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2011 

Fourth Quarter 2010   The fourth quarter of 2010 showed 22% fewer transactions than in 2009, but the average closing time was slightly less than two months.   The average sales price decreased by 20%.  On the average, sellers accepted 7% less than their original asking price.   If you are a buye...
01/31/2011
Fourth Quarter 2010   The fourth quarter of 2010 showed nearly a quarter fewer transactions than in 2009, but the average closing time was less than a month.   The average sales price increased by 13%. Sellers were quick to negotiate, accepting 12% less than the original listing price. If you ar...
01/28/2011
Annual Transaction Report for 2010 Here are last year's statistics for North, Central, and South Tacoma.  2010 saw an increase of twelve percent in closed transactions compared to the previous year.  The average sale price was down about four percent. Sellers accepted about 10% less than the ori...
01/28/2011
  Fourth Quarter   The fourth quarter of 2010 did not compare well with 2009. Fewer transactions, slower time to close, a ten percent drop in average sales price.    We do not expect this decline in sales to continue long. As interest rates start to climb (this climb is inevitable), buyers will ...
01/26/2011
While there were nearly a quarter fewer transactions during the fourth quarter this year (compared to the same period in 2009), the indications are that we are continuing to improve. Transactions closed faster, the average sales price increased by 10%, and sellers conceded only eight percent les...
01/25/2011
It takes a lot of votes to elect a public official. It can take one bullet to defeat her. Two thoughts: there were no semiautomatic weapons in existence when the Second Amendment was drafted. Firearms required iffort load, and those firearms fired one round before a reload was required. As citize...
01/12/2011
I subscribe to an email newsletter that helps give Americans the opportunity for short term summer teaching jobs (ESL) in China. The idea is that you are able to immerse yourself into the culture for a short 2 to 4 week period as a paid guest of the Chinese Educational system. The lady, Shane, t...
01/12/2011
 Closed Transactions Month of  December   Please note: we are comparing closings during this year's December and last year's December.   There were 42% fewer closings this December compared to December of last year.   Transactions closed much faster.  The average selling price dropped 30%. (Buye...
01/11/2011
 Closed Transactions Month of  December   Please note: we are comparing closings during this year's December and last year's December.   Closings were up 31% this December compared to December of last year.   Transactions closed much faster.  The average selling price was up by four percent.    ...
01/09/2011
 Closed Transactions Month of December   Please note: we are comparing closings during this year's December and last year's December.   Closings were up 13% this December compared to December of last year.   Transactions closed much faster.  The average selling price was up by nearly 20 percent....
01/02/2011
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