Home buying mistakes to avoid

5 Tips for Making an Offer on a House in a Hot Market


Steady demand. Limited supply. That’s what we are seeing in real estate markets across the country right now. Inventory is particularly tight within the lower price ranges. “The starter house is nearly missing in some markets,” according to Jessica Lautz, managing director of survey research and communication for the National Association of Realtors. So here are some tips for making an offer on a house in a hot real estate market. Read more

Tips For an Easy Moving Day

Tips for an easy moving day

Your family has finally settled on a home, and now you are ready to make the next big leap in your life. Moving is a time of great excitement but can also be filled with stress and high anxiety. You don’t want to leave anything behind, and you don’t want to be caught up in limbo as you transition from your old home to your new one.

Here are three tips for an easy moving day – so things can go as smoothly as possible and you can start adjusting to your new digs sooner. Read more

What Affects Property Values?

what affects property value


If you’re thinking about selling your house, you’re likely worried about your house value. So what affects property value? Read more

Selling a home with cats

Selling a Home With Pets: Make Your Home Catnip to Potential Buyers

Tips for selling a home with pets

Selling a home with pets? There are challenges.

To ensure your home is catnip to potential buyers, here are 5 essential tips: Read more

New Home Buyer Guide

Getting a Home Inspection? What to Expect

home inspection - what to expect

Buying a house?  Then you’ll want to get a home inspection. Here’s what to expect. Read more

Credit Score Myths

credit score myths


We’ve all heard of them – the credit score myths that pop up just when you’re getting ready to apply for a home loan.

Why is it important to care about your credit score? Lenders use credit scores to evaluate how likely you are to repay a loan in a timely manner. The higher your credit score, the better you look as a borrower to potential lenders.

Here are the most common credit score myths I hear from prospective buyers: Read more

Kent Real Estate Market Update

Kent Real Estate Market

Area: 98032 (Kent, WA) – December 2016 Market Update Report

This is your latest snapshot of the local Kent Real Estate Market as of 1.24.2017 for Single Family Homes: Read more

best time to buy a home in seattle

Is Fall the Best Time to Buy a Home in Seattle?

best time to buy a home in seattle

Fall may be notorious for a slowdown in the housing market. But for home buyers in Seattle, that shouldn’t mean early hibernation. Au contraire – for home shoppers, Fall is likely the best time to buy a home in Seattle. Here are 4 reasons why. Read more

Home buying mistakes to avoid

What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know

what first time home buyers need to know


I work with a lot of first time home buyers here in Seattle. So much so, that I put together a comprehensive checklist around the steps of buying a house. But what should you look out for as soon as you move in? I came across this great article at HouseLogic that really spelled out what first time home buyers need to know, and thought I’d share it. Read more

Moving day with a dog

Best Flooring for Pets

best flooring for pets

With the great outdoors and lots of ways to be active within easy reach, Seattle tends to be a really pet-friendly city. If you’re looking to buy a house in the Greater Seattle area, and you have a furry companion, it’s a good idea to take them into consideration while shopping. One of the big things to specifically look for: the best flooring for pets.  Read more