Check out Team Reba’s latest listing!

Wow, what an awesome opportunity! This is the first time the home has been available on the open market since it was built in 1986. Immaculate condition throughout, this home is not to be missed! Large 4 bedroom home with den has room for everyone.

We are having not 1, but 2 OPEN HOUSES this week/weekend. The first will be a twilight open on Friday from 5:00p-7:30p.  This will give you easy access to the home before the weekend rush. If you can’t make it Friday, have no fear! We are also holding it open on Sunday from  1p-4p.  Come on out, we would love to see you!

Click here for more information. 

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Check out our guest for todays show – Open House with Team Reba Tuesdays at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM

Today we will have Jesse L. Young Real Estate & Property Photography returning on-air with us.  Jesse will go over some tips and tricks to get your home picture perfect, what you should expect from your listing photos and technology he uses to get the perfect picture.

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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Don’t forget to get your vote out for Prop 1 to support your local WA fire department

We were lucky enough to have Rick Marshall of the Renton Fire Department with us on the show on April 19th. In the interview, we discussed why there is a need for the Renton Fire Authority district to be created and what positive impact it will have for residents.

Not only was Rick Marshall a great guest to have to discuss the fire district, but we got the extra fun discovery that he is a former colleague of my co-host, Eric Aasness. Both of them apparently worked together at a local pizza business, Pizza Haven, that no longer exists here.

If you’d like to learn more about the Renton Fire Authority and Prop 1, you can download this PDF file with more details or visit the link above to see their website.

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Our final guest of the day was Rick Hayes of National LightNet (a new company to the Puget Sound area) who was there to tell us about an upcoming fundraising event for MIB Agents. This is a great organization that is providing support to kids who are battling osteosarcoma (bone) cancer. If you can make it down to Pyramid Brewing on 1st Ave on May 1st, 2016 from 10am to 1pm, you too can become a “hero” by donating any kind of amount to help grant wishes/needs to these kids.

Rick Hayes, Eric Aasness, Rick Marshall and Reba Haas

Rick Hayes, Eric Aasness, Rick Marshall and Reba Haas

and here is the awesomeness that Rick Marshall found plastered all over his office after this most fun show…. although his buddies doctored it up to say “Omar the Dough Roller” which you can see here at this link: dough boy

Omar the Dough Roller

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What You Need to Know About Selling Your Home Right Now!

If you live in California, you are really in luck in 2016. Real estate prices are rapidly increasing due to the hot job market. Even if you don’t live in the Golden State, the market is trending in your favor too if you have decided to sell your home. Keep your eye on the following factors in order to make this a financially beneficial experience.

1. It’s a seller’s market. It is, but this also depends on where you live in the country. If the economy in a particular region has bounced back strong since the downturn that began in 2008, home prices will be higher because more people will be coming to that area for employment. There are some places, such as San Francisco and throughout Silicon Valley, where home prices have reached or even exceeded the boom years of the early 2000s. Make sure that you do your research to determine how strong job prospects are in your region.

2. The price must be right. It is going to be more important than ever to work with an experienced, licensed Realtor who understands your local market. You will need to price your home at the going market rate that reflects not only the value of your home but the neighborhood where it is located. Price too high, and there will be little interest in your property; too low, and potential buyers may wonder what hidden issues your property may have.

3. Going up. Mortgage rates also have a significant effect on the dollar figure that you use to price your home. While mortgage rates have been historically low in order to make homes more affordable, this is a trend that will most likely be ending in the near future. The Fed’s interest rate increase in December hasn’t had an appreciable difference on mortgage rates, but this will most likely not always be the case. Be aware that as mortgage rates increase, the amount of home that a buyer will be able to afford will decrease.

4. List during peak season. Take full advantage of the old rules of supply and demand. When the most people are looking to purchase a home is the best time to put yours on the market. The spring and summer months between April and June are generally the hottest time for buyers and a great opportunity for you to take advantage of potential bidding wars and faster sales.

5. Incentives. Incentives in a seller’s market? It may not seem typical, but last year more than a third of all home sellers offered incentives. With the majority of the market made up of first-time homebuyers, providing incentives could result in higher profit and a faster sale for you.
Want to chat about the status of the market in our area? Connect with me today to get started.

 

Article written by HomeActions for Team Reba

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Check out our guest for todays show – Open House with Team Reba Tuesdays at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM

Today we will have Rick Marshall the Battalion Chief for Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department on-air to talk about the Regional Fire Authority Implementation and how this new Prop 1 tax levy will impact new homeowners and their property taxes.

Renton_RFA InfoBrochure-Feb2016

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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Check out this weeks show with Shari Spiess from Radian – Open House with Team Reba Tuesdays at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM

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This week we had Shari Spiess from Radian on-air to talk about PMI.  Ever wonder what mortgage insurance actually is?  Why do you need it?  What does it actually do for you?  What does it cover?  Listen below to hear our interview with Shari.

Listen to next week’s 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 each week’s episode. Or call us during the show at 1-866-712-1300 if you want to participate

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Check out our guest for todays show – Open House with Team Reba Tuesdays at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM

Today we will have Shari Spiess from Radian on-air to talk about PMI, PMI options and unemployment insurance included in PMI.  Tune in to hear all the in and outs of PMI.

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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Check out this weeks show with Seattle 3D– Open House with Team Reba Tuesdays at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM

Listen below to hear our show from this week.  We had Jeff Crompe from Seattle 3D on-air to talk how this cool, new technology will impact real estate and other businesses.

 

Listen to next week’s 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 each week’s episode. Or call us during the show at 1-866-712-1300 if you want to participate

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Check out this weeks show with Sunergy Systems – Open House with Team Reba Tuesdays at 3pm on KKOL 1300AM

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This week we had Joe Deets on from Sunergy Systems on-air to talk about solar energy.  Did you know that you can have solar power in Seattle?  Listen below to hear our interview with Joe and learn about how solar energy works.

Listen to next week’s 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 each week’s episode. Or call us during the show at 1-866-712-1300 if you want to participate

 

 

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What Your Homeowner’s Insurance Likely Won’t Cover

Whether your home floods, is robbed, or has normal wear and tear, you expect your homeowner’s insurance to help cover the costs of repair, but your insurance does have limitations regarding what it covers. Take a look at these four things your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover so that you will be fully prepared for when disaster strikes your home:

Termites

Termites can do severe damage to your foundation if colonies — which can range  from 100 pests to up to several million — invade your home. Paper, wood and decomposed plant material that are’ in close contact with soil or dirt near your home will provide termites with a source of food and entry to your home. Moisture accumulated around the foundation and in crawlspaces that have poor ventilation can provide a water source for the termites to survive on. Termites can destroy support beams and other wood in your home. If termites enter your home and cause damage, don’t expect your homeowner’s insurance to cover the cost of repairs.

Mold

Mold is not only a sight for sore eyes, but it is also a health concern if it grows in your home. Mold can bring out symptoms similar to allergies and can even cause breathing difficulty. Despite the common presence of mold, the traditional homeowner’s insurance policy limits coverage for mold damage or completely excludes it. The best solution for mold is to stop it before it begins growing. If your home floods or you have leaking pipes, eliminate the moisture before mold has the opportunity to grow.

Sewer backup

As sewer lines rapidly age, more homes are being hit with sewage backups due to out-of-date sewage lines. Other causes of backups are pipelines that handle storm water and raw sewage, and blockages from tree roots that find a path into sewer-line cracks. If a sewer backs up into your home, it can damage and ruin flooring, furniture, walls and your electrical system. Your homeowner’s insurance will not cover the cost of repairs. If you are looking for protection from sewer backup, consider extra insurance that can be used as endorsements to your current policy.

Sinkholes

A sinkhole is a sudden gap in the earth’s surface that happens after groundwater dissolves rock such as limestone over a period of time, carrying bits of the rock away, resulting in large pores and cracks in the bedrock. After large cavities form underground, the land and soil above may quickly settle and/or collapse, creating a large sinkhole. Depending on the area in which you live in, sinkholes may not affect you, but if you do live in an area that is susceptible to this natural disaster, you should be aware that your homeowner’s insurance might not cover the damages.

 

Article written by HomeActions for Team Reba

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