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Interior First Impressions

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All four of these projects give you ideas on elevating the first impression of the interior of your home. The stair system with entry floors, stair treads and toe kicks, newel posts, handrails, base millwork, light fixtures and paint all significantly impact the story your home tells upon entrance. – Mitzi Dunayski

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Tile Design

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Building Wealth Through Real Estate

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In this 3 part series we discuss ways of building wealth through real estate. Whether you are looking to buy your first home, remodel, or add additional square footage, this informative series will help you in understanding what to look for. Thanks for watching!  Getting Started in Home Ownership Creating Rental Income Best Return On Investment

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Fatherhood & Outdoor Living

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  For both summer and all the men this Father’s Day month, I want to highlight a few of Chris’ favorite summertime home features.

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Mother’s Day 2021

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  This Mother’s Day, Chris and I want to take a minute and acknowledge the mothers in the world. They bring life and hold us together. Mothers are planting seeds in hearts for generations to come.  

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Home Education in 2020

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  2020 Looks a Little Different than We Expected… This year has presented everyone with something new or different – not the least of which is the closure of in-class school for our WA public school students. The options for education have suddenly changed to “online only” or distance learning; and for many, this pandemic has even brought the concept of home education to the…

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Garden With Me: A Season of Hope

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I, for one, need to hold on to HOPE. It helps me to breathe again each time something difficult surfaces. I’ve been an optimist my whole life. This 2020 has challenged that sometimes yet, I continue to fight to HOPE. It is the one thing that can help me through even the most difficult times. A  beautiful demonstration of HOPE is a garden. Have you ever planted the tiniest…

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Natural Cleaning Ingredients You Can Use To Keep Your Floors Looking Brand New

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  One question we always get after installing brand new flooring is: How can I keep my new floors looking this great? There are lots of ways you can care for your new flooring, but it all starts with proper cleaning and maintenance. The good news is, there are lots of great natural ingredients you can use on your floors that tackle grime and bacteria, preserve the…

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Paint color has a major impact on the overall look and feel of a room. Homeowners know this and, as a result, they tend to struggle with the task of selecting a color. If you’ve been staring at the same paint swatch for weeks, we bet you could use a little bit of guidance. Here are a few tips to help you pick the right…

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The Change the Way You Live podcast, with Josh Dunn

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  What are some ways you could change the way you live? Chris chatted with Josh Dunn at Premier Media Group, Inc. to discuss just this in our first episode of the Change the Way You Live podcast. It’s not about overnight transformations; it takes intentional choices to invest in yourself, your community, and your loved ones. There’s an immense value in finding balance between…

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Take a Tour With Us!

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We had such a great time dreaming about how to transform the bones of this waterfront home into a space that our newlywed clients could enjoy as though their permanent residence was a vacation getaway. Come explore the property with us!  

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Back to Balance: Our Motto for September

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  You’ve finished the school shopping. You’ve got the kids to their first day of the new semester. You’ve dragged all the sweaters and boots out of the closet.  There’s just one thing left to do: regain some balance. Summer’s always a wild ride. It’s a crazy time for business, of course, but it’s also that special season in the Pacific Northwest where everyone is…

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Making It Personal

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Why renovate when you could just buy a new home? Well… we have some thoughts on that!     We love uncovering and transforming unique features in older homes. It’s one of our favorite things about this job – taking something familiar and making it new again. Sure, you could buy a brand new house with “custom” features – but nothing’s going to be as…

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The Decision to Sell or Remodel

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It can be difficult for a homeowner to decide if they want to fix a house that has fallen into disrepair. Sometimes, it feels like a better financial decision to simply sell, and invest in a newer home. And sometimes that is the better choice, for a variety of reasons. Maybe your family has outgrown the house; or maybe you need to move across town…

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Why Should We Crave Feedback

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Feedback is a word that can cause instant anxiety. Sometimes, that word can remind you of negative experiences that left you feeling terrible about yourself and your future. Of course, everyone has received feedback that is both good and safe; but it can also be hurtful and damaging, depending how and when it is given or received! But ultimately, I would encourage you to see all…

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Scratch Your Niche Podcast | They Say That The Riches Are In The Niches

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  Our good friend, Bryan Reynolds, owner of the local coffee shops Anthem Coffee is quite the community leader! When he asked us to come speak on his new podcast that just came out this month, called Scratch Your Niche, we couldn’t say no! The S.Y.N. Podcast focuses on interviewing and sharing information from local business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs who found their niche, scratched…

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How To Have The Best Experience Working With A Contractor During Your Home Remodel

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Chris and I want to share what we’ve learned and our experience working in the home and real estate industry for many years to help you create the best possible experience during your home renovation! It can be a scary process when you begin a home remodel. There are many emotions that go into renovating your home. Trusting someone with your home and putting it…

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Our Renovation Story

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Every home has a unique footprint, not only upon the land it sits, but in the hearts of those who fill its walls. Our home has imprinted deep family connections and memories that will last a lifetime. Our home has brought together our family for 19 years. Our lives have been woven throughout each room. The memories we’ve created here have kept me grounded and…

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3 Simple Tips To Help You Start Your Garden Today

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In the Pacific Northwest we’ve had some very extreme weather the last two months. True winter came for a late visit. With over a foot of snow dumped in 24 hours and more the following days, we had snow in our yard until recently. And at our home, we don’t get a lot of sun in certain areas of our yard until Spring has “sprung”.…

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New Year, New Home

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You may not be moving to a new home this year, but does your home need some freshening up? Does it need more space and less “things”? A new year is a great way to start something new, set new goals and even get a fresh new outlook on your life. It’s the most popular time of the year to join a gym, eat healthier,…

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