The Home Connection December 2019

Ready or not the holiday season is here and jam packed with so many exciting things to do! Enjoy all Snohomish county and our Puget Sound region has to offer.  Our favorite family tradition is to head up to Leavenworth to see the lighting of the town it’s just magical and this year is the 53rd Annual 2019 Christmas lighting.  If you have time check it out.

May you and yours have a blessed and joyous holiday.

The Snohomish County Homes Team. 

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October 2019 Market Snapshot

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, mornings are colder and does it seem like everything is slowing down? Not necessarily in the housing market! The infographic below is taken from the Northwest Multiple listing service and shows the statistics from 23 counties around Washington state. Here is also a link to just Snohomish county  2019 October Stats    and a few tidbits on King county. With 2020 just ahead I wonder what the year will hold for us and the housing market. Sure wish I had a crystal ball!

October 2019 Market Snapshot Infographic

Historic 1901 Everett Home- SOLD!

A huge congrats 🕺to my home seller! 🤩We are officially closed on this beautiful Historic Everett home. 🏠 This was a tough one 4 offers over the past 6 months. We had challenges as there was a fire next next door and that brought on several challenges that we could not foresee but we did it! Doing a happy dance 💃 for everyone! #snohomishcountyhomesteam #snohomishcountyhomes #snohomishcountyrealestate #everetthistorichome #homesold

Are You Ready for the Rainy Season?

Don’t get all wet. Prepare for the rainy season while it’s dry.

As Benjamin Franklin once said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We know. The last thing you are thinking about at the summer barbecue is preparing for the stormy season. But it really is worth taking a look around your house during fair weather, because finding out you have a problem during inclement conditions is at best inconvenient and at worst very costly.

Check your rain gutters.
Clear them out and make sure they are in good working order to prevent damage to the roof or house.

Look at your roof.
If you see loose or damaged shingles, get them repaired. Look for tears and buckling on flashing. Check the chimney and look for damaged bricks, cap or cracked joints. Don’t forget the flashing there too.

Check indoors for signs of roof leaks.
Look for discoloration and peeling paint on ceilings and walls. Check in the attic for damp rafters.

Check the trees.
Trim back branches and cut sections that could fall in a rainstorm.

Check doors and windows.
Make sure there are properly insulated with weather stripping.

Look for water collecting at the base of the house.
Redirect water with trenches or drains.

Keep sandbags on hand.
if your area is prone to flooding, keep them filled and at the ready.

Check for erosion.
This is important if you live near a hillside. Shore them up if necessary.

Most importantly enjoy the fall and all the beauty it holds.