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My Thoughts Habitat for Humanity Stores can Help You Prepare to Move   The 3 local Habitat for Humanity resale stores are now open! You can shop for gently used items in Bellevue, Tukwila and Auburn.  Many of the items for sale are now posted online, for your shopping convenience.  Check them out at In addition, Habitat will take many of your household items, if you […]
My Thoughts Zillow Offers, the Home Flipping Division of Zillow, to Close Zillow (based in Seattle) has announced it is closing its home-flipping business and laying off 25% of its staff. Price increases have begun cooling in many housing markets and Zillow was forced to sell many homes at a loss, in addition to having trouble finding contractors to handle quick fixes for their properties. Supply chain […]
My Thoughts Seattle Area Values Up 24% over 2020 Numbers are out for the most recent S & P Core Logic Case-Schiller Home Price Index.  This index uses a 3 month rolling average and is two months behind.  Home sales through August show a 24% year-over-year average increase in the Greater Seattle area. This places Seattle in the 5th spot nationally as the hottest […]
My Thoughts What or Who is an LPO? Exactly what is an LPO? LPO is short for Limited Practice Officer in Washington State. Selecting and preparing forms that affect the rights of others is considered the practice of law in Washington State.  Limited Practice Officers (LPOs) are authorized to select and prepare forms approved by the Limited Practice Board within the limitations of […]
My Thoughts Seattle-Area Home Prices Reach Largest Year Over Year Increase On Record The Seattle Times reports that the latest S & P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index (HPI)  shows 25.5% year over year increases in July.  This index has a 3 month rolling average and the reports lag by 2 months. The HPI reports national year over year increases of 20.5% for the same timeframe.  Nationally, home […]
My Thoughts Top Fall Maintenance Tips from Betsy and the NWMLS Whether you are getting ready to put your house on the market, or just need some advice to keep your home in tip-top shape, autumn is the perfect time to prepare for the cold months ahead. A well-cared for home not only looks good, it also can attract more buyers. Following these easy, inexpensive maintenance […]
My Thoughts New MLS Search Portal Beginning next week, the NorthWest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS/MLS) will be upgrading their client portal, to OneHome-TM. This new portal offers many improvements; particularly in user security, ease of use and quality of information provided. OneHome will greatly improve your viewing experience; when reviewing information I send you, on properties For Sale or Sold.  There […]
My Thoughts New and Improved It is pretty exciting to be rolling out the new and improved website at   You will see a lot of information on the Real Estate Buying and Selling process, together with Property Searching, Blogging and Marketing information.  Please contact me with any questions or ideas for content; or 425-979-0789. Looking forward to hearing […]
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