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By Sue Eller
(Realogics Sotheby's International Realty-Sequim)
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I am thrilled to be able to call the Olympic Peninsula area home again after over 30 years of living in California. I have spent hours wandering the area with my camera, trying to capture the beauty here. This video is a compilation of photos that give me a sense of peace. I hope you enjoy!

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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Many retirees are looking at Sequim real estate, which makes sense since Sequim, Washington owns the famous Sequim Blue Hole or the Sequim Rain Shadow where the rainfall is one-third that of Seattle. For retirees planning to come and look at Sequim real estate, they may also be thinking about how...

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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Sequim real estate has become a hot item, and retirees from around the country are searching for their idea of the perfect Sequim real estate.  Now they have help.  The largest Sequim real estate blog with over 1,400 articles gives buyers more relevant information about Sequim real estate than an...

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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You can search the Sequim Real Estate MLS online with a powerful site, and this video explains how to get the most out of your search:

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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How does the assessed tax value and the sales price of homes compare compare?  This is a question I get from clients moving to my local market, and because it’s different around the country, clients ask me if the county assessed tax value of the home they might buy is the same as fair market valu...

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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There's a new Sequim Real Estate eBook out and available as a download, Buying and Selling Real Estate in the Rain Shadow of Sequim, in an eBook format for the iPad and other eBook readers using the ePub format. The book looks beautiful on an iPad. The fonts are easily changed on an iPad, and the...

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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In Sequim, in Washington state's Dungeness Valley, the main crop is my favorite plant, lavender.  I took this photo at the Purple Haze Lavender Farm just outside of the utterly charming town of Sequim.  There are twelve acres of lavender, (organic, of course), and the place smells just heavenly!...

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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Sequim real estate stats for March, 2010 are shown in this summary. DOM represents "days on market," or the total number of days a home has been listed for sale in the MLS (multiple listing service). These stats from the Olympic Listing Service represent all properties, both homes and land, durin...

By Arthur Buhrer MLO 114080, Owner Broker/ Washington State
(Arthur Buhrer, Olympic Mortgage Services CL 1456034)
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In December I personally closed on four USDA purchases here in the Sequim and Port Angeles Area. What makes the USDA loan so attractive to homebuyers? 1. This loan requires no down payment. Some may say that homeowners need to have a little skin in the game and don’t like Zero down loans. While I...

By Arthur Buhrer MLO 114080, Owner Broker/ Washington State
(Arthur Buhrer, Olympic Mortgage Services CL 1456034)
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Initially the first time home buyer tax credit didn’t seem like a motivational factor for residents here in Sequim and Port Angeles. However, since August, once people began to see time winding down on the tax credit; purchases began to increase quickly. For many locals who have be patient are no...

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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Port Williams Beach in Sequim is a beautiful place to walk along the water's edge, and there's a public boat lunch, too.

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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Port Williams Beach in Sequim is a beautiful place to walk along the water's edge, and there's a public boat lunch, too.

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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Sequim real estate is selling, but of course, we are in the slower winter months right now.  We are closing in on the end of 2009, so how do monthly home sales look this year? Here's a chart showing monthly home sales comparing Sequim and Port Angeles site built homes sold in the price range of $...

By Arthur Buhrer MLO 114080, Owner Broker/ Washington State
(Arthur Buhrer, Olympic Mortgage Services CL 1456034)
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Mary’s husband passed away a couple of years ago and Mary’s life, as she had known it, suddenly changed. The household income was cut by more than half and her responsibility to maintain her life more than doubled. Mary struggled to make the mortgage payments with her single income for two years ...

By Arthur Buhrer MLO 114080, Owner Broker/ Washington State
(Arthur Buhrer, Olympic Mortgage Services CL 1456034)
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Why are lenders taking so long to underwrite and fund loans, or even return phone calls? In what used to take two weeks to 30 days tops, depending on appraisal, is now taking 30-60 even 90 days in some cases. Let's start by adding a declining market, a recession, if you will. Next add corporate l...

By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
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Sequim and Port Angeles home sales activity for the first three months of this year compared to last year is instructive. Here we have a graph of the number of single family homes listed for sale in the local MLS and expired or withdrawn in the first three months for 2008 and 2009 (only the Olymp...

By Arthur Buhrer MLO 114080, Owner Broker/ Washington State
(Arthur Buhrer, Olympic Mortgage Services CL 1456034)
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Results from my informal 2009 Sequim Home Show survey.  23 People were surveyed. 1. How do you feel about the new President (Positive or negative)? 13 responded positive. 7 responded negative and 3 neutral. 2. On a scale of 1-10 how do you feel about the economy with 10 being good? -5,2.5. , 2, 2...

By Arthur Buhrer MLO 114080, Owner Broker/ Washington State
(Arthur Buhrer, Olympic Mortgage Services CL 1456034)
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There is a lot of hype surrounding this. However, I don't think it will be all roses for good responsible borrowers.  These new loans will have to be FHA. How else are they going to insure them and the lenders who originate them? That means funding fees and monthly MI. Just to get down to 4% ?? W...

By Arthur Buhrer MLO 114080, Owner Broker/ Washington State
(Arthur Buhrer, Olympic Mortgage Services CL 1456034)
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Want to go Green? Don't worry you will be able to get financing. All lender agencies - Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA - will have no problem funding a mortgage for a Green Built Home. Sometimes there might be incentives for such a home; however I haven't seen any of them. The Energy Efficient M...

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