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Today’s real estate market news and tips to keep you informed.

 

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too....

Real Estate and Divorce: Why an Expert’s Guidance Matters

Real Estate and Divorce: Why an Expert’s Guidance Matters

There are over 827,000 divorce cases recorded annually. Moreover, separation and divorce are the second most stressful event for people in the U.S. Beyond the emotional distress; there are disputes when you and your spouse have to make crucial decisions, including...

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

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

Hello, my fellow foodies! This month, I thought I would share a quote that I love by Karen Salmansohn about eating. Here goes, “Healthy does NOT mean starving yourself EVER. Healthy means eating the right food in the right amount”. If you’re nourishing your body by...

Amy’s Fav’ Recipes: March Edition of Healthy Eating

Amy’s Fav’ Recipes: March Edition of Healthy Eating

Hello, my fellow foodies! Here we are again, another month down, and another month of more delicious recipes! I’ve put together another bunch of recipes for our March version of “Amy’s Fav Recipes”. This month was a busy one, so easy was key! These recipes aren’t just...

The History Behind Black History Month

The History Behind Black History Month

Black History Month was initially formed in February of 1926 as a way to recognize the many contributions of African Americans and the Black community. It is a time that we celebrate a nationally celebrated month that reflects on the important roles that African...

Seattle Eastside Valentine’s Day Ideas

Seattle Eastside Valentine’s Day Ideas

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! We are lucky to live in an area with so many restaurants, bakeries, florists, chocolatiers, gift shops, coffee shops, and beyond! Whether you’re in Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Ballard, Kirkland, Redmond, or anywhere in the Eastside, we...

Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion

Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion

In a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the last twelve months. Last week, CoreLogic released its 2020 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights report, which reveals four...

3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, and natural disasters, just to name a few. The challenges brought on by...

A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World

A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World

In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital practices have changed the way we live. This year, rather than delaying their home...

Homeownership: The Key to Building Wealth

Homeownership: The Key to Building Wealth

For years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership. In fact, according to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finance Data from the Federal Reserve, for the...

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