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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

Holiday lighting

By Eva Conner | November 23, 2022

LIGHT HELP Don’t @ me for jumping the holiday gun… No, I’m not ready for Christmas music, Hanukkah latkes, or consumer mania-but I know it’s right around the corner. Frankly, Grant & I are thinking of putting up LED lights outside that can stay up all year round and turn whatever color we like for […]

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 […]

Launching a Remodel

By Eva Conner | November 8, 2021

COUNTERS & FAUCETS & FRIDGES, OH MY! I made a Pinterest board (see above, I’m not afraid to be hipster basic), which most contractors and designers say is the best place to start collecting inspiration and creating a cohesive vision. I created a rough budget ($10-12k) after talking with friends, colleagues, and inspectors, and reading […]

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HOME MAINTENANCE

Seasonal Maintenance – Fall 2022

By Eva Conner | September 16, 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 […]

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 […]

Robust Cleaning!

By Eva Conner | March 23, 2022

ROBUST CLEANING Where to focus your energy A good “power hour” will get you past the basic surface cleaning and random piles (I like to set mine to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, just like when I was a kid). But what else is worth your time? Here are a few critical priorities to consider: […]

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Holiday lighting

November 23, 2022

LIGHT HELP Don’t @ me for jumping the holiday gun… No, I’m not ready for Christmas music, Hanukkah latkes, or consumer mania-but I know it’s right around the corner. Frankly, Grant & I are thinking of putting up LED lights outside that can stay up all year round and turn whatever color we like for […]

Ten simple ways to increase curb appeal

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 […]

Launching a Remodel

November 8, 2021

COUNTERS & FAUCETS & FRIDGES, OH MY! I made a Pinterest board (see above, I’m not afraid to be hipster basic), which most contractors and designers say is the best place to start collecting inspiration and creating a cohesive vision. I created a rough budget ($10-12k) after talking with friends, colleagues, and inspectors, and reading […]

November 2021 Market Update

November 16, 2021

Taking the temperature Following on last month’s graph, we can see that sale price versus list price %-rather than starting to dive precipitously from September to October-stayed about steady this fall. Don’t let that mislead you, though: While there are still wildly competitive homes going under contract (16 offers last week on a house in […]

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