Links to More Resources
- A federally sponsored site about increasing the energy efficiency of your home.
- Find out the rating for your zip code from the Environmental Protection Agency.
- The main King County government site.
Home Care Topics
- The queen of home-cleaning tips with an active reader forum with their own tips.
- Dedicated to serving the fastest growing segment of the home improvement marketplace - women do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) who have the economic staying power and the personal desire to improve their home environment.
Home care library
- It's a commercial website - but Bob Vila's the expert in home repair & he has an extensive how-to library online.
The Enhanced Home
- Our recommended stager. Eduardo uses your own furniture & decorations to stage your home, which saves you money - and work!
- Tools to calculate the return on specific home improvement.
IRS Tax Tips
- Some basic info from the Internal Revenue Service about their home selling rules.
- The numbers on how a professionally staged home increases your sales price.
Zillow - Quick Price Guide
- For an initial idea of what your home is worth. The number is approximate and is usually within 10% of the sales price. For a free comprehensive market analysis, contact Kay Rigley.
- Search site for local restaurants, spas, shopping, movies and everything else they can think of. With 'Best of Seattle' votes by locals.
Department of Neighborhoods
- A growing number of Seattle neighborhoods have established Web pages. Some have been authored by representatives of neighborhood organizations and some by individuals working independently. You can search by map location.
King Country Library System
- Although the neighborhood libraries tend to be short on materials, they can order in just about any resource you need.
Kiro TV's Guide
- Listed by names; this guide includes the great Seattle area including the Eastside. It has commercial links, but also good links for more info about each area.
- Type in an address and get an aerial view of your home and neighborhood.
- Local, fully-fenced parks where dog owners can bring their dogs to run & play with other dogs.
Real-Time traffic map
- Check traffc on major interstates and highways before you get on the road. Updated every few minutes.
- Quick facts demographics sorted by zip code.
- Recent headlines, hidden history, contact lists, school ratings, restaurant reviews, homes for sale, park locations and more. Get in-depth and easy-to-use info on 85 communities in nine regions.
Real Estate Sites
- CNN's master site on everything real estate.
- Collection of lots of articles about taking care of your home.
- A good general resource that serves both clients and agents.
WSJ Real Estate
- The Wall Street Journal's master site on everything real estate.
School Sites & Reports
- Seattle Times comprehensive guide to local schools.
- Cable & internet service.
Seattle City Light
- Provides electricity for all of Seattle. Most related activities can be done on their site.
- Local internet provider with great customer service & positive community involvement.