Real Estate & Community News

March 25, 2020

Federal Way Just Listed

 

Beautiful 4Br/1.75Ba Ranch in Sought-After Neighborhood. Features: Large Living Area w/Open Floor Plan, Kitchen w/Granite Counter Tops, Tile Backsplash & Stainless Steel Appliances. Large Master w/Large Walk-in Closets. Oversized Private Yard w/Detached Garage/Shop - Tons of parking. New Furnace w/Heat Pump, A/C, & Newer Roof. Close to I-5, Elementary School, Public Library.

Walk through the home virtually by clicking the link below:

Virtual Tour

Posted in Our Listings
March 24, 2020

Your Household Chores Workout - Do This When You Can't Go To The Gym

We all need the motivation to pick up the mop or vacuum and start cleaning the house, right? To be honest, you can think of countless other things to do than cleaning the home, but when your options are limited on getting other types of exercise this can actually be a great way to stay in shape.

How many calories does cleaning the home burn?

https://www.bintheredumpthatusa.com/household-chores-workout

This article brought to you by Goodhouse Keeping and Bin There Dump That. For more information please visit https://www.bintheredumpthatusa.com/home

#bethghomes #householdchoresworkout #seattlerealestate #Fit4Residential #ChoreThatBurnThis

 

Posted in Homeownership Tips
March 19, 2020

Normandy Park Just Sold!

Congratulations to our home buyers for closing on this gorgeous Normandy Park home today! Wishing you many happy memories in your home for years to come. 

#bethghomes #seattlerealestate #homebuyers #newconstruction #seattlenewconstruction #homeownership #normandyparkwa #normandyparkrealestate

 

Posted in Closed Homes
March 19, 2020

Beautiful New Construction - Just Sold!

Beth lives in Seattle but she is also licensed in Nebraska and loves to help friends and family buy and sell Real Estate there - Congratulations to her and her home buyers for closing on this gorgeous new home in Bennington, NE!

#bethghomes #justsold #benningtonrealestaste #nebraskarealestate #newconstruction #homeowners #congratulations

12513 N 161st Ave Bennington, NE 68007 - Sold for $439,960

For more information call 206-852-6846 or email info@bethghomes.com

Posted in Closed Homes
March 18, 2020

In times like these....

 

Clients and Friends,

I just want you to know I'm here to help.

My heart goes out to our families with children with schools shut down, our seniors in assisted living, our neighbors at the hospitals, our local businesses struggling and anyone impacted by this pandemic.

I’ve been selling real estate for 13 years here in Seattle. I’m fortunate to know people who may be able to help you out for a trip to the grocery store, watching children, or even getting temporary employment.

Call me if you need anything. My number is 206-852-6846. It does not need to be about real estate. It can be a personal issue. I'll see if I can assist in some way.

Below is a list we put together of resources and information that may help or interest you.

Be well,
Beth and the Beth G Homes team

 

Learning:
Free Online Courses from Scholastic
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Free Online Courses for Adults
https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/
Online Learning and Free Lunch Information for Seattle Students
https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_update/resources
Free Education Options due to School Closings 
http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com

Meals:
Free Meals for Students
https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_update/resources
Food Banks
http://www.seattlefoodcommittee.org/food-bank-map/


Washington State financial assistance and resources:
https://dfi.wa.gov/coronavirus-financial-resources

Utilities:

Utility COVID-19 response pages:
PSE
Avista
Cascade Natural
Pacific Power
Northwest Natural
Washington Water
City of Seattle
Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally for Free, Offers Unlimited Data for Free
https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
Cell Phone Carrier Discounts and Delayed Payment Information:
https://www.theindychannel.com/coronavirus/late-fees-waived-free-wi-fi-hot-spots-and-more-offered-by-cellphone-providers-in-response-to-covid-19
Free Charter Internet for Families with Students
https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
Free Spectrum Internet for Students
https://cnycentral.com/news/local/spectrum-to-offer-free-internet-access-for-students-due-to-coronavirus

Free King County Transportation:
https://www.hopelink.org/need-help/transportation/dart-ride-request

College-Aged Students Deals:
Free Airfare for Students
https://www.flyfrontier.com/students-fly-free
Free Car Rental for Students
https://www.enterprise.com/en/car-rental/deals/young-driver.html
Free Storage for Students
https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak

Software:
Compilation:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/list-of-free-software-and-services-during-coronavirus-outbreak/
Free Google Products:
https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/helping-businesses-and-schools-stay-connected-in-response-to-coronavirus
Free Remote Working Tools:
https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/these-5-tech-companies-are-providing-free-remote-working-tools-during-coronavirus-outbreak.html
Free Adobe Access for Students:
https://petapixel.com/2020/03/13/adobe-offers-students-free-at-home-access-to-creative-cloud-apps-amid-coronavirus-closures


Free Entertainment:
Virtual Museum Tours
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Compilation of Free Entertainment Including Magazines, Games, Workouts, Movies, Etc.
https://www.cnet.com/news/free-entertainment-to-help-you-survive-coronavirus-social-distancing/
Seattle Symphony Live Concerts
https://seattlesymphony.org/live
Free Operas
https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/coronavirus-the-metropolitan-opera-to-stream-free-operas.html
March 10, 2020

Record Low Mortgages

 

 

Record low mortgage rates = more buying power for homebuyers! Or, if you're already a homeowner, refinancing to a lower rate could mean saving hundreds of dollars a month! Please contact us if you would like more information about the record lows happening right now or if you'd like a recommendation to a great lender.

206-462-4444 info@bethghomes.com

#bethghomes #seattlerealestate #mortgagerates #refinance#tacomarealestate #realestateadvisor

March 6, 2020

Prepare Your Home for the Warmer Months with These DIY Spring Maintenance Tips

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Prepare Your Home for the Warmer Months with These DIY Spring Maintenance Tips

 

As we transition from winter to spring, our wardrobe changes, our outdoor activities change, and the overall mood of the season goes from hibernation to rejuvenation. So must our homes go through this transition. Whether checking for the overall health of your house or doing some refreshes, it’s important to take the time to do the necessary upkeep after a long, dark winter. Let’s discuss some DIY tips and tricks to get your house ready for the warmer months.

 

Look for Roof Issues

 

For your house, winter can be the harshest time of year. In Seattle’s dark winter months, your roof could face rain, hail, ice, and snow. To inspect for damage, get a premium ladder that not only gives you the height to reach the roof but also gives you the security you need. A lightweight telescoping ladder that offers adjustable heights is perfect for many jobs.

 

Here are some things to look for:

       From the inside of your house, check the ceilings for possible leaks.

       If you have an attic, check the space for openings and leaks.

       If you have places on your roof that have been centered or sealed, check those places first for any potential wear and tear.

       Check shingles for cracks, warping, raising, blistering, and curling.

       Inspect for moss and lichen, which may indicate that the roof is decaying underneath.

Assess the Gutters

 

Inevitably, fall and winter impact gutters more than any other season due to leaves falling, colder temperatures, and wetter conditions. Gutters that are left to fall into disrepair can lead to flooding and foundational issues. To avoid the pitfalls that come with broken gutters, it is important to check for holes, leaky joints, and spikes that have pulled free.

 

After you identify any issues you may have with your gutters, then take time to get the right supplies to remedy the problem. Check out Tool Review Lab for reviews, prices, and sources on the different brands of tools you may need to get the job done.

 

Evaluate the Trees

 

Many homeowners consider the trees surrounding their houses only when looking at the general landscaping. However, as winter comes to an end, it’s wise to examine the health of the trees. Dead tree limbs (or worse — a dead tree) could cause serious damage to your house. For example, a tree limb or tree could crash into the roof or shatter windows during storms.

 

Examine your trees from roots to top. Consider whether the foundation is firm and whether the tree may be suffering from physical damage, decay, pests, poor foliage growth/coloring, disease, or fungi. You may need rope, ladders, and other tools to make a thorough evaluation.

 

Prepare and Repair as if You Were Selling

 

Whether you want to live in your house for many years to come, may sell in the distant future, or could be persuaded to move at any moment, your house should be well-maintained from the outside in as if you were planning to put your home on the market. Your home is an investment, and small deteriorations often lead to big problems with your investment if they go unchecked. The more you do annual maintenance and take preventative measures, the more you will save and the more disasters you will avoid over time.

 

Spring is the perfect time of year to whip your home into shape and take measures to protect it both in the short-term and long-term. Remember to start by inspecting your roof, gutters, and trees, and make any necessary fixes/changes. Also, treat your home’s condition as if you could put it on the market at any moment. This will help to give you a broad perspective of any other changes that are needed to bring your home to its full potential.

 

This article is brought to you by Suzie Wilsoninfo@happierhome.net  ⎸Happier Home

Posted in Homeownership Tips
March 3, 2020

How to Decorate a Living Room

 

Have you ever looked at a living room in a style blog or design magazine and wondered, how did they do that? Why does everything fit together and complement each other so perfectly? In most cases, the answer is planning and just a hint of decorating knowledge.

Here is a great article from Rooms To Go to explain how you can decorate your living room like a pro!

https://www.roomstogo.com/home-blog/how-to-decorate-a-living-room

For more information about Rooms To Go please visit: www.RoomsToGo.com

Posted in Homeownership Tips
Feb. 28, 2020

Go big AND go home!

Deciding when to move and where to live can be hard! The below infographic is a helpful guide to make those decisions easier.

This week's blog post is brought to you by New City Moving. For more information please go to https://www.newcitymovers.com/

#bethghomes #newcitymoving #homebuyers #seattlerealestate #tacomarealestate #firsttimehomebuyers

Feb. 25, 2020

Beth G Homes Featured in the Seattle PI

Beth was recently interviewed as a local expert for an article in the Seattle PI:

"Millennials now make up a large proportion of home buyers, with many entering their 30s and getting ready to invest in a first home. We asked three local experts what millennials in the Seattle area are looking for in a home. Here's what they said."

Click the link below to read more:

What are millennials looking for when buying a home? We asked three experts

#bethghomes #localexpert #seattlerealestate #homebuyerswa #homebuyer #seattlehousingmarket #realestateadvisor

https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/experts-guide-millennial-seattle-housing-15065152.php?fbclid=IwAR2mG7x6vLxKa27yGFzx6LXlNKi9sObdDSDI09Y32Qlecf5_a6rpejafHLg