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Review Your Homeowners Insurance Yearly

Make Sure You Have Appropriate Coverage When your policy comes up for renewal Don’t automatically send a check to your insurance company. Take the time to    review your coverage and call your agent with questions or concerns that you have regarding your homeowners insurance. Ask yourself the following questions: *  Has the company made [...]

April 3rd, 2017|

7 Features That Date Your Home

  There’s a fine – and often subjective—line between “vintage” and “dated” when it comes to home features. Buyers tend to be willing to pay more for a contemporary-looking property. But how do you    determine whether to invest in an update? Here are a few features it’s pretty safe to say are long past their [...]

April 3rd, 2017|

Spring Cleaning Checklist

There are few rites of spring more satisfying than the annual clean. For many people, however, the pleasure comes only after the work is finished. Your spring cleaning may never become effortless, but you can make the project more manageable --  and even enjoyable. This printable checklist offers an overview of everything you need to [...]

April 3rd, 2017|

Thinking About Investing in Real Estate?

Recently, I listed the home in this analysis – turns out this could be a good investment property.  Lisa has broken it down in an easy to understand format.  If you see a house and are wondering how it could “work” for you she’d be happy to analyze it for you.

April 3rd, 2017|

Just Listed in Proctor

3608 N 33rd St, Tacoma 98407 - $525,000 Classic Craftsman in Proctor Neighborhood – numerous destinations to be reached on foot; easy access to freeway by car. Plenty of period details & character combined with modern updates. Custom cabinets in the kitchen, finished basement could be potential rental, huge 2nd floor master suite, wood floors, [...]

March 22nd, 2017|

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|