vancouver real estate: Fall has fallen - Felida in Fall - 11/20/09 05:55 AM
Well, We've had a couple of storms blow thru, and the seasonal color is now running down the streets in riveletts of water.  Unless of course those leaves are blocking the drains.
A little GOOD NEIGHBOR maintenance.  UNPLUG the storm drains,..  use your shovel, snow shovel and let the water flow!  (yes, this is the pacific northwest and while it doesnt RAIN ALL THE TIME, we do get  plenty).  How appropriate this seattle based company is named "ACTIVE RAIN".  (no we dont have web toes).
Still, before our rainy season beautiful day, I grabbed some great photos, and thought I'd … (0 comments)

vancouver real estate: TAX CREDIT - Great Resource at the NAHB - 11/09/09 03:49 AM
As a member of the NAHB, I receive updates as they update their website.  They have just updated this fabulously informative site, to include the newest edition of the tax credit and the EXISTING HOMEOWNER TAX CREDIT, at
This is a terrific resource for consumers and professional alike!.
Also, I cam across the Standard and Poors CASE SHILLER HOME PRICE INDEX, reflecting price trends across 20 cities.  I've posted the graph here, (page one),
You can email me at to have a full report sent, or go to  Remember that this report is dated October 27th, for the period … (2 comments)

vancouver real estate: $8,000 tax credit - EXTENSION and EXPANSION - 10/20/09 01:54 AM
Yes, there is quite a bit of chatter out there about EXTENDING the tax credit.  IN ADDITION to the extension, there is considerable effort towards EXPANDING the TAX CREDIT beyond FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS to include resellers/buyers.
NO, this has not happened yet!  But stay in touch with me at or
The Expansion of the tax credit to 2nd or 3rd time homebuyers will likely provide incentive to people who have been sitting on the fence.  This coming year, (if this passes), I would expect to see both the MEDIAN and AVERAGE home price INCREASE.
Does this mean RISING … (2 comments)

vancouver real estate: Inventories are down, and prices ticking up?? - 09/16/09 02:59 AM
This morning, I got an email from a national relocation research company that calls on me for area statistics.  Her question was much have homes gone UP? since march.
Well the MARKET ACTION from the MLS does say median and average home prices are up in august. 
Inventories show at 8 months, the lowest in a long time, but are REAL prices ticking up?  NO, I dont think so.  Stabilizing maybe, but I dont think you could sell your house higher now, than you could in march.  The higher median and average, simply means there are more homes (at higher price … (0 comments)

vancouver real estate: Inventory is Normalizing in SW Washington - 09/15/09 05:51 AM
 Today I received some statistics from the MLS, on the local real estate market.  INVENTORY IS COMING DOWN!  THAT CAN MEAN FIRMING OF PRICING, if the SALES TRENDS continue.
looking at the inventory levels for the month of AUGUST...indicate a reduction and near 2007 levels.(chart is below)
If you would like further information about your HOME VALUE, CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS, or activity in YOUR me at 360-600-3042
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Gloria Matthews360-600-3042


vancouver real estate: USE YOUR TAX CREDIT NOW $255,900 priced to sell! and OPEN TODAY 1:00-3:30pm - 09/11/09 12:53 PM
This is an amazing value, priced to sell and just $90.00 square foot.   1214 NE 122nd Ave
The neatest thing about this place is has a 2nd living quarters..perfect for house sharing, UPSTAIRS there are 2 bedrooms large bathroom with jacuzzi tub, kitchenette, and a large living area with deck and view.


vancouver real estate: First Time Home Buyers - The $8k tax credit - tick tock, tick tock. - 09/10/09 10:30 AM
 Well, we are back from vacation and back to business.  So my phone is ringing off the hook with FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS!  Anxious to BUY A HOME, and use the $8,000 TAX CREDIT.  And want a DEAL.  So they want to by a SHORT SALE.  ... Yesterday I found 300 homes for one client to choose from that were fenced, (a requirement), in his price range, NOT t-111, and in the price range.  Still he wants a short sale!
WAKE UP!  the CLOCK IS TICKING ON THE TAX CREDIT.  There is a lot of misinformation regarding how long it takes … (2 comments)

vancouver real estate: FINAL DAYS - PARADE OF HOMES, clark county-Vancouver-Battleground WA - 08/29/09 10:21 AM
Well, I just discovered, people are finding the PARADE of HOME on our website at   So, let me be more help.
The 2nd page, "THE CASA BELLA", has links on the far right hand side to the PARADE OF HOMES. 
 click TOUR INFO. (or see LINK below)
You'll find directions, GOOGLE MAPS, and a DISOUNT COUPON  (scroll down to bottom of page and PRINT).


vancouver real estate: Perfect for first time Home Buyer! 2nd living quarters too - 08/27/09 09:07 AM
FIRST TIME  HOME BUYERS - Start your future here!  $265,000   
2 bedrooms downstairs, with private fenced deck and hot tub area off master bedroom.   Bath on main floor has HEATED jacuzzi indoors.  Kitchen has been remodeled into "greatroom" open to living area
A LARGE laundry room and Family room finish the lower level with a hobby room and large garage too!
UPSTAIRS there is a 2nd LIVING QUARTERS, with 2 large bedrooms, kitchenette, living room and view deck.  OOOH there is a jacuzzi tub in this Large bathroom too.
OUTSIDE there are decks, decks, covered patio, fenced yard, separate fenced dog run, … (0 comments)

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