Best Buy Cities — Where to Invest in Housing in 2014

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According to a newly released Forbes list of the top 20 cities where your real estate money is a “safe bet”, Seattle ranks #16. “The key is to buy where the prices are still low, in cities with a lot of growth  potential,” say the Forbes’ folks. To read the full article, go to http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2013/12/26/best-buy-cities-where-to-invest-in-2014/ 1.  Fort Worth, TX 2.  …

The 10 Best Cities in Washington

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So what is the best city in The Evergreen State? Sorry, Seattle, but it looks like Issaquah has you beat. According to our study, here are the 10 cities in Washington: 1. Issaquah 2. Bellevue 3. Kirkland 4. Mercer Island 4. Olympia 6. Redmond 7. Mukilteo 8. Bellingham 9. Seattle 10. Richland How did Issaquah manage to crest the top …

Organization Tips

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 Do you have “Cabin Fever” (which I just found out is a weird word that comes from  Washington State)? I know being cooped up inside with my toddler have been rough. I’m running out of things to do! I then realized, “Why not start organizing?!” Who say’s Spring Cleaning is the only time to clean and organize? My daughter loves …

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 — …