case inlet: Hood canal taste of - 08/08/14 01:00 AM
The Taste of Hood Canal, North Mason County’s premier summer festival, is once again scheduled for the second Saturday in August this year, Saturday, August 1oth. Starts and 10 and runs till around 4 pm
Schedule your drive to town around this event, great to see you there!
The annual event features Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Classic Car Show, live music and great fun for the entire family. This year, the Taste of Hood Canal is an official SEAFAIR Community Festival!
Great chance to see locals with there food and cars!

case inlet: Tips for cleaning the garden this year - 04/05/14 12:20 AM
With the weather warming early this year, and the excitment of the out doors. Every day I hear "Is it spring yet?"
Its ok with your evergreens, dogwood, spirea, maples, deutzia, mock orange, elderberry and buddleia. Its best todo your roses in stages, starting by removing dead or diseased wood and large old canes right down to the ground. To avoid impenetrable thickets later in the year, its best to also thin shrub roses and ground cover roses before they leaf out. In mid-March, start pruning the roses with careful attention to detail and begin fertilizing program.
Some vines like … (0 comments)

case inlet: whats weather like in Belfair wa - 03/22/14 08:36 AM
Many ask what is weather like in Belfair,
On average, the warmest month is August. The highest recorded temperature was 101°F in 1981. On average, the coolest month is December. The lowest recorded temperature was 7°F in 1990. The maximum average precipitation occurs in December Best place to get away from the city … (0 comments)

case inlet: New Fast food restuarant in Belfair Wa - 02/25/14 04:40 AM
I would like to be one to welcome our new business to Belfair. Taco Bell
Its wonderful to have options when shopping for Real estate in the Hood canal area!!
Taco Bell Corp. has made plans to break ground in April of 2014, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), is the nation's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant. Taco Bell serves made to order and customizable tacos, burritos, and specialties such as the exclusive Doritos® Locos Tacos, gourmet inspired Cantina Bell® Menu and lower calorie Fresco Menu. The company encourages customers to “Live Más,” both through its food and in … (1 comments)

case inlet: Local Economic news - 01/22/14 02:35 AM


case inlet: Is winter good time to sell your home? - 11/23/13 06:28 AM
Its a great time to sell!!
Remind yourself of the tax advantages of closing a transaction before January. Also the deals are more plentiful for both buyers and sellers because there is less competition at this time of year. Keep in mind that interest rates are expected to rise in 2014, so now is the time to take advantage of the historic lows. So call me today. 360-801-6373 … (1 comments)

case inlet: economic news Mason County - 11/13/13 06:36 AM
October Unemployment
October’s unemployment performance beat forecasts despite possible skewing due to the Federal shutdown. The economy added 204,000 non-farm jobs in October, putting the unemployment rate at 7.3 percent for the month, and the total number of jobless Americans at 11.3 percent, according to last week’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was slightly up from September’s 7.2 rate, but better than the forecast of 7.4 percent.
That said, the civilian labor force dropped by 720,000 in October, and the labor force participation rate, which describes how many people are actively looking for work, fell by 0.4 … (0 comments)

case inlet: The deal flipped now what? - 10/29/13 03:57 AM
How Many times this happens in our business, I was traveling home one day and saw a large vessel flipped, and the locals delt with it this way. 
I guess the old bird is making the best of it and saying This is the way I roll.

case inlet: government shut down what does it mean for business - 10/04/13 04:57 AM
Federal Housing Administration 
HUD’s Contingency Plan states that FHA will endorse new loans in the Single Family Mortgage Loan Program, but it will not make new commitments in the Multi-family Program during the shutdown. FHA will maintain operational activities including paying claims and collecting premiums. Management & Marketing (M&M) Contractors managing the REO portfolio can continue to operate. You can expect some delays with FHA processing. 
VA Loan Guaranty Program 
Lenders will continue to process and guaranty mortgages through the Loan Guaranty program in the event of a government shutdown. Expect some delays during the shutdown.

case inlet: Why do I need to put carbon monoxide detectors in ? - 08/24/13 06:37 AM
I often hear them cry why should I, below if information to help all.
A new law emphasizing the importance of carbon monoxide alarms in Washington homes has created many questions about which real estate transactions it affects. Here are a few points synopsized from a recent Coldwell Banker Danforth memo to clarify the requirements:
As of April 1, 2012, sellers of OWNER OCCUPIED single family homes, condos and mobile homes must install carbon monoxide alarms prior to closing. Homes that have electric heat are not exempt. Homes without attached garages are not exempt.
Listing brokers (real etate … (0 comments)

case inlet: More inventory needed good time to sell Mason county - 06/07/13 01:50 AM
The current market is the best of most worlds: low interest rates, a supply of homes to choose from that are aggressively priced, and lenders who are beginning to engage in 'make sense' loans." TheWashington state housing market allows for a buyers and sellers market. If you are looking to buy a home, now is the time to start the process and make it happen! If you are looking to sell your home, the current housing market situation is favorable as well. The housing inventory is low and there is a high buyer demand; thus getting your home on the market … (0 comments)

case inlet: Keeping your home clean for showings & selling for top dollar! - 02/27/13 01:47 AM
Design A Daily Cleaning Schedule 
After all your hard work is done and your house looks like a home ready to move in or be shown!  Make sure that you have a good cleaning schedule in place. Whether you need to make one from scratch or update the one you have, set small daily tasks that will help keep your house in order until its sold!

case inlet: Prepare you home exterior decks during winter - 01/13/12 05:37 AM
Preparation Deck manufacturers suggest using a plastic or rubber-tipped shovel, never a metal shovel, to remove snow from a wooden deck. Choose a sturdy plastic snow shovel with rounded corners to effectively remove heavy snow and debris. Do not shovel across the decking but instead shovel in the direction of the wood grain, to prevent scratching or denting the decking.
Loose Ice Use the same plastic or rubber-tipped shovel to remove loose pieces of ice from the deck. Shovel gently and don't try to dislodge any pieces to avoid scratching or denting the wood pieces. If your deck wood is older … (0 comments)

case inlet: Reminders for the interior of home when selling your Home & you want the most for your MONEY! - 12/06/11 06:03 AM

case inlet: Things to consider when getting your home ready to sell - 12/06/11 05:55 AM
Keep the lawn edged, cut and watered regularly. Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees regularly. Check the foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios for cracks and crumbling. Inspect doors and windows for peeling paint. Clean and align gutters. Inspect and clean the chimney. Repair and replace loose or damaged roof shingles. Repair and repaint loose siding and caulking. In Northern winters, keep walks neatly cleared of snow and ice. During spring and summer months consider adding a few showy annuals, perhaps in pots, near your front entrance. Re-seal an asphalt driveway. Keep your garage door closed. Store RVs … (1 comments)

case inlet: Flopping homes is it for you? - 11/03/11 05:53 AM
As more houses in Seattle go on the market for short sales, some investors have begun buying and reselling them quickly for a profit, using strategies that some in the housing industry say could be unethical or worse.
The deals work in a variety of ways, but all involve the same basic strategy. An investor persuades a lender to agree to a short sale, buying a house for less than what the lender is owed. But the investor has another buyer lined up who is willing to pay more.
The bank, usually unaware of the other waiting buyer, accepts a lower price … (10 comments)

case inlet: Hot cars drives me to hot sales! - 06/05/11 12:26 PM
In the moments of Sunday sales, I had this car drive into the parking lot, for no other reason than just good old classic fun, I wanted to share this picture.
Many times over the sales drives me to get another classic, if you have a favorite send me a picture.
Or if you have another love send it with your thoughts.
Have a great 2nd quarter end!

case inlet: Oyster fest mason county - 05/25/11 01:19 PM
This year we are looking forward to oyster fest, below  is some info to help guide you to the PLACE!
With the help of nearly 100 community organizations, Skookum Rotary stages it's annual small town, BIG event! The Pacific Rim Oyster Open Speed & Half-Shell Oyster Shucking Contests are the centerpiece of the festival. Two other Open events are the Art and Photography Competition and the Seafood Cook-Off. Free entertainment is on-going. Wine tasting is provided by several Washington State Wineries and the Microbreweries certainly know how to do their thing. Not to mention the food venders--none of whom may duplicate … (1 comments)

case inlet: Geoduck festival Allyn, Wa - 05/24/11 10:28 AM

case inlet: Allyn Days ! - 05/23/11 09:16 AM
Come to the Allyn Waterfront Park to enjoy a great weekend of live music and entertainment, over 80 vendor booths and attractions and oh, so much more! This annual event is sponsored by the Allyn Community Association.
On Saturday, a complete dinner of fresh alder-smoked salmon will be served from noon to 6pm. On Sunday, Taylor Shellfish and Xinh's Clam & Oyster House will be serving local oysters and clams ... there's even an All-You-Can-Eat Oyster Roast on Sunday from noon to 4pm. yum!
Local crafters and art booths, beer and wine garden, Saturday dance under the gazebo (5pm), face painting, model … (0 comments)