How Can You Add Value to Your Washington Home?



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Do you want to spend just a little bit of money on your home and get a big return? If so, you've come to the right place. 

To help you out, we have compiled a list of cost-effective things you can focus on to improve your home's value:
  1. Appliances: If you have owned your home for 10-20 years, your appliances are probably dated. Upgrading your appliances will make a huge impact on your home, and you may even be able to get a rebate on them if they are energy efficient. You may want to consider stainless steel, as it has a very wide appeal. 
  2. Painting: Just do it! If you paint every room in your home a neutral color, you're going to get your money back tenfold!
  3. Staging: Adding furniture to a vacant home is almost a guaranteed way to get more money for your home. We have seven expert selling strategies, and #2 is the Law of Differentiation. Having your home professionally staged will give your home the uniqueness needed to sell it for up to 6% more money! It will also reduce the amount of time it takes to sell by 50%!
  4. Depersonalize: Family photos can make the home viewing experience uncomfortable for potential buyers. They want to imagine their family in the home, not yours. We suggest you begin boxing those up and getting them ready for your new home.
If you would like more inexpensive tips to add value to your home, give us a call or shoot us a quick email. We would love to give you a hand!

Is Your Neighbor Paying Less in Taxes than You?



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Do you feel like you paid WAY too much in taxes last year? If so, you've come to the right place. Today, we'll share some tips to help you save money on your taxes in 2015. 
  1. Contribute to your retirement: If you do not yet have a retirement plan set up, we recommend talking to a financial adviser. You can also check out Vanguard, a solid investment management company that will go over your options with you. There are many options to choose from, such as SEP IRAs, Roth IRAs, and 401(k)s. Speak with an adviser to determine the right plan for you.
  2. Write off your home office: If you've been working from home, there's a possibility that you can write off that portion of your home as a tax deduction.
  3. Capital gains: Did you sell a home this year? If you did, you may be subject to capital gains on the profit of your home. There are ways to reduce the amount in capital gains you have to pay on your home. 
  4. Interest: One of the great things
    about paying a mortgage is the ability to write off your interest payments. If you paid points when you bought a home, you may be able to write that off as well.
     
If any of these tips struck a chord, don't hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email. We'll go into further detail so you can have a better understanding of how you can save on your taxes in 2015! We look forward to helping you soon! 

How Can You Achieve Your Real Estate Goals in 2015?



There are many North Central, WA area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search in Wenatchee Valley or Leavenworth area,click here to perform a full home search in the Lake Chelan area, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a free property valuation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (509) 494-8100 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

Hello, and welcome back! Today, we just want to say a quick THANK YOU to our families, friends, and clients for voting us The Wenatchee World's best in 2014.

We're hoping to win again in 2015! We're going to keep working hard to deliver service that rises above the rest. We're proud to be in a position to help people achieve the American Dream of home ownership! We work to get better each and every day, so you don't even have to think twice when asked who the best team in town is! 

We're the only "true" team in North Central Washington, and we cover the entire area! Most agents are confined to a small area, but we work in Leavenworth, Wenatchee & Chelan! We serve this huge area in a way that no other team has been able to replicate. Hopefully, if you or someone you know is planning on moving in 2015, we'll be your first choice! We would love to show you what we can do! 

As always, if you have any questions about the North Central Washington real estate market, or would like assistance of any kind, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to help you! 

Also, to vote for us again as the best in Wenatchee real estate, visit WenatcheeWorld.com/WorldsBest! We truly appreciate your support!