Real Estate for Seattle and Beyond
Kristen Cramer

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Add Value Now Not Later

by on April 13th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Add Value NOW, Not Later: We all do it… update and remodel our homes just before we sell. Feeling the pride and joy that comes along with fresh paint and beautiful enhancements, we wonder why we didn’t do it sooner! Don’t wait until it’s time to sell. Make small improvements now and benefit from your […]


Keep Your Home Safe

by on April 5th, 2014 Leave a Comment

When working to keep your home safe, it pays to know thy neighbor! Working together with your neighbors can be your best line of defense against neighborhood crime. Starting a neighborhood “Block Watch” is a great place to start. It’s fairly easy, requiring you and your neighbors to meet with a coordinator from the Seattle Police […]


DIY Home Decorating Ideas

by on March 29th, 2014 Leave a Comment

DIY Home Decorating DIY projects are becoming increasingly more popular with home owners. Platforms like Pinterest make it easy for home owners to collect and share ideas. You’ll find more ideas than time waiting for you, including furniture, artwork, home organization and more. Why waste money buying new, when you can reuse, reclaim, and create! […]


Lower Your Electric Bill

by on March 23rd, 2014 Leave a Comment

Tips to Save Money on Your Electric Bill According to Seattle City Light, space heating and water heating are the two biggest users of energy in most homes. Finding ways to reduce your usage, can stretch your energy dollars. Below are some tips on saving energy and money! Set your water heating tank to 120 […]


Small Space Gardening

by on March 14th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Small Space Gardening Ideas and Tips Spring is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you want to grow your own food. There are many advantages to growing your own food, including no unwanted pesticides and GMO’s! There’s no packaging, the taste is superior and it can become a meditative and rewarding hobby. […]


Best Tools for Choosing Paint Colors

by on March 7th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Are you thinking of choosing paint colors for the rooms in your home? It’s important to take time and consider all the aspects of the colors you choose.  Color can affect your mood in positive or negative ways, as well as determine the mood of those who enter your home. Lighting, current trends, and style […]


More Household Sounds

by on February 28th, 2014 Leave a Comment

All houses make noises, some stranger than others. Luckily, many of these mysterious household sounds can be easily fixed. Does your toilet suddently flush itself or gurgle? No, your toilet doesn’t have indegestion, although it may sound that way. Your sewer line could be backed up or you could have a worn-out toilet valve. What to […]


Strange Wall Noises

by on February 20th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Do you hear strange wall noises? What is it? Most often the loud knocking you hear is one of two things: 1. A water pipe that isn’t securely attached to the stud in the wall so that when the wood expands, the pipe rubs against it and makes noise. 2. The pressure from turning the […]


Does you house emit strange noises?

by on February 20th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Mine sure does, and it seems they happen in the middle of the night! If you’ve ever heard knocking, creaking, gurgling or scratching sounds in your house, this information is for you. These noises can occur in homes of all ages, and they’re usually easy to fix. Stay tuned, over the next few days, I […]


Say good-bye to a few home tax deductions

by on January 28th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Over the years I have been in the habit of delaying my tax preparation until close to April. Sometimes the delay is in waiting for all the official  paperwork I need to arrive, sometimes it is just pure procrastination. I have decided that this year will be different! A great advantage is new software I […]