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Mason County, one of Washington's fastest growing counties, is the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. A short drive to Olympia or Bremerton, Mason County offers a great community to live. You'll find 900 miles of shoreline, 11 mile-high mountains, six islands and thousands upon thousands of acres ...
10/26/2009
Existing-home sales bounced back strongly in September    with first-time buyers driving much of the activity, marking five gains in the past six months home sales - including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops - jumped 9.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate1 of 5.57 mill...
10/23/2009
The credit is working,"  355,000 to 400,000 transactions directly attributable to the credit made a significant dent in the housing inventory and will help to stabilize home prices. Further, the credit has provided a huge indirect benefit to local governments, shoring up property tax bases in par...
10/22/2009
size matter? The challenging economy as well as a desire for a greener lifestyle has forced some to question their view of how much space they really need.  Smaller doesn't always mean less expensive. Mason and kitsap countys are no different, buyers are looking for smaller homes and down sizing ...
10/22/2009
With Congress moving quickly on a number of key issuesWhy momentum is building - both in Congress and the Administration - in support of extending and possibly expanding the $8,000 first-time home-buyer tax credit.  The best is yet to come, dont hold your breath lets get buyers committed to contr...
10/22/2009
. Part of the problem is that the media is running all kinds of stories about how smart consumers ask real estate agents to cut commissions.  Eventually, the news  can died down and consumers, for the most part, forget about commission-cutting. But watch out,  It's going to come back.  People wil...
10/22/2009
Don't fall into the trap of believing that the sky is falling based on anecdotal reports.  You don't know exactly what's going on within any given company. What it all comes down to is attitude.  Watch yours.  Attitude is more important than you can measure when it comes to becoming a successful ...
10/21/2009
Don't believe the market is recovering?  Then, consider the truth about short sales.  They're on the decline.  That's a sure sign that the overall market is on the mend. It's very simple math.  When short sales go up, that means the market is going down.  When short sales go down, that means the ...
10/21/2009
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The problem is that appraisers are allowed to take on clients many miles outside their area of expertise.  Funny thing that agents are expected to have direct market knowledge and encouraged not to sell homes or help people buy homes in areas they are not familiar with....and for good reason.  I ...
10/21/2009
Living near the hood canal wanting and waiting for the big fish story, well there is an abundance of fish but I hate tio say it no big fish storys on the canal tonight!
10/20/2009
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