This website was created to provide service to the community that I love so much.
Whether you are thinking about moving to Woodinville or you already call it home, this website is your go to resource for Everything Woodinville. The intent of this website is to compile all the needed information for residents and potential residents in the City of Woodinville into one place. My hope is that this website showcases the amazing people and beautiful places of Woodinville.
I intend to update the content and information often but would love to hear back from other residents or visitors to this site. I want this to be a resource that we can all use and I need your help to do that. Please contact me with any feedback or ideas you might have for the website. I would love to incorporate them. The residents of Woodinville are what make this city amazing, so please don’t hesitate to send your suggestions my way.
Additionally, for those of you that are considering Woodinville, you are also encouraged to contact me with ideas or information that you want included as well. We are a welcoming community and look forward to having you here.
Based on the 2016 Annual Police Services Report, it looks like Woodinville is headed in the right direction.
Reference Woodinville Police Department. 2016 Police Services Report. (2017, March 14). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/WoodinvillePD/posts/1494790767197913.
Any improvements to your home should be done to maintain or increase value. Maintaining your home can include adding new roofing, fixing plumbing issues, or staying on top of your pest control measures. Finding ways to increase your home value can be a little trickier. This is where good research comes into play. Wise (2016) offers ideas on where to start with your research including determining if you need a permit, deciding to hire a professional or not, and finding a “good contractor”.
One of the biggest issues I have found is the problem of “out-pricing the market with fancy interiors” (Wise, 2016). Even if you are remodeling for your own needs, you have to remember that you will eventually sell your home. Unless you plan to remodel again or just love wasting time and money, I offer a few suggestions.
Are you ready to remodel now?
Reference Wise, N. (2016, Jan 5). 5 Things You Didn't Know About Home Renovations. Retrieved from http://www.zillow.com/blog/5-things-about-renovations-190271/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=emm_0217_harrietmailhomerenovations_buttoncta&utm_medium=email
As technology advances, so do the opportunities for workers to achieve work life balance. In particular, e-commuters, are creating demand for home offices (NW Reporter, January 2017). A great deal of buyers are looking for homes with a move-in ready office or one with the potential for an office space. Older homes were not initially designed with space for a home office (NW Reporter, January 2017). Work was work and home was home. Now we are looking for ways to integrate the two to eliminate some of the struggles associated with commuting to work. Some of those reasons include increasing traffic, high gas prices, and vehicle maintenance. All that time on the road could be better spent at home with the family, exercising at the gym, doing a hobby, or just having more time to relax.
If you are looking to sell your home, be aware of the change in what buyers are looking for. You can capitalize on this knowledge and put your home at the top of any buyers list and perhaps even get top dollar. You may even consider converting the formal dining room into an office depending on its location. Talk to a real estate professional for advice before making changes to maximize the impact that these projects will have on the final sale price of your home.