Allyn, WA Real Estate News

By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
  This bayshore 1 bedroom home for sale in Allyn, WA is the perfect place to hang your hat, especially if you’re a water-lover and fan of all the great activities a large body of water has to offer. Beautifully situated among the lush, verdant trees of the North Bay shore, this charming 1 bedroom home for sale in Allyn WA provides a place where you can truly relax in the rejuvenating comfort of nature. The bay, in all its glory, is just steps from your home, across the E North Bay Road, and the neighborhood is tranquil, tree-lined and oh-so-quiet. The Port of Allyn offers a dock for your boat some 1,000 feet from the driveway of this 1 bedroom home for sale in Allyn WA. Take a pleasant stroll down the shore to a wonderful boat house restaurant and bar, or visit other unique shops along ...
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  From experience, We all know know that a "well-polished" house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home because if what they can see is maintained, what they can't see has probably also been maintained. In readying your house for sale, consider: How much should you spendIn preparing your home for the market, spend as little money as possible. Buyers will be impressed by a brand new roof, but they aren't likely to give you enough extra money to pay for it. There is a big difference between making minor and inexpensive "polishes" and "touch-ups" to your house, such as putting new knobs on cabinets and a fresh coat of neutral paint in the living room, and doing extensive and costly ren...
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By Nathan M, President (Rentec Direct)
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software)
As you may or may not recall, depending on how close-knit you are within CPA circles, there was a significant new tax consequence and reporting requirement introduced for landlords within the Small Business Jobs Act and the healthcare reform bill passed in 2010.This new reporting requirement was introduced to help the IRS better monitor landlord property expenses by requiring a 1099 to be filed for all independent landlords for payments during the year to any vendor or individual exceeding $600.  Examples of 1099 recipients would include: gardeners, landscapers, contractors, property managers and repair services.Earlier this year with support from Realtors, landlords, and landlord associations such as the NARPM all contacting their representatives to object to this over-reaching reporti...
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By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
Holiday Happenings in Allyn, WA~Santa Claus is coming to town & More!   Unbelievable how quickly the holidays have happened upon us!   My granddaughter and grandson were just telling me about the wish lists they have made for Santa and now they need to get their list to Santa!!  What better way to do it than go to the man himself!!   Save the dates!   There is a lot happening around the town of Allyn! November 26th – Saturday – Santa Claus is coming to the Port of  Allyn waterfront park on Saturday, November 26th!!   He will be arriving at 4:00PM via fire engine courtesy of Local fire District 5  and their elves!   Get their early to enjoy ALL the festive activities starting  and easy way to get your lists into Santa! There will be music, drinks, home backed cookies and craft activities...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
The Northwest is full of treasures. From the dew drops sliding off the limb of an ancient cedar tree to the morning mist revealing a lake born to reflect Rainier. The newborn deer stumble up from the soft earth to breath in a new day. The  blossoms emerging from their nights slumber beckon them to breakfast. Time changes everything as it drifts from season to season and century to century calling all to try again. Life is full of moments that are made for each one of us. If we pause long enough we may be able to catch one and enjoy its depth.
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
My Grandma's house was home to us all the entire time I was growing up. It was the one thing in my life I could count on. Grandma would be at the dining room table reading a book and enjoying a steaming cup of coffee with cream and sugar of course, at any given moment. A fresh baked batch of cookies could disappear before your eyes  and a beautiful display of flowers from her garden could always be found delighting the table's center.   Why does this memory matter? Because it is a gift. A gift that was given without strings attached. A place I could count on when the rest of the day stormed around me. It was her house that was home to me. The place where cousins gathered dressed up for  the occasion and forbidden to get dirty,  aunts and uncles debated the politics of the day and the pl...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Todays market is another reason why clients can buy real estate and have something to show for the purchase! The news today went something like this-- The Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 527 points, the second consecutive rout since the Federal Reserve announced a change in strategy for fighting the economic slowdown.At the close of trading, the Dow was down 391.01 points, or 3.5 percent, at 10,733.83. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 37.18, or 3.2 percent, to 1,129.58. The Nasdaq composite fell 82.52, or 3.3 percent, to 2,455.67.Nineteen stocks fell for every one that rose. Trading volume was high on the New York Stock Exchange, at 6.9 billion.Oil and metals prices, which rely on economic demand, sank. Traders sought the safety of Treasury bonds   Keep in mind the posi...
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By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
Selling a Home in the Allyn, Belfair, Hood Canal & Grapeview, WA Area  Successfully Marketing Your Home Online Selling a home is always an important task that has a lot of risks and rewards involved with it.   With more than 89% of home buyers using the internet to do research and look at homes, the online marketing of homes for sale in Allyn, Belfair, Hood Canal & Grapeview, WA Area is critical.   In this article we will look at the 3 most important factors in online marketing of real estate and how they can be used to better market your property and get more people to contact your agent and then physically see your home.   According to the National Association of Realtors 2010 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the 3 most important features of a real estate website for buyers are:   ...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
  Geoduck Festival The 1st Annual Geoduck Festival is an action filled day in Allyn, on Saturday June 4, 2011.  This all day event will include food, festivites, live bands all day, free Geoduck Explorer Kits for the kids, vendors, oyster shucking, wood carving, beer garden and of course digging for the largest geoduck. Off - Site parking and shuttle service available. Take a day and enjoy this with your family! Auction to follow the wood carving exhibit.  Great with a beer too! www.daryldatus.com    
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Come to the Allyn Waterfront Park to enjoy a great weekend of live music and entertainment, over 80 vendor booths and attractions and oh, so much more! This annual event is sponsored by the Allyn Community Association. On Saturday, a complete dinner of fresh alder-smoked salmon will be served from noon to 6pm. On Sunday, Taylor Shellfish and Xinh's Clam & Oyster House will be serving local oysters and clams ... there's even an All-You-Can-Eat Oyster Roast on Sunday from noon to 4pm. yum! Local crafters and art booths, beer and wine garden, Saturday dance under the gazebo (5pm), face painting, model boats, an Art Show, Hole-in-One and Oyster Shucking Contests and a special Chalk Art Tournament - it's all happening within the green grass and gardens of the beautiful Allyn Waterfront Park....
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Putting your house on the market? Before the "For Sale" sign goes up, give your property the ultimate spring cleaning. When it comes to showcasing your home for sale, there's no such thing as a house that's too clean. Here's what I recomend as an expert  you do to clean before holding an open house. Prior to your first open house, review each room for grime and clutter, including the garage, basement or attic, as there are multiple steps to a polished look.  And beware the too corny maneuver: apples baking in the oven are definitely out; the aromas of essentials oils, however, are in.Give yourself time to prep for an open house as every surface needs to be cleaned. And just like when company comes, clean and de-clutter to impress,  clean windows and screens, clean doors and finger-mark...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
  Over 1,200 trout planted in early April. They are about 11-13 inches long, have scales,and a wide eyed look. If you live in LakeLand Village head on down to the waterand see if you can spy one or two. They have been settling in and trying tofind the best hiding spots in the lake for the last few weeks. Residents inLakeLand Village were given the green light to begin fishing April 13th andmany have been spotted on the docks taking full advantage of the opportunity. On anothernote LakeLand Village has been doing an ample job of attracting ALL kinds ofwildlife in the last several weeks. Residents have been asked to take downtheir garbage in the morning and not leave it out overnight due to Bearsightings in the area. They have also been asked not to leave food out for thewildlife as it te...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
FHACredit requirements are covered in FHA Handbook 4155.1, Chapter 4,Section CChapter 7: Borrowers are eligible 2 years from discharge with no new adverse credit. Less than 2 years but not less than 12 months from discharge may be allowed when:extenuating circumstances beyond the borrower's control can be documented, andthe borrower has since demonstrated an ability to manage his/her financial affairs in a responsible mannerChapter 13: Eligible after 12 months acceptable payments, with permission of the courtFinancial mismanagement ‐ 3 years from completion dateExtenuating circumstances ‐ If the foreclosure was the result of documented extenuating circumstances that were beyond the control of the borrower and the borrower has reestablished good credit since the foreclosure, the lender...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Spring Home Checkup April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also bring leaky basements, moldy walls and costly cleanup. Regular maintenance on the outside of your home could save you thousands of dollars. You can take a few hours to do a Spring maintenance check-or you can wait for a storm to come along and show you where your home's weaknesses are.  You might take the following steps: l Make sure gutters are clean and stable. This ensures proper drainage and lessens the chance they will become flying debris in high wind. l While you're there, examine fascia or soffit boards. If they are rotting or soft, they may allow rain into your attic or atop interior walls. l Make sure downspouts are sloping away from the house and carrying water at least five feet away from foundation w...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
What you do in your vegetable garden right now can have a huge influence on how well it does next year. This is the time to get your soil in shape. Start by doing a good clean-up. What crops in your garden have finished production? Get those broccoli stumps and bolted lettuce onto the compost pile. You can work around the tomatoes, squash and beans that are still bearing. How often have you seen a vegetable garden in winter that was abandoned in October? You can picture it...dry bean vines still on the netting, rotten tomatoes on soggy vines hanging on their stakes, bolted spinach and seedpods on radishes. Resolve right now that your garden won't suffer that fate and start with sanitation. Sanitation simply means keeping the garden clean. Don't leave old pots, stakes, plastic bags, etc....
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength." www.daryldatus.com
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE...We should be especially careful to not erect barriers to our progress just because of a minor setback, like the one we had with last week's Pending Home Sales. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) index of signed contracts on existing homes slipped in January for the second month in a row. But the drop wasn't as bad as expected and, as the NAR's chief economist said: "We should not expect the recovery to be in a straight upward path--it will zig-zag at times."The latest NAR overall forecast gave an interesting picture of that recovery. Existing home sales should grow 8.1% this year and another 5.2% in 2012, with the median price essentially flat in 2011 before gaining over 3% next year. New home sales are forecast up about 5% this year, then up ov...
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Spring Cleaning Your Home   1 Make a list of the tasks you want to accomplish. Of course you know you want to do the main things you would do each day, like the dishes and the laundry. Once you get those down, you will need to add the tasks that you do monthly and semi-yearly. These are tasks like cleaning out closets, cleaning the windows and the oven. 2 Inventory your supplies. Now that you know exactly what you are going to do, you need to take stock of the supplies you have on hand, and consider what else you may need to get the job done. Yes, you have a broom, mop and vacuum, but do you have the oven cleaner you will need to clean the oven? Do you have bins and things to help you organize the closet, and other things that will help you storage wise? 3 With the list in hand, go to ...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
I know my strength, I know my ability, I know my determination, I WILL NOT BE DETERRED.     Dont let anybody shake you of your goals! Have a great end of the 1st quarter! www.daryldatus.com
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Winter months bring frosty temperatures, gusty winds and slippery sleet and snow, sending people indoors to seek warmth and shelter.  The chill in the air may also send a few uninvited pest guests into your home, too. Most homeowners don't think about winter pests until they see signs of an infestation, at which point treatment becomes more difficult. The best way to keep pests out of your home in the cooler months is to take preventative action before you have a problem.   Pests such as rodents and cockroaches seek food, water and shelter in the winter - all of which can be found in the comfort of your home.  In fact, smoky brown cockroaches can sense a temperature decrease of only five degrees, and chilly temperatures are a signal to them that it is time to move indoors.  Unfortunatel...
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