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Thursday, February 9, 2017   /   by Jenel Yeamans

How many homes are on the market?

Months of supply is the measure of how many months it would take for the current inventory of homes on the market to sell, given the current pace of home sales. For example, if there are 50 homes on the market and 10 homes selling each month, there is a 5 month supply of homes for sale.
Months of supply is a good indicator of whether a particular real estate market is favoring buyers or sellers. Typically, a market that favors sellers has less than 6 months of supply, while more than 6 months of supply indicates an excess of homes for sale that favors buyers.
KIRKLAND, Washington (March 7, 2016) - Home prices in King County hit new highs in February as buyers tried to outbid each other for the sparse inventory in much of Western Washington.
With the number of single family homes for sale in King County down nearly 30 percent from a year ago, prices on last month's sales surged 19.8 percent, jumping from $429,900 to $514,975. Ten other counties in the 23-county area served by Nor ...

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Thursday, February 9, 2017   /   by Jenel Yeamans

Awesome Ways to Declutter

It always amazes me how much stuff a person can accumulate in a week…a month…a year!  How much stuff does a person really need?  There are three philosophies that I live by:

Everything should have a place.

It’s ok to let it go.

I’d rather have a dollar in my pocket than store, clean, or trip over extra stuff.

Here are some super helpful ideas to get you organized, decluttered, relieve some of the pressure of all the stuff that is piling up around you!
1.  Consider investing in a neat® product. The large desktop unit is a receipt, document, and business card scanner that comes with software that automatically reads the item you scan and not only keeps a digital copy of it but transfers it into fields in a database. This is ideal for receipts because it logs the date, amount, store, tax, etc. It then tallies the sales tax so that you can use it for your taxes and your purchases can be categorized so you can track home improvement . ...

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Thursday, February 9, 2017   /   by Jenel Yeamans

Homemade Sausage & Spinach Pizza

The perfect thing for a Friday night!
Ingredients:
1 - 15 ounce can tomato sauce
2  tablespoons tomato paste
3  tablespoons grated parmesan Cheese
3/4 teaspoon dried, crushed oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried, crushed basil
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 - 5 or 6 ounce package baby spinach
1 pound frozen pizza or bread dough, thawed
Olive  oil
8 ounces Italian sausage cooked and drained
1.5 to 2 cups shredded mozzarella
Directions:
Preheat oven to 475.
In a small bowl, whip the tomato sauce, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of parmesan, oregano, basil, and red pepper
Microwave the spinach in a large bowl with 2 teaspoons water sprinkled over it for 30 seconds. Continue cooking in 10 second intervals until slightly wilted. Remove and let stand for 2 minutes, then blot water off.
Brush a baking sheet or stone with olive oil and set aside.  On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 14" circle then transfer to baking sheet or stone.  Roll edges up to form. ...

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Thursday, February 9, 2017   /   by Jenel Yeamans

Condition Matters

43 TIPS YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE...


Throughout the House

Open the draperies, pull up the shades, and let in the sunlight.

Create a positive mood. Turn on all lights, day or night, and install higher wattage ?light bulbs to show your home brightly.

Remove clutter from each room to visually enlarge them.

If you have a fireplace, highlight it in your decorating.

Keep your home dusted and vacuumed at all times.

Replace the carpet if it does not clean up well.

Have a family game plan to get the home in order quickly if necessary.

Air out your home for one half-hour before showings, if possible.

Lightly spray the house with air freshener so that it has a chance to diffuse before ?the buyer arrives.

Put the family photos in storage.

Improve traffic flow through every room by removing unnecessary furniture.

Create the feeling of a spacious entry area by using decorative accents and ?removing unnecessary furniture.

Putty over and pain ...

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Thursday, February 9, 2017   /   by Jenel Yeamans

Add Curb Appeal with a Mailbox Makeover

May 4, 2016 12:15 pm

A simple mailbox makeover can add an instant curb appeal boost to your home! If you are planning to sell your home, your mailbox will be part of potential buyers’ first impression because it is one of the first things they see when approaching your home. Here are some easy ideas to makeover your mailbox:

Plant colorful flowers – If space allows, plant a small flower garden around the base of your mailbox. Use this to add a burst of color and make your front yard look more welcoming and approachable! For more information, click here.

Add fresh paint – If your mailbox is looking a little worn, one of the simplest ways to spruce it up is with a can of spray paint. Use colors to compliment your home accents and replace or paint the wooden post. Black is always a great option for a classic look. Additionally, you can purchase metal numbers to attach to the post to help people find your home and add a great finishing touch.

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Nykole Larson Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Puget Sound
Nykole Larson
33434 8th Ave S Suite 103,
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-835-4500
Ben Larson
Loan Officer
NMLS ID 152377
253-200-3255 Ext. 25
5306 Pacific HWY E #B
Fife, WA 98424

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