So you’ve inherited a house from your parents (or another close relative), and now you’re wondering what to do with it. You have some big decisions to make. If you have other siblings or inheritors involved, things can be even more complicated. But with a little forethought and a lot of planning, you can turn your inherited home into a valuable asset.
Residential building code violations can prevent you from selling your house. So you’ll want to resolve them as quickly as possible, in order to move forward with the process. This article explains the basic steps required to fix building code violations in the Seattle and Tacoma areas.
We occasionally receive calls from people who own homes in Tacoma & Seattle but live elsewhere in the U.S. These out-of-state homeowners often have a hard time managing their rentals and/or vacant homes.
Here are some of the most common problems out-of-state property owners face, based on our experiences working with them.
01 Dec 2015
Choosing a contractor for a home-improvement or renovation project can be daunting. You’ve probably heard horror stories of the renovation that went horribly wrong. But the truth is there are plenty of reputable, reliable and experienced contractors out there. You just have to know how to find them, and how to get your project started on the right foot.
We work with contractors on a regular basis, and we know how to identify the good while avoiding the bad. Here are some lessons learned on choosing a contractor for your house.
When one man recently learned that his family had a 100-year-old farm house in North Dakota, he was naturally intrigued. After all, if nothing else, it would be a really cool part of his family history.
Inheriting a home may seem like a nice idea from the out set, but that is not always the case.Often, these homes are in desperate need of improvement and if you’re not in the financial or physical position to handle these repairs, a blessing can quickly turn into a curse. In this instance,if you don’t want to deal with the rigors of the real estate market, you can sell your house for cash.This option frees you of the burden you’ve been presented with and allows you to walk away with money to fulfill other obligations.
25 Apr 2016
Anytime you move into a new home, you will be faced with challenges. But, moving to a smaller house is even more of a difficult adjustment. It is a lifestyle change, essentially.
There is a bright side to downsizing, though. Once you get over the shock, you will come to realize that life is much simpler with less things and less space. Who can resist less cleaning? In a smaller home, you will have much more time to simply enjoy life!
But, how, you ask, do you make this move as painless as possible? Just follow these steps.
When it comes to selling a home, first impressions are eve
rything. Just like you wouldn’t go see a movie if
the previews were bad, you can’t expect someone to buy
a home that epitomizes the B-list of real estate.
Curb appeal refers to the outward
19 Feb 2016
Why should I stage my home before trying to sell it? What do I get in return, for all of that time, effort and money? These are some of the most frequently asked questions about home staging, and this article tackles them head on. It offers six good reasons why you should stage a home that’s for sale.
The experts have spoken. Economists and housing analysts seem to agree that home prices will rise more slowly in 2015 when compared to 2016. This is the national forecast, and the same kind of prediction has been offered for cities and metro areas across the country.
But Tacoma, Washington might be a different story. According to one team of economists, home prices in Tacoma could rise as much over the next year as they did in the last 12 months — or even more.