12 First Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Every year, first-time home buyers venture into the market and make the same mistakes that their parents, siblings and friends made when they bought their first houses.But today’s novice buyers can stop the cycle. Here are 12 mistakes that first-time home buyers make — and what to do instead.12 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers MakeAnd How […]

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How to Make a New House Your Own

By Julea Joseph, guest contributor The keys are in your buyer’s hands! They’ve gone through the process … the search, deciding, inspection, stress, closing, and finally, the elation of buying a new home. Now, they have to make it their own. Here’s how. Color –  Paint is the least expensive, easiest way to update a space.  It can […]

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home inspection in Snohomish County

5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make

A home inspection is an assessment of a home’s condition.  Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses, they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep.“We want to teach them how to maintain the property because it’s the biggest investment they’ll ever make,” says Alden E. Gibson, a past president of […]

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10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Condo

Thinking about buying a condo or townhome? Here are some tips to keep in mind before you sign on the dotted line. You are about to buy into a group, and the rules of the group rule the way you can live. Here are the 10 questions buyers should ask when deciding whether to purchase […]

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competition in Snohomish County housing market

How to Prevail in Snohomish County’s Competitive Housing Market

Home shoppers are increasingly facing steep competition for the limited number of homes for sale in Snohomish County’s competitive housing market. Attempting to purchase a house in a competitive housing market can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming,” the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) notes in a recent release. Here are […]

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