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Doug Holman’s Real Estate Insider — Fall 2015

October 29th, 2015 by Doug Holman

  Photo credit: Joseph Koenig Red hot real estate Summer is over, school is back in session, and as predicted in January, this year’s real estate market has been hot, hot, hot. Leading to the inevitable question, “Can this continue?” In the words of the recently deceased Yogi Berra, “It’s like deja-vu all over again.” Many […]

New listing in Maple Leaf! $435,000

October 6th, 2015 by Doug Holman

YOU MUST: Keep it, store it, or shred it

December 19th, 2014 by Doug Holman

One of my greatest joys that costs “nuthin” is getting rid of old tax returns and all of the supporting documents that goes along with them.  Don’t get the wrong idea, I’m not saying our tax return is “soooo” complicated because we’ve got “soooo” much stuff going on.  We are not the west coast Trumps. […]

Micro celebrities

December 15th, 2014 by Doug Holman

Thank you to Amy Luu for being a part of our Zillow Video which will “air” in Zillow home searches for 98155.        

Is there a cold spot in your house? Stuck with electric baseboards? Remodeling an unfinished space?

November 17th, 2014 by Doug Holman

A DUCTLESS MINI-SPLIT HEAT SYSTEM may be right for you Ductless mini split HVAC systems are a lesser known heating and cooling alternative that may be the perfect solution for your needs.  Mini-splits are ductless.  Taking ductwork out of the equation immediately eliminates 20-30% of heat loss but the added bonus of freeing up space. […]

Seattle home prices up again

November 5th, 2014 by Doug Holman

MARKET UPDATE In short, the real estate market is still hot in the greater Seattle area. Prices had actually fallen a bit between July and August but are up again for September and October.  The inventory of homes is still low, less than a 4-6 month supply which signifies a balanced market.  The median price […]

New 3.8% tax may affect your next real estate transaction

December 20th, 2012 by Doug Holman

Come January 1st 2013, a new tax on investment income will take effect.  This tax will only affect individuals with an adjusted gross income (AGI) in excess of $200,000 and couples with and AGI above $250,000.  While this tax is designed to affect the wealthy, certain scenarios could end up snagging you in this new […]

Get rid of that old refrigerator (and other stuff) the EASY way

December 10th, 2012 by Doug Holman

Recently in a fit of productivity I made a number of trips to the dump; also known as a transfer station for those under the age of 30, who’ve never laid eyes on an actual dump.  Between 3 different properties (upcoming new listing, a rental property and my own home), 4 significant dump runs were […]