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MAINTENANCE MONTHLY

April 2022

This month, we're trimming back the "rodent highways" to your house, checking for errant water, and bringing your yard back to life...

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Your Real Estate Connection

MAINTENANCE MONTHLY

April 2022

This month, we're trimming back the "rodent highways" to your house, checking for errant water, and bringing your yard back to life...

Purple postcard that says APRIL Monthly Maintenance

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Monthly Maintenance – May 2022

By Eva Conner | May 4, 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

By Eva Conner | April 5, 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 […]

Monthly Maintenance – March 2022

By Eva Conner | March 1, 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 […]

Monthly Maintenance – February 2022

By Eva Conner | January 25, 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 […]

Home Maintenance

By Eva Conner | January 10, 2022

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    

Home Upgrades

By Eva Conner | January 10, 2022

  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

By Eva Conner | January 10, 2022

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

Seattle Guide

By Eva Conner | January 10, 2022

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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Ten simple ways to increase curb appeal

By Eva Conner | January 6, 2022

You’ve seen lists of easy upgrades in magazines and good ol’ HGTV. But there are some accessible tips and tricks specific to the Seattle market that you should know, whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or just want to spruce it up without breaking the bank! My top 10 curb appeal tricks: Add […]