The Importance of Professional Photography, By Dan Hunt

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The Importance of Professional Photography Have you ever looked at pictures of homes for sale or rent at your computer and asked yourself “what were they thinking?” You can see the family photos all over the refrigerator, personal items throughout the home.  Cluttered countertops, the photos are tilted, maybe even a little blurry, and not much light.  We all think …

What does a Sears catalog have in common with a virtual tour of your home? By Rick Jusenius

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    The value of excellence in utilizing video and photography during the marketing process  Looking back in time I can remember being thrilled when the first grainy pictures of properties became available to Real Estate Agents through Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Look at how everything has changed. We now publish high resolution pictures for the world to see. Virtual …

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 …

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 …

Is This the Year to Buy Real Estate Investments By Rick Jusenius

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The answer would be yes and no. Please give me an opportunity to explain. First things first would be a recommendation to talk with your accountant and discuss tax ramifications of investing in non-owner occupied investments. There are different benefits depending on your income and other investments that could impact the attributes of making additional Real Estate purchases. You need …

Is This the Year to Buy Real Estate Investments By Dan Hunt

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As a Real Estate Broker in the property management realm, from time to time, we are asked by homeowners and renters alike, about building an “investment” portfolio in residential real estate and is this a good time to buy for investment?  With interest rates still low, and prices seem to be climbing, it would seem that the sooner you buy …

Is This the Year to Buy Real Estate Investments by Jason Clifford

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Is 2018 the year to buy an investment property or more specifically asked for the purposes of this blog; is 2018 a good year to purchase a residential investment property in Pierce or South King County, Washington State? The answer can depend on your goal and investment strategy.  Generally, there are two types of real estate investment strategies for residential properties. …

King-Pierce-Snohomish Counies population growth 0to18yrs from 00to09

Where You Are Moving Depends on how Old You Are

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King County, Washington has about 3 times the number of people living in it than either Pierce County or Snohomish County.  During the years 2000 to 2009, the number of children in King County grew by 10,312.  Pierce County has seen an increase of 9,412 children, and Snohomish County, 11,300.  (The definition of children are people who are 18 years …