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By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
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4th of July Events - Eastside - Seattle - Puget Sound by Greg Perrywww.425Realty.com July is one of the best times of the year around Seattle and it's Eastside communities.  Here is a list of events happening near you.  From fireworks over Elliot bay in Seattle, to Demolition Derby's in Monroe, t...

By Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty
(Sound Realty)
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      There seems to be a subtle shift in the air with regards to how sellers and buyers are reacting to the constant movement and change occurring in our business.       I am not writing about buyers that always want a deal at 10 cents on the dollar; but the actual buyer who desires to own perha...

By Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty
(Sound Realty)
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       This post is not about Real Estate---and yet it is.        This post is not about love and family and friendship---and yet it is.        This post is not cute and pretty and filled with wonderful photos.        This post is about how a very ugly part of my life changed me to become the man...

By Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty
(Sound Realty)
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        I very seldom talk or bring up the past. In my years of living I concentrate on today and usually nothing else. So today an exception.         This past week I have been thinking a lot about my late father. Born in 1927 and died at 44 years of age in Feb.1971.  He never talked about himse...

By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
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May 2008By Greg Perry, Eastside Realtor AREA 560 May-08 May-07 % Change Median Price $679,000 $799,950 -15.20% Inventory 530 341 55.40% Pending 51 107 -52.30% NWMLS Area 560 is Kirkland.  Kirkland and East Bellevue are the big trouble spots on the Eastside.  Currently there are 216 homes price ov...

By Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty
(Sound Realty)
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George asked in his recent post what was the first song that impacted me in life and when did it occur.  When I responded in the comments of his post, "George, This kind of stuff makes me feel so old sometimes.  Since most of my life has been spent in the music business the first song that change...

By Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty
(Sound Realty)
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     I am writing about this wonderful business we call REAL ESTATE.      For reasons sometimes unknown we have allowed our livelihood to slip away from the core issues and daily factors that propel us to do our job.       I have had conversations with countless Realtor's, agents and brokers abou...

By Ricky D. Sadler, Trusted Senior Property Advisor & Marketing Expert
(Real Estate Marketing Experts &Trusted Senior Advisors on Property Management services, Rentals Leasing, Landlord Tenant )
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By Gene Dexter, Seattle Realtor
(Asset Realty)
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The seeming lack of excitement coming from the eastside regarding Google's move to Kirkland / Houghton is hiding a very large fact: this is a major, major thing to be occuring in the local real estate market! The low key style that is the Northwest hides an obvious elephant sitting in the corner ...

By Jack Burns
(Real Estate Now)
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Now that the troublesome bill has passed, the blame game starts. Target: Washington REALTORS. Defense: They have posted notice that they were "closely monitoring the legislation" prior to the bill passing. Bologna! I'm Jack Burns of Estate Rescue and I was there, ALONE in front of the senate, arg...

By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
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By Greg Perry, Kirkland Realtorwww.425realty.com    I am the proud father of a U.S. Marine who served a tour in Kuwait and Iraq.  Over the weekend, we celebrated Kevin's birthday.  Kevin has always been the ultimate team player.  As a youth hockey player, he was always the inspirational leader of...

By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
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Kitchen yes, bathrooms yes -- but the living room often gets left out when it comes to writing about home improvements.  In fact in some house designs these days, great rooms are replacing formal living rooms.But what if your living room could use a face-lift?Generally speaking, remodeling your l...

By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
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Absorption rates are the ratio between ACTIVE and PENDING inventory.  Using this ratio, we can see how many Months of Inventory an area holds.  Residential sales --not including condo sales.0-3 months = Seller's advantaged market3-6 months = Balanced market6 plus months = Buyers advantaged marke...

By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
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A New Dog For Your New Home!By Greg Perry, Kirkland Realtorwww.425realty.com For many, having a pet to love is one of the criteria used in a house selection.   We include memories and experiences of our loved dogs, cats and other pets in our experience we call "home".In our family, we've always h...

By Peter Mann, Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Congrats Eastside Professionals! You are the newest Chapter of BNI in Kirkland! It was a lot of work, but we did it. I am happy to see that my efforts strongly contributed to such a dynamic group of professionals. I couldn't ask for more at this point!If you or anybody you know is interested in...

By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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Affordable Downtown Kirkland Condos are more often South of Central vs. East or West of Market, which is why I really like the location of Soho.  It is one of the few condo complexes East of Market and that makes it easier for visitors to park on the street.  It also is much easier for residents...

By Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty
(Sound Realty)
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Practically every article written, ...every talk show in existence, ...every conversation that is agent to agent, laments the fact that the public sees us in a different light than we see ourselves.  How can this be? Don't they know what we go through to be the great agent we see ourselves as? Wh...

By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
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Kirkland Absorption RatesBy Greg Perry, Kirkland Realtor Every week, I watch the ratios between ACTIVE inventory and the homes that go PENDING.  This sales ratio is commonly called the absorption rate.  If we track this absorption rate weekly we can break this down to a simple number -- how many ...

By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
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Kirkland's Easter Egg Hunt: Have Basket, Will Gather Free March 23 Event Marks 34th Anniversary  Since 1974, children from the Kirkland community have been racing to gather as many candy treats as they can at the annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year's event, provided by Kirkland Parks and Community ...

By ARDELL DellaLoggia
(Better Properties Seattle )
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The two biggest concerns of the Real Estate Market in 2008 will be sellers who overprice and buyers who overpay. While these should always be concerns, here in the Seattle Real Estate Market we are on the edge of being at peak.  Unlike the rest of the Country, we have held our own up until now a...

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