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Living Goal Setting with Self-Compassion   We all know that there is no magic in the first day or month of the year, and yet we are all drawn to the idea of new beginnings. A fresh start. And so with 2020 finally put to bed, many of us are setting goals for this fresh, new year.   The topic […]
Living 8 Tips for Back to School During COVID-19 Here we are again, with a new school year right around the corner. We all know that this year won’t be anything like what we’re used to, or what we hoped for… those fresh supplies, cute outfits, and all the “first day of school” pictures spamming our Facebook feed. Your family might be mourning what […]
Living What is Happening with Home Prices? What is Happening with Home Prices? It is without question we are living in one of the most unique times in all of our lives. Who would have thought we’d experience living life during a global pandemic? Beyond staying safe, adjusting daily habits, and navigating a changing economy, I’ve kept a very close eye on […]
Living Are we Headed Towards a Repeat of the 2008 Housing Meltdown? Are we Headed Towards a Repeat of the 2008 Housing Meltdown? The pressure the COVID-19 global pandemic is putting on the economy is a reality. As a real estate broker, I take great pride in having the honor of being your trusted advisor when it comes to your investment in the housing market and protecting […]
Living COVID-19 & the Real Estate Market: Real Time Numbers from the Front Lines – Where are we now? I hope this newsletter finds you and yours feeling well and making the best of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. It has been my goal as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep my clients informed on how this is affecting real estate. I have received many inquiries asking about how the real […]
Living Holiday Tree Lighting Celebrations   Kick off the holiday season with a community tree lighting celebration! Thanksgiving falls late on the calendar this year, so the Christmas festivities will be right on it’s heels. Some of these celebrations start as early as the day after Thanksgiving. The bigger celebrations feature Santa’s arrival, and most of the communities will have […]
Living How Long Things Last We all know that nothing lasts forever, but when everything is working fine it is easy to forget that all of the systems and appliances in your home have a finite lifespan. Keep this information in mind, whether you are buying or selling a home, budgeting for improvements, or deciding between repairing and replacing. Here’s […]
Living Back to School Basics   The first day of school has snuck up on us again! Most local school districts will start just after Labor Day, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to start getting ready. Take advantage of these last weeks of summer to start settling into a new routine before life gets hectic.   […]
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Living Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning   Whether you hire an outside professional for help, or tackle the project yourself, now is a great time to get a jump on spring cleaning. Many people wait for warmer temps to start cleaning, but I think most everyone can agree that those weekends would be better spent outdoors, soaking up that sun. So, […]
Living 5 Alternatives to a New Year’s Resolution The pressure to come up with resolutions and improvements always mounts near the end of the year, but everyone knows that statistically speaking, most of us won’t stick to our New Year’s resolutions much past February. So rather than give in to societal pressure, guilt, and feelings of hopelessness, I propose a shift in perspective […]
Living Where to Celebrate NYE New Year’s Eve 2018 is almost upon us, and if you are still looking for something to do, read on! There are lots of options in the greater Seattle area, whether you are looking for the biggest blow-out bash or an earlier, family-friendly event. New Year’s Eve Celebration at Seattle Center There are actually two […]
Living Don’t Wait for a Disaster to Build Your Emergency Kit Two Weeks Ready: Be Prepared. Build Kits. Help Each Other.   The first few days after a disaster are often the most critical. Government and essential services may not be available right away, depending on the circumstances. It is imperative to have a plan in place for such a time, and be ready to act […]
Living Back to School Basics The first day of school sneaks up so fast… summer is here and then gone in a flash! Use these helpful tips to start getting settled into a new routine for fall, before life gets hectic. Start talking about it. New teacher, new classmates, new schedules can all create some anxieties with kids. Start talking […]
Living Veggie planting – it’s not too late! It’s not too late! If you’re thinking about planting some fresh veggies but haven’t started yet, you still have time to get things in the ground for a late summer/early fall harvest. On average, the Puget Sound’s frost-free growing season is mid-March through mid-November, so with a little knowledge of when and how to start […]
Living Cost vs. Value We are commonly asked which improvements sellers should make to get the greatest return on their home sale.  Every year The Remodeling 2018 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) compiles all the information and analyzes the estimated percentage return on home improvements in each region.  Getting a home prepared for market requires a keen eye and […]
Living Earth Day is Shred Day!   Celebrate Earth Day with us! We are partnering with Confidential Data Disposal for our 6th year; providing you with a safe, eco-friendly way to reduce your paper trail and help prevent identity theft.   This Saturday, April 22nd from 10AM to 2PM. Bring your sensitive documents to be professionally destroyed on-site. Limit 20 file […]