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Tuesday, October 19, 2021   /   by Tyler Webster

Seattle's Harvest Happenings!

The leaves have started turning, the temperature has turned crisp and pumpkins are appearing on porches - it must be fall! There are several harvest happenings among us, and we don't want you to miss out on the fun. Here are your Hill Team-approved fall festivities, sure to ignite all the warm and fuzzy fall feelings. 

Pumpkin Farm Fun

A quick trip north of Seattle will bring you to Bob's Corn Maze - this one's a community favorite, so be sure to buy your tickets online ahead of time!
Then just south of Seattle, you'll find Carpinito Brothers pumpkin patch and corn maze - plus a sweet view of Mt. Rainier! They even have opposing UW Husky and WSU Cougar corn mazes.
Craven Farm in Snohomish, and Remlinger Farms in Carnation are other awesome options for some good farm fun. Make sure to bring the kiddos!

Harvest Festivals

Head on over to our neck of the woods and partake in the West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest. Come dressed up in a costume, join the musical parade ...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021   /   by Jodi Hill

Three things you need to know about the real estate market

Three things you need to know about the real estate market

Is anyone else having trouble making sense of the real estate market? 
You’ve heard all the headlines:  
“The Real Estate Market is HOT”  “Unprecedented price increases” 
“Lowest Inventory in decades” “Housing Market on Steroids”
“Area home prices take biggest-ever 12-month leap”
“Home buyers face stiff competition” “Another record-breaking spike in home prices”
With heated messages like these coming at us every day, it’s no wonder we’re all a little freaked out and confused about what to do next.  The real estate market is complex, and many economic factors go into understanding the whole picture.  To simplify, here are 3 things you need to know.

1. Low supply + strong demand = rapid sale pace and higher prices

Of course you know this. When we say the market is “ ...

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Monday, February 22, 2021   /   by Jodi Hill

4 Essential Tips for Homebuyers in Today's Market

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and start looking for a new house!  Exciting...right? I mean, it should be.  And it can be if you are prepared.  Let me rephrase that: Don’t even think about looking for a new house without some advance prep-work!  I’m sure you’ve heard all the stories of multiple offers, low inventory, and general discouragement about the market. It’s true--this market can be brutal for the ill-prepared buyer, but it doesn’t have to be for you.  

Check out these 4 critical tips to get you started on the right foot.

Get your financing in order!  Unless you’re paying cash, this means getting in touch with a lender ASAP and starting the process of getting pre-approved.  Many lenders will go beyond the typical pre-approval and take you through the entire underwriting process up front, in order to help position you to a potential seller as a rock-solid buyer.  Do not wai; ...

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Thursday, January 28, 2021   /   by Jodi Hill

Bringing Everyone Home


Did you notice our new logo?  While this isn’t the exciting news, it is a result of our news! In our business we have the honor and privilege of helping people find their perfect home: a sanctuary to raise a family, a secure place to plan the future, a blank canvas to build their lives. There are many definitions of home, but when asked the question, “what does home mean to you?”, the words we hear over and over again are comfort, security, safety, happiness, freedom. We are blessed to be in a business where our work results in such positive changes in the lives of our clients.  HOWEVER, not everyone is so fortunate.  Too many people in our community are left without shelter as the homelessness crisis grows. 
At The Hill Team, we’ve always had a giving-centered approach to business.  We believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the community that has givm ...

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Monday, October 26, 2020   /   by Jodi Hill

To remodel or to move?

For most of us, life looks really different than it did before March 2020. I understand. When the initial stay-at-home order was issued in March, we had just started a major kitchen remodel and had just completed the demo phase.  Half of our main floor was taped off with sheets of plastic. Not awesome.  Needless to say, it was a total zoo.  What was normally our home office had already been converted to a make-shift kitchen/dining room, and every other room was occupied or off limits.  So at the same time we were told to stay home from work and school, we had to get even more creative with our space.  My husband and I hauled an old desk into our bedroom and we took turns working there and at the living room couch, the kids each holed up in their bedrooms for school, and we made it work.  But it was FAR from ideal. Oh, did I mention that we were washing dishes in the bathtub?  I digress.

Obviously this was a temporary problem for us, but I understan ...

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