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Is the market getting better? Market Snapshot 2009/04/27 When someone asks me how the market is, I can tell them that it is getting much more active. "Oh, so it's getting better!", they say. Well, I guess that depends on what you mean by better. If you're a buyer looking for a screaming hot deal,...
The pace steps up a bit. Market snapshot 2009/04/20 Numbers keep going in the same direction - 3043 homes available, down from 3071 last week. (Clark County total - 3991). Homes under contract 694, up again from last week (Clark County total - 893). And the good news is that homes-sold bumped up ...
The difference between helping and hand-outs. Or why I think you should save money for your own down payment. This is probably going to make other Realtors shout, but I think homebuyers, even first time home buyers, should save their own money for the down payment of their home purchase. Yep, I'm...
I don't think so... Market Snapshot 2009/04/13 Finally, the local news is printing good news about our market here. I worry though that they are getting a bit too ebullient. I will say, there is every evidence that the market is getting more active. Here's what I'm seeing in the Vancouver area th...
Seasonal Trends Continue...sorta' Market Snapshot 2009/04/06 Looking at the trends in the RMLS monthly report, you would expect to see an increasing number of homes for sale, but that's not happening right now. This week there are 3104 homes for sale, down some from last week. Meanwhile, the numb...
I'll wait til they come down... Homebuyers waiting for more 'price rollbacks'? On the bus tonight, from the airport I overheard a group of 3 or 4 people talking about real estate. My husband hates it when I strike up conversations with strangers, so tonight I just listened (but I was itching to c...