Tricia McCullough's Blog Posts

6 Home Features Today's Buyer is Looking For

The market is hot right now. Low inventory and an increased number of house hunters coming from the West side means there are often competing bids on a home. However, that doesn't mean your home is

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8 Things to Look for Outside When Doing a Virtual Home Tour

During these days of COVID, it is becoming increasingly common for real estate agents to give virtual tours of homes. While you may be most excited to check out the kitchen and the master bath,

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5 Mistakes Made When Buying and Selling Simultaneously

It's a situation many homeowners find themselves in at some point - needing to buy and sell a home simultaneously. Lining up the sale of your home with the purchase of another can be incredibly

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5 Forgotten Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle Today

Life gets hectic and busy. We all do our best to maintain our homes, but there are some tasks that are easily forgotten. Whether you're planning to sell your home in the near future, or simply want

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Highlight Specialty Rooms to Sell Your Home

Rooms that sellMost of us are aware that kitchens, master bedrooms and bathrooms are key factors in selling a home. However, especially in recent months, specialty rooms have become increasingly

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8 Ways to Make Your Yard Fabulous

Spending more time at home this summer?While some restrictions are lifting, this summer many of us are still spending more time at home than we are accustomed to. Summer camps are canceled, travel

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Selling a Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

A lot has changed in our lives in the past two months. In what is usually the busiest real estate season of the year, many are questioning whether or not now is the time to sell. However, due to a

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Home Buying Tips for Investors

Buying a home as an investment is a vastly different process than buying a home for yourself. One of the primary differences is looking at properties purely from a financial lens, and not through

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Busting Home Buying Myths

Buying a home, especially for the first time, can be intimidating. There are many myths that surround the home buying process. These myths often dissuade people from pursuing their home buying.

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Homesnap - Simplifying your Real Estate Journey

There's an app for thatAt Augustedge Real Estate, we're always on the lookout for tools that will help us more effectively serve our clients. We know that the home buying and selling process can be

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The Advantage of the Augustedge Trifecta

At Augustedge, we are more than just a a real estate firm. We also offer insurance, bookkeeping, and accounting services as well. Why? Because we pride ourselves on being on the forefront of

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The Power of the 24 Hour Open House

The Latest in Real Estate TechnologyThe technology in the Real Estate industry is constantly growing and developing. With many people currently under stay at home orders across the country, this

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NWMLS Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order

Northwest Multiple Listing Service® & Washington REALTORS® Governor Inslee issued a statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order” (the “Order”) that became

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Spring Cleaning Tasks to Tackle while Quarantined

A lot of us are spending a lot more time in our homes lately than we're accustomed to. COVID-19 has done a lot to change daily life and routines around the world. We're all feeling many different

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How to find the right real estate agent

Choosing the right real estate agent is an important decision that has the potential to be stressful as well. However, if you go into an interview with the right questions in mind, you can help

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Show your house to sell fast

It's common knowledge that in order to sell your home, you must show your home. Most are also aware that your home should be kept clean and tidy for showings. There are numerous tips for creating an

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When is the best time to sell your house?

With spring on the horizon and temperatures rising, the real estate market is starting to warm up again. One of the most common questions we get is when the best time to sell your house is. Is it

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Free Seminar: Do you suffer from Real Estate FOMO?

As a part of our commitment to "Make Real Estate Great Again," we are committed to providing great and helpful resources to our community. We know real estate decisions can often be confusing and

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What is covered in closing costs

Unfortunately, a home costs more than just the agreed upon sale price. When budgeting for a home purchase, it's important to not just plan for the down payment, but the closing costs as well. Read

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Month-by-Month Timeline to Buy a House

Is one of your goals for the year to purchase a home? Not sure where to begin with such a monumental decision? We're here to help guide you through the step-by-step process of buying a home. Laid

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Join us at the BNCW Home Show!

17th Annual BNCW Home ShowOur excitement is building and we're prepping our booth! It's almost time for the 17th annual Building North Central Washington Home Show. The Home Show is one of our

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Escalation Clauses

You have found the house of your dreams and you are ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you suspect others will be making an offer as well. Your realtor suggests the possibility of an escalation

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Top 5 Questions to Ask before Purchasing a Home

Your home purchase will likely be one of the largest purchases you make during your lifetime. It also can be one of the wisest investments you make as well. Before you take the plunge, there is a

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The Declutter Checklist

Decluttering is a well known approach to making sure your home shows well. When you are considering selling your home, you know you will need to declutter. However, the actual task of decluttering

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4 Things to Consider when Pricing your Home

When it comes to selling a home, all sellers want to get top dollar. When it comes to purchasing a home, all buyers want to get the best value. Consequently, appropriately pricing a home can get

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When selling should I decorate my home for the holidays?

Holiday decor can carry a lot of sentiment and signficance for families, but one question often arises during the holiday season. If I'm putting my house on the market, should I decorate for the

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Visit the Seattle Home Show

If you're planning on buying, selling, building or renovating any time in the near future - or if you simply love home design - you won't want to miss out on the Seattle Home Show. This home show is

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Common Real Estate Contingencies

Whether you are purchasing or selling a home, real estate contingenices are something you are about to become very familiar with. Contingencies are a part of every purchase agreement for a home and

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Do I need a Home Warranty?

Home warranties are often tied into a home purchase. At times sellers will offer to pay for a warranty to provide buyers with peace of mind, or buyers may request that sellers purchase a warranty.

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The 2019 Home Tour

One of our favorite annual events is quickly approaching! The annual Building North Central Washington Home tour begins on September 13th. Join us for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Home Tour

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How to Evaluate an Offer

At first glance it seems like an easy assessment. When reviewing offers on your home, you should accept the one that offers the most money. However, there are a few other important factors other

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Smart upgrades that help sell

In recent years, smart homes have become a whole lot smarter. Converting your own home into a smart home may seem like a daunting task. However, there are a few smart features that are relatively

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Back to School Home Organization

There is no rush like back to school rush. To prepare for the rush, there are a few rooms in your home to get organized. A little bit of organization now will go a long ways toward easier mornings

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Sell your home fast with a 24 hour open house

If you're looking to sell your home, you can have it open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - without having to constantly clean and tidy. Give potential buyers a virtual tour of your home with

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Why Choose Augustedge

Augustedge Real Estate provides the most professional, informative, loyal, and dedicated service in the industry. The best interests of our clients will always come first and we will place the

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Top Three Advice for Sellers & Buyers

As real estate agents, it is our job to advise our clients so they can make wise investment choices. Your home will likely be the largest asset you own; consequently, it is wise to seek out and heed

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How to determine the value of your home

Knowing the value of your home is important, whether you're looking to sell, to refinance, or simply to increase your awareness of one of your largest investments. There are several strategies with

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Increase value with Landscaping

Raise your home value with landscapingHomes with attractive landscaping are more likely to sell than those without, however, you can't expect a 100% return on investment with all landscaping.

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Strengthen your home's refinance appraisal value

While there are several steps to the refinancing process, one of the most important is the appraisal. If you are looking to refinance your home, you will want to make sure your home is viewed in the

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5 Ways to Try out a Neighborhood

Try before you BuyWith many purchases, we heed the advice to try before you buy. From clothing, to shoes, to electronics, we understand the wisdom in ensuring our purchase truly suits our needs and

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