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2008 

I'm so excited to have another great Professional from my office, RE/MAX Select here on Active Rain. Anita Beach is a warm, caring person whom I think you'll all enjoy coming to know. Actually, I sold Anita and her husband Lee their home here in Maple Valley many years ago and was thrille...
02/29/2008
The following chart demonstrates current active listing information for South East King County market areas by School District.These numbers respresent Residential Single Family properties which are listed through NWMLS. Obviously the larger districts, such as Kent has higher inventory, based on ...
02/29/2008
Fortunately it hasn't been there very long. And hopefully it won't become a permanent fixture. It's actually been bouncing around the house for a few weeks, ever since my son decided he didn't want it in his room anymore. I can't decide whether to send it to storage for if/whe...
02/27/2008
When my Husband and I first began telling friends and Family about our move to the Seattle area, one of their first responses often was, "but it rains all the time there!" or "how are you going to stand all that rain?". If my parents hadn't already lived in Bellevue at the...
02/23/2008
Yesterday I was be-bopping through AR like the happy little camper I usually am, until I stumbled upon a comment that got me a little irked. The comment made was more of an aside, not the topic of the post. Essentially the writer stated a few agents had recently left the office and he/she wished ...
02/22/2008
I'm not sure how I missed this, but I just found out one of my favorite breakfast spots,  Black Diamond Bakery, is now serving Dinner! This is a Big, Big deal, as one of the most common complaints we "Maple Valley Folk" have is our shortage of local Dinner spots. Here's a link t...
02/22/2008
Follow the green ball....First message of the day... An offer is coming in on a listing. While driving 45 miles one way to present an offer on a different listing, I receive a message that the offer has in fact come in. Then while presenting that offer later this afternoon,  I receive a message I...
02/21/2008
 My mom used to watch Days of Our Lives every afternoon when I would come home from school. Although I haven't watch a Soap Opera for years, I can still here the music and the announcer's voice over "Like Sand through an hour glass....these are the days of our lives" For many ho...
02/19/2008
I'm as guilty as the next person....jumping to conclusions (usually not very nice ones) when an agent with whom I'm  trying to put together an offer doesn't communicate. It was hard, but after 24 hours of no returned call from the Listing agent I was trying not to get worked into a la...
02/17/2008
 I recently listed this lovely home in Maple Valley WA, a small community approximately 20 miles SouthEast of Seattle. After posting the listing on Localism, I received a comment from Gary Woltal which made me wonder about the disparity in prices across the country. If we picked this up and put i...
02/17/2008
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