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Best Countertops for Busy Kitchens

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | August 24, 2017

Pros and cons of 7 countertop materials  Replacing a scratched, scorched, stained, or just plain unattractive countertop can transform any kitchen. Happily, there are lots of options in a wide range of prices. A new laminate countertop can cost as little as $5 per square foot. Or you could easily…


11 things sellers should do once the for sale sign is in the ground

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | August 8, 2017

Selling a home is a business — take the personal out of it Sellers should keep the home in a ready-to-show state, which means toning down decor, cranking the air conditioning and turning up the lights. The sellers have decluttered, painted, made repairs and spiffed up the landscaping. The curb appeal is at…


The Beck Real Estate Group was Named one of 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents in WA

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | July 27, 2017

(Redmond, WA, July 2017) Mike, Susie & Katie Beck of Beck Real Estate Group with John L. Scott was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow…


Be Aware & Protect Yourself From Wire Fraud

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | July 11, 2017

Cyber criminals are increasingly sending false messages on behalf of home sellers, real estate agents, title agents and lenders, and many times these messages involve instructions to transfer money. Here are some measures you should consider taking to reduce the chances of falling victim to fraudulent instructions: CALL, DON’T EMAIL…


What Do Condo Fees Cover? A Lot More Than You Think

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | September 21, 2016

If you’ve ever looked into buying a condo, you’ve noted that, in addition to your monthly mortgage payment and property taxes, you’ll be required to pay monthly condo fees. So what do these fees cover? Generally, they pay for the maintenance of any amenities outside your personal living space that you share…


Beck’s Real Estate Group Wins Best Realtor in Redmond

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | September 17, 2016

We are proud to have received first place in this local contest.  Thanks to all our fans, followers, partners and friends. If you cannot see the winners below you can open the PDF here.


4 Ways The Real Estate Market Changes After Labor Day

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | September 6, 2016

The summer home-buying frenzy wanes after Labor Day, but you can still take advantage of what the fall season offers. The time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, unofficially known as fall, is prime time for enjoying the great outdoors. And while there’s no substitute for spending time in natural green…


What is the ARCH program? Affordable housing in King County’s Eastside

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | August 24, 2016

As the population of the Greater Seattle area has grown, so has the need for affordable housing. High salaries in the tech heavy areas of East King County have made it difficult for lower income residents to find affordable places to live. In order to ensure the availability of reasonably…


Renovations That Add Value to a Home

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | June 13, 2016

I liked this article. It’s true, sellers should choose their home improvement projects carefully. In the Seattle area, inventory has been extremely low for years now making many buyers intent on buying a house, any house, but that won’t be the case forever. A little research into what improvements are…


How to Make Your Home Offer Stand Out

By Mike, Susie & Katie Beck | May 10, 2016

Making an offer on a house is a lot like being a cast member on The Bachelor. The contestants are attractive and polite on the outside, while trying to show the man of their dreams (or, in this case the seller of the house) why they’re deserving of that elusive rose. However,…