Weekly Listing Round Up!

It has been a busy week for us and we have several Tehaleh listings available.  Take a peek and let us know if we can get you into one of these amazing homes! 

Listed at $670,000

Gorgeous move in ready home on HUGE lot in Tehaleh! This home has it all! 4 bedrooms, with one being a mini-master suite in addition to Master bedroom. 3.5 bathrooms, gigantic upper loft and den on main. Kitchen with butler’s pantry, double ovens, pot filler over gas cooktop and large island overlooking great-room. A/C with Nest “smart connect” thermostat. French doors lead out to to over sized patio with gas hookup and private putting green with sprinkler system! 3 car garage has electric car charger with overhead storage. 

http://bit.ly/39Qlx6z

Listed at $579,950

Finally, a Next-Gen home in Tehaleh on a greenbelt is now available! This amazing Bainbridge (Home Within A Home) by Lennar will not disappoint even the pickiest of buyers! Main home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms + loft and tech center. Main floor suite is 1 bedroom + .75 bathrooms and has separate entry. Home features Smart Home Automation by Amazon and is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™. Chef’s kitchen boasts an over-sized quartz kitchen island, stainless appliances and large pantry. Fully fenced, private back yard, A/C too!

http://bit.ly/31Z074E

Listed at $649,950

Exquisite MainVue resale features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms + all of the luxury that comes standard with a MainVue home! Extra special because it backs to a gorgeous pond and park with views of the Cascades. Main floor den is set away from main living areas for privacy. Great room boasts an abundance of natural light with ceiling-height walls of sliding glass that opens to the Outdoor Room with fireplace. In the kitchen enjoy Quartz counters, huge pantry and Electrolux appliances. Amazing master suite, A/C and more!

http://bit.ly/36GUE4v

February Business Spotlight

If you are anything like me, your Pinterest board is filled with home improvement projects that you would love to tackle, however, you just do not have the time or skill set to make it come to fruition.  Or maybe, with Spring around the corner your home could use some sprucing up.

Luckily, we have our very own contractor/home services professional right here in Tehaleh! I sat down with the owner of Bear Hands Home Services, and Tehaleh resident Benjamin Fuller, to find out more about him, his company and the many services they offer.

Benjamin and his family moved into Tehaleh in 2017 from Arizona and states that they love the PNW.  He has twenty years of cyber security experience but felt stuck behind a computer screen.  Benjamin stated that he has had a lifelong hobby of carpentry and loves working with his hands. As a result, Bear Hands Home Service was launched on July 1st, 2019, on the third birthday of his son, whom the business is named after. 

Currently, Bear Hands Home Services employs three Tehaleh residents and is looking to hire two more people.  Some of the services they offer include painting, home inspection services, smart home products installation, TV mounts, fence staining and repair, wainscoting, trim and molding, outdoor kitchens, window and door repair, outdoor lighting, to name a few.

Personally, some of his favorite projects to work on are wainscoting, ceiling trim and wood beams.

When asked what he loves most about owning a business in Tehaleh, he states that 99% of his business is from Tehaleh residents so he gets to meet and truly get to know his neighbors on a more personal level instead of just as clients. He loves that he is able to do what he is passionate about and that his clients trust him to make BIG changes to their homes. Over the next few years, he hopes to grow and serve as many neighbors in Tehaleh as he can with minimal wait times.

Outside of work, Benjamin likes to be in the outdoors, or doing woodworking.  He also enjoys mentoring and volunteering.

It is evident not only in talking with Benjamin, but also his client reviews, that he loves what he does.

Brand New Townhomes Are Coming To Tehaleh!

Have you wanted to buy in Tehaleh but just couldn’t swing it or maybe the homes were more space than you wanted? We have exciting news to share with you!

Tehaleh is getting it’s very first condominium development and will be called Discovery Park Townhomes

Discovery Park will offer six different open floorplan townhomes ranging from 1,450 sq. ft to 1,751 sq. ft, complete with their own two-car garage and private gated courtyard. Equally exciting is that with Lennar you get the Everything’s Included package which means each townhome will be outfitted with things like stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and Wi-Fi certified home designs.

Now for the important part, the price. Prices will start in the high $200,000s making it affordable for those who want to experience the Tehaleh lifestyle for themselves!!

Groundbreaking is scheduled for November 2020, but we wanted to get you in on the action NOW! Make sure to contact us so that we can get you on the VIP list and be your guide throughout the process.

What You Need To Know About Debt Consolidation

February 18, 2020 Liz Johnson

If you’re carrying around a lot of debt, the number of payments and the various interest rates you have can make managing it quite difficult. Some people choose to get this under control through debt consolidation. By consolidating your debts, you can reduce multiple items to a single payment with a single interest rate, making your finances easier to manage. Before rushing into debt consolidation, though, it’s important that you take the time to understand exactly how it works and what its benefits are.

Consolidating Your Debt

As its name implies, debt consolidation is the process of combining multiple debts into one that is (theoretically) easier to make payments on. Debt consolidation can even combine different types of debt such as loans and credit cards into a single debt. At its most basic, debt consolidation establishes a new loan or line of credit and then uses that to make payments against the other debts to pay them off. This leaves you with a single remaining debt. Depending on how you manage your consolidation, though, there may be a few differences in your experience.

Consolidation Loans

Taking out a loan to consolidate debt is one of the most common forms of debt consolidation. These loans are typically pretty straightforward, since the borrowed money is used to pay off existing debts and you simply need to pay off the loan after that point. In some cases, you may even be able to piggyback debt consolidation on top of a loan taken out for a purchase, borrowing extra to pay off existing debt. Just be sure to check with your lender to make sure this sort of use is okay before borrowing the money for it.

Credit Card Consolidation

Credit card consolidations typically occur when taking out a new card, using balance transfers to consolidate your existing balances to a single card. This is especially useful if the card has an introductory interest rate such as a 0 percent APR for six months or some other promotion. The theory remains the same, however; instead of having balances across multiple cards, you have only one balance to focus on and pay down.

Debt Management Programs

Though not necessarily a true “consolidation”, debt management programs are another way to get debt under control. These programs can negotiate with debtors, allowing you to make payments on a negotiated schedule without worrying about late fees and other costs piling up. You may have restrictions placed on you such as not being able to take out additional loans, but you will have the advantage of not having to work through getting your debt under control by yourself.

The Effects of Consolidation

Debt consolidation can have a major impact on your financial health, both improving your credit score and helping you to pay down your existing debts faster. It can also save you time and money, since you’ll only have one set of interest charges instead of multiple to keep track of. Best of all, most forms of debt consolidation won’t have a negative impact on things like buying a house since there isn’t a special classification to the loans or transfers in most cases. Even debt management won’t necessarily interfere, since its restrictions are usually focused on unsecured loans instead of secured ones like a mortgage.

What to Watch Out For

There are a few things that you should be careful of when looking into debt consolidation. Perhaps the most important is to avoid getting yourself even deeper in debt once you pay off the balance of your credit cards or other lines of credit. The goal is to pay off what you owe, so hold off on using your cards again until you’re more financially stable. You should also watch out for predatory lenders and fraudulent debt consolidation companies that will charge you a significant amount for things that you could manage on your own for free.

Is Consolidation Right for You?

If you aren’t sure whether debt consolidation is right for you, HomeKeepr may be able to help. Sign up today for free and get in touch with loan experts who can advise you on getting your finances in order without having to sacrifice your big dreams like owning your own home.

This Valentines Day, Give The Gift of A House!!

We have a gorgeous new listing open this weekend for you to view! Come check it out and fall in love!!

Open House
Sunday, February 16th
(1:00 pm-4:00 pm)

Finally, a Next-Gen home in Tehaleh on a greenbelt is now available! This amazing Bainbridge (Home Within A Home) by Lennar will not disappoint even the pickiest of buyers! Main home features 3 beds, 2.5 baths + loft & tech center. Main floor suite is 1 bed + .75 bath & has separate entry. Home features Smart Home Automation by Amazon & is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™. Chef’s kitchen boasts an over-sized quartz kitchen island, stainless appliances & large pantry. Fully fenced, private back yard, A/C too!

Weekly Tehaleh Homes Listing Round Up

LISTED FOR $529,950 AND NOW PENDING!
Do you love Magnolia homes? This 5 bedroom, 2.75 bathroom home on a true greenbelt is what you’ve been looking for! Main floor features 2 story great room which opens to the chef’s kitchen with gas range, walk-in pantry & upgraded cabinets, bedroom & 3/4 bath plus durable LVT wood flooring throughout. Open spindle staircase leads you to the loft, Master with 2 walk-in closets & 3 additional bedrooms. Double french sliders lead to covered patio with fireplace to enjoy the tranquility of your private back yard.
  http://bit.ly/36Got3F 
LISTED FOR $489,950 AND NOW CONTINGENT!
Move in ready 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a large flat back yard is ready for you to call home! Gleaming wood floors throughout the main level aside from the office and 1/2 bath on main. Kitchen boasts huge island that opens to great room with tons of natural light. On the main floor you will find a planning/tech center, spacious mudroom and laundry room. Upstairs you’ll find a huge master suite, 3 more bedrooms, bathroom and loft.
 http://bit.ly/37SG9u6
Listed at $649,950
Exquisite MainVue resale features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms + all of the luxury that comes standard with a MainVue home! Extra special because it backs to a gorgeous pond & park with views of the Cascades. Main floor den is set away from main living areas for privacy. Great room boasts an abundance of natural light with ceiling-height walls of sliding glass that opens to the Outdoor Room with fireplace. In the kitchen enjoy Quartz counters, huge pantry & Electrolux appliances. Amazing master suite, A/C & more!
http://bit.ly/36GUE4v 

Homeownership Among Singles: A Growing Trend

February 6, 2020 Liz Johnson

When a lot of people think of buying a home, they picture it as a part of settling down and building a family. There’s a pretty good reason for this; couples and families do make up a significant portion of the home-buying population. But there is a growing trend among buyers that bucks this tradition: Single people have become increasingly likely to shop for a home in recent years.

The Importance of Singles Buying Homes

There are multiple reasons why the increase in singles buying homes is noteworthy. The uptick may be due in part to overall changes in society, with individuals marrying or starting families later in life, after trying to achieve stability. It also speaks to the increased economic power of the Millennial generation, with those in their 20s and 30s able to buy a home of their own even as they’re working on building a career.

Of course, there is one other important thing about more singles buying homes that is easy to overlook. Those looking to sell their home may focus on making their property as appealing as possible to older buyers or those with families, missing out on this growing segment of homebuyers. Realizing that more singles are buying homes allows sellers to market their property to a wider range of buyers, increasing the likelihood of selling a home quickly and without having to compromise substantially on asking price.

Women as Homebuyers

One specific aspect of the increase in single homebuyers that is worth noting is the fact that single women are significantly more likely to buy homes than single men. In fact, as many as 1 in 5 potential buyers is likely to be a single woman according to recent trends. This is around twice as likely as a buyer being a single male. This difference is especially noteworthy when you consider that, on average, women typically earn only around 80 percent as much as men working in similar roles.

This is another point that sellers should consider when putting their homes on the market. Not only is it increasingly likely that singles will be interested in the property, but when they are, they will probably be women shopping for a home. This really shakes up old mindsets that focus on married couples buying with the husband as a negotiator trying to get the best price on the home purchase.

Attracting Single Buyers

Single homebuyers may have different criteria when shopping for a house than couples or families. They may look for smaller properties, homes with large yards for gardening or other characteristics that might not be as important to couples or families. Location can be viewed differently by single buyers as well; they are less likely to be concerned with school districts and proximity to parks or other family destinations, and more likely to consider proximity to work or attractions that appeal to singles.

Realizing how the priorities differ when it comes to buyers who are single versus couples and families can affect how you advertise the home you have for sale. Listings in areas that aren’t ideal for families can be targeted toward single buyers instead, focusing on those aspects that a single woman or man might find appealing. Even if you don’t target your sales specifically toward singles, being mindful of the differences can help you to create home listings that have a wider appeal across a range of potential buyers.

Prepping Your Home

If you’re putting your home on the market, it’s important to keep single buyers in mind. If you aren’t sure how to do this, you might consider bringing in a decorator or interior design expert that can help you to make your home as appealing as possible to a wider range of potential buyers. Sign up for a free HomeKeepr account today to find the pro that can help you find the buyer that’s right for you.

Weekly House Round Up!

18323 131st St E, Bonney Lake
Do you love Magnolia homes? This 5 bedroom, 2.75 bathroom home on a true greenbelt is what you’ve been looking for! Main floor features 2 story great room which opens to the chef’s kitchen with gas range, walk-in pantry & upgraded cabinets, bedroom & 3/4 bath plus durable LVT wood flooring throughout. Open spindle staircase leads you to the loft, Master with 2 walk-in closets & 3 additional bedrooms. Double french sliders lead to covered patio with fireplace to enjoy the tranquility of your private back yard. 
 http://bit.ly/36Got3F 
19635 139th St E, Bonney Lake
Move in ready 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a large flat back yard is ready for you to call home! Gleaming wood floors throughout the main level aside from the office and 1/2 bath on main. Kitchen boasts huge island that opens to great room with tons of natural light. On the main floor you will find a planning/tech center, spacious mudroom and laundry room. Upstairs you’ll find a huge master suite, 3 more bedrooms, bathroom and loft. Tehaleh features 20+ miles of trails and 11 parks.
 http://bit.ly/37SG9u6
14515 Overlook Dr E, Bonney Lake
Exquisite MainVue resale features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms + all of the luxury that comes standard with a MainVue home! Extra special because it backs to a gorgeous pond & park with views of the Cascades. Main floor den is set away from main living areas for privacy. Great room boasts an abundance of natural light with ceiling-height walls of sliding glass that opens to the Outdoor Room with fireplace. In the kitchen enjoy Quartz counters, huge pantry & Electrolux appliances. Amazing master suite, A/C & more!
http://bit.ly/36GUE4v 

Weekly Listing Round Up

Exquisite MainVue resale features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms + all of the luxury that comes standard with a MainVue home! Extra special because it backs to a gorgeous pond & park with views of the Cascades. Main floor den is set away from main living areas for privacy. Great room boasts an abundance of natural light with ceiling-height walls of sliding glass that opens to the Outdoor Room with fireplace. In the kitchen enjoy Quartz counters, huge pantry & Electrolux appliances. Amazing master suite, A/C & more!
http://bit.ly/36GUE4v 
Move in ready 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a large flat back yard is ready for you to call home! Gleaming wood floors throughout the main level aside from the office and 1/2 bath on main. Kitchen boasts huge island that opens to great room with tons of natural light. On the main floor you will find a planning/tech center, spacious mudroom and laundry room. Upstairs you’ll find a huge master suite, 3 more bedrooms, bathroom and loft. Tehaleh features 20+ miles of trails and 11 parks.
http://bit.ly/37SG9u6
This listing is NOT in Tehaleh but if you are wanting property to spread out, or as a weekend get-away spot, this one is perfect!
Imagine living on your very own private 60 acres, on the river, in the gated community of Carbon River Heights! Come build your dream home while you live in the very comfortable, light & bright 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom ADU on top of the 2 car garage. Ductless AC/ heat plus all appliances stay! Close by is the 28×60 shop with RV dump, power & pellet stove & room for 6+ cars. Both buildings connected to auto start diesel generator w/ 400 amp svc & 140gal tank. Features include chicken coop, greenhouse, fire pit.
http://bit.ly/2RdGctD

January Business Spotlight

Do you have trouble finding amazing skincare that actually does what it says it will? I did too until I found MaxDahlia. This brand is truly the real deal, they focus on developing formulas using only the most beneficial, scientifically proven ingredients that are clean and non toxic and combining them with plant based nutrients.

I recently did an interview with the owner and local Tehaleh resident, Meisha to dig deeper into her business and find out how she started creating fresh skincare.

Meisha launched MaxDahlia just 1 year ago but has been working on creating skincare and perfecting her formulas for several years prior. She told me that she has been obsessed with skin care and the beauty industry since she was 8. 

Starting a skincare business wasn’t really on her radar until she got pregnant, at that point she became very cautious about the products she was using on her body. Meisha really started digging into what ingredients were in the products that were on the market and knew that she could do better. She started taking tons of chemistry, biology and organic biology classes and did a ton of research on each ingredient that she uses in her products today.

When I asked Meisha what she loved most about her business she said that when clients reach out to her and let her know that their skin has improved and looks great. She truly feels that with the hectic schedules and worries in everyone’s daily lives their skin shouldn’t be something they have to worry about. Connecting with her clients has a huge impact on her.

One of the toughest questions I asked Meisha was which product was her favorite. I was really intrigued to find out since I personally love her whole line. She told me that she loves Flora-A Treatment Creme Oil, her routine in the evening and finishing up with Flora-A is her favorite way to end her day. Needless to say this was a tough question for her to answer.

When Meisha isn’t in her lab mixing products and filling orders you can find her spending time with her two kiddos and husband, doing Yoga (another big passion of hers), going to a great rock concert in the area, or creating new skincare products. After our conversation I could truly feel the passion she has for her business and her clients.