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Pre-Qualified vs Pre-Approved By Rick Jusenius

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    Getting Ready For a Home Loan Something that always comes up is the pre-approved and or pre-qualified. Go with the pre-approved as this means your lender has verified all of your information and has reviewed your tax returns along with other financial documentation. This is all really important and presents a much stronger picture with all potential sellers. …

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Older and Alone by Jim Clifford

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Older and Alone That is probably what most baby boomers fear the most. What happens if we get older and there is no family close to you? Read this article in the New York Times online subscription about a woman 71 years old divorced and childless. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/business/elder-orphans-care.html  this is an example of having to make difficult decisions and life changing …

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Must Have Spring Cleaning Tips By Jason Clifford

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Spring time is nearly upon us.  That means it is a wonderful time to bust out the cleaning equipment and get the Spring Cleaning done.  This process is important for the health of your home, and it is also important for your physical health and mental state.   Getting in and cleaning all the grime, mildew or mold that can accumulate …

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Spring Cleaning Anyone? By Rick Jusenius

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Spring Cleaning Anyone? Well it’s that time of year again. Since they days are beginning to be a little longer some of us might be feeling the need to freshen up a bit. With so many dark and dreary days probably my best suggestion would be to lighten up our living spaces. After having lived in a cave these last …

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Must Have Spring Cleaning Tips by Jim Clifford

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Spring Cleaning is just to cleanse the Soul   Who knows when the term “spring cleaning” became vernacular but the concept of spring cleaning is more important than just opening a few windows to allow fresh air inside your home. When the daylight becomes longer and there is more sunshine, we start to see the dust and dirt on our …

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Must Have Spring Cleaning Tips By Dan Hunt

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  What Have You Been Hiding Lately? Daylight savings began on March 11th, the trees have buds on them and spring has almost sprung!   Thoughts of warmer weather are flowing but the house/apartment is a mess from the long cold winter. Spring cleaning time! Like it or not this is a good time to look back at what has been …

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Existing Home Sales Continue to Decline

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Why the Decline? A large part of the reason home prices are going up is because the number of homes for sale continues to decline. This is the major reason the number of existing homes sold in January 2018 is 3.2% less than the number sold in 2017 according to BloomberMarkets. See story here: https://www.bloomberg.com/ . Inventory of existing home sales …

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ST3 and Your Property Taxes By Dan Hunt

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S T 3 and your Property Taxes Will Sound Transit affect your property taxes?  The short answer is YES!  If you live within the Regional Transit district boundaries.  You will see an increase in your property taxes.  The long answer: What you will see is $0.25 annually per $1,000 of assessed valuation ($100 annually on a $400,000 house).  It is …

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Are the New Tax Laws Beneficial to Landlords By Jason Clifford

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Are the new tax laws beneficial to landlords? The simple answer is yes!  Keep in mind the ink is still drying on the massive tax overhaul recently enacted into law, and the way tax law works the full implications of the new tax codes will not be fully vetted out for some time.  However, it does appear the landlords of …