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Title Insurance

Buying a home is an exciting and emotional time for many people. To help you buy your home with more confidence, make sure you get owner’s title insurance. Here’s why it’s so important for you. 1 Protects Your Largest Investment A home is probably the single largest investment you’ll make in your life. You insure [...]

March 20th, 2017|

Thinking About Buying a Fixer-Upper?

In 2012, Alessandra Pollina and her husband, Ondre, were looking for a property that would need no more than some cosmetic changes and upgrades. But because the price was right, they ended up with the ultimate fixer-upper: a two unit, single-family-style home that was already gutted to the studs. They were excited about its potential, [...]

March 20th, 2017|

Yep, You Can Put Shelves There:

Finally, you get to take that beach vacation in the dead of winter. But where is your beach towel?!? You know it’s somewhere in that linen closet, but (sigh) it’s so crammed you can’t find it. One of these days, you’re going to have to figure out how to get more storage space so you [...]

March 20th, 2017|

Real Estate Tax Deductions

Real Estate Tax Deductions April 15 is just around the corner and one of the biggest tax deductions available to homeowners is the real estate tax deduction. Find out the various ways you can apply real estate tax deductions to your tax return and get back some of your hard earned money. Mortgage Interest Under [...]

March 8th, 2017|

Painting a Room? A Simple Guide to Color Theory

Color Theory A Simple Guide for Mastering Color Theory Color theory isn't necessarily everyone's cup of tea. Not everyone buys into the idea that purple is the best color to paint your bedroom or that it’s best to avoid yellow in a baby’s room. That's ok! If you're skeptical, we'll give a more concrete kind [...]

March 7th, 2017|

Retirement Planning

Diversify your retirement planning Did you know you can use your retirement savings to purchase investment property using a self-directed IRA? Find out how to diversify your retirement plan. What is a self-directed IRA? The term self-directed simply means that the owner of the IRA has control over what investments the IRA makes. By doing [...]

March 7th, 2017|

Discover North Tacoma

North Tacoma living is somewhat of a “secret” to folks who don’t live here . . . kind of like the secret the state of Washington keeps regarding it’s rain (although this year it’s no secret!).  Frequently I hear “we had no idea this existed”, especially from folks who are getting priced out of the [...]

March 7th, 2017|