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Rosie the Radio Star!

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Rosie Rourke the Radio Star! 

That's right! Rock star real estate agent Rosie Rourke is a radio star too! She was recently interviewed in The Money Hour, a local radio show about real estate, investing, mortgages and more!

See here in action on the podcast replay here: https://themoneyhour.com/top-agent-reveals-secrets-to-a-stress-free-real-estate-experience-episode-371/

Looking for a stress-free real estate experience? Reach out below! 

Red Day May 13th!

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Join us on May 13th!

What is Red Day from Keller Williams and the Rosie Rourke Real Estate Team?

Making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities that we serve lies at the heart of the Keller Williams culture. This observance defines who we are and is a natural extension of our commitment to the highest level of professional customer service. Over time, a growing number of our family members and friends continue to participate in this extraordinary event. It embodies the generous spirit and commitment associates have to “giving back” to the cities and towns they live and work in.

Your local Red Day brought to you by The Rosie Rourke Team, Keller Williams Mountains to Sounds Office & other local sponsors!

May 13th 3-7pm at the Kent YMCA we will be taking food donations for NW Harvest, collecting donated bikes for Bicycle Rescue Youth and monetary donations for local charities! Enjoy our contactless drive up donation station, food trucks and a coffee cart too!

Questions? Contact us at rosie@rosierourke.com

We Won Best of Renton!

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We won best real estate agent in Renton AGAIN!!!

I am so proud of my team, all of our hard work and a client focused business model pays off again... we won best real realtor in Renton for 2020-21! 

We also need to say a HUGE heartfelt thank you to the Renton and Fairwood communities for voting for us, we really appreciate it! 

Live Local, Shop Small

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The outpour of support for our small businesses has been overwhelming! Here is a list of the small businesses that were recommended by all of you!

Rosie Rourke Day!

Rosie Rourke Day in King County

 

Rosie Rourke just received this Proclamation from King County Council Member Reagan Dunn that October 31st is officially Rosie Rourke Day in King County!!! WHAT!?

We are so honored and blessed to receive this, thank you!!!

If you fee like working with a realtor that has their OWN DAY named after them give us a ring, LOL!

    Rosie’s Turning 25!!!

    Rosie Rourke Fairwood Food Drive October 24 Northwood Middle School

    The Rosie Rourke Team is celebrating 25 years as the go-to real estate team in Fairwood! Come help us celebrate with a day that is all about charity and community! 

    Due to COVID-19, Rosie is taking the money she would have spent on a big party for her VIP clients and will be donating it to charity! She will be presenting a monetary donation to Vine Maple Place + organizing a Food Drive with Northwest Harvest! The food drive will be contactless & drive up to keep everyone safe! 

    Come meet your King County councilmember Reagan Dunn (6 feet apart, of course), get a free facemask and enjoy some local food offerings all while social distancing! Chayen Coffee and Mas Pika Food Trucks will be on site as well as Krispy Kreme Donuts, with the proceeds from the donut sales going directly to Kentridge Grad Night Class of 2021!  

    Saturday, 10/24 from 10am-3pm at Northwood Middle School located at 17007 SE 184th St, Renton, WA 98058

    RSVP on our Facebook Event!

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    Save Money During COVID-19

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    Here is a quick message from Rosie about this post and the money saving ideas she's compiled to help you get COVID-19! 

     

    Tip #1 Save Money on Your Mortgage!

    Contact your loan servicer to find out how they can help if you can’t make the payment. Forbearance is one way, but buyer beware-nothing is free! I recently sat down with one of our preferred lenders and asked everything my clients should know! 

     

    If would like to reach to Nichole Stearns directly here is her contact info!

    Nichole Stearns - Branch Manager
    Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
    709.4136 nicholes@fairwaymc.com

    #2 Still Paying PMI?

    Still paying Private Mortgage Insurance (“PMI”) for your home mortgage? Your bank does not automatically remove it-you have to request for it to be removed! Save big each month if you have at least 20% equity in your home. Contact me and I can help determine that for you.

    #3 Bank Loans

    Bank loans – contact your debt companies and you may be pleasantly surprised to find helpful payment plans. Such as Bank of America. In response to COVID-19, Bank of America is offering payment deferrals for home loans, auto loans, and credit cards for up to 90 days. - https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/bank-of-america-covid-19-2020-4

    #4 Utilities

    Utilities – contact your utility companies. Some are waiving late fees and creating a payment plan. Puget Sound Energy has a relief program and will not disconnect your power during Covid crisis. For more details - https://www.pse.com/press-release/details/learn-about-our-covid-19-response-plan

    #5 Refinance

    If your interest rate is over 4.5%, you may benefit from refinancing your home mortgage. Call your loan servicer to learn more.

    #6 Stock Market

    Stock Market – Want to learn more about market volatility and five actions to consider today? Watch this video provided by John Schneider, a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. He is a Kent Chamber of Commerce Member, check out this video to learn more:


    https://www.edwardjones.com/market-news-guidance/client-perspective/navigating-pullbacks-video.html

    Here is John's info if you have any direct questions:

    (253) 872-2600
    john.schneider@edwardjones.com
    www.edwardjones.com

    #7  Real Estate Taxes!

    Real Estate Taxes – if you are over 61 and fit into a financial category deemed by King County as eligible, you could drastically reduce your real estate taxes. Visit is helpful website to learn more: https://dor.wa.gov/content/property-tax-exemption-program-senior-citizens-and-disabled-persons

    #8 Tips From a CPA

    Local CPA, Lois Vankat from Shannon & Associates, has a website packed with great tips and information such as…


    * Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (watch for your money in the mail if you qualify!)


    * attention employers, there is a great read about the Family First Coronavirus Response Act


    * Emergency Economic Relief Update – SBA loan programs summary


    * What you should know about your retirement plan and how it is affected by the CARES act


    * The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – what does it mean for you?


    * Relief for Washington Business and Employees


    Learn more at https://www.shannon-cpas.com/resources/blog/

    Here is Lois's information if you would like to reach out to her directly:

    Lois D. Vankat, CPA
    Senior Manager
    Shannon & Associates 253.852.8500
    lvankat@Shannon-CPAs.com

    #9 For Tenants & Landlords

    If you are a Tenant or a Landlord, learn about changes due to COVID crisis such as rent freeze, eviction bans, etc.  Read this Rental Housing Association of Washington article:
    https://www.rhawa.org/blog/governor-enacts-rent-freeze-expands-evictions-ban-due-to-covid-19-crisis

    THANK YOU, HOW CAN I HELP?

    If you need anything real estate related please reach out to me and my team! People are still selling, and buyers are still buying, and we are ready to assist you anyway we can! 

    #eatlocalfairwood

    We LOVE Fairwood!

    Let's get out there and support our local restaurants! 

    All of us on the #rosierourketeam love our community and we've come up with a fun and rewarding way to support our local restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis. We came up with a #eatlocalfairwood Bingo Game! When you eat local and support our restaurants you could win a gift card to the restaurant of your choice courtesy of the Rosie Rourke Team! 

    How Does It Work?

    Download our digital Bingo board:

    Eat Local Fairwood Bingo

    You can also find the Bingo board on our FACEBOOK page

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    When you order takeout at one of the restaurants snap a pic and post it on Facebook with the #eatlocalfairwood and don't forget to TAG @rosierourkerealestate Everytime you post you will be entered to win a gift card! 

    Thank you everyone, we are excited to support our local Fairwood restaurants! Together we will get through this! 

    Become a Rosie VIP

    Become a Rosie Rourke VIP

     

    If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram you see multiple times a year the fun events we do for our VIPs! How do you become a VIP in the Rosie Rourke world? To us a VIP is someone who sings our praises, they tell the world about the Rosie Rourke Team, they are our biggest fans, our evangelists, and they are influencers in their community! Ok, that sounds like a lot, right? It's simple, our VIPs tell their friends, family and neighbors about us and refer us business! 

    Our special VIP events (like the Summer BBQ we just had) are a way for us to say thank you! Our VIP list changes year after year, we do our best to make sure all of our top VIPS are invited and spoiled, but space is limited at our events. 

    So, ready to become a VIP? Refer us business and make sure your friends and family mention your name so you get credit! If you need a stack of cards just ask, Rosie will run them over to you herself! 

    turkeytrot

    Turkey Trot 5k in Renton

    November 23 - The Fun Starts at 9am!

    Fairwood Firs HOA Park
    Fairwood Firs Neighborhood (off of 140th Ave SE/SE 181st Street)  

    Join the Rosie Rourke Team and your friends on November 23 for the 3rd annual Turkey Trot, hosted by the #1 real estate team for John L. Scott in South King County/Fairwood.

    Registration starts 9am and don't forget to bring your food donations for NW Harvest too! We will also be giving prizes to the first place male runner, female runner, first stroller to cross the finish line, first dog, and more! 

    RSVP is not required, just show up and have fun! Tell us your coming on our Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/530574890848946/

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