News & Tips You Can Use

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News & Tips You Can Use

DIY Dog Ornaments for the Pet Lover

If you are crafty, these are some great holiday ornaments that can make pets part of the fun. From our classic Salt Dough Paw Print Ornament to the more humorous Pipe Cleaner Dog Ornament. Whatever ornament you do choose  (or both) will mean memorable time with your...

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How long do you plan to live in your home?

When you bought your home, did you consider how long you planned on living there? Have you been there longer than you planned, either because you still love where you are at or maybe because moving is a hassle? According to the National Association of Realtors, the average length of time in a home from 1985 to 2008 was 6 years (with only two data points differing from that “magic” 6). However, something changed in 2008, and the average length of time in a home started increasing…the average from then to now is almost 9 years. So what happened?

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It’s time to change those clocks again!

We’ll “fall back” Sunday Nov 6th this year. This little extra sunlight in the morning comes at a cost…evenings get dark earlier. But never fear, your trusted Realtor with a flashlight is here! Just because it’s dark outside doesn’t mean that people aren’t still out house hunting. Buyers in Pierce County and surrounding areas are still out looking at homes during the day, after work, and on the weekends, just like the rest of the year. What does this mean for sellers? Turn your porch light on, keep walkways free of leaves (which can become slippery in our oh so wet weather), and take comfort in knowing that although there may be fewer buyers looking this time of year, the ones that are looking are committed to finding a place to buy.

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