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Industry News: U.S. home prices are coming off the bottom faster than many expected. Market researcher CoreLogic says prices were up 4.6% in August from a year ago, the largest year-over-year gain in six years. The report parallels others showing recent strengthening in home prices, which are sti...
    Heaton Dainard, a full service real estate firm, purchased the property in Mount Baker, one of Seattle most coveted neighborhoods and gutted the historic 1912 Craftsman that was in poor condition when it was purchased.  It was completely renovated high-quality materials and finishes and lots ...
    Modern Flipping   Every time we acquire a wholesale property, we have to make crucial decisions about the rehabilitation plans that can significantly affect the resale of the property.  More than ever, we are investing in homes at higher price points and it's necessary for us to strategically...
Investing 101: Know Who Your Competition Is & Don’t Fall in Love with the Property     These two rules can and should be done well in advance of purchasing a property. When evaluating your property you must clearly understand your competition. Is the neighborhood littered wit...
The Best Color Exteriors The best-selling exterior color may be the one that enhances your home's curb appeal without making it look like it should be sitting in a different neighborhood. There are many factors to consider when choosing an exterior paint color, especially when resale is your goa...
The Right White Five paint companies divulge their best-selling white colors.  When flipping a home, there are many times when a neutral such as a light tan or a white is the best choice for the home because it creates a blank slate for future home buyers.   Choosing the perfect shade of white i...
We are very excited to share our most recent project, a West Seattle rehab.  This is a historic house perched high on one of West Seattle's most desirable streets that was purchased for 300k.  The rehab was 145 and it is valued at 629k.  Here are the before shots:Here are the after shots:And the ...
A growing number of real estate investors are using a self-directed IRA to finance their property purchases nowadays. That’s because a self-directed IRA can provide them with the opportunity to buy real estate and earn rental income without paying early distribution fees.The Investment Company In...
  You've gotten your financing in order, and you have an idea of what you want. Now all you need is to find your dream home and you'll be set to move. So when is the best time of the year for buying a first home? Spring and summer Spring and summer are considered the best time to buy a house. Ma...
1.  Non traditional wood cabinetry Cherry and maple are on the way out and non-traditional choices are becoming hot this year.  To stay on trend, choose a “lesser-used” wood like oak, walnut, birch, bamboo or alder. 2. Darker natural cabinets are preferred by designers or Stick with Painted Whit...

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