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2010 

I know Wednesdays are when we're supposed to post our "Wordless Wednesday" posts, but frankly, I'm not very good at being "wordless" unless I'm sleeping (and according to my husband, even then I have something to say now and then). I've been working with some wonderful clients on the sale of thei...
03/31/2010
Approved Short Sale in Maple Valley's Eastwood Forest. The irony is, we received approval on the 2nd loan for this house the same day the buyer was laid off. What can I say? Life Happens! This lovely 3 BR two story is a short sale but after several long months negotiating with both the first and ...
03/30/2010
Who doesn't like new? Whether it be a car, pair of shoes, coat of paint....ok, there have been a few new hair-dos I could have lived without, but for the most part new is always exciting and fun. Here in Maple Valley, new construction was a strong driving force behind the run up of prices in '05 ...
03/22/2010
A few months ago, some clients called to ask if a new for sale sign could be installed at their house. I'd had the property listed through the months of November and December and the winds had torn the sign from the post on more than one occassion (holes ripped right through the top of the metal ...
03/22/2010
It was a gorgeous day weather-wise here in Seattle yesterday. On the first day of Spring 2010, we had temperatures near 70 degrees and sunshine all day long. My morning consisted of reviewing an offer, presenting another offer and reaching mutual acceptance on a listing I've been marketing on and...
03/21/2010
Lower home values in the greater Maple Valley area have contributed to a larger number of single family homes being converted to rentals. Owners are drawing the line on their bottom line and resolve to wait out the real estate recovery. It's easy to find a tenant right? While the concept of renti...
03/15/2010
It seems we are finally starting to see some progress with short sale closings here in Maple Valley. Previously, the number of closed sales was very low compared to the pending sales clogging the escrow funnel. As of today, there are 44 Active Short Sale Listings in the greater Maple Valley area....
03/15/2010
Every now and again my husband and I decide to head "into town" for a lunch or dinner or sometimes we just walk around taking in the sights and sounds of city life. We live in Maple Valley WA, which is about a 30-40 minute drive to downtown Seattle or it's posh sister city, Bellevue.  Usually we ...
03/14/2010
There have been 25 Single family homes sold in Covington so far this year through February 28*.  The lowest priced home sold was $113,000 and the highest price was $350,000. The median sales price for all homes sold was $246,000 and the average days on market for these listings was 57 days.     *...
03/13/2010
It's always been fun to sell a brand new home (as in new construction) and watch my client's excitement as things eventually come together. Sheet rock is done, cabinets are in, they've chosen their colors and finally it's all come together! One of my favorite steps in the process is the walk-thr...
03/13/2010
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