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I must admit that this time of the year ... when family is due for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays are looming too ... I give a wee bit of thought to the idea of downsizing. Just small enough so that I don't have to spend a day scrubbing the place down. All those rooms! Of course, three b...
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When setting up a listing presentation for potential sellers, one of the important pieces is a look at how today's average home prices compare to average home prices for the last few years. Many of the sellers with whom I've interacted lately in Maple Valley bought their homes in the last five or...
I am incredibly saddened by the passing of Dave Niehaus, the announcer who called the Mariners' baseball games in Seattle for over 30 years. A game just wasn't complete without Dave's commentary. His occasional enthusiastic outbursts "My Oh My" and "Fly Fly Away!" punctuated the very best games ...
As we near the end of the year, it's time to take another quick look at how the real estate market fairs in comparison to previous years. The usual disclaimer applies that this information is gathered by me from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). So ... as of today, November 10, 2010...
It's just SO rewarding to hand the keys over to first time homebuyers! Especially one that's been five children in the making! Last night I had the pleasure of giving the keys to a buyer moving into their very first ... very own ... brand new, built-just-for-them, house. And it was really cool! I...