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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

how to save money during COVID-19

 

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

places open for take out in Fairwood

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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Vote for Rosie!

Best Real Estate Agent in Renton

It’s time again to help Rosie Rourke win the Best Realtor in Renton award! Please take a moment and click here: goo.gl/MK6m5r to vote for Rosie! Click on the “realtor” category and write “Rosie Rourke” in for your vote! Thanks!!!

The Renton Home Show

Fairwood Greens Recycling Event July 21st!

fairwood greens recycling event

Fairwood Greens Recycling Event is on July 21st!

Each year my team and I sponsor a recycle celebration coinciding with the Fairwood Greens community garage sale.  If it doesn’t sell… bring it to the RECYCLE EVENT on July 21th!

We will have 1 Green Planet for your bigger items…

We will have Confidential Data Shredding for your paper and confidential items.

We will have a HOT DOG cart and BOUNCY HOUSE for the kids!!!!