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Real Estate Agent - Windermere

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2009 

Goat Hill is a unique neighborhood in the Juanita area of Kirkland that overlooks Lake Washington.  Recently, I took some buyers to see the available homes on the hill. The road is narrow and winds up the hill and is not for everybody.  My buyers loved it. Price ranges for the eight homes on the ...
01/29/2009
There's Kirkland, then Juanita and Finn Hill.  The lifestyle is different in each area and so is the housing market.   Here is the difference in inventory between Kirkland and Juanita.   Kirkland is 24 months:    Juanita is 7.8 Months:   Kikrland For Sales, Solds, and Pends:   Kikrland For Sales,...
01/29/2009
Barbara Corcoran on the Today Show talked about ten myths for buyers and sellers.  This is great information everyone. Myths like: The longer the house is on the market, the more you can negotiate.The sellers today are desperate.You shouldn't buy before prices have bottomed.And one issue I talk a...
01/26/2009
I'm a Real Estate Agent at Windermere in Kirkland. When I talk to parents who are thinking about moving they are definitely thinking about the schools their children might attend. If you are thinking about schools in the Seattle area, here are maps or access to maps that show what school your chi...
01/13/2009
As agents, anxiety is the new reality in our lives.  With transactions half of what there where a year ago, our business has downsized but no one sent us an official notice.  We've all seen agents make adjustments such as moving back to their home towns, taking on service jobs or just leaving the...
01/09/2009
Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.                             -William Faulkner The truth today is that people who could buy or sell are scared because of the uncertainty in the housing market.  ‘Will I pay too much; will I sell for too little?'  The voices in your hea...
01/07/2009
What does this mean?  The Case Shiller 10-city index looks at home prices by tracking home values not home sales to come up with their index.  Some consider it a more accurate measurement of the housing market. The ten cities that make up the 25% loss are some of the most depressed in the country...
01/07/2009
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