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Rosalia Battle days! This weekend!

At last, we are  headed into Summer!   Following the Winter that lasted FOREVER.  And are we glad!  Say  ” Bye-bye” to cold, “hello” warm weather, sun, camping, fishing, floating the river, and of course, Rosalia Battle Days! What? That’s right,  Rosalia Battle Days!  Actually, the celebration is this weekend!  From 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM.  Ok, so what are we going to see?  A parade, of course!  And, a fun run, a rodeo, and a dance!   Also, there will be food.  What more could we ask for? What was the Battle about? Turns out, Rosalia is the site…

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You sold the farm! Start packing it!

You followed our advice.   Cleaned, de-cluttered and painted your house .  And you worked while it was cold and miserable outside. And your house sold.  Congratulations!   Now what?  Packing, of course! Most of us have moved at least a few times in our lives, and the basics never change.  Moving boxes, packing tape, packing materials such as bubble wrap and newspaper, a  marker to mark the boxes.    As you gaze about you at all your possessions, do not be dismayed!   This can be conquered! Let’s get packing! First, assess your belongings, and decide which things you can…

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It’s the Faire! Come one, come all!

It’s that time of year again.  The flowers and trees are blooming, the grass is getting green, and the annual Renaissance Faire is almost here!  The fun starts Saturday May 6th and runs through Sunday May 7th.  East City park, here in Moscow is where all the festivities  commence. Why was that period called the Renaissance? The term renaissance means literally. “rebirth”.  It signaled the end of the Middle Ages, and the beginning of a huge cultural and intellectual shift.   The renaissance had a profound and lasting impact on modern thought as well as culture.   Not only did it…

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Easter and the vernal equinox

What is an equinox  and what does it have to do with Easter? Unlike other famous holidays, Easter doesn’t fall on the same date each year. It’s date is calculated. It falls on the first Sunday after the full moon after about March 21, the vernal equinox. Confused? Don’t be.  The vernal equinox, is the day that day and night are about the same length of time. The equinox happens twice a year, the vernal and the autumnal . Usually around March 23 and September 23. The sun is directly overhead in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Wow, who…

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Snow, freezing rain, graupel?

All snow isn’t snow That’s right, snow can be snow, sleet, graupel, or freezing rain.  What is the difference?  Glad you asked.  We can tell you. As snow crystals fall through freezing cloud droplets, they form graupel.  The cloud droplets remain liquid.  Who knows why they remain liquid, however, they do.  As the graupel falls through the droplets, the droplets  grab onto the graupel and become a lumpy mess, or graupel.  Sleet and freezing rain are related to each other but different from each other.  And they are not snow or graupel.   Sleet and freezing rain start out frozen,…

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Winter, is your home ready?

Winter is upon us, snow, wind, rain, cold. A member of the Insurance Information Institute says that more than 10% of all major losses are due to Winter storms.  Oh no!  Don’t worry, we can help!  Below are a few easy  inexpensive ideas to keep your home from becoming a statistic. Where do I begin? First, clean out those rain gutters!  All year long they collect debris and we don’t think about it.  Then, here comes Winter with rain and snow.f  If the gutters are full, when the snow in the gutter melts, it has nowhere to go.  Instead of…

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improving home value

Make more cash! 10 Great ways of improving home value!

There are many different ways of improving home value, yet its difficult to gage net returns and ROI. Upscale fixtures, newly remodeled rooms, and high quality appliances seem flashy, however typically don’t offer a great return on investment! Below are a few great suggestions for keeping improving your homes value with upgrades! Tip Number One: Spend an hour with a Realtor. I think you knew this was coming, and it is absolutely the best way to establish Value. In Pullman, our unique market dictates specific ways to improve home value that a real estate expert will be able to tell you. Depending on…

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Summer is almost over

Summer is almost over Q&A!

Summer is almost over so its time for another Q&A! August has already snuck up the Palouse! If you still have plans for fun summer activities, make sure you get to them! The real estate market is still super hot in Pullman and Moscow, but we should cool off in the next few months. Now that Summer is almost over lets get to the Q&A! Submitted By Brenda Allen. Q: What is the average interest rate for a mortgage? A: There are many factors that impact interest rates for mortgages. We will just cover a few! One of the largest interest rate…

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Local Real Estate Offices

Local Real Estate Offices.

Local Real Estate Offices are a common conversation topic in Pullman. Local real estate offices are a hot conversation topic in Pullman. I get asked all the time about the differences between each office, how the realtors are different, if we focus on different things, etc. What does make our local real estate offices different? When I did a quick web search, I couldn’t find any real reviews or descriptions for any of our offices! So lets just create one! Having several different local real estate offices gives buyers and sellers diverse ways to find and sell their homes. While…

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First time home buying tips!

First time home buying tips!

Let’s be honest: everyone loves home shopping. There’s something deeply comforting about searching for your future home. Thinking about the future is sort of a romantic world in which our ideals become reality and you can start to dream, until you jolt out of your trance, its 2pm, and you’re stuck at work (looking at real estate at work is the number 1 distraction below Facebook. Fact.). Heaving a sigh your thoughts return to work, but never really leave home buying. How do you start taking steps in the world of real estate? Most people get caught up in the “down…

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