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Tri-Cities Real Estate Blog

April Stats (just a few)

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This isn’t the big stat roll-out with the graphs and charts and accompanying PDF file.  This is the Tri-City Association of Realtors stat break-down. In April, 21 more active listings than April ’06, but Jan-April, YOY, we’re down 3.9% in listings. Pending sales are down less than a percent, so we’ll call it equal, but final […]

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In the pursuit of home

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I love the unspoken rules that exist in various communities.  I love that there is honor even among thieves.  I was watching the Yankees vs. Mariners game today and found out something interesting. Josh Phelps, first basemen for the Yankees, plowed into Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima (totally mowed him down, went out of his way […]

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Does a house ever really ’sell itself’?

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During one of the last weeks of this season’s The Apprentice, Donald Trump told those vying for the job and the viewers at home, too, that ‘nothing sells itself’. Last week, I was at a model home in a development and a new Realtor was telling a seasoned Realtor that their homes sold themselves.  Later, […]

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“Experiencing” Real Estate

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I’ve been hearing a lot lately about ‘the experience’. Why do you shop at Nordstrom?  Because it’s a shopping ‘experience’.  Why do you buy your tires at Les Schwab?  Because they run out to greet you…it’s an ‘experience’.  Why buy your coffee at Starbucks?  Because it’s not just a latte, it’s an ‘experience’. The current […]

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The non-Internet home buyer

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…seems like an endangered species, but they’re out there. I got a call the other day from a guy on the west side of the state (Redmond, to be exact), who might want to move over here.  He’s retired, no family, nothing that would draw him here or keep him here, except for the excellent […]

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