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Mary Lee's Realty News
February 2018 Visit my website |

Three Simple Tips for Home
Decorating Success


Even if it's your dream to have an elegant, classy home, it's easy to get overwhelmed looking at picture-perfect homes on Pinterest or in magazines. If you want to redecorate your home but don't know where to start, here are three simple tips for successful decorating:

1. Start Neutral, Then Slowly Add In Colors and Patterns
Beginning with a neutral color palette... Read More

National Home Sales Reach Highest
Pace in a Decade


The economy has been booming for the past few quarters, with a strong stock market and high employment numbers. This has led to an increase in demand for homes. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, "Move-up buyers with considerable down payments and those with cash made up a bulk of the sales activity last month." There is a greater supply of homes... Read More

Easy Ways to Boost Your Health in Five Minutes per Day


Stay Hydrated: Drinking enough water each day helps to boost hydration, improve energy, and aid digestion. But drinking before meals may offer another benefit: it can help you to eat less and lose more weight. One study found drinking 16 ounces of water in the half hour before meals led to nearly three pounds of weight loss on average over a 12-week period when compared to those who did not drink before a meal... Read More

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Moving Up: Selling Your Home and Buying Another


Buying your first home was a great experience, and you've built up some equity in your investment. Now you want to purchase a new home and use the equity and profit from your current house as a down payment. While there is no certainty that your old and new dream houses will close at the same time, there are several options to choose from when moving up. But, first, make sure to arrange your financing and hire a real estate broker who is experienced in this type of transaction. Good negotiation skills are important for both selling and buying. This is not a do-it-yourself type of project. Once you've hired a professional, choose... Read More

Four Uplifting Ideas for LED Downlights in Your Kitchen


Using LED downlights to illuminate your kitchen can take your kitchen decor from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether you're starting a major kitchen remodel or just giving your current kitchen an update, here are four ideas for using LEDs effectively.

1. Under-Cabinet Lighting

Preparing food on a well-lit work surface is so much more enjoyable than working in poor lighting. Fitting LEDs to the underside of cabinets is a great way to illuminate work surfaces and provide a more localized light than that from overhead lighting. LEDs complement ceiling lights to provide interesting areas of light and shadow throughout the room... Read More

Mary Lee, 2731 77th Ave SE, Suite 205, Mercer Island WA 98040
The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

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