Real Estate & Community News

Dec. 1, 2020

10 Best Snowshoe Hikes in Western Washington

 

Wanting to get outside this Winter and enjoy some fresh air? Here are the 10 best snowshoe hikes around Western Washington that will help you do just that!

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Posted in Community News
Nov. 20, 2020

5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Revamp Your Home During COVID Quarantine

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As the COVID-19 pandemic starts to experience a global resurgence, many states and counties are getting ready for more shelter-in-place and safer-at-home regulations. For some of us, this isn’t a big change, but others might have more anxiety with another round of quarantine and lockdown.

 

A great way to use this time wisely – and manage any stress or anxiety – is to revamp and refresh your home. If you think remodeling a room or redesigning your home might be too costly, then check out these 5 budget-friendly ideas to kickstart your quarantine makeover.

 

Focusing on a Centerpiece

 

Rooms that are designed around a focal point can be very appealing, both consciously and subconsciously. Sometimes that centerpiece is functional, such as a massive bay window with a mesmerizing view or an antique chandelier. Other times it can be a statement piece of art or a large, unique piece of furniture. Savvy shoppers can use QVC promo codes, online discounts, and cashback opportunities on beautiful pieces of art, vases, statues, and other decor.

 

Keeping Up With Clutter

 

To get a handle on revamping your home organization, start with furniture. For example, look for an ottoman with a removable top that can store board games or pet toys to eliminate clutter in the living room. Kitchen and bathroom storage is especially important when it comes to combining two households’ worth of items in neat and tidy ways.

 

For these rooms, look for discounts on storage items that reflect your style, like woven baskets to keep hand towels in or a hanging rack for pots and pans. Amazon Warehouse Deals can be an effective way to snag used or returned items on a budget. 

 

Growing a Green Thumb

 

Plants require plenty of space and water, but there are also many others that prefer simpler conditions. Whether you have the time and budget for an expansive garden or you're better suited to an array of hardy container plants, tap into your inner horticulturist with some bursts of plant life in each room.

 

You can make a big difference even with just common green ivy plants. These are easy to clip and regrow, so if you’re on a budget, reach out to friends with plants and ask for clippings. The process is incredibly easy and rarely impacts the original plant.

 

Painting the Front Door

 

Your front door is the first sign that you are home. No one is too eager to open a front door that is old, damaged, or dingy. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy and affordable to give a front door a facelift. For less than $50 you can update your doors with a splash of paint to add character or cover damage or peeling paint.

 

If possible, add a few flower pots on either side. And don’t forget the tech—a smart doorbell with a camera allows you to see who is coming and going at any time. 

 

Designing a Home Office

 

Like many of us these days, if you find remote work becoming a more permanent arrangement, you could be needing to recalibrate your work-life balance. Turn an extra bedroom, breakfast nook, or walk-in-closet into a private office where you can focus on work and let the rest of the house melt away. If you want to paint but need to watch funds, you can often get discounts when you purchase from the Oops Table.

 

It’s not uncommon for finances to be a big contributor to the stressful part of dealing with COVID-19. Make it more joyful by looking for cost-effective ways to turn your quarantine house into a relaxing and rejuvenating home.

 

For more home buying, selling, or improvement tips, visit Beth G Home’s blog. And if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, contact Beth at (206) 462-4444.

 

 

This Article Brought To You By Katie Conroy with AdviceMine.com. Contact her at katie@advicemine.com

Nov. 19, 2020

Alaska Junction Just Sold

Posted in Closed Homes
Nov. 17, 2020

What Makes Your Property Value Increase?

 

What makes your property value increase over time? Factors such as real estate market movements, economic shifts, and the condition of your home itself. Here are 14 factors to watch.

https://www.homelight.com/blog/what-makes-property-value-increase/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_1665361

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Nov. 13, 2020

Just Sold in Graham!

Beautiful 4BR+Bonus Rm/2.5BA Home In Highly Sought-After Michael’s Landing Neighborhood Sold Over Asking Price for $420,000! Congratulations to our Seller!

#bethghomes #grahamwa #grahamrealestate #tacomarealestate #seattlerealestate #justsold #overaskingprice #homesellers #piercecountyrealestate 

Posted in Closed Homes
Nov. 13, 2020

Happy World Kindness Day

 

Happy World Kindness Day from the Beth G Homes team!

#bethghomes #WorldKindnessDay #MakeKindnessTheNorm #seattlerealestate #tacomarealestate #RandomActsofKindness

Posted in Community News
Nov. 10, 2020

King County Real Estate Market Statistics

 

If you'd like a market update specific to your neighborhood please contact us at 206-462-4444 or info@bethghomes.com

#bethghomes #realestatemarket #seattlemarketupdate #seattlerealestate #kingcountyrealestate #realestateadvisor

Posted in Real Estate News
Nov. 6, 2020

How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to Homeownership

 

Thanks to a range of down payment assistance programs, affordable options are out there for today’s hopeful homebuyers. It’s important to get the financial education you need to understand the homebuying process and accomplish your real estate goals. We would love to start you on the path to owning your dream home! 206-462-4444 info@bethghomes.com

#bethghomes #homebuying #homebuyer #homeownership #firsttimehomebuyers #downpaymentassistance #seattlerealestate #tacomarealestate 

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Nov. 2, 2020

Sold in West Seattle!

 

 

Absolutely Gorgeous 3BR/2.5 Bath Home in Centrally Located Neighborhood In West Seattle. 

Sold for $640,000

Congratulations to our Seller!

#bethghomes #justsold #westseattlejustsold #seattlerealestate #homesellers #westseattlewa 

 

Posted in Closed Homes
Oct. 27, 2020

Home Organization Tips for Selling for Home

 

Many episodes of "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" are similar to the types of challenges that arise when you sell the house. Here are some episode-by-episode takeaways on how to stay organized from one house to the next.

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