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  • A range of skills may be needed to repair your home’s exterior

    Posted on May 9, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    If your home needs a myriad of repairs or replacements, it may be best to find a contractor who can do it all for you rather than pulling together a team of specialists.
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  • Understanding the process of selling land

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Can you walk me through the process of selling land? The price of land depends on location, value of any buildings, and the ability to develop and customize the lot.
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  • 10 tips for staging your home to sell

    Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Designers share their top secrets for staging your existing home so that it shows well — and sells.
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  • The timeframe of building a new home

    Posted on Apr 18, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    How Much Time Does It Take to Build a Home These Days? As a Seattle-area homebuilder, a question I hear from prospects and clients frequently is, “How long will it take you to build my new home?” It’s a legitimate question. Because I have a bit of history with this kind of activity, it’s generally been a question I don’t have too much trouble answering.
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  • Perspectives on how rising mortgage rates may affect your ability to buy a new home

    Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    How will these rising mortgage rates affect our ability to buy a new home? Financing is a key consideration when you’re thinking about building a new home. Researching and securing the best loan for your home is no small feat. For many years, we’ve enjoyed historically low interest rates for home loans. Now there are signs that this is changing. How high will rates go and how much will that matter to you?
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  • Wood offers sturdy, natural choice for builders

    Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    The benefits of building with wood range from its natural beauty and structural versatility to a capacity to be uniquely crafted.
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  • Rainier Custom Homes Interviews Interior Designers

    Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in:
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    • Remodel
    When it comes to the interior design of your home, where do you begin your planning? When your next custom project looms on the horizon, think through and consider the following counsel from three of Rainier Custom Homes' most active interior design partners.
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  • Finding a contractor in Seattle’s hot housing market

    Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Here are some suggestions for setting realistic expectations, getting off on the right foot with your contractor, and moving through the process of a home remodel with ease.
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  • How to restore your worn hardwood floors

    Posted on Mar 15, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Here some advice to restoring your worn hardwood floors.
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  • HomeWork: Do your research, set expectation before building a home

    Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    There are several key things to consider before pulling the trigger on a plan to build your own home.
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