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Category: Ask the Realtor

    The day before Thanksgiving 2021

    By Amy Maib | November 23, 2022

    Tomorrow is the day before Thanksgiving 2022. Every single year this particular Wednesday always stands out and is often easy to be remembered. Whether you’re a child getting ready to head to Grandma’s house, logging your last couple of hours of peace before you start working the holiday season in Retail Sales, or just excited... Read More

    Does an addition add value?

    By Amy Maib | November 18, 2022

    5 Questions to Ask Before Adding an Addition If you’re a long-time homeowner whose home just isn’t measuring up to all your needs and wants anymore, you could consider adding on to the home you love instead of abandoning it altogether. If you’re considering adding on to your home, congrats! But before you schedule an... Read More

    Finished Basements: Do They Add Value?

    By Amy Maib | November 15, 2022

    Whether you are an owner looking to invest in your property or a real estate professional working to help a seller, the topic of basement remodeling is sure to come up. Before beginning any project, it is important to understand what you want to get out of the remodel, what is possible on your budget... Read More

    Home Warranties +or-

    By Amy Maib | April 13, 2021

    The What + Why For: Home Warranties If you’ve only ever rented before, the necessity of a home warranty may be unknown to you. As a renter, you are used to a landlord who will fix any issues you run into – but that all changes when you become a homeowner. Now, when a water... Read More

    Don’t List Your Home Just Yet!

    By Amy Maib | March 25, 2021

    Is Your Home Ready To Show? Here’s Some Quick Tips To Get It There! While it might be your goal to keep your home show-ready at all times, that isn’t always possible. It is completely normal to have a home that feels lived in – especially if you are living in it! This isn’t a... Read More

    It all has to do with the price – I promise

    By Amy Maib | December 18, 2018

    In a strong sellers market like the one we have experienced for the last two years, there is usually one big reason why a home is either: A. Not getting shown or B. Not getting offers. It’s overpriced. It might be the best value on the market for square footage, it might be in a... Read More

    5 Simple Reasons to Hire a Professional

    By Amy Maib | October 29, 2018

    Just like you, I am on social media. And just like you, I see all sorts of posts coming from friends sharing their friends For Sale By Owner posts. Each time I do I have to really bite my tongue to refrain from making what I feel are a few obvious pieces of information. Such... Read More

    When will the shift in the market hit Yakima, and what will it look like?

    By Amy Maib | October 27, 2018

    October 27th, 2018 – If you are a person with your finger on the national or regional real estate pulse, or if you are thinking of buying or selling a home this fall, you have most likely heard the phrase: “The market is shifting”. For most people, their minds immediately go to a dark or... Read More