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Converting skills in merchandising experience into "staging" for clients has proved fruitful... - 10/21/09 04:06 PM
At the early part of my career, I used to manage 3 stores and a warehouse for a locally owned children's furniture store called Kid's Quarters. A big part of my job was to work with my staff and to make sure that the displays were kept up with current inventory/styles and to rotate vignettes into the display windows and on the sales floor. While the store is no longer in business in the Seattle area, the experience I gained in merchandising has stayed with me and for the past 6 years has been useful in my real estate business but now re-titled (1 comments)
Georgetown's 5th annual Haunted History Tour is back for Oct 23rd/24th run! - 10/21/09 03:16 PM
We love to post information about upcoming events and fun happenings in various Seattle and surrounding areas of Puget Sound. See below for info on the Haunted History Tour that's going on in Georgetown (South Seattle)... come for the tour and stay for some of the great local pubs, clubs and restaurants like Smarty Pants, 9lb Hammer, or Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack. Still not sure what you are doing next weekend? Why not join the Friends of Georgetown History as we present the 5th Annual Haunted History Tour.... meet some ghosts, learn more about Georgetown, and have a fun night out. (1 comments)
More tips for 1st time homebuyer tax credit as we're in the last stretch for late November closings! Be in close contact with your lender. - 10/20/09 03:01 PM
A couple of days ago, I wrote an article that highlighted issues in King County, WA regarding closings in November 2009 that could impact a buyer's ability to get the $8,000 tax credit for 1st time buyers. More news is coming out that impacts this as well and buyers should be prepared that lenders are wary of the volume that will hit at the end of this month as well and they're putting up barriers for any legal action that may come from a rush of paperwork and deadlines culminating at the end of the month during one of our Nation's (1 comments)
Kenmore lease takeover opportunity thru July/Aug 2010 - 10/16/09 02:56 PM
A friend of mine emailed me today asking if I might be able to help her out in a situation. She's in a lease in a property in the Kenmore area and needs to move - quickly - but the lease has a provision saying that she's responsible for the full rent unless she assists in finding a new tenant. She's in her final year of medical school and hasn't the first clue about how to find a renter, having only been one herself for many years. Anyhooo... here's where I step in. Might be a great opportunity for someone who (0 comments)
King County Recorder's Office puts a snag in 1st-time home buyer contracts for November closings. Watch your contracts closely! - 10/16/09 02:37 PM
Many people know that local governments and municipalities have been cash strapped and have implemented budget cuts in various departments as of late, but not everyone who is in the process of home shopping realizes that this could impact them directly. In King County, there were forced furlough days implemented throughout the 2009 calendar year so all cities lying within this county area will be affected. See the note below that I received from a local title & escrow firm to know which dates in November and December are affected. The 28th and 29th of November are on a weekend, when NO closings (1 comments)
10/10/2009 Renton Tech College class on Short Sales & Foreclosures sign up deadline is this Thursday, Oct 8th. - 10/07/09 11:56 AM
Short Sales & Foreclosure - Demystifying the Process Saturday, October 10th , 10am - Noon The financing and housing crisis has hit Washington residents with 1 in 10 homeowners owing more than their home is worth. What does this mean to you as a homeowner, seller, or potential investor buyer? Learn what a Short Sale is (it isn't a fast process) and how it relates to and differs from a foreclosure. How do Short Sales work and who are the best candidates for doing them? What are the timelines for each process? And more importantly, if you're involved in one what can you expect? (0 comments)
Team Reba online newsletter available for October 2009 - 10/05/09 09:00 PM
Here is a link to my "October Real Estate Update": This Newsletter is full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, homeowner, or renter. This month's issue includes topics such as: "Home Buyer's Tax Credit Changes Possible";"Don't Let An Over-priced Home Be a Humbling Lesson";"Job-hunting Strategies For Trailing Spouses";"Home Staging Helps Bring Top Dollar Sale";"How to Stay on Top of Mortgage Payments During a Short-Term Financial Crisis"; Plus a roundup of September real estate activity as well as much more advice and information. I hope you enjoy this monthly newsletter. If (1 comments)
Is your city "hot" for the up and coming younger generation? - 10/05/09 08:22 PM
Ok, maybe not, but it's interesting to see that the Wall Street Journal has a tied race between Washington DC and Seattle as top places for a real estate recovery as noted in this quick blurb on Realtor.com. The actual article is The Next Youth Magnet Cities, where they rate cities on technology, launching a career, singles scene, high-quality and high-paying jobs, etc. Read it and rate it for yourself. Do we in the Seattle metro area belong on this list? I think so... but I'm a little bit biased. ;) (0 comments)
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