Forgotten Children’s Fund

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Yesterday we went and volunteered at the Forgotten Children’s Fund. The organization screens families that are in need during the holiday Season and then asks for volunteers to come help wrap gifts. We got a family of 7 that had 5 kids at home. Each child got a stocking with toothpaste, toothbrush, candy, socks, and 3 little toys in them. …

Make the Most of Your Home Inspection

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A home inspection is a crucial element of any home purchase. Most buyers make their purchase offer contingent on the results of a home inspection so they can decide not to buy if the inspection reveals significant structural problems. In a market with heavy competition for homes, buyers sometimes waive the home-inspection contingency to make their offer more appealing to …

Winter Checklist

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The cold Winter is rolling in and now it the time to really take a look at your house. Is your house Winter ready? Here are a few tips on getting there! Remove leaves and debris from gutters so rain and melting snow can drain properly. My husband recently cleaned out our gutters and pulled out chunks of frozen leaves! …

8 Things to be Thankful for

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In our life, we sometimes spend too much time complaining about the things we do not like or have. Today, and every day, we need to take time to be thankful for the blessings we do have. Take a look at this list of 8 things we should be thankful for: 1. Be thankful for family. We are all where …

8 Ways to Maximize Your Dining Room

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With so many dishes and serving utensils — not to mention the number of guests — Thanksgiving puts your dining room to the true test. Here are eight ways to get more out of your space, maximizing enjoyment of the meal and the day’s family joys. No. 1: Clear the space If the dining room is filled with nonessentials — …

Housing Activity Is Speeding Along – Pace Slowing As Seasons Change

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September tested the housing market’s resilience around Western Washington with fluctuating mortgage rates, record-setting rains, and persistent inventory shortages in some areas. By month’s end, however, both pending and closed sales outgained the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Prices also increased compared to 12 months ago, but fell slightly from …