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2010 

  Here's the last installment to help us understand why the 2010 Census is so important.  None of it is about personal information (personal data will not be released by the Census Bureau for 72 years). How else are Census data used?       Planning for congregations.  Locating factory sites and d...
05/28/2010
Closed Transactions May 15-21 10% fewer closings this week than there were at the same period last year, but transactions closed nearly three months sooner. The average sales price dropped 14%, but buyers and sellers came closer to agreement.   If you'd like the selling details of the home that ...
05/23/2010
  Closed Transactions May 15-21 Except for Silverdale, the numbers indicate the market continues to strengthen. The single quick sale in Silverdale is an example of what happens when a home is priced well: the transaction closed in three weeks and brought an offer 5% over the list price. For the ...
05/23/2010
Here's the fourth installment (of five) to help us understand why the 2010 Census is so important.  None of it is about personal information (personal data will not be released by the Census Bureau for 72 years). How else are Census data used?       * Planning health and education services for p...
05/20/2010
Closed Transactions May 8-14 Although there were 30% fewer closings this week than there were at the same period last year, transactions closed nearly two weeks more quickly, selling prices were up by 28% and there was virtually no change in the percentage of list price to selling price.   If yo...
05/19/2010
Closed Transactions May 8-14 Compared to last year during this time, the numbers indicate the market is heating up.   Silverdale and Poulsbo showed a decline in average selling price, but buyers and sellers came to terms much more quickly.   Bainbridge Island showed an increase in the average se...
05/19/2010
Closed Transactions May 1-7 The market was slow this week compared to last year at this time. Poulsbo showed a marked reduction in time on market this week. Selling prices were up and buyers paid nearly as much as sellers asked. If we had to give an award for the hottest area, Poulsbo would win. ...
05/16/2010
  Is the Census senseless? Here's the next installment of a series of facts to help us understand why the 2010 Census is so important. How else are Census data used? Developing "intelligent" maps for government and business. Providing proof of age, relationship, or residence certificates provided...
05/16/2010
One of the pains of moving to a new neighborhood is finding new services. I've been looking for a good barber and walked into Louis' Barber Shop this morning to try it out. Not only did I get a great cut at a very low price ($10!), I met a fascinating barber. Loc is Vietnamese and speaks heavily...
05/11/2010
Is the Census senseless? You might hear some grumblings about the Census, mandated by the Constitution to be taken every ten years (this is the 32nd Census since its inception in 1790). Here's the next installment of a series of facts to help silence these groans.  How else are Census data used? ...
05/10/2010
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