Tastefully Updated and Move in Ready!

Finally! A tastefully updated and move in ready 3 bed, 1.5 bath rambler that has everything you’re looking for! Inside you’ll be delighted by the gorgeous 20×20 great room addition with tons of natural light and gas fireplace and the openness of the home. Hardwood floors, newer windows, kitchen that was remodeled in 2012, and much more! Outside you’ll LOVE the white picket fence that graces the huge front yard, plus stamped concrete patio. Out back, you’ll find a huge patio, fully fenced yard and privacy. Call Liz Johnson for a private showing at 253-670-0357. Or email at liz@thelizjohnsongroup.com

 

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Price Right to Sell Right

We’ve got the facts, do you have the desire to sell?  Watch the video below for Liz Johnson’s proven expertise and results when it comes to listing prices for homes.

As always, feel free to call or email us if you have any questions.  We’d love to help!

Here are the chart photos from the video:

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Boosting Curb Appeal

Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or just want to keep up with the neighbors, here are some tips for boosting your home’s curb appeal without spending a fortune:

  • Power-wash your driveway and walkways to remove oil, rust and other stains.
  • Clear the pathway to your front door by cutting back any overgrown trees or shrubs.
  • Check for cobwebs and wipe down your front door and kick plate.  Consider painting your door if it’s looking faded/worn.
  • A new layer of bark will immediately improve the look of your yard.  Well-maintained, clutter-free yards are always appealing.
  • Make your fence pop with a semitransparent stain.  It will even out signs of aging and help cover discoloration.  Don’t forget your deck, steps, railings, shed, etc.
  • Freshly painted pots blooming with color add an inviting feel.
  • Add some path and landscape to highlight the best plants in your yard.
  • Crystal-clear windows are a strong indicator that your house has been well cared for.6.-Add-character-with-window-boxes-17-Impressive-Curb-Appeal-Ideas-cheap-and-easy
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Marriage and Home Ownership

With wedding season upon us, here are some helpful tips when you’re blending marriage and home ownership.

  • A deed is necessary to create community property after marriage, whether or not both parties were vested in title before marriage.  There are document prep and recording fees, but this deed is excise tax exempt.
  • In the case of a refinance of the family home, the new spouse can be added to title by quit claim deed when the deed of trust is recorded.
  • If the family home is being sold and the home belonged to one spouse before marriage, both spouses need to sign the deed at closing even if the new spouse was not added to the title.  Washington state homestead law requires the signature of both spouses, to protect the non-owning spouse from being left homeless without their knowledge or consent.

Give us a call today, whether or not you’re getting married.  We’d love to help you with your home buying or selling process but making it as easy and successful as possible!

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Want Lush Gardens? Try composting this way!

Got Worms? You can make or buy a worm bin that will eat most of your food scraps. The end product is a nutrient rich compost to put in your garden and ‘worm tea’ to fertilize the garden or house plants.  Check out this website http://www.goodgirlgonegreen.com/composting/how-to-compost-with-red-wigglers, for awesome tried and true tips on composting with worms.  Get the kids involved and go green with this awesome set up!

 

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