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Managing Real Estate Broker - Windermere Peninsula Properties
Welcome to Dinah's Real Estate blog. Here you will find a wealth of information on a variety of topics from short sales, buying bank owned homes to staging and negotiating. Feel free to browse. If you have questions you can find Dinah at or call Dinah at 360-551-8888



How do you like to go up in a swing,              Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing              Ever a child can do! Up in the air and over the wall,              Till I can see so wide, River and trees and cattle and all              Over the countryside-- Till I l...
How far would you go to get the house sold? I have had an interesting week. So far I have picked up a dead bird (handful of feathers) weeding on Windermere Service day last Friday. Then I moved onto dead opossum removal from a listing that was to be shown the next morning, (can't have buyers find...
This is a great idea. We always think of our troops on the Holidays but we should try and do what we can year round.-Dinah Lee   I was going to blog about this yesterday, then changed my mind.  A few people don't support our troops and I wasn't in the mood yesterday -- didn't feel like being flam...
This is My Broker Richard Bell's (AKA Surfer Dude) heroic tale of life in the North bay...Literally. Enjoy. This week in the Puget Sound region we are witnessing record Low Tides. If your asking yourself at this moment "what is a Tide"? Answer is - it is the pull of gravity from the Moon and the...
 A day Remembered. In the distance shots were fired at the enemy and returned in haste.  Men fell. The cannon thundered.Music played on as the beat of war sounded.  The hot metal seared the air and landed with a thud shattering its way though life. The smoke lifted and fell permeating the air aro...
Resting in the sky above the water is my dock. I walk along the edge and drop my thoughts into the water. The ripples continue until they disappear. Today for this moment it all belongs to me. No one knows my secrets. No one has to. The water swallows them up- the good the bad the fears and the d...
Resting above the tides and below the earth a rock hold the secrets of centuries. Visited in the 1930's and explored by scientists the depth of this rock is undetermined. Many locals know of it's existence. although those new to the area may not have heard of it. The Indian carvings are said to g...
LakeLand Village is one of my favorite places. I live there, so I watch the market closely because the comps for the homes that I sell in the neighborhood- are also my own. Since January 1st 2009   7 homes have sold   8 are pending sale   29 are for sale in the MLS The numbers are jumping up quic...
Everyone said that having teenagers was challenging. I listened and I knew that it would be different for me... Well I can see the wisdom in my mothers words now. Children have to have the freedom to fail. We all do. Life is full of choices. Some of them bring us great joy and some are regrettabl...
One of my favorite ladies has always been Erma Bombeck. She said it like it was...and it was funny! Here are a couple of her quotes to kick off your week! All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. Car designers are ...

Dinah Lee Griffey

Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties

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