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Month: August 2012

Bring your questions to “Ask and Answer”

Bring your questions to “Ask and Answer”

 Do you have questions you’d like to ask home service professionals about your home improvement projects? “Ask & Answer” is a free monthly event where you can do just that. Sure, you can find information online and you can get faceless referrals on Yelp, Angie’s List, etc. but wouldn’t you prefer to meet these pros in person and ask them specific questions about your specific needs? Ask & Answer provides just that. Live people! Sponsored by the not-for-profit group, Savvy…

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Here’s why house numbers need to be visible

Here’s why house numbers need to be visible

Have you ever noticed how few homes have their house numbers posted prominently so they are easily visible from the street? I can’t give you any hard-and-fast statistics, but just from personal observation I’m guessing the number is about 30%. And that’s during the light of day. The percentage is even lower for numbers that are visible at night. Why so few? I suspect it is because home owners rarely stop to think about why it might be important for…

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Have you requested your free credit report this year?

Have you requested your free credit report this year?

Did you know that you are entitled to request and receive a free copy of your personal credit report from the 3 national consumer credit reporting agencies once each year? This valuable service began in 2005 in response to a law passed by Congress, known as the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). The reporting service is accessed via the website www.AnnualCreditReport.com, which is  a run as a collaborative effort among the 3 nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies, TransUnion,…

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Have you received unsolicited offers to buy your home?

Have you received unsolicited offers to buy your home?

Have you received unsolicited calls or letters from real estate agents who offer to buy your home?  You might even have received an actual Purchase and Sale Agreement with your name, address and a purchase price already filled in. Have you wondered how they chose you and if the price they are offering is fair? Before I answer those questions, let me provide a little background information. Some real estate agents specialize in finding low-priced properties for developers who want…

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Five Star Performance from Alice Kuder, Realtor

Five Star Performance from Alice Kuder, Realtor

“The Five Star Award goes to service professionals who provide quality service to clients,” according to the researchers at Five Star Professional. I am proud to announce that for the third year in a row, I have been selected as a Five Star Real Estate Agent. This recognition is awarded by Five Star Professionals and is  based on research with clients I have served. Less than 7% of Seattle real estate agents receive this recognition each year. Even fewer receive…

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How easy is that?

How easy is that?

What do the following things have in common? > Flipping a light switch > Closing a cabinet door > Stepping on the car brake > Clicking a mouse > Turning on/off a faucet Give up? For most of us, they are all incredibly easy tasks to perform, requiring very little personal energy, yet we often regard them as too much work. Think about it. It’s a lot easier to flip on a light switch than to build a fire, or…

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