Real Estate news and more

Happy Friday! I hope you enjoy this Real Estate round up of our area and other interesting articles plus some fun stuff too.seattle


Real estate getting bubbly but unlikely to pop, Seattle “is on fire across every sector


Number of million-dollar homes in Seattle area has tripled since 2012

U.S. existing home sales rise for a second straight month


3 financial apps that will transform how you manage money

Will Millennials ever be able to retire?

The 7 biggest investment mistakes celebrities make



HOME trends

From ceiling space to playroom

10 tips for budget-friendly lawn care

7 weird ways to stay cool this summer

LOCAL news

Massive frozen food recall in Washington State

Seattle No. 3 on top 25 best cities to find great jobs

Seattle to host 2018 Special Olympics

Is Seattle a better bicycle city than Portland?

Seattle homes selling faster than anywhere else in the U.S.

Seattle growth was 11th fastest according to just released Census data, now 18th on list of biggest U.S. cities

Facebook unveils Frank Gehry design for its new South Lake Union offices

Snohomish County looking to increase bike tourism

Snohomish county offers top teacher salaries in the state

City of Edmonds to develop an affordable housing strategy by 2019

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

House made from cardboard for is not your kid’s refrigerator box


 Have a spectacular weekend everyone! 





The Home Connection Newsletter


Well we made in to April! My hope is that with it brings a change in weather as I think our “April showers” were more than made up for in March. There is a lot going on this month beside that nasty Tax day. This newsletter is packed with reminders on what records we should keep and when others can be thrown in a big bonfire ( just kidding).  Plus great happenings around our area. I for one am excited to go to the Tulip Festival! I hope you and yours have a wonderful April and remember Snohomish County Homes Real Estate is here to help you when your ready.

Buy with Confidence and Sell with Success!

April Real Estate Newsletter

April Real Estate Newsletter


Will Your Roof Survive the Winter?


Winter months can be so cruel to your roof. If your roof fails, it can cause great expense, significant damage and wasted time and money. With winter in full swing, give your roof a quick check-up to ensure that your home is protected.

Here are some warning signs that your roof may be costing your money and leaving your vulnerable.

  • Dirty-looking areas on roof– possible cause: environmental pollutants; vegetation, fungus or algae; loss of granules due to shingle age or over excessive pressure washing.
  • Missing, cracked or curling shingles-possible cause: shingles at the end of their useful life.
  • Leak in attic after driving rain-possible cause; leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment or deteriorated flashing.
  • Blistering/peeling of outside paint– possible cause; excessive temperature or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation.
  • Stains on interior ceilings/walls or mold and mildew growth– possible cause; inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage or inadequate ventilation
  • Excessive energy costs– possible cause: insufficient attic ventilation allowing heating/cooling system to run excessively.

If you notice any of these warning signs, consider using a professional roofing contractor. Many people neglect their roof or think roofing installation is simple. As a Real Estate professional that sees houses day in and day out, and loves to follow around the inspectors, I can tell you the roof is always the first thing that is checked and 7 out of 10 times needs repairs, replacement of shingles or worse.

A well-installed, well-maintained roof is one of the most important things your can do for your home.