evaFullLogoWht

RESOURCES

evaFullLogoWht

RESOURCES

SEATTLE GUIDE

Welcome to the Emerald City! There’s much to discover between the mountains and the Sound, and in this complex city of small neighborhoods and big tech.

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
rsrcSeaGd

HOME UPGRADES

From total remodels to modest updates, there’s always something to do throughout the life of your home. Let’s arm you for success!

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
  • Cash or credit card
  • Windermere Ready (pre-sale “work loan”)
rsrcUpgrades

MONEY & MARKET

The best way to understand the local housing market and your place in it is through data—plus great context (that’s where I can help).

  • 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
rsrcMnyMrkt

SUSTAINABILITY

There are so many ways to save energy, lower utility bills, and live more safely within your home while reducing carbon emissions—and Seattle is a great place to level up your sustainability game.Seattle is known for its eco-conscious mindset. You can reflect this in your own life through sustainable upgrades and lifestyle choices made at home.

  • Decarbonization
  • Waste management
  • Solar power
  • Electrical vehicle charging
  • Local programs & resources
rsrcSustn

Videos

BUYING VIDEO (3 MIN)

BUYING VIDEO (3 MIN)

BUYING VIDEO (3 MIN)

BUYING VIDEO (3 MIN)

Don't Miss Our Next Post

SUBSCRIBE NOW
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.