Are These Things Destroying Your Home’s Value?

Are These Things Destroying Your Home’s Value?

When selling your home the last thing you want to do is ruin your home's value. You're trying to make it as valuable as possible so people see the worth when they see the price tag. But does your home have some certain features or amenities that are actually doing the...

Can I Still Buy a House That’s Not Up to Code?

Can I Still Buy a House That’s Not Up to Code?

Whether you're buying a new construction home or a historic, vintage property, making sure the right codes and legal requirements on the building construction is a major component, especially if your financing the property. But, many older homes might have some issues...

Most Expensive Homes on Mercer Island

Most Expensive Homes on Mercer Island

Mercer Island is one of the higher end communities/cities around the Puget Sound. It sits right between Bellevue and Seattle in the middle of Lake Washington. Interstate 90 runs east and west to the north part of the island making it a great location for commuters and...

8 Tips for Buying a Rental Property

8 Tips for Buying a Rental Property

Rental properties are in full swing and now is a great time to consider buying a rental property because most owner-occupied homes have already been sold over the spring and summer. We're now left with a lot of homeowners that may not have sold over the summer and...

5 Tips to Selling a Luxury Home

5 Tips to Selling a Luxury Home

Selling a home is not always the easiest thing to do but selling a luxury home can be even harder. Not only do you need to find the right pricing structure, but the right agent as well. You need a level of expertise when selling a luxury home because those agents have...

Does Buying a House Impact My Career?

Does Buying a House Impact My Career?

The American dream of owning a home has become easier over the years and while we are deeply rooted in consumerism, Americans are looking at things that are making them happier, and homeownership isn't necessarily one of them. However, buying a home is a great...

3 Issues You May Have with a Cash Offer

Every home seller once a cash offer, right? But before accepting that cash offer, there are three things to consider. Not all-cash offers are as amazing as they sound. There could be other factors involved such as the terms of the loan, timing, and who you are selling...

How Much are Starter Homes on Mercer Island?

How Much are Starter Homes on Mercer Island?

I got this question this weekend it's an odd question to ask because Mercer Island is not what you would call your "starter" location. Homes on Mercer Island start at about $1 million and the average price is somewhere between 2 million and $4 million depending on the...

Do I Need a Buyer’s Agent with New Construction?

Do I Need a Buyer’s Agent with New Construction?

  When buying a newly constructed home some buyers forgo the use of a buyer’s agent and deal directly with the builder and the builder’s agent. To some buyers, it may seem that a buyer’s agent is unnecessary but in actuality, a buyer’s agent can be quite helpful...