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Time to Downsize? - 11/16/10 11:52 AM
I must admit that this time of the year ... when family is due for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays are looming too ... I give a wee bit of thought to the idea of downsizing. Just small enough so that I don't have to spend a day scrubbing the place down. All those rooms! Of course, three bedrooms isn't a lot of space, but still. I'm just that lazy sometimes. There's been a lot of hype lately about downsizing. I see it on the news and "home" shows constantly. Give away the stuff (and I have a lot of it), (4 comments)
What Are Houses Selling For in Maple Valley? - 11/14/10 01:34 AM
When setting up a listing presentation for potential sellers, one of the important pieces is a look at how today's average home prices compare to average home prices for the last few years. Many of the sellers with whom I've interacted lately in Maple Valley bought their homes in the last five or six years. Comparing what they paid for the home then with what average prices look like now is one step in determining listing price.
Notice that prices in October of 2010 are below prices for October since 2004! (yikes!) ... But looking over the last few (0 comments)
We'll Miss You Dave Niehaus!! - 11/10/10 11:55 PM
I am incredibly saddened by the passing of Dave Niehaus, the announcer who called the Mariners' baseball games in Seattle for over 30 years. A game just wasn't complete without Dave's commentary. His occasional enthusiastic outbursts "My Oh My" and "Fly Fly Away!" punctuated the very best games and best plays. So often we went to games with radio headphones so that we could listen to his calls. In fact, there were many a game watched from home where we turned down the TV and turned up the radio to listen to him. My children all love baseball--partly because Dave Niehaus made (6 comments)
Snapshot & More -- Auburn Washington Real Estate - 11/10/10 07:23 PM
As we near the end of the year, it's time to take another quick look at how the real estate market fairs in comparison to previous years. The usual disclaimer applies that this information is gathered by me from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). So ... as of today, November 10, 2010, here's what the Auburn Real Estate Market reports for residential sales ... all Auburn addresses both in King and Pierce Counties:
We're holding pretty close to previous months in that about 46% of closed sales are the result of distress situations, a bit higher than most of (4 comments)
Another Rewarding Closing to First Time Homebuyers - 11/05/10 12:50 PM
It's just SO rewarding to hand the keys over to first time homebuyers! Especially one that's been five children in the making! Last night I had the pleasure of giving the keys to a buyer moving into their very first ... very own ... brand new, built-just-for-them, house. And it was really cool! Imagine having five children and never owning your own place. Raising the crowd in a two-bedroom rental. For years! Saving, saving, saving, so there's a downpayment. And then having home prices and interest rates drop significantly enough so that you can afford a five bedroom, plus den, (7 comments)
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