Home Equity: How to Use It

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What’s the difference between a second mortgage and a home-equity loan? What is a home-equity loan, and is it different from a home equity line of credit? And is a mortgage refinance similar to the above, or a different animal altogether? Let’s take a look at all the various ways you can use your home … Continued

Anacortes City on Fidalgo Island, Has to Offer!

Anacortes is great for visitors and residents because you can do a lot of things here like boating, sailing, whale watching tour, kayaking excursions, fishing, crabbing.

Anacortes is located on the beautiful Fidalgo Island, home-port to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. Halfway between Seattle and Vancouver BC and International ferry runs for Washington State and terminal serving Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, and San Juan Island, as well as Victoria, British Columbia (via Sidney, British Columbia) on … Continued

Real Estate Market on Whidbey Island Washington

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In the recent market South Whidbey Island in Washington State is in high market, this is why many new and prospective home buyers are interested because of the advantages and benefits in owning a house on Whidbey Island. The good climate, beautiful views or scenery, enjoyable lifestyle and a community that has a great energy … Continued

Moving to Oak Harbor WA with the Kids

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Moving With Kids Before the move Attitude is everything. Even if you are less than thrilled to be moving (if your spouse has been transferred to someplace you swore you’d never live, for instance), you must project a positive attitude to your kids. They will pick up on whatever signals you send and act accordingly. … Continued

Veteran Housing Benefits in Washington State

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Veterans Home at Retsil, Washington Soldiers Home and Colony near Orting, Spokane Veterans Home, and the new Walla Walla Veterans Home. There are the four state veterans homes runs in Washington State. All of them provide high-quality, long-term nursing and assisted-living care. Eligibility requirements include; Service at any time, in any branch of the United … Continued

EasyLiving Home

Beautiful Easy Living Home

If you have family members or friends with physical limitations, you may have areas of your home that they’re unable to visit. This is especially problematic if you yourself become disabled or have a disabled person move in with you. How do you accommodate these needs? By building an EasyLiving Home, of course. According to … Continued

Should You Borrow From Your 401k?

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Have you refinanced your home into oblivion? Tapped out every available money resource with a myriad of loans and credit cards? There is one last option: borrowing from your 401(k). If you’ve never heard of this option, it’s because until recently, it just wasn’t done that frequently. But with the market still not fully recovered, … Continued

Tips about Home Inspections

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Home Inspections Atop the long list of items to do when buying or selling a house is the home inspection. But what is involved? How much does it cost? Why is it done in the first place? It’s important to understand what a home inspection entails and how it affects the sale of your home … Continued

Do-It-Yourself Interior Painting

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Once you’ve completed the arduous tasks of preparing to paint the interior of your home (recounted in a previous article), it’s time to have some fun. Painting can be a good time, provided that you have prepared the walls properly, have the right tools for the job and you have adequate time to do the … Continued

Learn How to Stay Cool This Summer

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Stay Cool This Summer You’ve looked forward to summer for months, but now that it’s actually here, how are you going to keep cool without going broke, depleting the ozone layer and contributing to global warming? In other words, air conditioning is not the only answer to staying cool inside when it’s hot outside. There … Continued