Explore Renton, WA

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Are you considering the purchase of a home and want to know what might hurt future resale value? This red-flag checklist is designed to help you understand if a property has features that might turn away buyers either today or in the future. Keep in mind, no home or property is perfect, and what ...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Hi, friends! This is Jana Schmidt.Take a walk with me today at Soos Creek Trail in Renton. We begin at the northernmost section of the trail off of 192nd Street on a cool November day. Running about six miles, this trail offers easy, level walking trails with nice surfaced paths accessible for ev...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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// We have an exciting new listing on the market. Right now you can buy this 2-Bedroom 2-Bath ground level condo in Cascade Park Condominiums on Renton's East Hill for just #227,500. This listing makes me smile because it's actually cheaper to buy this home than it a comparable apartment would be...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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While getting a loan, especially a mortgage, can be a cumbersome process, it may help to know in a simple and boiled down approach to the 3 things that lenders look at when approving a home loan. They are:#1 Buyer's ability to pay the loan#2 Buyer's willingness to pay the loan#3 the Collateral (o...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Managing credit is tricky. You need to open and maintain accounts to show prospective lenders your trustworthy of managing credit, yet if you open too many at once, they may judge your harshly for it. Opening new accounts shortly before or duing your mortage application process can derail your en...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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If you are dreaming of buying a home in the near future and want to make sure your credit is in tip-top shape, you may think it's a good idea to close old credit lines you are not using, but if you do, you might regret it. Closing old credit lines can affect you negatively in two ways. First it c...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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The path to homeownership begins with good credit.  Good credit is often reviewed as a reward for being responsible with your finances. I've instead seen it as a game that credit providers play to reap profits and the key to financial success is learning the rules of the credit game and then play...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Sold! CHARMING Rambler in Maplewood - Renton Overview Renton Market Stats Sale Price $340,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 640 sqftLot: 6,900 sqftYear Built: 1942MLS #: 1627979 Location 15018 130th Ave SERenton, WA 98058 Description *Just Sold* Beautiful and ado...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Just Sold! Woodside Neighborhood Home Sold in Renton Overview Maps Market Stats Sale Price $729,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2.75BathroomsInterior: 3,130 sqftLot: 5,500 sqftYear Built: 2005MLS #: 1616803 Location 17025 164th Way SERenton, WA 98058 Description This spacious 3,13...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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 Finding an Accessible Home: Tips to Make the Search and Moving Process EasierBy: Guest Blogger Patrick YoungIn many ways, the internet has simplified the process of buying a home. It’s easy to start your home search online, which is especially helpful for anyone who has physical limitations. Eve...

By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Just Sold Turn Key Condo in Renton Sale Price $185,000 Condominium Main Features 1 Bedroom1 Full BathroomInterior: 660 sqftYear Built: 1993MLS #: 1526623 Location 4200 Smithers Ave SRenton, WA 98055 Description Welcome to this Turn-Key condo located in the private community of Valley View Height...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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On November 30th of this year, we will be hosting our 6th semi-annual blood drive. Today I want to share with you why we do this drive.I live a charmed life, I have terrific health. While there has been times in my life of more and less adversity, for the majority of it, I could make this claim. ...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Here's a no-brainer: Moving sucks. Here are all of the considerations  that we'll break down in this article: Can you buy a new house before selling your old one? Buying your new home contingent on selling the current home  Requiring a "Rent-Back" Period on your listing  1. Can you buy a new hous...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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If you are about to buy or sell real estate, the agent you hire is going to be a key part of that endeavor. They are going to have the authority to negotiate a very large financial transaction on your behalf and communicate your wishes and desires to the other party in the deal.So naturally you w...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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715 Rosario Pl NE Renton, WA 98059 Gorgeous single owner Harbour Homes builds in Maureen Highlands! Located in top-rated Issaquah School District, this 2472sqft home is smartly situated on a 7200sqft lot backed into protected wetlands with amazing privacy and windows galore. Formal dining, open k...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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My cousin just got her real estate license and I couldn't be more excited for both her and her future clients.  Our industry needs great people as we are an old industry with a median age of 54, according to the National Association of REALTORs®.  And because our industry, like any other industry...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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 Honoring our Veterans is something we take to heart at the Jana Sells Homes team and we are committed to that; not just in words but in action.  First of all, we want you to know we thank all our Veterans by purchasing a Fidelity Home Warranty when they buy or sell a home with the Jana Sells Hom...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Can I just start by giving a full NERD ALERT and fully disclose my obsession with technology?   Let's talk tech. I'm Generation X. Modern innovations of my youth had falsely guaranteed saving time and money and all sorts of other resources.. So when it failed to deliver, it's more than understand...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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Hi Friends, We covered Curb Appeal in the last of our "get your home ready to sell" series. Today, let's go inside and cover a few more of the basics. These may seem like common sense items, and yet they are still the most frequently asked questions. I've got a great board on Pinterest that featu...

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
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  8510 S 124th StreetSeattle, WA 98178    This one of a kind custom built home is yours for the taking. First time on the market and so lightly lived in, it feels new.  See all the details here https://www.homesnap.com/WA/Seattle/8510-S-124th-Street  Do not street appraise as this piece of heaven...

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