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Seasonal Maintenance – Fall 2022

We’re back after a bit of a break-and, at your request, consolidating into seasonal maintenance reminders so you can tackle it in one big transition push! This Fall, it’s all about relatively easy indoor tasks that have a big impact on comfort and quality of life. So don’t delay… PRO RECOMMENDATIONS HVAC SERVICE Innovative Comfort […]

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Monthly Maintenance – May 2022

Sun! No, rain & hail! Wait, sun again! Yes, April in Seattle is…an adventure. But if you can catch a weather break, get cracking on those small outdoor tasks/checks that will keep your home from hiding bigger issues down the line. PRO RECOMMENDATIONS LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE Terra Nova Landscaping – call Susan Iconic Landscaping […]

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Monthly Maintenance – April 2022

Sun! No, rain & hail! Wait, sun again! Yes, April in Seattle is…an adventure. But if you can catch a weather break, get cracking on those small outdoor tasks/checks that will keep your home from hiding bigger issues down the line. PRO RECOMMENDATIONS LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE Terra Nova Landscaping – call Susan Iconic Landscaping […]

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Monthly Maintenance – March 2022

It’s Spring! Let’s get moving on a few safety items, then head outside. Regular tasks like changing furnace filters and cleaning your gutters aren’t exactly exciting, but if you do them regularly, you’ll save yourself a bundle of money by extending the life of your systems. PRO RECOMMENDATIONS   ELECTRICIANS Bowie Electric – 206-789-6500 Konsker […]

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Monthly Maintenance – February 2022

Welcome to 2022! This month, we’re doing critical cleaning, spotting outside issues, & planning work for the year… PRO RECOMMENDATIONS Kirsten helped Grant and I to plan out our ADU remodel; we first spoke by phone, then she came over to consult on our goals & vision and toured the space. Then she measured and […]

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Home Maintenance

Annual home maintenance calendar Vendors – who to call in Seattle Typical costs for local home maintenance services Appliance lifespans Stories – coming soon Home organizing resources Safety & emergency planning Homeowner’s insurance Additional resources Estate sale & home clean-out services Thumbtack    

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Home Upgrades

  Cost vs. Value – Deciding what improvements are worth your time & money Vendor resources Average costs for local services Seattle-specific upgrade information: Oil tank remediation/removal Earthquake retrofitting Drainage Heat pumps & HVAC Solar panels How to shop for contractors Ways to pay for upgrades HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) Home Equity Loan […]

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Money & Market

Current market statistics Seattle/King County Fannie/Freddy “conforming loan” limits Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Guide to Getting a Home Loan City of Seattle Short-term Rental Regulations Keeping Current Matters – national real estate statistics/information Matthew Gardner – local economic outlook Refinancing resources

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Seattle Guide

About Seattle…   City resources “Newcomer’s Guide” to Seattle Zoning map Permit & property records – search for nearby development or past remodel permits ADUniverse for backyard cottage/accessory unit research   Seattle history Seattle Archives Museum of History and Industry Black Past in Seattle Historic Seattle – preserving and repurposing older buildings   Seattle neighborhoods

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