Tag: real estate

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Small Home Downsizing

West Sound Area Home Construction Brisker than National Average

Rising real estate values and increasing rents have stretched budgets for homebuyers and renters over the last two years. The median home sales price in the United States jumped by nearly $100,000 from the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of … read more

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curb appeal

Tips to Attract Buyers When Selling Your Home

Preparing your home for sale may start with ideas for staging the house or spackling and painting over nail holes; however, it also requires a considerable amount of planning and organization. Before opening your home to tours, either virtual or in person, be … read more

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home insurance

What You Need to Know About Insurance when Moving and Buying a Home

Much of the country is still in the middle of a red-hot real estate market. Home values have been rising due to high demand and first-time homebuyers should be aware of how the value of their home impacts the way their insurance premiums … read more

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curb appeal

Landscaping Tips for Instant Curb Appeal

One of the best ways to achieve instant curb appeal, according to the experts, is to effectively layer shrubs, plants and flowers in your front yard. Doing so can create a cohesive visual experience that naturally guides visitors to the front door. Landscape … read more

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home

A National Look at the Homebuying Market

What might the housing market look like in 2022? Mortgage Cadence, a digital mortgage lending company, surveyed over 1,000 Americans to better understand this year’s opinions. For many people, 2021 was the year to buy a home. Whether it was first-time home buyers, … read more

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larger homes

Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard Area Has Larger-than-Average Homes

The size of new single-family homes has increased substantially in the last few decades. However, a recent trend in slightly smaller homes that began several years ago might be reversed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As homebuyers spend more time at home, they are … read more

Clutter-free spaces

Preparing Your Home for the Resale Market

The real estate market in the Pacific Northwest continues to thrive. Buyer demand is high due to extremely low inventory. The Northwest MLS reports 2020 inventory at a staggering 25 percent lower than 2019. Sale prices are higher across the region, and days … read more

Eileen Black, a realtor with John L. Scott Real Estate Bainbridge Island, said this style of garage door is contemporary looking "but not in a way that makes the home too modern looking ... It just pulls it into the 21st century. It can really make a house stand out." (Photo courtesy Kitsap Garage Door)
Design|Build

The Ol’ Garage Door — From Functional to Smart and Classy

National Curb Appeal Month (apparently, it’s a thing) was in August, and this year the focus was on garage doors. And for good reason. Once the sole domain of the family car, today’s garage serves a multitude of purposes. People play in them, … read more

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Transform Your Home

Want to Jump on the Real Estate Boom? Start Here.

Over the past several months, everyone’s lives have been upended, with consequences nobody predicted. One unexpected result of the pandemic? A real estate boom. With so many more people working from home, people are reevaluating their living spaces, including those who need to … read more

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