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2011 

If asked, my Mom would probably claim credit for my career choice. However I have to give credit where credit is due and give the nod to my Father.  Mom loves houses. Finding them, buying them, decorating and redecorating them. Frankly, if she hadn't been a stay at home Mom, she would have ma...
06/19/2011
On one side she's the Seller, rolling her eyes when she receives feedback from a showing agent that his buyer is looking at another property in the area  because it's a short sale and alot less money. "Yeah, but look where it is! It doesn't have this and it doesn't have that...
06/12/2011
My favorite "get-er-done" strategy these days involves earbuds, my Android smartphone, the Pandora app and a healthy dose of Sugarland. Few artists can fire me up while helping me focus at the same time like Jennifer Nettles  of Sugarland.....on high volume.     My husband doesn't g...
06/11/2011
Not everyone who has to short sale their house is in financial distress. Although it is more common for owners inquiring about short sale options to be behind on payments, there are situations where people need to move but are unable to sell under a "regular" sales scenario because the...
06/09/2011
Real Estate activity for the greater Maple Valley area (including all single family homes listed and sold within the Tahoma School District) for the week of 5.30.11 to 6.6.11. Tahoma School District 5.30.11 to 6.6.11 ********** Total Number of Homes for Sale: 227 Average List Price: 337,317 Avera...
06/07/2011
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In my book of real estate rules... there are rules that can be stretched, some that can be overlooked (given the right set of circumstances) and others I have kept inviolate for two decades.  I'm not talking about MLS, State or Board rules & regs, I'm talking about my personal busine...
06/05/2011
While the majority of homes on Acreage in rural Maple Valley are on 5 acres or less, there are a fair number of properties on larger parcels if one's looking for equestrian, farming or privacy reasons. I drove by a pending sale in Hobart the other day, it's a 15 acre horse farm. I remembe...
06/05/2011
Summer will be coming to Seattle....eventually. Right? While everyone waits for the sun & warmer temperatures, you can get the jump on this recently reduced Estate owned 1940's cabin on Lake Wilderness, now being offered for $189,950.  Whether you're looking for a weekend get-away, a ...
06/01/2011
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