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My wife and I just spend this past weekend in a very nice and friendly small town in Washington named Port Townsend.  Now some people might not think that Port Townsend is a small town but it has that small town feel about it and every one seems to know everyone else.   On our way there we stoppe...
Well that is my goal. It has been a very busy time on the personal side...not so much on the business side. But now it is time to get back to business and to being more busy and getting it done.  So with that said look for more blogging and more commenting on blogging. So watch out Active Rain yo...
Yes, it is true. I have been busy and haven't found time to keep up with my blog. However I'm not sure anyone noticed. Not even my own family...what's up with that? No worries. Being busy for the most part is a good thing. Not only am I a real estate agent, I'm also the main caregiver for my kids...
The home sales number for January are in and no big surprises.  There are more houses on the market than a year ago and less buyers.  However the prices are staying about the same for now.  It's not really a buyers market yet but it is headed that way.  As I've stated before it is a pretty fair a...
It seems I thought I had more time during the day than I really do. As I thought it would be no problem writing a daily blog.....well it seems as I was wrong. The past week or so I have been very busy with work and with the family, all of which has been great. However it all takes a lot of time, ...
Here is some news regarding the rate watch for this week. This information is from my good friend Alisa DeFalco at CTX mortgage.Forecast for the Week Hold onto your hat...this week features a juicy and potentially market moving economic calendar. We'll get a look at the Fed's favorite measure of ...
Big surprise today, the Seattle Times is reporting that our commute is taking longer. In some area the commute increased by 14 minutes over the past two years. The highest being from Federal Way to Bellevue at 56 minutes and in second place is the commute my wife takes each day, Everett to Seattl...
There is a story on SeattleTimes.com about how new homes sales have dropped by the largest amount in 16 years. If you read that story please rememeber the very first word of the headline "National".  This is an AP story regarding the national market. New home sales in our Puget Sound area has dro...
Here is some general information from the NWMLS reviewing 2006.During 2006, members of NWMLS. . .Reported more than 96,000 closed sales with a combined value of more than $35 billion (p.28) Experienced a 6.7% drop in number of units sold compared to 2005, but an increase of about 5% in the dollar...
I've had some interesting conversions with some clients over the past couple of weeks and some people are under the impression when they are buying a home they need to pay a commission to the agent that is helping them. That is not true. The selling commission is paid by the person/s that are sel...

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