WSHFC Home Buyer Class

Join us in Southcenter on Saturday September 17, 2016 from 10a-3p for a WSHFC Home Buyer Class.

September 2016 Southcenter Class

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Michael from Michael Muro Garden Design will be joining us on-air today at KKOL 1300AM from 3-4pm

Today Michael from Michael Muro Garden Design will be joining us on-air to talk about drought tolerant plants and great ideas for summer gardens.

Listen to the show every Tuesday at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM where you can stream it live.  Be sure to send us your questions at info@teamreba.com before the episode. Or call us during the show at 1-866-712-1300 if you want to participate

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Gregory Marks from Right Now Today joined us on-air this week on KKOL 1300AM Tuesday from 3-4pm

On Tuesday Gregory Marks from Right Now Today joined us on-air to talk about his anti-bullying film, Joenah, that he has been working on.  Gregory goes into his thoughts behind making the film and his focus speaking to kids on creating “your” inner value.

You can also view the film tonight, Friday 7/22/16, at Fircrest Park in Fircrest, WA at 6pm

Right Now Today’s mission is to empower people to reach their goals by influencing their lifestyle and way of thinking while creating a synergistic atmosphere that will lead to an empowering experience. It’s all about humans helping humans.

Listen to the show Tuesday at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM where you can stream it live.  Be sure to send us your questions at info@teamreba.com before the episode. Or call us during the show at 1-866-712-1300 if you want to participate

 

 

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Countertop Options That Give the Most Bang for Your Buck

So you fell in love with your friend’s gorgeous marble countertops and you wanted to have yours fixed up the same way. That is, until you saw the price tag for a brand-new marble countertop.

Fortunately, you can get the same high-end look of marble using different materials that are sturdy, stain-resistant and low maintenance, at a price you can afford. Here are five popular countertop options that you might fall in love with too.

#1: Granite — Stylish but Most Expensive

If the cost of marble is too much, you could opt for a sleek-looking granite countertop. It contains the same natural striations that make marble look so refined, plus it is stronger and heat- resistant and can be sealed to make it water-resistant as well.

Granite is highly customizable. You could choose a thin slab of granite to reduce the price, but of these top five countertop styles, granite is the most expensive. It can cost you anywhere from $40 per square foot up to $250 per square foot. You can find variations on granite that are even more durable. Honed granite countertops have a matte finish instead of gloss — very chic.

#2: Quartz — Less Expensive Than Granite With the Same High-End Look

Quartz countertops are the second most popular after granite because they also offer a sleek high-end look. Quartz is a natural stone, so it has unique striations like marble and granite. It is naturally water-resistant and very durable. One drawback to quartz is that a hot pot can cause a brown stain on a quartz countertop.

Quartz is easy to clean and comes in a variety of colors and styles. It can have a glossy finish or a matte finish. Quartz countertops will cost you anywhere from $60 a square foot up to $100.

#3: Wood — Built to Last and Highly Functional

Old houses are almost always constructed with wood countertops that have been either painted or laminated over the years. Wood is still a highly popular material for countertops because it is so durable.

You can choose from a variety of wood types and colors. Plus, wood can be sealed to be water-tight and is heat-resistant, choose recycled or reclaimed wood for an eco-friendly option. You will have to take special care of wood countertops to keep them from staining, burning, scratching or cracking. Wood countertops run anywhere from $50 up to $100 per square foot.

#4: Laminate — New and Improved, and Still Inexpensive

Clearly the least expensive option for new countertops is laminate. However, before you roll your eyes and immediately form your opinion about “cheapo” laminate countertops, bear in mind that laminate these days is greatly improved.

You can find laminate countertops that you would not guess in a million years were made of laminate. You can even buy laminate countertops that look like wood with natural striations. Laminate costs a budget-friendly $5 to $20 per square foot.

#5: Tile — You Can Do It Yourself

If you want to really save, you can do it yourself by taking a trip to Home Depot and grabbing some DIY tile flooring. It’s easy to install and easy to maintain, and it can be done in just a few days.

Want more neat homeowner tips and tricks? Contact me anytime.

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Greg Marks from Right Now Today will be joining us on-air today at KKOL 1300AM from 3-4pm

Today Greg Marks from Right Now Today will be joining us on-air to talk about his anti-bullying film, Joenah, that he has been working on and talk about other things they are doing around the community.

Right Now Today’s mission is to empower people to reach their goals by influencing their lifestyle and way of thinking while creating a synergistic atmosphere that will lead to an empowering experience. It’s all about humans helping humans.

Listen to the show every Tuesday at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM where you can stream it live.  Be sure to send us your questions at info@teamreba.com before the episode. Or call us during the show at 1-866-712-1300 if you want to participate

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Katie Munoz from Moving Forward joined us on-air last week on KKOL 1300AM Tuesday from 3-4pm

Last week we had Lilia from Merrill Gardens – Renton Centre back in studio with us to give us an update on how their Auction and Dinner event to benefit Puget Sound Honor Flight had gone.  Due to an amazing outpour of donations and support at their event benefitting Puget Sound Honor Flight, they are able to sponsor 14 more veterans to make their trip to our nations capital. 

Reba and Eric also rose up to the challenge and both will be donating to sponsor a veteran themselves.  Good work guys! 

Puget Sound Honor Flight’s MISSION : To transport our heroes on “One Last Mission” – a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials built in their honor. This trip is free to the veteran, and made possible solely through individual donations and corporate support – NO Federal funds are allocated to this program. With the hard work and dedication of Honor Flight hubs throughout the U.S., and their communities, over 100,000 veterans have made this cathartic journey.

Also, we had Katie Munoz from Moving Forward join us to discuss how she can help someone who is downsizing their home and in need of reducing item in their home.  Listen below to hear tips and tricks from the expert.

Listen to the show Tuesday at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM where you can stream it live.  Be sure to send us your questions at info@teamreba.com before the episode. Or call us during the show at 1-866-712-1300 if you want to participate

 

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Classic Olympia Area Home

Beautiful 4 bed/2.5 bath home sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in the established neighborhood, The Farm. Enjoy entertaining in the fully fenced backyard with an 894 square foot patio with gas available for your grill and water for your hottub! Classic home with a welcoming and traditional layout. Tile entry, formal dining & living room plus eat-in kitchen that opens up to the great family room. Upstairs boasts the perfect owner retreat, french doors open to grand master with a walk-in closet and 5 piece bath including jetted tub. On the opposite side of the landing you will find 3 additional large bedrooms and another full bath with dual sinks. Friendly neighborhood hosts everything from garage sales to the cul-de-sac Independence Day fireworks. Speaking of fireworks, host your own party and enjoy the Tumwater show from your backyard. Recently replaced roof, fence, paint inside and out, and carpet. Highly Acclaimed Olympia Schools – Centennial Elementary, Washington Middle & Olympia High.
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How to Solve the Biggest Home Inspection Nightmares

Certain home inspection fails can stop a home sale dead in its tracks. If you are trying to sell your home, it’s important that you identify and fix any major issues in your home before putting it on the market, so you don’t waste time and money after the fact. Certain buyers may not continue the purchase of your home if big issues are discovered during the inspection. Take a look at how to solve the biggest three home inspection issues.

Foundation Problems

The foundation of your home is the most important aspect because it is what makes the property structurally sound. Your foundation has to be in good condition for the rest of the home to retain its good structure. Water damage, bad craftsmanship and even geological problems can cause foundation problems. It will take a professional to truly determine the severity of any foundation issues.

If your foundation is cracked significantly or has shifted outside of inspection boundaries, you will need to have a professional reset it before you can place your home for sale. If the problem is too severe, you will have to consult a structural engineer.

Termites

Before selling your home, you will have to have it inspected for pests. If your home has been infested with termites, this can cause severe structural issues and cannot be ignored. The longer the problem exists, the worse it becomes. The same goes for rats, mice and ants. While these pests are not a huge concern, the termites are not something to ignore — they can destroy the structural integrity of your home. Bring in a professional to put an end to your termite issues, before they take over your home’s structure.

Bad Roof

Replacing a roof is expensive, but it is necessary if your roof is leaking or missing a significant amount of shingles. If your roof does not pass the home inspection, you’ll need to ask a professional roofing company to take a look and determine what the issues are. They may even be able to address the issues without having to replace the entire roof.

This is one issue that you need to identify before placing your home on the market —one of the contentious items in the inspection is the subjectivity of how long the roof will last and when it will need to be replaced. Your home inspector may say that your roof is nearing the end of its rope but has a few years left of good use before it will need to be replaced. This is why you need to consult with a professional roofer to have a written statement of evidence about your roof’s condition for buyers to see.

What issues have you had to solve with a home inspection?

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Katie Munoz from Moving Forward will be joining us on-air today on KKOL 1300AM from 3-4pm

Do you need help reducing the number of things within your household as you move into a smaller space?  Katie Munoz from Moving Forward is an expert on how to downsize appropriately and she will be joining us on-air today from 3-4pm on KKOL 1300AM.

Listen to the show Tuesday at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM where you can stream it live.  Be sure to send us your questions at info@teamreba.com before the episode. Or call us during the show at 1-866-712-1300 if you want to participate

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3rd Annual Fundraiser, Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit Puget Sound Honor Flight

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This week we had Lilia from Merrill Gardens – Renton Centre on-air to talk about an event they are hosting to benefit Puget Sound Honor Flight this Saturday from 3-7pm.  Also, Fred Charles joined them to talk about his experience as one of the recipients of Puget Sound Honor Flight.

Puget Sound Honor Flight’s MISSION : To transport our heroes on “One Last Mission” – a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials built in their honor. This trip is free to the veteran, and made possible solely through individual donations and corporate support – NO Federal funds are allocated to this program. With the hard work and dedication of Honor Flight hubs throughout the U.S., and their communities, over 100,000 veterans have made this cathartic journey.

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flyer: Puget Sound Honor Flight

Listen to the show Tuesday at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM where you can stream it live.  Be sure to send us your questions at info@teamreba.com before the episode. Or call us during the show at 1-866-712-1300 if you want to participate

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