidable thought because common wisdom has it that buying an Bellevue-Kirkland home usually makes more financial sense than… Continued

February 24, 2015

Creative Upgrade Ideas Make Selling Your Home Easier

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For owners who are contemplating some major upgrades with an eye to eventually selling a home, there’s always the question of where to do the upgrading. Last year, the National Association of Home Builders weighed in with a study of what today’s home buyer “really want”—which supplies some guidance that may be helpful. Although the… Continued

July 14, 2014

Working Out Any Kinks in Your New Home

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Imagine the first time you turn the front door key to a newly purchased home—the first time you step over the threshold of the home you now own. It’s a moment to truly savor. Whether it’s a feeling of well-being—that of a major milestone successfully accomplished—or just the sheer joy of appreciating the milestone it… Continued

June 28, 2014

Remodel or New Home? The Pros and Cons are Significant Tradeoffs for Remodeling vs. Moving to a New Home. Remodel Costs Compete with New Home Expense.

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Last week’s Rasmussen Reports survey reported that the majority (52%) of Americans consider their home to be a family’s best investment at the same time that the number of people who are choosing to remodel their home is on the rise. According to the Houzz & Home survey, the number of people who planned improvement… Continued

May 4, 2014

Home for Sale or Not, Spring is Time for Simple Renovation. Simple Tips for Renewal (Without Breaking the Bank!). Beyond Spring Cleaning: Inexpensive Renewal Ideas.

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With spring in the air, you don’t have to have your home for sale to catch the spring cleaning bug. Whether or not you’ve been cooped up inside for a longer-than-usual siege of the wintertime blues, as soon as the weather turns the corner, there seems to be a natural urge to open the windows… Continued

April 10, 2014

Real Estate Sales Make for True-Life Reality Shows. Real Estate Sales Depend on Preventing Common Missteps. Keeping Eastside Real Estate Sales on Track.

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The slick, entertaining formats of HGTV’s many buying and selling programs makes for great entertainment – but, as anyone who has ever actually bought or sold a house knows, they tend to leave some key information on the cutting room floor. Sure, real estate sales in town can in fact involve elements of creativity, presentation,… Continued

April 10, 2014