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Monday, April 15, 2019   /   by Keri McCombs

Five Biggest Mistakes To Make As A First Time Home-Buyer (And How To Avoid Them)

Buying your first home is an exciting and rewarding experience! It also comes with an emotional roller coaster ride, and lots of unknowns and uncertainty. It's easy to get caught up in the process and make some mistakes that can be detrimental to your home-buying experience (and to your wallet also). So here are five common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make, and the ways in which to avoid those mistakes.

Being Closed-Minded About Inventory Of Homes
In a highly competitive real estate market, like the one that's happening in the Spokane area, there is a definitely lack of available inventory. This can make it tough when looking for your first home, because there is so little to choose from, and you're competing with so many other buyers. It's easy to want to buy a home in one of the area's most desirable areas, and refuse to go outside of your preferred search area. This mistake can cost you, especially if your search area is very narrow and an area that's heavily searche ...

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Friday, April 12, 2019   /   by Keri McCombs

Selling Your Home Without A Realtor - Is It A Big Deal?

This topic has been on my mind a lot lately - the number of homes that are being sold by-owner has DRAMATICALLY increased in the last 18 months. As the market has continued to stay highly competitive and highly in favor of Sellers, the idea of selling one's home without using an agent has become more desirable. This increase is totally normal with every real estate market that is at its peak. And once the market corrects (because it always does), this number will drop again, with most homeowners seeing the need to use an agent to sell their home.

So is selling your home without an agent really THAT big of a deal?

Well, before I answer this question, I want to address something else first. Many people ask where I come up with all of the ideas for my blogs and videos. It's a valid question, and answering this question relates to my original question in this blog. (I'm a painter in my story-telling, if you haven't already learned that about me :)). 

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Friday, April 12, 2019   /   by Keri McCombs

Five Ways To Update Your Home For Less Than $100

When it comes to DIY home projects, inexpensive does not have to equal inconsequential. For less than $100, you can create custom light fixtures, build accent walls, update your floors, or design one-of-a-kind decor. Budget home projects can make a big difference, and they don't have to be outlandishly expensive to create that big difference! 

Make A Modern Wall Sconce
If you can screw in a light bulb and drill a few holes, you can make a hanging bedside lamp. Take a lamp that can be screwed into the wall. Make sure you place it in a place that allows you to use the lamp when you're laying in bed, but that isn't a cumbersome lamp to deal with when relaxing. Use a bright colored extension cord to wrap around the lamp, to create a fun, spark of color. Bonus: No electrical skills required! 

A Clever Copper Pipe Power-Towel Holder
More and more, copper pipe is playing a big part in new design. The orange-hue metal can be both edgy and inviting, and what bett ...

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Monday, April 1, 2019   /   by Keri McCombs

Countdown To Selling Your Home: The Must-Have Tips!

Congratulations to you! You're almost complete with one of the most emotionally challenging, roller-coaster riding processes: selling your home. The light is at the end of the tunnel! But it's not over yet, so don't toast those glasses of champagne just yet!

Check out these five tips that are must-haves for making sure you follow! These tips will ensure that your process through the remaining days of your home sale will be as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Tip #1: Make Sure Your Home Is So Fresh And So Clean Clean
Outkast said it best, with emphasizing clean twice! ;) But seriously, make sure your home is well cleaned! You want to move out within enough time to have your home cleaned. This is where I recommend your home be professionally cleaned. A typical housecleaner is about $200 for a full deep-clean, and things like cleaning windows are an add-on. However, it's so worth it to ensure you have one less thing on your plate to stress about and one less thing for ...

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Sunday, March 24, 2019   /   by Keri McCombs

Ten Tips For Selling Your Home In Spring

The Spring thaw is FINALLY here! In the Spokane area, this is especially exciting, because that late winter burst of tons of ice and snow hit hard. Now that the ice and snow are melting away, it's important to know how to prep your home if you intend to sell in the next couple of months.

Tip #1: Air Out Your Home
This is the first thing I do when warmer temperatures show themselves! It's important to do this every year anyway, but it's especially important if you're selling your home. Throughout the winter, stagnant air and smells can get trapped in your home. Sometimes, those odors linger and can be a big turnoff to buyers. In fact, over half of buyers will overlook buying a home when an unpleasant odor is present. So get those windows open and circulate the air flow! You should also change your air filter (if you have a central heating system) so that your air filter is ready to collect anything that's been circulating. You may even consider buying an air freshener that attache ...

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