Uncategorized Making a Down Payment on a Home Imagine the process of financing a home purchase as a relay race. From start to finish, the baton must be passed several times between interconnected transactions. The down payment plays an important role in the relay race and will help you cross the finish line, but how much money do you put down? And when […]
Uncategorized Before You Sell: 8 Curb Appeal Improvements You Need To Fetch Top Dollar By Lauren Sieben May 10, 2021 First impressions matter when you’re getting ready to sell a house. Your home’s curb appeal can help you earn top dollar—or it can send buyers running for the hills. “Today’s buyers are driven by curb appeal and look for exteriors that reflect their taste and appear well taken care of,” […]
Uncategorized Learning What “Black Lives Matter” Means Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – Emmanuel Acho episode 2; He had Matthew McConaughey as a guest – Great conversation; Matthew quoted a couple of lines from this poem written in 1935 on an over night train ride during the depression. I went and read the poem – amazing how this 95 year old […]
Uncategorized How to Get Your House Ready for Market                                          How to Get Your House Ready for Market Every seller wants their home to sell quickly for a large profit, but it takes more than luck to make this happen. It involves careful planning and knowing how […]
Uncategorized Mastery: A Poem by Stewart Emery
Uncategorized Finding Home Podcast Finding Home w/ Anthony on KISS FM 106.1 Seattle https://www.iheart.com/podcast/509-finding-home-43118539/
Uncategorized Open House for New Listing!
Uncategorized A great Article on Birth Years – Silent Generation thru Post Millennials I really enjoyed this article – I never really understood where I stood in generations.  I am a Gen Xer, Monique and Ty are Post Millennials.  The article game me a better understanding of how the generations were labeled & divided.  Makes great sense now…I even had an AH-HA moment.  Read it, and let me […]
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Uncategorized Finding Home with Anthony Week 1 The PreApproval Here it is! The first podcast with Anthony from 106.1 KISS FM Morning Show – The CarlaMarie & Anthony Show. The PreApproval!  Anthony is ready to buy his first home.  I am his Windermere Real Estate Agent helping him navigate the process.  Listen and get a hold of me if you have any questions.  I […]
Uncategorized Home buyers have “window of opportunity” with shift to more balanced market Market Snapshot Infographic KIRKLAND, Washington (December 6, 2018) – With more plentiful inventory, recently announced increases in lending limits, and moderating prices, prospective home buyers are finding more options around Western Washington, according to industry experts from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. “Moderating interest rates over the past few weeks could provide a window of opportunity […]
Uncategorized 8 Years Ago, My family and I were preparing to move to Beijing As I continue my Real Estate journey blog; I want to share my blog  and adventures from my time in Beijing.  My family and I moved to Beijing February 28th, 2011.  Ty (my son) just turned 5, Monique (my daughter) was 12, turning 13 in May.  Here is my post from December 4th 2010.  We […]
Uncategorized The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Contractor The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Contractor Posted in Living by Guest Author  Constructing or remodeling a home is a complex, expensive endeavor. Ideally, everything goes as planned, and when the dust clears, the homeowner can settle in and enjoy the new home — and never think about the building process again. But what happens when, nine […]
Uncategorized Blending your New Home with your Lifestyle What does it take to blend your new home with your lifestyle?  Buying a home with your Needs and Wants in balance.  Often, differentiating between your Needs and Wants is difficult and daunting.  By sorting your priorities into two categories will help you manage expectations and eliminate homes that will not make your heart sing. […]
Uncategorized Inaugural blog entry of my living the Windermere Way I have been with  Windermere Real Estate Company almost 2 complete months now.  I have learned so much about myself, the Seattle North & Northeast Metro Market.  I have also gained new friends, a new understanding for advocacy for my new and seasoned clients. My favorite learning has been the 32 hours of Ninja Sales […]