What Happens When You Buy New Construction

New construction housing has undeniable intrigue. Maybe it’s the fact that all the materials are clean and fresh. It’s that new carpet smell. Perhaps it’s the psychological bonus of knowing that yours will be the first energy to occupy a space. But buying new construction isn’t as simple as finding a house whose architectural style … Continued

Choose the Right Agent to Sell Your Home

You’ve decided to use a seller’s agent to help you list your house for sale. You’ll probably be glad you did. But finding the right real estate agent to fit your particular needs, whose personality matches your own, with mastery in the niche you need, who’s an expert in your area, now that’s a tall … Continued

Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Bellevue

One thing the Puget Sound is known for by locals is the amount of rain that falls each year. Bellevue, specifically, gets 41 inches of rain each year, above the national average, across 95 days with measurable precipitation. What can you do on a rainy day? Well, lots of things, really!  Rainy days cause some … Continued

Complete Guide to Staging Your Home

You may have heard the term staging before, and you may have some idea of what it means. When you’re getting ready to list your house, staging is one of the most important steps you can take to attract buyers, encourage offers, and earn the highest price. Perception is everything, and when potential buyers come … Continued

How to Buy a House with a Realtor

You’re thinking of buying your first house, and it’s more than a little exciting. But don’t let your enthusiasm get the better of you. It’s not the time to start looking at homes just yet, nor is it time to reach out to a real estate agent. You’re only ready to work with a real … Continued

Things to do on a Budget in Bellevue

Bellevue, Washington, across the lake from Seattle, is known for its upscale atmosphere, affluent communities, and abundant resources. But you don’t have to have a pocket full of cash or a wallet full of credit cards to enjoy Bellevue and its surrounding areas. In fact, there are several things to do in Bellevue and its … Continued

Best Date Locations in Bellevue WA

Date night is a big deal in Bellevue. Well, date night is a big deal anywhere, but Bellevue provides a plethora of opportunities for you to spend time with that special someone, romance your crush, nurture your relationships, and celebrate love (or puppy love in the making). Whether you’re interested in fine dining or stand … Continued

What Comes with the House You Buy

No new homeowner expects to walk into their new home and feel as though they’ve been robbed. But it happens. Buyers assume that what they saw in the home they purchased will still be there when they move in, with the exception, of course, of furnishings. You expected the seller to take their sofa, dining … Continued

Getting a Pre-Appraisal When You Sell a Home

When you’re preparing to sell your home, you may face the question of whether or not you need a pre-appraisal, also called a listing appraisal. In some situations, a pre-appraisal is a wonderful idea that provides assurance and peace of mind. Yet, in other situations, a pre-appraisal could seem like a complete and total waste … Continued

Information Guide for Bellevue Zip Codes

98004 Spanning 7.0 square miles of land and 1.6 miles of water, the 98004 zip code is home to approximately 32,587 residents. Home values in this zip code, on average, are around $782,200. Bellevue School District has three schools in the zip code including Clyde Hill Elementary, Enatai Elementary, Chinook Middle School, and Bellevue High … Continued