In the event of a fire, every second counts, so your family must be prepared. Making an escape plan will ensure you get out of your home quickly. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for a house [...]
When we looked into purchasing rental property in 2000, we had no idea what we were doing, or how to go about it. We were nervous that being landlords would put us in an early grave due to stress, or at least cost us tons of money. We knew if we could keep up the [...]
As the days become shorter and the weather grows colder, homeowners should look ahead to the stormy winter months. There are many things homeowners can and should do to protect their homes from the ravages of winter. Good planning can also help to reduce maintenance and utility costs. Some of these steps require professional help, [...]
Observe National Fire Prevention Week this year by taking these fire-prevention steps to help keep your home and your family safe. Avoid the sun. Flammable products such as paint thinner and lacquer can be ignited by heat sources around your home—even by sunlight streaming through a window. Always keep flammable products in a cool, dark place [...]
The Seattle City Council has declared an emergency over the proliferation of large, modern-style homes being squeezed in to small back and side yards, in neighborhoods with a more historical feel. One developer in particular has made a practice of using a loophole in the planning laws to use lots that are recognized as such [...]
You might wonder how easy it is these days to convert to natural gas from oil heating. The costs for oil and gas are constantly changing, but oil is very expensive these days and we find that many buyers really don’t want to have it as their heat source. I just called Puget Sound Energy [...]
If you are a homeowner with a heating oil tank, you may be interested to learn about a FREE program initiated by the heating oil dealers of Washington State that offers valuable protection. The Heating Oil Pollution Liability Insurance Agency, or PLIA, provides homeowners with up to $60,000 of liability insurance in the unlikely event [...]
Rents have been going up all over the city and outlying areas. It is why multi family properties are being snatched up. Providing all the factors are in place maybe it’s a good time to consider buying. Not for everyone but for some. If you are unsure lets sit down and discuss the pros and [...]
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