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On a sad note! - 12/30/09 09:17 AM
On Christmas Eve, our family lost a close friend!
Smedley (2002-2009) He will be missed! Smedley went into the emergency room on Christmas Eve after showing stomach problems. He was operated on and found his stomach was to far gone and was put down to keep him from suffering any further!
What do you prefer? - 12/29/09 09:13 AM
What do you prefer? There has been a lot of talk about Open Houses as of late, but what do you prefer. A empty house that is vacant or a house that is occupied? There is a lot to be said for a blank slate empty house except; Some people can't picture a empty house with furniture, let alone their furniture in it An empty home tends to show every little flaw in a room and every spec of dirt Then there is the the house where the occupants idea of clean doesn't fit with what the rest of the world's (9 comments)
Will a Ho, Ho, Ho, make your Listing sell... - 12/22/09 06:52 AM
Does a decorated house show better than one that is not decorated? There is something about the lights and smells of Christmas that seem to put smiles on my client's faces. I think it might be the ultimate staging theme. You are basically playing the odds of those who celebrate Christmas and those who don't. A recent survey showed that 69% of those Americans surveyed celebrated Christmas. This survey also related that another 6% of those who did not celebrate Christmas, were not offended by Christmas decorations. I am not in favor of leaving expensive gifts lying around but staging with (11 comments)
Zoo Lights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium! (5 PM till 9 PM) Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Sip hot cocoa while you explore seas of dazzling lights and breathtaking displays of ice-skating puffins, a preying eagle, a leaping tiger, the Narrows Bridges and the massive flame tree. For more information and prices http://www.pdza.org/page.php?id=435 Fantasy Lights; (5:30 till 9 PM) Pierce County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 15th annual 'Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park' the largest holiday drive-through (1 comments)
Photo taken by Paul S. Henderson, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, Realtor® with RE/MAX Professionals & Four Seasons Inc. of DuPont & Lacey, WA. Making real estate services a positive experience for home buyers and sellers in DuPont, Lacey, Olympia or Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Kitsap counties for over 10 years now. Shared (9 comments)
Your Client isn't just a number to you! - 12/18/09 06:37 AM
Would it help if the banks had to see faces instead of just numbers? How easy would it be if ever thing in life was just a number! Nothing personal, we wouldn't even need eyes. This is how I feel when I talk to an underwriter some times. I know we are the top file on top of a tall stack of files. Its 5:00 PM someplace and your file won't close tomorrow as it was written in the contract. We are the ones that get to see the faces and try to explain at the last minute why; (4 comments)
For a limited time, ***Quadrant Homes is matching the government's $8,000 tax credit (or $6,500 for existing homeowners)* with an additional $8,000 incentive for a total of up to $16,000! That's up to $16,000 on top of today's already low interest rates and Quadrant's low-low prices-starting from the $170s!**
This deal is available in DuPont, Olympia, and Yelm Washington and I'm ready to serve you in any of those developments...
You decide how to use it. I'll make it happen...
Up to $16,000 along with today's historically low interest rates and Quadrant's low prices (2 comments)
We all win when we make someone smile! - 12/14/09 09:47 PM
Were you able to provide smiles this weekend? Whether it be a client, family member or a child, your heart will be warmer for the effort...
Photo taken with Paul S. Henderson, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, Realtor® with RE/MAX Professionals & Four Seasons Inc. of DuPont & Lacey, WA. Making real estate services a positive experience for home buyers and sellers in DuPont, Lacey, Olympia or Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Kitsap counties for over 10 years now.
How many of you remember these? - 12/10/09 02:45 PM
In olden times, at around 12:30 AM each morning, a strange and wondrous sign would appear. Our TV sets across the nation would sign off. You would see this right after you would hear the national anthem.
Home Inspectors, of all of the thankless jobs! - 12/10/09 10:55 AM
On my LinkedIn update this morning I noticed a blog post entitled, Things the average dumb as a bag of hammers, Home Inspector will never notice. This was posted as just being published on ActiveRain by a person I subscribe to. I went to her blog and did not find such a post! I'm sorry, but of all the professions I run across in this business, Home Inspectors are the most belittled. A Professional Home Inspector has to be so knowledgeable that you will never see me slam his or her integrity! You get what you pay for. I want a (7 comments)
Can you remember your first? - 12/10/09 09:07 AM
Can you remember your first? I can, it really changed my world. I can still remember waiting for her at the store. Waiting for her to come in after months of reading about all she could do for me. The moment she arrived I raced home with her and placed her on the kitchen table flush with anticipation.
Compared to my Blackberry Storm this Camera is huge! Yes, my first digital camera was a tribute to technology and Sony. Yet just a couple of months later she seemed outdated. In 1995 and 1996, Sony had jumped ahead of the pack (12 comments)
A wonderful trend! - 12/08/09 07:59 AM
The saying, "It's always darkest before the dawn" rains true for me right now. Past customers, clients and friends have begun to call to invest in real estate! Several had used a relative, who now has faded from the business, in lieu of me in the past couple of years. Because of my keeping connected through cards, e-mails and phone calls, I am now flush with new work. Flush is not totally accurate but 2 listings and 2 new buyers this weekend feels like I am in the ballpark if not totally in the game. October and November were tough but (9 comments)
Are you moving to the Fort Lewis area of Washington State? Do you need a Realtor® to help you locate an affordable home in your new community? Well, help is only a call or e-mail away. DuPont, Washington offers affordable homes within a short commute of Fort Lewis. This area has long been a favorite of the discerning military buyer with orders to this area. I offer my clients a full spectrum of affordable options, not just my listings but all the houses for sale in your price range. I look for houses that fit your needs and explain the (2 comments)
Photo taken by Paul S. Henderson, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, Realtor® with RE/MAX Professionals & Four Seasons Inc. of DuPont & Lacey, WA. Making real estate services a positive experience for home buyers and sellers in DuPont, Lacey, Olympia or Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Kitsap counties for over 10 years now.
Photo taken by Paul S. Henderson, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, Realtor® with RE/MAX Professionals & Four Seasons Inc. of DuPont & Lacey, WA. Making real estate services a positive experience for home buyers and sellers in DuPont, Lacey, Olympia or Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Kitsap counties for over 10 years now. (8 comments)
Pre-Owned single family homes 6 Homes Active For Sale 5 Homes Are Pending/ Under Contract 11 Homes have sold since November 1st 1 Canceled or Expired listings Average days on market of home SOLD in DuPont Washington in November (78 Days) Highest SOLD price in DuPont Washington since November 1st was listed at $369,000 and sold for $325K in 169 days. Pre-Owned Condos 3 Condos Active For Sale 0 Condos Are Pending/ Under Contract 0 Homes have sold since November 1st 2 canceled or (0 comments)
You May Qualify For A Tax Credit in DuPont Washington... - 12/05/09 06:45 PM
I wanted to share with my clients and friends in DuPont, Washington, the extension of the first time home buyer tax credit and the new program for existing home buyers. I found an excellent blog post from a dear friend and RE/MAX agent in Philadelphia that explains the extension far better than I can. Thank-you Hannah Williams! Via http://activerain.com/blogs/helpfulhannah First Time Home-buyer Tax Credit Extended Into 2010! Plus...A New Tax Credit for Certain Existing Home Owners!It's official. President Obama has signed a bill that extends the tax credit for first-time home buyers (FTHBs) into the first half of 2010. This program (0 comments)
Well, it has been a sad couple of days in Lakewood Washington, where I have lived for the past 30 years. We lost 4 police officers to a career criminal last Sunday morning. The most horrible part of this whole crime is that these officers never had any dealings with this man; he was just out to kill police officers. Lakewood is not immune to heroes coming home. We are the home of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base and have lost many a son and daughter to our countries wars. But this was different, these officers were not (12 comments)
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