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August 26th, 2016

8 Ways Your Kitchen Renovations Could Break Your Budget

Written by Josh Scott

When you begin planning a kitchen renovation project, you may have no idea how much your ideal vision might cost. The answer will likely depend on several factors, including the size of your space, what you will do to it, and your budget. In the end, the price of a renovation should largely be driven by your own choices. That …

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August 22nd, 2016

How the American Home has Evolved

Written by Josh Scott

  Owning a home has been an American tradition from the start. But the home itself has changed dramatically over the years. For example, you may be surprised to learn how much the size of the average American home has increased since the turn of the 20th century—especially when you compare it to the size of …

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August 19th, 2016

Why So Many Americans Are Either Upsizing or Downsizing

Written by Josh Scott

  According to two recent surveys that took industry watchers by surprise, many family homeowners are putting frugality aside and upsizing to new houses that average as large as 2,480 square feet (an increase of as much as 13 percent from the year before), and sometimes exceed 3,500 square feet in size. Meanwhile, …

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August 17th, 2016

The Birdies – And Bogeys – Of Buying A Golf Course Home

Written by Josh Scott

  Living on a golf course has obvious appeal to anyone who enjoys teeing up on a regular basis. In addition to having your next round of golf right outside your door, living on a golf course often affords you a view of a sprawling green vista. Many golf communities also feature newer homes and offer extra amenities …

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August 15th, 2016

#YourStoryIsOurStory: The Little Blue House

Written by Josh Scott

It’s tough being a first time home buyer, especially in a fiercely competitive market like Seattle where multiple offers are the norm. Windermere clients Haley and Yash experienced this first hand when they started shopping for a home. With the help of their agent Elsa Nunes-Ueno, they found and fell in love with …

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August 12th, 2016

How Long Is Your Contractor Liable?

Written by Josh Scott

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 months after the owner moves in, the floor develops …

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August 10th, 2016

Helping Children and Families Gear-up for Back to School

Written by Josh Scott

Getting your children prepared to go back to school is stressful enough. We all want to make sure that they are adequately prepared for the upcoming year. Now imagine that you also have to worry about how you’re going to pay for new clothing, shoes and school supplies—it can be quite overwhelming! Many parents …

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August 10th, 2016

Helping Children and Families Gear-up for Back to School

Written by Josh Scott

Getting your children prepared to go back to school is stressful enough. We all want to make sure that they are adequately prepared for the upcoming year. Now imagine that you also have to worry about how you’re going to pay for new clothing, shoes and school supplies—it can be quite overwhelming! Many parents …

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August 8th, 2016

6 Smart Home Gadgets Perfect for Summer Fun

Written by Josh Scott

  Tell your friends and families to clear their weekend schedules throughout the entire summer—your house is the place to be for fun all season long.   If you sloughed through winter with visions of making your house the hangout spot of the summer, you’ll want to bookmark this page. We’re …

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August 5th, 2016

25 Ways to Make the Most of Small Spaces

Written by Josh Scott

  Suburban homes—with their large spaces, big yards, and separate bedrooms for every child—will always be popular with families, especially families of four or more. But there’s also a contingent today that’s eager to live in a dense urban setting: a high-rise condominium in the downtown core, …

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