Entries by Sophia Peterson

Advantages of Living in an HOA Community

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Share this:Homeowners associations (HOA) are becoming more prevalent throughout the United States. A well-run HOA can make for a highly enjoyable community, while a poorly run HOA can drive it’s residents away from the community. From the access to amenities, to social activities, to the overall sense of community, there are many advantages of living […]

What is a Master On The Main?

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Share this:Floor plans that offer a main level master bedroom, also known as a master on the main, are becoming increasingly desirable. These homes feature the master suite on the main floor, with more convenient access to the great room and kitchen, and the perk of avoiding stairs. Here are three benefits to the master […]

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Summer

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Share this:As a home seller, you may not be sure when to put your home on the market. There are great opportunities to be taken advantage of when the temperature rises. Here are 5 reasons to sell your home in the summer. 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Summer Curb appeal One of the […]

Home Renovations: When to Hire a Pro and When to DIY

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Share this:You are a creative person and consider yourself handy by nature. But even still, it can be difficult to decide whether to attempt a DIY home renovation project, or whether it’s best to consult a professional. Take a look at these common home renovations broken down by DIY projects and professional projects. Home Renovations: […]

Understanding Home Owner’s Insurance

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Share this:Before you buy a home, it’s important to know about home owner’s insurance and what it covers. While you’re basking in the joys of buying a new home, the last thing you want to think about is the chance of any destruction or vandalism against your property. Here are 5 things to understand about […]

4 Signs It’s Time to Move

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Share this:Your home is where you spend most of your time, so you deserve to enjoy every minute of it. If home isn’t where the heart is anymore, and you’re finding yourself daydreaming about moving into a new home, it may be time to get packing. Here are 4 common signs it’s time to move. […]

The Advantages of Buying a Home Vs. Renting

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Share this:For many years, renting a home was a less expensive alternative to buying a home. While renting is more flexible, buying has the bigger potential long term payoffs. Here are 4 advantages of buying a home vs. renting. The Advantages of Buying a Home Vs. Renting Home Ownership is a Built in Savings Account […]

VA Loan Benefits Video

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Share this:In this video, I speak on the Top 7 VA loan benefits. From credit score flexibility, to no private mortgage insurance, there are a ton of VA Loan benefits. 1. $0 down payment 2. Possible $0 closing costs + prepaids 3. No private mortgage insurance 4. Higher debt to income ratio 5. More relaxed […]

Reasons to Buy a Newly Built Home in Western Washington

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Share this:Buying a newly built home in Western Washington offers more benefits than ever before. From personalization, to community amenities, to overall safety, here are 6 reasons to buy a newly built home in Western Washington. Reasons to Buy a Newly Built Home in Western Washington Personalization One of the top reasons to buy a […]

Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

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Share this:Buying a home, especially for the first time, can be a stressful and confusing process. From gathering documentation for your mortgage lender, to house hunting, to negotiating the price of your home, it all may seem foreign to you. Some do fine on their own, but many people could have simplified their home buying […]

5 Ways to Reduce Costs in Your Home This Winter

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Share this:Winter is notorious for being associated with high energy bills. From turning up your thermostat, to running the gas fireplace for hours, you’ve probably experienced a spike in your bills during the winter months. Here are 5 ways to reduce costs in your home this winter. 5 Ways to Reduce Costs in Your Home […]