hood canal: 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!
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hood canal: Ready for shrimping on the hood canal? - 04/05/14 12:24 AM
The Hoods Canal Spot Shrimp sport season generally opens during the month of May with clear blue skies and majestic Olympic Mountain views. This has lured the sportsmen and ladies out like only Hood Canal can. With baited and set pots the fishermen awaited the first easy limit. By 10:00 am the first shrimp are in the cooler . . Still, limits (80 shrimp/person).
This is truly one fishing activity that the boater and crew need to be prepared for and not have any impaired senses.
DEPTH: Didn't matter the first opening, 200-230 ft worked well and was supported by local knowledge. … (0 comments)

hood canal: 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.
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hood canal: When is good time to sell my home - 03/24/14 02:19 AM
With spring in the air , hoping to sell this year-----The 4-month moving average for Housing Starts is the highest since July 2008. Some economists feel the underlying trend for home building is upward and should remain that way for a couple of years. February, however, saw Existing Home Sales dip 0.4%, to a 4.60 million annual rate. But these closings came from contracts signed when harsh weather was slowing many markets. A lack of inventory has also been sending buyers to new homes. But median prices are up 9.1% annually  WOW, encouraging more sellers to list, and inventories were up … (1 comments)

hood canal: 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 www.daryldatus.com … (0 comments)

hood canal: 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)

hood canal: Local Economic news - 01/22/14 02:35 AM
 

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hood canal: 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. www.daryldatus.com 360-801-6373 … (1 comments)

hood canal: 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)

hood canal: 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.
LOL>
 
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hood canal: 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.
 
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hood canal: 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.
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hood canal: this house has mold! - 08/11/13 01:19 AM
Mold is a common occurrence in homes, but it can potentially cause health problems as well as damage to structures and surfaces if it is not controlled. Mold begins growing indoors when spores come in contact with wet surfaces or substances. Once established, mold can be very difficult to remove successfully - so prevention is the key.

MOLD PREVENTION Mold cannot grow in the absence of moisture. Moisture can take the form of leaks, spills, condensation, and humidity, so controlling sources of moisture is the most important step in mold prevention. Here are some ways to avoid creating conditions in which … (4 comments)

hood canal: information for selling and buying homes mason county - 07/01/13 02:07 AM
INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE... No one has been more resolute and determined than those working in the housing market and, yes, more opportunities are arising. Last Tuesday new single-family home sales were reported up 2.1% in May, to a better than expected 476,000 annual rate and up 29% versus a year ago. There were 4,000 more units in inventory, so the months' supply edged up to 4.1, despite the faster sales pace. But that's well below the 5.7-month average of the last 20 years and near the 4-month average of the 1998-2004 housing boom. So as sales grow, … (0 comments)

hood canal: 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)

hood canal: Is the grass greener on the other side? - 04/26/13 12:36 AM
Many people say move on try it somewhere else,the grass looks greener on the other side!
In reality the grass is not greener on the other side it is usually brown too!
So what is the key, if you want the grass green you need to water it, thats right what ever is our goal, giving them time attention {watering them} we will enjoy green grass where ever we go in life.
Have a great day!
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hood canal: 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!
 
 
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hood canal: 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)

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

 
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