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Things To Do In Kirkland

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Kirkland is that gorgeous waterfront town that provides parks, shopping, and luxurious eateries! There are so many things to do to enjoy your time. The article below has some great ideas for what to do during your stay in Kirkland. From the marina, to cruises, and waterfront restaurants and hotels, you will definitely find yourself immersed in this vibrant waterfront …

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Tiny Is The New Big

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The tiny house trend is on the rise as more people trade space for simplicity. Tiny house living brings a more affordable price tag, a smaller environmental footprint, and even better mobility! Choosing to go down the tiny house route is definitely a lifestyle change but can bring massive rewards!   Tiny houses have evolved from simple smaller structures to …

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Using Color Psychology To Create A Happier Space

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Originally posted by Katie Holdefehr on apartmenttherapy.com If you’re often stressed in your living room or are having trouble falling asleep in your bedroom—good news, it may not be you. It may just be time to rethink the color painted on the walls. We’ve discussed before how color can affect our emotional state, and while there are no set rules …

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What You Can Learn From An Open House

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You can learn a lot by simply attending an open house! Especially in the beginning stages of home buying, you can get a feel for your likes/dislikes, understand your local market better, and really get a good practice run before you make that big decision. Below are some tips I found on Houzz that provide a good take-away from open …

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7 Resolutions For Your Home

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Originally posted by Lisa Gordon via realtor.com OK, we’ll be your mom for a moment: When you own a home, it’s high time you form good habits to properly maintain your property. After all, it’s your biggest investment, and in the same way you brush your teeth twice a day (or at least we hope you do, and floss too!), you should do what …

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Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2017

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How will U.S. home prices fare in 2017? Originally posted on cbsnews.com Nothing can chill the real estate sector in the U.S. like rising interest rates. So is the Federal Reserve’s expected move to boost borrowing costs likely to dent the housing market? Don’t bet on it. Experts predict that housing prices will continue to rise in many markets around …

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New Design Trends for 2017

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Originally posted on Houzz.com White with off-white, contrasting islands, and splurging on entryways are just some of the major design trends you may see in the coming year. This list from Houzz has many more ideas ready to go big! What’s big on your design list for 2017? 28 Design Ideas Coming to Homes Near You in 2017

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The Weekly Economic & Real Estate Forecast – 07/25/16 to 07/29/16

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By Matthew Gardner via The Windermere Economist What I Saw Last Week In a release that surprised all economists including myself, the National Association of Homebuilders Housing Market Index for July soured a little and dropped to 59 from 60.  I had anticipated it to rise to 61. All three components of the index —current sales, future sales expectations, and …