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2020 Homebuying Checklist | MyKCM

2020 Homebuying Checklist

By Anita Johnston | Jan 24, 2020

2020 Homebuying Checklist https://youtu.be/eSqLyv5VNws Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the homebuying […]

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12 Tips – What to Do Before Listing Your House

By Anita Johnston | Jan 21, 2020

Find a great real estate agent. …Your real estate agent should be someone you feel comfortable working with, whom you trust to sell your house for top dollar. Don’t be afraid to talk to a few real estate agents before picking one. Consider your curb appeal. …Yes, for better or worse, buyers do tend to judge a book by its cover. […]

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Selling A House on Whidbey Island

By Anita Johnston | Jan 21, 2020

Selling A House on Whidbey Island You are thinking of selling your home on Whidbey Island?  You should consider having your home inspected before you list it. In doing this, you will learn if there are any major repairs needed and can address them before the house goes on the market. This also shows the […]

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Moving to Whidbey Island

By Anita Johnston | Jan 18, 2020

You are contemplating or have definitely decided to move to Whidbey Island.  What’s next?  Where to start? The first place to start is housing!  Are you going to rent or buy a home?  I have a lot of clients that rent for several months to a year.  This gives themselves time to decide exactly where […]

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Just Sold

Getting Your Home from Just Listed To Sold

By Anita Johnston | Jan 18, 2020

Just Listed To Sold You’ve been thinking that now might be the time to sell you house.  Or possibly you just got unexpected orders and you need to list your house ASAP!  Where do you start?Your home may be your single biggest investment and one of the largest financial transactions you’ll ever make. So when […]

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Home Inspections

By Anita Johnston | Jan 17, 2020

Home Inspections During the home inspection, properties are examined top to bottom, with emphasis placed on evaluating the roof, walls, foundation, plumbing system, electrical system, and HVAC system. Inspectors will also check for the operational ability of installed systems, such as garbage disposals and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as for leaks, wood decay, and […]

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Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter | MyKCM

Thinking of selling your house in the spring? You need to get it ready this winter.

By Anita Johnston | Dec 20, 2019

Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter Thinking of selling your house in the spring? You need to get it ready this winter. Some Highlights Winter is a great time to list a house, since inventory is traditionally low, and most sellers are holding off until spring to put their homes on the market. […]

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Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs? | MyKCM

What Are Closing Costs and Have You Budgeted Enough

By Anita Johnston | Dec 19, 2019

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs? Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, “When […]

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Thinking About Buying an Older Home

By Anita Johnston | Dec 12, 2019

Buying an older home quite often feels romantic, but…………. Buying an older home can be quite the commitment,  especially if it hasn’t been renovated in 100 years.  If it has been renovated then “awesome” but do you know who it was renovated by?  Where they licensed, did they have a permit for the projects?  Depending […]

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