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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 November 2022 Real Estate Market Update As the final quarter of 2022 rolls on, it’s clear that these last months will be anything but typical for home buyers and sellers in King and Snohomish counties. In a real estate market that’s been defined by high competition and low supply for the last number of years, buyers and sellers are changing tactics […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight Q3 Western WA 2022 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. REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The Western […]
For Buyers How to Make Moving to a New State Hassle-Free Moving to a new state is a big adjustment and can be draining. However, having the right information can make it less challenging. Here are some tips from Kari Haas Real Estate Team on how to make moving to a new state hassle-free and help you make the transition as smooth as possible. Find a […]
For Buyers October 2022 Real Estate Market Update Increasing listings inventory, lengthening time on the market and a slowdown in home price increases across the Puget Sound region herald a return to normalcy and better opportunities for buyers. According to September data from the NWMLS, active listings nearly doubled from a year ago, with pending sales declining by about 31%. “The ‘Great Reversion’ […]
For Buyers What to Ask Your Financial Planner Before Buying a Home US home prices continue to rise in 2022. Just last March, prices spiked at a rate of 20.6%, making it the highest year-over-year price change in over 35 years. With rapid home price surges across 20 different US cities, it’s crucial for aspiring homeowners to consult with financial planners to better navigate the pressures of enlarged home […]
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 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 […]
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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 […]
For Buyers How to Successfully Move and Start a Business at the Same Time If you’re moving house and starting a business at the same time, proper planning is key to easing stress and making smart decisions. Bellevue, WA has a lot to offer new business owners and homeowners, so it’s a great place to start your search. If you take the time to consider your needs, this venture […]
For Buyers July 2022 Real Estate Market Update Cooler temperatures and a cooler regional real estate market have been this summer’s hallmark thus far. After months of blazing hot sales and a breakneck pace, buyers are finally seeing inventory levels accelerate and price gains slow. With inspection and financing contingencies once again becoming the norm, the region may, at last, be shifting toward […]
For Buyers Mid-Century Charmer with City View on Mercer Island This charming mid-century modern Mercer Island home is ideally located and awaiting a visionary to make it theirs! Upon entry, you are greeted by the soaring tongue and groove cedar-lined ceilings and the large windows that grace the living room. The large windows offer a peek through the trees at Lake Washington and a view […]
For Home Owners Home Updates That Increase Your Home’s Value There is always a long list of home updates that can increase your home’s value. It’s important to consider a budget and check in with your real estate agent on what trends are relevant and most effective in your neighborhood and real estate market. #1 Walls and Floors First and foremost, walls and floors can […]
Food A Smarter Way To Invest In Your Child’s Education Investing to Pay Off Your Child’s College Tuition What if you could invest in something that earned enough profit to pay for your child’s college tuition and still kept your initial investment growing towards your own retirement? That’s the picture when you purchase a home or condo as an investment for college. There are options […]
Kari's Blog Property Spotlight: “A River Runs Through It”: A Listing In Woodinville, WA “A River Runs Through It”: A Listing In Woodinville, WA The Kari Haas Real Estate Team has had the honor to be a part of the selling process for an incredibly unique property in beautiful Woodinville, WA. This home is one-of-a-kind, sitting on acres of land with its own authentic western town, this property exudes […]
Decor When Establishing a Home Office, Should You Buy New or Remodel? When Establishing a Home Office, Should You Buy New or Remodel?     When you have dreams of running your own business from home, your first reaction is likely to evaluate your current space. Is it big enough? Can you actually run a business from home without violating zoning regulations? How can you ensure your […]
About Kari Haas Kari Haas is a Five Star Professional Award Winner For Immediate Release October 25, 2020   SEATTLE, WA – Five Star Professional is pleased to announce that Kari Haas is a 2020 Five Star Real Estate Agent! Kari is among an elite group of professionals honored with the Five Star award in the Seattle area. The Five Star Real Estate Agent award recognizes professionals who […]
About Kari Haas Kari Haas to Appear on “Coffee with a Superstar” Kari Haas to Appear on “Coffee with a Superstar” Hosted by Tina Mitchell Tune in to hear about the secrets of Kari’s success!     SEATTLE, WA. October 3 — You are invited to tune in to the next “Coffee with a Superstar” Facebook Live interview with industry leader, Kari Haas of Windermere Real Estate. […]
Real Estate Related Checklist for Garage Sale, Make it a success Check with your local government to see if there are any restrictionsregarding garage sales and promotional signage. Advertise online using Craigslist, twitter, on your Facebook page, gslr.com, or nextdoor.com. Put up flyers on local bulletin boards. Make clear concise signs that can be easily read from far away. Double check your signs by driving past […]
For Sellers How to Sell Your House in the Winter Start with the exterior As with any time of year, make sure that the house looks well maintained and cared for, with eaves clean and minor repairs taken care of. While you can’t paint in winter, washing paintwork and siding with warm soapy water on a mild day can make a big difference. Make sure […]