Tri-City Homes Hit Their Highest Average Sales Price in 2011

Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 by in Real Estate Industry, Tri-Cities Market, Tri-Cities, WA

What an interesting year! No federal tax credit, record-low interest rates, and a booming Tri-Cities economy combine to create an fascinating picture. Two seemingly disparate facts tell the 2011 Tri-Cities real estate story. #1 – Total sales for the year – 2,734, which is the second lowest total within the last ten years. (The lowest [...]

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Building Our New Home, Part 8

Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by in Buyers, Real Estate Industry, Sellers, Tri-Cities Market

My husband, Matt, and I are building our new home. This is the eighth in a series of who-knows-how-many. I’m writing from the perspective of a buyer, and an agent, since I am both in this case. We had two important walk-throughs last week and the week before.  On the 11th, we met with the [...]

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Building Our New Home, Part 7

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by in Buyers, Real Estate Industry, Sellers, Tri-Cities Market

My husband, Matt, and I are building our new home. This is the seventh in a series of who-knows-how-many. I’m writing from the perspective of a buyer, and an agent, since I am both in this case. Welcome back!  Happy New Year to you and yours! This post is about the selling aspect of buying [...]

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Building Our New Home, Part 6

Posted on 12. Dec, 2011 by in Buyers, Real Estate Industry, Sellers, Tri-Cities Market

My husband, Matt, and I are building our new home. This is the sixth in a series of who-knows-how-many. I’m writing from the perspective of a buyer, and an agent, since I am both in this case. The building has begun in earnest. They broke ground, as I reported last week, and until we get [...]

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Building Our New House, Part 5

Posted on 05. Dec, 2011 by in Buyers, Real Estate Industry, Sellers, Tri-Cities Market

My husband, Matt, and I are building our new home.  This is the fifth in a series of who-knows-how-many.  I’m writing from the perspective of a buyer, and an agent, since I am both in this case.  If you’d like to read previous posts, you can find them here – parts one, two, three and [...]

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Building Our New Home, Part 4

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by in Buyers, Real Estate Industry, Sellers, Tri-Cities Market

My husband, Matt, and I are building our new home.  This is the fourth in a series of who-knows-how-many.  I’m writing from the perspective of a buyer, and an agent, since I am both in this case.  If you’d like to catch up, read part one, part two, and part three.  So, the next step [...]

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Building Our New Home, Part 3

Posted on 21. Nov, 2011 by in Buyers, Real Estate Industry, Tri-Cities Market

Here is where the story really takes off (is that a line from a movie or a TV show?  Seems like we’ve said that in our family for years, and I don’t remember why we started saying it in the first place)… My husband, Matt, and I are building our new home.  This is the [...]

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Building Our New Home, Part 2

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by in Buyers, Real Estate Industry, Sellers, Tri-Cities Market

I wrote a word  at the end of the last post, but the word so well describes how I feel about getting our home ready for the market, I’m going to use it again – Ugh. There is so much to do!  We need to paint the interior, replace all the flooring, and change out [...]

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