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Property Crime: The Best Defense is a Good D...

Oct 03, 2017
Property crime happens. Burglary, larceny, theft, vandalism. It’s small-scale crime—until it happens to you. [more]
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How Much Does It Cost to Maintain Your Home?

Sep 18, 2017
Home maintenance isn’t optional. Things break, no matter how good they seem now—and homebuyers and homeowners [more]
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The End of Junk Mail

Aug 29, 2017
Every homeowner’s mailbox gets inundated with junk mail. Catalogues, credit card ads, weekly coupons. Marketi [more]
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No More Meter Readings, No More Surprises

Jul 28, 2017
Energy meters are changing across Seattle, and it’s for the best. Starting yesterday, new, advanced meters wi [more]
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Don’t Let Ivy Turn Seattle Into a Ecol...

Jul 06, 2017
We’re well into yardwork season, and sun-soaked homeowners are planting gardens, landscaping lawns, digging f [more]
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2017 Property Value

Jun 01, 2017
If you own property, your new valuation notice will arrive sometime in the next few months. If your property is in [more]
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Homeowner’s Insurance: The Basics

May 08, 2017
Homeowner’s insurance covers four things: 1. Your Home If your home is damaged by fire, hail, lightning, hurr [more]
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To Keep a Tenant

Apr 27, 2017
Moving sucks. It’s usually worth it, but I won’t sugarcoat the hassle of packing everything you own into boxes, loa [more]
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NASA-approved Houseplants for Fresher Air: P...

Apr 18, 2017
  Part Two of our Houseplants for Fresher Air guide, based on NASA’s studies and recommendations. The best hou [more]
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NASA-approved Houseplants for Fresher Air: P...

Apr 10, 2017
Part One of our Houseplants for Fresher Air guide, based on NASA’s studies and recommendations. The best houseplant [more]
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Are You Overpaying for Electricity This Year...

Mar 23, 2017
Higher-than-normal electric bill? Seattle City Light may have overcharged you. Yes, it’s been cold, and true, [more]
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5 Tax Deductions of Home-Ownership

Feb 14, 2017
We’ve entered tax season. I, for one, would rather have Round Two of the Holidays. But around this time each year, [more]
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