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Becky's Glamour at the Auburn SuperMall! - 01/30/10 06:00 PM
Ever just needed a bit more glitz on your clothing? SO much fun! At yesterday's Ribbon Cutting, my Ambassador duties for the Auburn Chamber of Commerce got caught up in looking at the sparkly, glitzy, diamondy clothing custom decorated by the staff at Becky's Glamour! Located inside the SuperMall of the Great Northwest, in Suite 1114 (near Old Navy), Rebecca "Becky" and Jenny and the rest of the helpful staff help design and add sparkly little decorations to virtually any clothing item -- hats, jeans, t'shirts, belts. Whatever. How much fun is THAT?!! Now, I know I've missed the names of (4 comments)
I Need a Foundation Building Code Compliance Recommendation - 01/30/10 04:55 PM
Does anyone know of a company that does foundation work for manufactured homes to bring them to FHA compliance ... in the general vicinity of Auburn, WA (south King County or north Pierce County)??? The company needs to know Auburn Building codes and general FHA requirements so that a sale can be closed I have one estimate for work that needs to be done, but my client (as she should!) would like to see at least one more estimate before contracting to have the work completed. We'd sure appreciate your recommendations!
4 Reasons Why Those Who Wait to Buy a Home Will Pay Thousands More This Spring - 01/28/10 06:20 PM
Like most real estate professionals, I receive information weekly from the loan officers with whom I've worked or have an association about their latest mortgage programs, interest rate adjustments, changes in the bond market, whatever. Lots and lots of information; almost every bit of it is useful and timely. Some of it I understand; some if it is over my head and I have to work a bit to figure out what the heck they're talking about. Matt Person of The Legacy Group in Puyallup stepped up this morning with a compelling reason for Buyers to get off the fence and (5 comments)
My Favorite Inspector is Moving to Arizona! - 01/26/10 11:56 PM
Ohhhhhhhh, today while checking in with my favorite inspector to ask a question, I learned that he's moving his practice to the Chandler, AZ area! I've been privileged to work with Doug Thomas of WIN Home Inspections for the last five or six years, I'd say. He's truly a professional in his job. Doug knows what he's doing, does it well, and establishes a trusted relationship with every one of the clients with whom he is working. I like to think we've also become friends. I'll miss Doug's enthusiasm and willingness to 'work me into his schedule" at a moment's notice. I (6 comments)
With almost 2000 square feet, you'll love this rambler home with step-up bonus room in Timber Hills! Walk through the front door to the living, dining, kitchen, family, and laundry rooms, plus three bedrooms. In the master suite are an extra-long closet and recently updated ¾ bath with tile floor & walk-in shower. Don’t miss the pull-down attic stairs in the hallway leading to additional storage space! Sliders just off the dining room lead to the fenced back yard, wonderful large deck with built-in benches, and patio. Just four steps up and above the garage, is a huge (6 comments)
Welcome to Real Estate! - 01/22/10 03:03 PM
While driving between appointments a couple days ago, I called my daughter to check up on grandbaby Tyler. The car and traffic was quiet and it was a nice break in an otherwise hectic day. After learning about the latest baby accomplishments, inevitably we drifted into what my day had been like and what I was up to at the moment. To me, it was just another day ... going to a vacant listing to meet with a plumber after water was found all over the kitchen floor. I was struck by her comment "Mom, you're always out there taking care (66 comments)
What Sold in Auburn, WA in 2009? - 01/20/10 11:23 AM
Yes, homes and other properties DID sell in Auburn in 2009. From an agent's standpoint, the business of real estate felt slower until Fall, then things started jumping like mad! I know from my own business that every single sale was a lot of work -- always gratifying, but whew! The start of real estate in 2010 is moving right along! Just so you know ... Days on Market is the number of days the property was Active; i.e., available for sale and not under any sort of a purchase contract. Sometimes, especially where short sales are involved, a property may (2 comments)
Via Leslie Ebersole (Baird&Warner Real Estate): From CNNMoney.com, we have just learned that the way the IRS is "handling" the tax credit is turning into yet another stumbling block to helping the real estate market recover. This seems to me to be so unfair! Anyone who qualified for the credit probably could really use that money, whether to repay mom and dad for the down payment loan or as cash to repair that fixer-upper they bought. I'm going to email the article and link this out to my clients IRS Form 5405. Home Buyer Tax Credit: No e-file and four month (3 comments)
Watch Your Credit Score If You Do a Loan Modification! - 01/19/10 03:28 PM
This morning I was startled to read an article in RIS Media, an information service that scans the news services and gathers articles impacting real estate -- for homeowners, buyers and for agents -- reporting that Credit Scores are being reduced as much as 100 points for successful Loan Modifications! Loan Modifications are one avenue that troubled homeowners can take when income levels drop or expenses skyrocket due to unexpected bills such as medical costs. There are a number of different combinations and types of loan modifications available, although I understand that only a small percentage of loan modifications are actually (3 comments)
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