Home maintenance Is your landscape ‘mature’ or just shaggy?     First Impressions Matter Whether you are planning to continue living in your longtime family home or beginning to see the time when selling will make more sense, curb appeal is real and sprucing up yours can bring smiles all around. Potential buyers form an opinion about your house within seconds of arrival. A […]
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Home maintenance Finding the finances to fund that renovation Whether you are renovating to stay in your home or getting it ready to sell, finding the financing for the work is the first job. It could be an out dated kitchen, an overrun backyard or unusable basement space. Whatever the project or projects you have in mind, the first thing you have to consider […]
Buying a home Prioritize tasks once you are moving in Moving into a new home is an exciting time and there is so much to do beyond just unpacking all those boxes. While you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture, there are some basics you should cover first before you get into the fun stuff. Change the locks Even if you’re […]
Selling Your Home Consider staging to help your home perform Staging your home is all about putting the best foot forward for potential buyers. To do that, staging a home can mean a few different approaches. It might be selecting just a few of your best items and moving much of the other furniture and furnishings out during the sales period. It definitely means taking […]
Buying a home When buying, you can negotiate more than price Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. Most buyers focus on price when considering negotiating a purchase. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what else could you negotiate […]
Buying a home Townhouse or condo? Which is right for you? Whether a first-time buyer or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos can both be great options. Check out the differences between the two to help aid you in your search! Condominium Condominiums are similar to apartments in that you purchase an individual unit inside of a larger building, but not the […]
Home maintenance Going from a sleep place to retreat space For many people, the bedroom is little more than a place to sleep. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for cluttered and boring. One trend that’s gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom into a luxury suite (or something comparable). If you want to […]
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Home maintenance Make an asset of that unfinished basement That unfinished basement may be dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, but that just means it has a lot of potential. With a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice it up in no time, get some great use out of the space and turn it into […]
Selling Your Home What should you repair before selling your home? So, you’re thinking it’s time to sell your home. You may treasure the stories behind all those nicks, scrapes, worn carpeting and the “mature” landscaping, but prospective buyers are thinking about making their own memories, not honoring yours. When selling your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the […]
Buying a home Which down payment strategy is right for you? Getting ready to buy your dream home can come with two less dreamy words: down payment. For years, the standard guidance has been “save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home.” The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save […]
Buying a home You like the price, but does the appraiser? You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T’s and dot all your I’s before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on the closing checklist is the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that? The listing price is based on a market analysis done by a […]
Northwest life Celebrate the season at the 2023 Spring Fair in Puyallup Why wait until summer to jump into some festival fun? Celebrate the end of winter by heading outdoors to the Puyallup Spring Fair. The Puyallup Spring Fair brings two weekends full of excitement on April 13-16 and April 20-23. Here is a sneak peek at the lively events and activities taking place. Nitro Circus: Freestyle Crew […]
Northwest life It’s cherry-blossom season in Seattle Cherry-blossom season in Seattle is a colorful signal that Spring has arrived. Here are some great places to go see the blossoms, but hurry to catch this brief burst of beauty. Thanks to Coldwell Banker Bain for putting together this list! Oh, and my favorite? Definitely the Quad at the University of Washington. While you’re […]
Northwest life Glass studios open window to Seattle-area arts scene Glass studios are springing up across the Pacific Northwest following a trend set by internationally known glass artist Dale Chihuly. Art comes in so many wonderful forms, and the diverse, creative array of artists around Seattle thrive on creating unique art that challenges expectations. Seattle is a city that embraces glass art like few other […]
Northwest life Take a slice of Seattle life with the pizza scene It’s never a bad time to celebrate with a fresh, delicious pizza so checkout and experience all that Seattle’s amazing pizzerias have to offer. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet slice or a quick, convenient bite, you won’t have to travel far from Seattle homes for sale to find it. Our brokers have all of the delicious details […]
Northwest life Ballard: Get to know one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods Living in the Pacific Northwest offers a broad spectrum of options from quiet rural areas to traditional urban neighborhoods. Find the location that fits your dream. As one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods, Ballard brings a historical flavor to the Emerald City. Our brokers share some of the attractions that make Ballard such a draw for both […]
Northwest life Art exhibits coming to Seattle area in 2023 Much of the focus in the Pacific Northwest is rightfully focused on the out of doors. However, the Seattle area also as a vibrant arts scene that is worth taking a look at. The Seattle area’s sophisticated cultural scene embraces a wide range of artistic forms and styles. Our brokers are looking forward to these exciting […]
Market Trends Coldwell Banker Bain is No. 1 in the world (In March, 2021, Coldwell Banker Bain was named the top Coldwell Banker affiliate in the world for 2021. My decision to join the Edmonds office felt right from the beginning. I had no idea at the time just how right it was. It feels very good to be surrounded by the best.) (Earlier this month, […]
Buying a home Here are 10 things you might forget after moving Yes, moving can be an emotionally and physically challenging time.  When you’re in the new place and have a moment to sit down, go over this list provided by the experts at Coldwell Banker Bain to make sure you have all the details covered. Moving to a new house can be a stressful and chaotic […]