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Comments and advice on the Real Estate market in Washington State and the housing market in and around Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and the Wenatchee Valley.
First off, as bad as some would have you believe 2006 was, it was the third best year, nationally, since NAR started keeping statistics (1952). What is always of interest is Real estate is largely a local issue controlled by local events. As a result what is happening in San Diego is not Tulsa no...
This weekend the "Wenatchee World" had an excellent editorial that captured the underlying problem with our otherwise hot real estate market. About 35% of our buyers are from out of town. Wenatchee also has a growing population of professional and affluent home buyers. However we are still an Agr...
The WR weekly bulletin is just out and they quote some interesting stats from California relative to Internet and Real Estate.  Here are a few (from 2006 survey):  92% of internet buyers found their agent on a web site; 63% tthrough a search engine.  In 2000 28% said they used the internet as an ...
The 2006 numbers for Wenatchee and the surrounding area are finally in (hey I think the compiler still uses an abbacus). In general the news is pretty favorable. Here are some highlights:                                                            2005                                2006  TOTAL ML...
There is a move on at the state level to start to look at uniform forms throughout the state. Currently Northwest MLS has their own forms. Spokane and Vancouver do too. Several smaller MLS's use WAR (Wenatchee is one) and NAR has theirs too.The concern is not that there is a problem with the form...
Had lunch with the manager of one of the Title Companies yesterday and the day before that with a local lender. We discussed the coming marketing year and our expectations. All of us believe the year will be another strong year in River City (Wenatchee). In fact 30 days ago I was opining "good bu...
Herein is a quote from Seattle real estate Blog "360 digest" and also the Business Journal that you might find of interest...."The Puget Sound Business Journal ranked the top 25 residential real estate firms ranked by residential sales volume in millions, for 2006. The top 5 were:1. Windermere ($...
Super Bowl is over but you may have an opportunity to enter the Super Bowl of Real estate (at least in our MLS)! I am referencing a Super Bowl of sorts that happens when a buyer finds out there are multiple offers. If you are in that position there are certain game plays you can use that will hel...
In Washington Real Estate it is permitted for an agent to be a dual agent (represent both the buyer and seller on a transaction). Naturally, it has to be disclosed and both the buyer and seller need to agree to it .Many if not most agents will act as a dual agent. However, I don't like it and usu...
Last night was the annual meeting for the NCWAR. Our local association. Within the Windermere family there were several awards and Geordie Romer who blogs on this site was a nominee for agent of the year and yours truly too. Rather than cudos the point is this type of recognition is important as ...

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Comments and advice on the Real Estate market in Washington State and the housing market in and around Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and the Wenatchee Valley.