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The median existing single-family home price in the West was $224,000 in the third quarter, which is 16.4 percent below the third quarter of 2008. The best metro price performance in the West was in Yakima, Wash., where the median price of $158,400 rose 2.7 percent from a year earlier; the Denver...
11/11/2009
As we in the northwest go into winter it rains a lot, but have you ever thought that the sun is just above the clouds? When things slow down we can be glad for the slow pace due to all the things we would like to do but couldn't because we had been to busy! I like to think the winter is a way to ...
11/10/2009
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Between you and me this business is allways a balancing act-between family ,work, clients , other agents,bankers, the list could go on. Some days it is all up hill, then well it smoothes out or goes back the other way. Have you ever felt its a big circus? I like to lead and not follow, but there ...
11/08/2009
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Congress to extend the tax creditNearly 5000 REALTORS® in Washington (morethan 27% of our members) helped convinceCongress that the home buyer tax credit iscritical to the nation's economic recovery.Washington REALTORS® was recognized by theNational Association of REALTORS® because ithad the fift...
11/08/2009
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I wanted to share a reciepe that does well with crab or shrimp. Ingredients Old Bay Seasoning TM to taste 5 pounds new potatoes 3 (16 ounce) packages cooked kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces 8 ears fresh corn, husks and silks removed 5 pounds whole crab, broken into pieces 4 pounds fresh s...
11/08/2009
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As winter is upon us, it seems we are waiting for the appraisar,or Obama to sign something,or the check in the mail, or fill out our taxes, or vacation, I guess what I am saying is lets not forget to take care of ourselves, whether its a snow day, down time or just not answering our email and pho...
11/06/2009
Congress has extended and expanded the homebuyer tax credit. The modifications in the column labeled"December 1 - April 30, 2010" become effective when President Obama signs the bill. All changes madeto the current credit become effective on that date, as well.FEATURE Jan 1 - November 30, 2009Rul...
11/06/2009
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People with significant assets in their individual retirement accounts can tap that cash to invest in a retirement home, but there are many complexities involved. They have to establish a self-directed IRA with an independent trust company . They have to treat the home as an investment, so they c...
11/06/2009
Its  estimated approximately 3 million renters are now financially well-qualified to buy a median-priced home. As long as buyers do not overstretch and stay well within their budget, a sizable pent-up demand can be tapped among financially qualified potential buyers, Its interesting that the tax ...
11/06/2009
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We've all had those long and dreary days, filled with miserable rain outside and miserable and whining kids, inside. "What's there to do?" they ask every five minutes. "Why can't we go outside?" "Will this rain ever stop?"  Well, rainy days may ruin some cheerful plans of outside activities, but ...
11/05/2009
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