ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2009 

I think we all know we need to be careful with online content. But as we fill our days with tweets, status updates, comments and blog posts, it's easy to begin to feel immune to the risks accompanied with having a ubiquitous online presence.  But there's nothing like a good anecdote to remind us ...
07/28/2009
Anyone traveling from Maple Valley towards Renton on hot days has noticed the number of cars parked along the road. This week will likely see all available spots taken as we're likely to experience record setting high temperatures and many people will flock to the Cedar River to cool off while i...
07/28/2009
One of the great things about AR is it can stimulate conversation and ideas. Judy Chapman wrote an inspiring and moving post this morning entitled "Homeowners Under House Arrest" about her market in Orlando Florida and how as many as 100,000 homeowners are upside down in value...unable to make mo...
07/26/2009
I know my market typically slows down considerably in August. The grass is brown and homes don't look as "fresh" as they may have in May. Agents and buyers take vacations or are focused on back to school shopping and feeling the looming deadline of getting everything done they wanted to get done ...
07/24/2009
So my son Connor (19) tells me last week he's going to head to Eastern Washington to go river rafting. He's never gone river rafting, and gets sick anytime he's in any moving vehicle other than a car so I'm not really sure what the appeal was for him.  Of course I immediatly think about the movie...
07/21/2009
Photo GalleryDescriptionFinally a beautiful 5 BR home that's NOT A SHORT SALE! Gorgeous spindle staircase & gleaming hardwoods in entry, Vaulted LR & Formal DR. New carpet thru-out. Roomy Kit with ceramic top range & convection oven. Updated Main BA with newer vanity, sink & tile floor. Master su...
07/21/2009
When I toured the RE/MAX International offices back in 2005 I was surprised to hear that Gail Liniger insisted on a "clean desk" policy for the entire company. It was explained that she felt if you came to your desk the next morning with piles everywhere, you'd be bogged down and not have a fres...
07/20/2009
Wondering what's going with real estate in Cherokee Bay?   ACTIVE LISTINGS: 12 on the market. Average List Price $308,040 Average Market Time 55 Days PENDING SALES: 6 Sales in Escrow Average List Price $257,892 Average Market Time 57 Days   SOLD IN LAST 6 MONTHS 16 Properties Average Sales Price:...
07/15/2009
  It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, my husband (who is rehabbing from recent open heart surgery) accompanied me to a showing where we waited for over an hour for a prospective tenant (who turned out to be a no-show). Finally we decided to bail and gave in to the tantalizing aromas emanating ...
07/14/2009
This 1936 waterfront Bungalow may be small in size but it is HUGE in charm and personality! Approximately 85 feet on the Southern End of Lake Lucerne, in the heart of Maple Valley, this 1 bedroom 1 bath home has been updated over the years. Great room concept with vaulted ceilings, cozy wood-bur...
07/13/2009
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