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Kitchen renovation ideas that may increase home value

Kitchen renovation ideas that may increase home value

The kitchen is one of the most beloved areas of any home. As a high-use feature, kitchens are where families come together to share meals and make lasting memories. As a homeowner, or soon-to-be home seller, making upgrades to the kitchen is an easy sell. You can reap...

5 backyard improvement ideas that may add to home value

5 backyard improvement ideas that may add to home value

Spending some time outdoors within the confines of your home can be a magical experience. Family BBQs, lazy weekends under an umbrella and playtime with the kids and pets are just some backyard activities people look forward to. If you crave something extra special in...

Things successful homebuyers put on their check-off list

Things successful homebuyers put on their check-off list

Buying a home can be a tornado of activity, especially in today’s real estate market. It is defined by several financial headwinds, including rising interest rates, moderate inventory and ever-increasing home prices. As you begin to plan out your homebuying strategy,...

Surprising facts about USDA home loans

Surprising facts about USDA home loans

How does this sound? You can buy a home and skip the down payment requirement. With a USDA home loan, homebuyers can do just that. It’s one of a handful of surprises home applicants enjoy when they pursue homeownership with USDA financing. It might also come as a...

Tacoma invests millions in art, culture and science

Tacoma invests millions in art, culture and science

Dozens of nonprofit organizations focused on art and culture will receive nearly $5 million in funding to advance and support what’s happening locally. Thanks to the voter-approved “Tacoma Creates,” a wide range of public-first art and culture initiatives will begin...

Things to do during home walkthroughs

Things to do during home walkthroughs

There’s enough to worry about when you’re buying a home. From the research to the financing, you will be well occupied on your road toward homeownership. As one of the largest investments you’ll make, you do your best to take all the appropriate steps to be...

Flowers you can plant in your garden this spring

Flowers you can plant in your garden this spring

The weather remains inconsistent. While it’s not in full-time spring mode quite yet, the warmer months of spring and summer will soon stick around a while. As you plan for more sunshine and time outdoors, here are some cool ideas for what type of flowers and plants...

Your offer to buy home is accepted — now what?

Your offer to buy home is accepted — now what?

The road to homeownership can be long and sometimes bumpy. With each milestone in the rearview mirror, homebuyers gain confidence and optimism about the prospect of homeownership. When your offer to buy a home is accepted, you will feel like you’re on top of the...

5 spring-inspired projects to boost home curb appeal

5 spring-inspired projects to boost home curb appeal

The spring season is upon us. In a blink of an eye, the season will give way to warmer temperatures, BBQs, gardening and all types of outdoor fun. Your home can also partake in this seasonal bliss. With the following budget-friendly DIY projects you can maximize your...