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  • Be Bold: Mix Your Metals!

    Posted on Aug 8, 2017 in:
    • Remodel
    • Build
    • Homeowners
    Both modern and traditional trends in home design are mixing metal finishes for a more eclectic and “collected over time” look. Gone are the days of having to match your cabinet hardware to your faucet. No longer must you match your door hardware to your light fixtures. Here’s the inside scoop on how to mix it up successfully.
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  • Home Inspections: What to Look For

    Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in:
    • Buy
    • Homeowners
    When you buy a home, you need to know exactly what you're buying. Imagine how frustrated you'd be to find out that the water heater wasn't working—in the middle of a shower! This is one of the reasons why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home.
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  • Replacing your windows? Consider the style and the cost

    Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    One question really helps narrow your options: Do you want wood, vinyl or composite on the interior of your windows?
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  • Summer is ideal time to transform your yard

    Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    With the right balance of furniture, hardscape surfaces and greenery, you can create a backyard oasis.
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  • Get Out! (And into the Hottest Outdoor Arrangements of the Summer)

    Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in:
    • Homeowners
    • Remodel
    Looking for the best outdoor deck, kitchen, and lounging arrangements the Puget Sound Region has to offer? You’ve come to the right place. Soak up inspiration for your next outdoor project.
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  • A range of skills may be needed to repair your home’s exterior

    Posted on May 9, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    If your home needs a myriad of repairs or replacements, it may be best to find a contractor who can do it all for you rather than pulling together a team of specialists.
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  • Understanding the process of selling land

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Can you walk me through the process of selling land? The price of land depends on location, value of any buildings, and the ability to develop and customize the lot.
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  • 10 tips for staging your home to sell

    Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Designers share their top secrets for staging your existing home so that it shows well — and sells.
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  • The timeframe of building a new home

    Posted on Apr 18, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    How Much Time Does It Take to Build a Home These Days? As a Seattle-area homebuilder, a question I hear from prospects and clients frequently is, “How long will it take you to build my new home?” It’s a legitimate question. Because I have a bit of history with this kind of activity, it’s generally been a question I don’t have too much trouble answering.
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  • Perspectives on how rising mortgage rates may affect your ability to buy a new home

    Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    How will these rising mortgage rates affect our ability to buy a new home? Financing is a key consideration when you’re thinking about building a new home. Researching and securing the best loan for your home is no small feat. For many years, we’ve enjoyed historically low interest rates for home loans. Now there are signs that this is changing. How high will rates go and how much will that matter to you?
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