Just SOLD!

We just closed on this cute Everett home. We received a full price offer in just 3 days! If you are looking to sell your home, now is a great time and we are always here to help!

Congratulations to our client!

MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basic projects.

1. Cordless drill. A cordless drill is a must-have for installing cabinets, drawer pulls, hinges, picture frames, shelves and hooks, and more. Whether it’s for do-it-yourself projects or repairs, you’ll use your cordless drill just about every month.

2. Drain cleaners. Shower and bathroom sink drains are susceptible to clogs because of the daily buildup of hair and whisker clippings. You can use chemical clog removers like Drano, but they’re expensive and the lingering chemical scent is unpleasant. Instead, buy some plastic drain cleaners that can reach into the drain to pull out the clog of hair and gunk. You can purchase them on Amazon or at a local hardware store for a low price.

3. Shop-vac. No matter how careful you are, spills and accidents will happen and there are some tasks that just can’t be handled with paper towels or a standard vacuum, like pet messes or broken glass.

4. Loppers. Even the minimum amount of care for your landscaping will require some loppers to remove damaged branches, vines, thick weeds, and any other unruly plants in your yard.

5. Flashlight. You’re going to want something a little more powerful than your iPhone flashlight when you’re in the crawlspace!

COME JOIN US!

Come join us for our 1st annual FREE paper shredding event! You can bring up to 5 file boxes full of all those papers that have been piling up around your home or office. No need to remove staples, paperclips, or fasteners!

The event will be held Saturday, November 3rd between 10 am and 1 pm. The address for the event is 8490 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275. We will be here with hot chocolate and cookies!

SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different, with varying timelines and financial impact on the homeowner. Here’s a brief overview.

A short sale comes into play when a homeowner needs to sell their home but the home is worth less than the remaining balance that they owe. The lender can allow the homeowner to sell the home for less than the amount owed, freeing the homeowner from the financial predicament.



On the buyer side, short sales typically take three to four months to complete and many of the closing and repair costs are shifted from the seller to the lender.

On the other hand, a foreclosure occurs when a homeowner can no longer make payments on their home so the bank begins the process of repossessing it. A foreclosure usually moves much faster than a short sale and is more financially damaging to the homeowner.

After foreclosure the bank can sell the home in a foreclosure auction. For buyers, foreclosures are riskier than short sales, because homes are often bought sight unseen, with no inspection or warranty.

Just Sold!

JUST SOLD!

We just closed on our cute little condo listing in Everett! We were able to get the seller his asking price! 💰

P.S. this also brings us half way to our goal for Seattle Children’s Hospital!

Olga Kovalevich

Meet Olga!

Olga is the newest member of our team. She is our showing agent specialist.

Olga was born in Ukraine, but moved to Washington with her family in 1998. Living in the PNW the last 20 years, she has come to learn all the special nuances that the greater Seattle area has to offer.

Olga’s background is in medical and insurance sales, which has helped her develop a deep sense customer service skills that she fully applies in real estate. Her knowledge of the areas and caring personality as a showing agent will make your home buying experience a smooth sail! She is passionate about providing excellent service and works diligently to achieve the results that her clients desire.