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Kari's Blog Relocating for Climate Resilience: Essential Strategies for Remote Workers As climate change continues to dramatically reshape our environment, more and more remote workers are thinking about relocation to areas less impacted by climate-related disruptions. This shift requires thorough planning and insight. Preparing adequately ensures a smooth transition, whether escaping rising sea levels or seeking a cooler climate. Today, the Kari Haas Real Estate Team […]
About Kari Haas A ‘Little Bit’ of Community Service On June 7th, Kari Haas joined fellow Windermere agents for the annual Windermere Community Service Day. They dedicated their time to support Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Redmond, WA. This event brought together a team of volunteers committed to making a positive impact in their community. Kari and her colleagues rolled up their sleeves […]
Kari's Blog Bridging the Gap: Moving Closer to Your Aging Loved One Having a senior loved one who needs your support can be demanding, especially if you live far away from them. You might feel that your current location is preventing you from meeting their daily needs. Distance can also make it difficult to keep track of their health and well-being. In such situations, moving closer to […]
For Home Owners Everything You Need to Know About Your Rights as a New Homeowner Buying a house is an exciting milestone, but it involves understanding your rights as a homeowner. Knowing what you can and cannot do is essential to avoid disputes and exploitation, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer or newcomer to the area. Discover these common rights to ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience in your […]
Kari's Blog Local Market Update – January 2024 Despite moments of snow in Western Washington, the local real estate market is slowly warming, as new opportunities arise for both home buyers and sellers. Lower mortgage rates are welcome news for buyers, and low inventory means sellers are starting the year with minimal competition. King County continues to see residential price gains, with last […]
Kari's Blog Local Market Update – December 2023 Just like December temperature variations, our local real estate market continues to feel up and down. Interest rates, regional economic conditions and seasonal market shifts have meant rising home prices in some areas and drops in others. While the expected winter slowdown means overall lower inventory, buyers are still willing to compete for plum properties […]
For Home Owners 13 tasks to cross off your fall home maintenance checklist. As the seasons change, it’s important to stay on top of your home maintenance checklist — especially during the fall. During this time of year, the cooler temperatures and harsh fall weather can do a number on your home. But with some preparation (and professional assistance), you can keep your home warm, cozy, and safe. […]
For Home Owners If You’re Renovating Your Home, This Guide is for You The Kari Haas Real Estate Team has a genuine desire to help you achieve your real estate goals while negotiating smartly to protect your best interests. Connect with us today to learn more! Home renovations can be exciting and rewarding, but they can also be overwhelming. There are so many things to consider when planning […]
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For Buyers May 2023 Real Estate Market Update As the weather warms, so too does our real estate market, it seems. With dwindling inventory and climbing prices, the housing market is on an upswing, even if it’s a small one. This places sellers back in the driver’s seat, with buyers forced to compete against multiple offers and in the face of higher interest […]
For Sellers How to Sell a Home After the Death of a Loved One The loss of a loved one is a heartbreaking experience for everyone involved. But as an heir, along with grieving for your loss, there are other responsibilities you may have to dedicate your attention towards. One of these is handling the sale of the deceased’s estate. At the Kari Haas Real Estate Team, we understand […]
For Home Owners Making Your Home a Healthy Place Most of us spend a good deal of our lives at home, so of course, we want it to be a healthy place. Some improvements can be made quickly and easily, and others require more time, money, and effort, but there’s always something you can do to make your home a healthier place to live. […]
Kari's Blog Your Ultimate Spring Maintenance Checklist for a Safe and Comfortable Home As winter fades and spring blooms, it’s time to give your home a little extra attention to ensure it is in top shape for the upcoming warmer months. A little maintenance now can go a long way in preventing costly repairs and ensuring your family’s safety and comfort. Here are ten spring maintenance tasks you […]
Kari's Blog February 2023 Real Estate Market Update Spring may have come early to the local housing market, with home sales increasing and multiple offers sneaking back into the norm after a downturn over the last few months. While still not at the levels of the peak pandemic market, buyers are actively competing with one another again, as mortgage rates and prices have […]
Kari's Blog Q4 2022 Western Washington Gardner Report The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact Kari Haas. REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Although […]
Kari's Blog 5 Tips for Homeowners Turning Their Property Into a Rental Turning a starter home into a rental property is standard practice. If you’re considering moving and have decided to rent rather than sell, there are a few things you can do to improve your home and make it more renter-friendly. The Kari Haas Real Estate Team lists a few simple tips to help you get […]
Kari's Blog Upsize Your Home and Your Business With These Ideas Growing a business is a great thing, but when it becomes too big for your current home, you may feel overwhelmed. Figuring out the logistics of running a business from your home can be tricky, and when you don’t have enough space to store inventory or to create an office with privacy, both you and […]
For Buyers Fix It Up and Sell It: A Senior’s Guide to House Flipping Believe it or not, retirement doesn’t suit everyone. In fact, some people simply enjoy working while others want to earn a little extra cash. That’s where house-flipping comes in. It can be an extremely profitable side gig for seniors willing to invest time and money. If you’re curious about learning more, you’re in luck. Kari […]
For Buyers September 2022 Real Estate Market Update After its breakneck pace over the last two years, it appears the housing market has finally reached a soft bottom to the price corrections that began in April of this year. Reports that we’re entering a bear market are generally exaggerated, however, as the market seems simply to be resetting to a more balanced state […]
For Buyers Upsizing for Retiring: Find a Home for Your Homestead Some retirees plan to downsize their lives and homes after a while, ostensibly to make things simpler and to have less baggage in retirement. But you’re different: You want to upsize and pursue a grander new life of homesteading as a retiree, with enough space to welcome family whenever they wish to visit, pursue crafts […]
For Buyers 6 Tips for Moving and Starting Over in New State Moving is both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Without proper planning, it can become chaos, slowing down your chance to adjust quickly to your new home. If you’re moving to a new state, you may come across even more obstacles. Consider these tips to help you simplify the process. Start Planning Far in […]