Neighborhood Of The Week

This quiet peaceful new neighborhood located off of Soper Hill Road in the Marysville city limits and in Lake Stevens School district is my pick of the week. Shasta Ridge residents enjoy a 1.5 acre park with full basketball court, play area, large NPGA, territorial views and located on a quiet dead end street. I love the mix … Continue reading Neighborhood Of The Week

Snohomish County Bunny Line-Up

                      The Bunny Line-Up around Snohomish County! March 30, 2013 The Snohomish Easter Parade, at 11:00 a.m. on First Street in Historic Downtown Snohomish. The only Easter Parade in Washington State!!. Keeping with tradition, the Snohomish County Tribune's "Easter Bunny" will be leading the parade and welcoming the crowd to Snohomish.  If you can’t make … Continue reading Snohomish County Bunny Line-Up

Thinking Of Selling? Maybe Selling Yourself? Inform Yourself first.

 Why Pay A Commission?? Considering selling your home by yourself? Is it worth it? Only the home owner can answer that question but experience has shown that many for-sale-by-owners find that it’s not. Before making a costly mistake plus an astronomical amount of time and wasted energy consider the benefits, from A to Z, you … Continue reading Thinking Of Selling? Maybe Selling Yourself? Inform Yourself first.

What’s Up With The Market??

News from NW Multiple Listing Service FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2013 Brokers report brisk sales, but rising frustration for home buyers Kirkland, WA, February 5, 2013 – Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring is showing up in the latest housing activity report from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Its statistics for January showed … Continue reading What’s Up With The Market??

What Do I Keep For Taxes Again?

With tax season in full gear, you may have questions about what you have to keep and for how long? Here’s a list to get you started! Tax Returns    7 years Keep tax returns and all supporting tax documents including W-2s, 1099 forms, property tax info, bank statements, mortgage interest statements, cancelled checks, receipts, home … Continue reading What Do I Keep For Taxes Again?

Welcome to winter in Snohomish County and a serious housing shortage

Are you looking for a home this winter? If so it could be a long wait to find that perfect one and you will need lots of patience. Historically after Thanksgiving inventory of homes on the market are down 15%. Last year it was down 25% on average nationwide.  So far it seems that might be … Continue reading Welcome to winter in Snohomish County and a serious housing shortage

FHA Making Some Changes To Condo Rules

FHA MAKING SOME CHANGES TO CONDO RULES Anyone that has tried to buy a condo knows that if you’re trying to purchase with FHA financing it may limit your choices and can cause great headaches with deals falling through and more frustration than you bargained for. So why is this the case? Typically a condo … Continue reading FHA Making Some Changes To Condo Rules