Home Improvement

April 18, 2012

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Now Required When Selling Your Home

Beginning this month, sellers of residential property must have carbon monoxide detectors installed in their home before closing.   This requirement is for all homes regardless of the type of appliances and heating system in the residence, yes that's right, even if your home is all electric. 


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April 11, 2012

Home Maintenance tips: Fire in the laundry room - is your dryer venting system at risk?

Have you seen that Farmers Insurance commercial about laundry room dryer fires?  You know the one, where the professor shows the agents just how flammable dryer lint can be by torching a giant lint ball with a flame thrower.  The lint ball that was removed from the dryer ...

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April 2, 2011

Free Oil Tank Insurance - PLIA in WA State

Thanks to Marybeth Cicirello from our Seattle office for this information. It is important for some homeowners with underground oil tanks to know about.

If you own a house with an oil tank make sure that you're on file with WA state as having PLIA (Pollution Liability Insurance Program ...

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Nov. 11, 2010

Center Stage

Think of it as Interior Curb appeal. STAGING.  How a house is presented to potential buyers  and those first few impressions can make all the difference when selling a home. How you market your home and DISPLAY it does have an effect on a buyers perception and how they see themselves in your house.

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June 26, 2010

Summer Home Improvement

For many people the season of summer means that they have a little more time on there hands and that they are starting to think about summer around-the-house projects. There are several inexpensive home improvement projects that could make your home more appealing to buyers that don't take a ...

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Aug. 26, 2009

Why Isn't Your House Selling? 10 Likely Reasons (Part 3 of 3)

And last, but certainly not least...

10. You're cheap- Guess what- if you aren't offering a competitive selling commission (aka buyer's agent commission or SOC)  on your listing, you are doing it wrong. It is time to get serious about selling your house, and short-changing the ...

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July 28, 2009

Movin' Out or in? Trash Removal Suggestions in Bellingham, WA

Whether you're moving in or out of Bellingham real estate, you leave behind more than memories and old friends. Paint cans, carpet fragments, old boxes, whatever the case may be, removal's not as hard or as costly as you might think.

You've got enough to worry about ...

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June 30, 2009

My Clients rock the house, and here's why!

Dear Client,

Just wanted to say, write, scream from the mountain tops: thanks.  You're the best client.

How are you the best client?
You're knowledgeable about the market, you've got an open mind for opportunity, and you' ve got a your financials together so that when ...

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