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Feb. 21, 2020

Tips To Increase Resale Value

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Feb. 19, 2020

Renton Sold

 

Congratulations to our Seller who just sold his gorgeous Renton home for above list price!

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Posted in Closed Homes
Feb. 18, 2020

Issaquah Just Sold

Congratulations to our Buyer who just bought this large Issaquah property at auction.

We're looking forward to seeing the finished remodeled project!

 

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Posted in Closed Homes
Feb. 14, 2020

Reasons to Fall in Love with Homeownership

Posted in Buying a Home
Feb. 7, 2020

What Millennials Want

35% of homebuyers are millennials and their wants and needs are different than previous generations. 

Here is a fun infographic with the latest homebuying stats about what millennials are looking for in a home. 

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Feb. 4, 2020

Ten Things to Get Rid of in Your Home After 30

Time to get on board the KonMari craze? Here are ten things that nobody needs in their home after 30. What other items would you add to the list? 

#bethghomes #declutter #homeownership #springcleaning#homeownertips #seattlerealestate #tacomarealestate #konmari

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Posted in Homeownership Tips
Jan. 31, 2020

DIY Home Projects to Help Sell Your Home Quickly

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DIY Home Projects to Help Sell Your Home Quickly

 

When it comes to selling a home, most sellers want to sell their home as quickly as they can -- and for the most money possible. How to go about doing that, however, is less clear. Should you try to sell your home as-is? Should you fix it up with a few renovations? If you decide that your home needs a few repairs and renovations prior to selling, which ones should you tackle first?

 

These are all common questions from many homeowners. It’s true that not all home repairs are created equal. In fact, some of those do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects that you’ve fallen in love with on Pinterest might even have the opposite effect: decreasing the value of your home and making it less likely to sell.

 

What’s a homeowner to do? Luckily, there are some tried-and-true projects that are very likely to boost the value of your home and help it sell quicker, regardless of your market. Here’s a guide to some of the home improvement projects that will actually help sell your home quickly.

 

Painting

 

A fresh coat of paint can renew and revitalize your walls, brighten up a room, and make everything seem shinier and cleaner. Best of all, this is a fairly affordable, quick, and easy project. Depending on the size of your home and the height of your ceilings, you might even be able to complete much of this work yourself.

 

One word of caution when it comes to painting: the colors you love might actually be a turnoff for someone else. Never assume that prospective buyers will have the same paint choices that you do. Instead, stick to neutral, natural colors. If you absolutely can’t stand white walls, go with a creamy eggshell, beige, or even a light gray rather than bright reds, greens, or yellows.

 

Kitchen Upgrades

 

The kitchen has long been viewed as the most important room in the house. Although a recent survey showed that the kitchen is tied with the living room for the most “valued” room in American homes, it’s still a safe bet that any home renovations in the kitchen will be appreciated by potential buyers. When it comes to kitchen upgrades, don’t fret over having to complete a full kitchen renovation on your own. (However, if you do choose a full renovation, there are options to complete one for less than $2,000!?) For everyone else, you might just consider some cost-cutting DIY projects such as installing a backsplash or replacing sink and cabinet fixtures. Adding quartz countertops can also attract buyers, but this may require the help of a professional. The cost of installing these countertops generally ranges from $1,000 - $5,000, but this depends on the size of the project (you’re usually looking at around $125 per square foot for installation).

 

Window Treatments

 

Window treatments can be an easy, affordable way to spruce up your house. Curtains, drapes, or blinds have the power to completely change how a room looks and feels. To make a room appear taller and bigger, hang the curtain rod closer to the ceiling, and use curtains or drapes that are long enough to touch the floor.

 

When choosing the right curtains or drapes, try not to be overwhelmed by the trendy choices available. As it turns out, neutral colors are still the winner here. “A curtain’s fabric design should not overpower the rest of the furniture and accessories,” says L.A.-based interior designer Julie Massucco Kleiner in a recent interview with Architectural Digest Magazine.

 

A Tidy Home

 

Though this isn’t exactly a renovation project, never leave out a good cleaning. Buyers are more likely to shy away from a purchase if they spot messes. Invest in an arsenal of high-quality products to make regular cleanings less of a hassle. Portable and cordless vacuums (stick models are available for $85) will take care of quicker jobs, but if you have tile flooring, it’s best to opt for a heavy-duty model. For an even better job of picking up dust, dander, and allergens, choose a vacuum with a HEPA filter.

 

A Great Time to Sell

 

According to US News, now is a great time to sell your home. To take full advantage of the current housing market and get the most money for your home, it’s sometimes necessary to complete a few renovations and repairs. Just be careful to complete the renovations and repairs that will increase, rather than decrease, the value of your home. By completing the renovations listed above, you’ll know that you’re putting your home in a better position to sell quickly -- and putting yourself in a better position to move into your dream home sooner. Good luck!

 

 This article brought you to by Suzie Wilson with Happier Home 

 For more information visit her website at https://happierhome.net

Jan. 14, 2020

Insulation 101

Making sense of different types of insulation and figuring out which is best for your needs isn’t always easy. We are happy to provide you with a list of our preferred contractors and vendors to make home improvements projects a breeze!

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Posted in Homeownership Tips
Jan. 10, 2020

Where to buy now around the Puget Sound region

We may be a little biased being based here, but the west side may be the best side to buy right now :-) If you'd like to see a list of properties available give us a shout! 206-462-4444 info@bethghomes.com

#bethghomes #seattlerealestate #whitecenter #burien #burienrealestate #whitecenterrealestate #housinghotspots #homebuyers #instantequity 

 

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Jan. 7, 2020

Where to ski and snowboard near Seattle

With the snowpack gradually increasing here are seven destinations of where to snowboard and ski within a few hours from Puget Sound. What's your favorite spot?

https://seattle.curbed.com/2019/11/11/20959768/seattle-skiing-snowboarding-resorts-passes

 #bethghomes #seattlewinter #seattleski #seattlesnowboard #pugetsoundwintersports #wintersports #pugetsoundwinter 

Posted in Community News