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Would You Move For The Right Price?

March 4, 2020


Would you move if you got an offer you couldn’t refuse? See how one savvy homeowner did it. Francis, a Seattle homeowner, shares what it was like to sell a house without putting it on the market. As told to Jamie Birdwell-Branson. Shortly after moving into my Seattle house in 2015, I listed it on […]


The Best Rental Properties for Beginners

January 27, 2020

Real estate is promising to remain a top investment strategy in 2020. If you are looking for a way to make money in the new year and beyond, you should definitely consider investing in rental properties. However, just as any other beginning, starting to invest in real estate sounds intimidating. Where do you even start? […]


Sellers Stress: Ten Causes, One Solution!

January 6, 2020

No one is immune to the stresses of selling a home. According to the Zillow Group 2019 Consumer Housing Trends Report (below) the list of things causing that stress is a BIG one. It seems that the greatest sources of stress involve uncertainty about timing and finances. Not knowing whether their home will sell when […]


7 Things All First Time Home Buyers Should Know (But Don’t)

December 11, 2019

If you’re a first time home buyer, chances are you may be thinking back to all the real estate lessons you think you’ve learned  courtesy of HGTV. Not surprisingly, reality TV homeownership won’t properly prepare your for the real deal. If you’re gearing up for your own journey into homeownership, turn off the TV and gather ’round. […]


Elegant Fall Decor Made Easy!

October 28, 2019

There’s so much to love about fall: the return of Sunday morning football, sweater weather, a warm and frothy beverage (don’t worry—we won’t say the P-word), and, of course, the chance to decorate your home to match the natural beauty of the season. But unfortunately, it can be challenging to find fall decor items that […]


Most Common DIY Myths Debunked!

September 16, 2019


Homeowners often times take on home improvement projects without the help of professionals, believing they will save money and improve the value of their home. In addition to often spending more than they bargained for, homeowners also likely find the projects more difficult than anticipated. They also may have decreased the value of their home […]


While We’re Young: Investing in Your 20’s and 30’s

August 26, 2019

Invest Young

The vast majority of real estate investors are over the age of 45.  Why? Does one simply become enlightened as to how to navigate the real estate market as they get older? Of course not! Simply put, most young people, those in their 20’s and 30’s feel ill equipped; believing they need more life experience […]


Investment Success! Avoid These Common Rehab Mistakes

August 19, 2019


You don’t have to look too hard these days to find a TV show following real estate investors as they glamorously renovate houses for jealousy-inducing amounts of profit. However, the unfortunate truth is that most of these shows are about as representative of real estate investing as “Jersey Shore” was of the great state of […]


How Xeriscaping Helps Save Water and Money!

July 1, 2019

Xeriscape Garden Modern House Woodland Hills CA The “green movement” saw the creation of all sorts of creative and technologically groundbreaking ways to make your home more energy efficient and environmentally aware. But if you’re still looking for ways to make your home more eco-friendly, here’s an inexpensive, no-brainer solution to greening your home: xeriscaping. […]


Foreclosure: The Risks of Inaction and How to Avoid Them

June 3, 2019

When facing foreclosure, some people become complacent. Well aware that they are going to lose the house, they continue to hanging around, not willing to change their actions or circumstances. Essentially they’re just going to let it happen. Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a similar situation. From the outside looking in, it may be difficult […]