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How Anyone Can Get Started Investing in Real Estate

How Anyone Can Get Started Investing in Real Estate

Investing in real estate is one of the most popular and stable ways for the average professional to invest. You don't need to be wealthy or dip your toe into the stock market. You don't need to learn about mutual funds or weigh the future potential of different...

Amy’s Fav’ Foods: Seattle Eastside Restaurants for Foodies

Amy’s Fav’ Foods: Seattle Eastside Restaurants for Foodies

Hello, my foodie friends! Fall is officially here! I will surely miss the summer warmth and late sunsets, but I'm looking forward to this new season filled with fun activities and festivities. What an excellent opportunity to dive headfirst into a new routine! I...

Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

Today’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed to bottom out in January of this year, the golden window of opportunity for buyers isn’t over just yet. If...

Working Remotely: Our Needs are Changing!

Working Remotely: Our Needs are Changing!

What do you look for in a home? Today, our answer to this question may be very different from the same answer two years ago. Since then, many lives have changed, shifting toward a lifestyle of remote work and more at-home family time. This lifestyle is something new,...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: OCTOBER EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: OCTOBER EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my foodie friends! The leaves are turning, mornings are crisp, and Fall is officially here! For some of us, that means saying goodbye to our beautiful summer gardens and bountiful harvests of veggies and fruits. It also means that it’s time to say hello to all...

Make Your Money Work For You

Make Your Money Work For You

Homeownership is the cornerstone of personal wealth. Real estate is a high-value asset; owning property serves as the foundational basis for a nest egg that can sustain you and your family throughout retirement. According to a recent Motley Fool article, the typical...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: SEPTEMBER EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: SEPTEMBER EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hey foodie friends! Welcome to the end of Summer, beginning of Fall, foodie corner! Gardens seem bountiful and in an ever-rotating game of popping out an abundance of fresh veggies! The tomatoes, zucchini, artichokes, kale, all of the delicious veggies are just...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: AUGUST EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: AUGUST EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my fellow foodies! I don’t know about you, but I am LOVING these warm summer nights and being able to use fresh veggies from the garden (Farmer’s Market) in my cooking! There’s nothing quite like being able to grab fresh local produce to cook with. You with me?...

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: JULY EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: JULY EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my fellow foodies! It’s summer, the sun’s out, farmer’s markets are open…let’s have some fun about all of this great fresh produce we have right at our fingertips! I’m deeming this the FUN FACT EDITION of Amy’s Monthly Fav Foods! Did you know that… Brussel...

Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year

Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year

Building financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your wealth often grows without you even realizing it. In a recent paper published by the Urban Institute, Home Ownership is Affordable Housing,...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: JUNE EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: JUNE EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my fellow foodies! The sun is out, gardens are in (or going in) and local Farmer’s Markets are open! By the way—if you’re not quite ready to be out with the crowds, many of the local Farmer’s Markets are offerings curbside pick-up and delivery options....

Sun’s Out Buns Out: Seattle Eastside Activities & Fun!

Sun’s Out Buns Out: Seattle Eastside Activities & Fun!

You know it's summer when you hear the phrase" Suns out Buns out," and there's no better time to turn your summer bucket list favorites into some great memories. Summer is when many outdoor activities come alive, making it all about taking weekend getaways, beach...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: MAY EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: MAY EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my fellow foodies! The sun is out, gardens are going in, farmers' markets are opening, and restaurant patios are happening. What more do we need? We have officially entered the sweet spot of the fresh food season! If you’re wanting to eat the freshest foods...

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