Blog

Latest News

Getting Ready To Sell Your Home…

Getting Ready To Sell Your Home…

Call a Realtor: Interview your neighborhood specialist, ask what they do to market your home, and to provide a Comparative Market Analysis showing your home value. Prepare Your Home For Sale: Remove excess, bulky, or worn out furniture. Declutter. Deep Clean. Really...

read more
Selling Your Home During The Holidays

Selling Your Home During The Holidays

Drawbacks to Selling Your Home Over the Holidays: Home buyers, not knowing any better, could think you are desperate. Buyers might try to negotiate or give you a lowball offer. It’s inconvenient to always be ready for a home showing. Not everybody can keep the house...

read more
Principles Of Life

Principles Of Life

5 P’s of Life: Prior – Planning – Prevents – Poor – Performance To be truly successful in all we do both personally and professionally, planning is a must! Once we have our plans, we can go after our goals with passion, determination and focus to be successful. Taking...

read more
Thinking Of Buying An Older Home?

Thinking Of Buying An Older Home?

Foundation and Structural Issues: Be sure to hire a licensed structural engineer. Electrical & Plumbing Issues: Updating these systems can be costly. Keeping the original knob-and-tube wiring or original cast-iron pipes can be a serious safety hazard. Hazardous...

read more
Housing Bubble??

Housing Bubble??

Yes the economy is roaring along. The stock market is at an all-time high, unemployment is near record lows, and inflation is minimal. The growth of home values has slowed or decreased nationwide over the last year, and home sales are down nationwide. This may bring...

read more
8 Ways To Get Rid of Pet Smells

8 Ways To Get Rid of Pet Smells

Awful Pet Odors Turn Off Buyers and often keep your home from selling. Air Out The House. Remove or replace pet bedding. Scrub Thoroughly. Vinegar, wood floor cleaner or an odor-neutralizing product. Clean Drapes and Upholstery. Pet odors seep into fabrics. Clean Your...

read more
Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

Advantages Of Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Eliminate monthly mortgage expense – free up income for other things: travel, invest it, stash in savings, home improvements. Save you money in interest. What To Consider Before Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Have you maxed...

read more
How Much Can You Trust Zillow’s Zestimates??

How Much Can You Trust Zillow’s Zestimates??

Can you really trust a Zestimate to accurately determine the value of your home? A Zestimate is Zillow’s online home valuation tool. The answer depends. This valuation tool is based on an algorithm, that means there are certain elements of your home’s value that it...

read more
2019 Market Trends

2019 Market Trends

By Penny McLaughlin Our phenomenon happening right now is related to both older folks and Millennials.  The trend is for Seniors to stay put and not sell the family home.  This creates a challenge as more and more Millennials look to enter the housing market.  This...

read more
Accompanied Showings Hinder Home Sales…..

Accompanied Showings Hinder Home Sales…..

“Accompanied showings” means when the buyer’s agent is required to have the listing agent present in order to show the home. The last thing a buyer’s agent wants to see in the showing instructions is that the listing agent has to be present, which means the two agents...

read more
What to Expect from the 2019 Housing Market

What to Expect from the 2019 Housing Market

Buying The most common topic of conversation for homebuyers & sellers this new year is rising interest rates.  Mortgage rates are at their highest since 2011.  Higher interest rates are a sign of a good economy – especially compared with historically low...

read more
Stop Making Your Landlord Rich

Stop Making Your Landlord Rich

Most renters don’t know how easy it is to purchase a new home or realize that their mortgage payments could be equal or less than what they are currently paying in rent. Homeownership is a great way to establish roots within your community, provide stability and build...

read more
Borrow Penny’s Moving Truck – Free

Borrow Penny’s Moving Truck – Free

Moving can be both exciting and a hassle at the same time. You can reduce the hassle and make your move an easier experience with Penny’s truck – FREE – when Penny and her team help you buy or sell your home. Ask for details and reserve the truck for your move date...

read more

Penny's Team Office

19723 10th Ave NE #200
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Call Us

(206) 618-5123

Pin It on Pinterest