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DIY How to Maintain Curb Appeal When it comes to the first impression your home makes on passers-by and potential buyers, curb appeal is perhaps even more important than interior design and layout. When you’re trying to sell or rent a property, it’s vital that people get a good first impression, and the view of your home from the outside is […]
Buying House vs. Townhouse vs. Condo Deciding between a house, townhouse, and condominium can be a difficult process. Understanding how the characteristics of each housing type aligns with your life goals and finances will help you work with your agent to identify which housing type is right for you. Renting vs Buying: Which is better for you? How do you define […]
Living PNW Wildlife The Stanwood/Camano Island area is home to beautiful and active natural environments that are full of native PNW wildlife.   If you’re looking to reconnect with the natural world and appreciate some beautiful animals from a respectful distance, then Stanwood and Camano Island are the perfect places to start!   This article will introduce you […]
DIY 13 Appliance Tips & Hacks for Household Chores Modern home appliances make our lives so much easier. They tackle dreaded household chores, saving us time and effort. There are lots of ways to use them, however, that you may not have thought of before. Here are 13 little-known tricks for getting more than your money’s worth from your appliances. 13 Appliance Tips & […]
DIY Finding Your Style Deciding to invest your money into building or buying a home is a major life choice that will have a lasting impact on you and your family. This is why it’s vital that your home fits your family’s needs and embodies the style and design scheme you’ve always dreamed about.    There’s usually so much […]
Living Fall in Stanwood and Camano Island The opportunity for fun and adventure in the Stanwood and Camano Island area isn’t over after labor day! There is an abundance of exciting experiences waiting for visitors and locals as the weather cools down this fall. . Take a look below to learn about some fun activities you don’t want to miss out on […]
DIY Decorating with House Plants to Match Your Décor Style Interior design solutions come in all shapes and sizes. After all your furniture items, art, and other physical items are all in their right place, decorating with house plants can provide the perfect final touch. The best plants for your home are the ones that will thrive in your local climate while complementing your existing décor. Here […]
Housing Trends How to be a Good Renter If you’re trying to find a house or apartment to rent and haven’t had any luck, don’t worry—this article is here to point you in the right direction. . Most landlords and property managers are looking for tenants who will pay rent on time, respect their property, and not cause any trouble. That’s why, when […]
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DIY Home Safety and Security It’s true that your home is an investment and an asset, but most importantly, it’s your livelihood, so taking measures to adequately protect it is well worth your time. An unfortunate reality of being a homeowner is that your home can be a target for mischievous and/or criminal acts. . Fortunately, there are tools and […]
Buying Navigating the Property Management Industry Do you have a second home or investment property you are not using? Would you like to make an income through this property? It may be the time to become a landlord. In 2021, over one-third of households lived in rental properties. That means the demand for rental housing is high, while the need for […]
DIY Choosing the Right Fence and Gate for Your Home Whether you are looking to improve your curb appeal, create more security or privacy, or cordon off a side garden, a fence or gate can be a practical and creative solution. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which material is best for your home. By focusing on your budget […]
Buying What to Consider When Buying a Second Home In some ways, the process of buying a second home is like buying a primary home. However, there are several key differences that require consideration before you make an offer. Whether you have visions of curating your ideal vacation home, are planning for retirement, or view the property as an investment opportunity, a second home can be […]
Buying How to Prevent and Deal with Mold Whether you are buying or selling a home, mold is something to be mindful of. Health concerns and potential damage make mold a red flag for buyers. Even if you’re not planning to sell any time soon, taking care of mold problems now can prevent even larger and more costly issues in the future. Contrary […]
Buying Renting vs Buying: Which is better for you? Deciding whether to rent or buy can be a difficult decision, but with the right analysis, you can determine which is best for you. Knowing whether it’s the right time to rent or buy depends on your buying power, what you’re looking for in a home, your local market conditions, your plans for you and your household, […]
Community Local Gyms and Golf Courses in Stanwood and Camano Island Whether you live in Stanwood or on Camano Island or you’re just stopping by for a PNW vacation, you should know where to go when you want to work out or have some time out on the course! If you’ve seen one too many hiking trails lately but want to stay active, keep reading for […]
DIY Landscaping Tips That Can Increase Your Home’s Value When you own a home, there’s a natural desire to invest in landscaping projects that help beautify your yard. But for those who are preparing to sell, the emphasis should be on specific projects that boost your home’s curb appeal and add to its value. The following landscaping tips can help you position your home to […]
DIY Home Maintenance Tips and Tricks Frankly, it can be a hassle to properly take care of a home—if only there was a landlord you could call to fix your garbage disposal or tend to your leaks! But, there’s always a price attached to great things, and owning a home comes with a lot of perks. . To keep your home […]
DIY How to Find the Right Lighting for Your Home The right lighting can give your home the quality and mood you’re looking to achieve. Knowing about the different temperatures of light, lighting types, and how to blend lighting elements will help you narrow down your choices and find the best fixtures for your home. . How to Find the Right Lighting for Your Home […]
Buying 7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home Making the leap from renter to homeowner doesn’t happen overnight; it requires steady planning to put yourself in a good position to buy your first home. Prospective first-time home buyers can often feel like they’re waiting for a sign to indicate they’re ready to start making offers, when really, it’s a combination of factors. Here […]
DIY 5 Ways to Create a Sustainable Kitchen In many ways, the kitchen is the heart of a home. All the time spent making delicious food, sharing recipes, and enjoying meals with loved ones gives it a central role in home life. A consequence of the time spent in the kitchen is the creation of waste. But by adopting more sustainable practices in […]