Don’t Move Stuff You Don’t Want: Sell It!

Make your next move ten times easier by lightening your load before you pack the truck. Check out these fast and easy ways to sell, donate, or trade-in items you won’t be needing in your next home.

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3 New Listings

Larry Mandel has 3 new listings. Find out more about the properties by clicking on the links provided below their descriptions.
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New houses will have Alexa and Wi-Fi built into the walls

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit organization that certifies Wi-Fi enabled products, is ready to usher in a new era of the smart homes.
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Seattle makes Outside magazine’s 25 ‘best-towns ever’ list

Did you come to Seattle for the hiking, climbing, camping, sailing, paddling and mountain biking? Word has gotten around: Seattle is on Outside magazine’s list of 25 of “America’s best towns ever” for adventure and a culture that supports it. The list is detailed in the magazine’s July 2017 issue, on newsstands Tuesday.

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Homes are selling at a record-setting pace

The competition for housing is heating up along with the summer temperatures and continuing to set new records.
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A Sustainable Alternative to Landscaping: Xeriscaping

Ever find yourself overwhelmed by maintaining your lawn? Have you worried about the amount of water it takes to keep things green and growing? What if there was a way to transform your lawn to both make it both ecologically-friendly and strikingly different from every house on the block?

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Washington state house prices up 12.1 percent compared to the first quarter of last year

The Washington State median sales price continues to climb. It is not at $324,300 in the first quarter, 12.1 percent higher than the same time period last year. Click below to learn about the breakdown of the sales price information by region.

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Make a big impact with these simple design upgrades

Whether you’re a prospective seller or a longtime homeowner, revamping your space may be on your to-do list. Before you begin, preview these design trends and learn how to make them your own. Read more

Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges down to 4.02 percent

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans ticked down to 4.02 percent from 4.03 percent last week. The rate stood at 3.66 percent a year ago and averaged 3.65 percent in 2016, the lowest level in records dating to 1971.

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Median home price hits $722,000 in Seattle and $880,000 on Eastside

 King, Snohomish and Pierce counties all set record home prices in April, and brokers don’t anticipate any relief in sight as the supply of homes available continues to dwindle.

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