I was contacted a while back by a woman who is interested in keeping a portion of West Richland and Richland undeveloped. A portion of the land is currently zoned RR-5, which means there can be one house every five acres. She said she felt that many like-minded conservationists viewed Realtors as the ‘them’ in […]
An agent from another brokerage (she is her own broker and works with one other agent) told a colleague of mine this week, “Our market is extremely sluggish right now.” Really? Well, I suppose since we’re down from our May high of 359 under contracts to 293 July under contracts, we could argue that we’re […]
but then I realized…there is no good day to talk about foreclosure! This post is just as true here in the Northwest as it is in St. Louis. Homeowners having difficulty paying tend to see The Bank hovering over them as this nebulous, swirling mass of grabbing hands. It isn’t really. I always tell buyer when they’re looking at foreclosures, […]
Lots of loan companies are going the way of the dodo bird. I recently spoke with a lender who has been in the business for 30 years and the last few weeks have been his hardest ever. I know a lender who has had to scramble to find an new loan program for his clients […]
In July, we reached an average home sale price of…ta da, fanfare please…$200,000! The median home price is at $174.8, which is also the highest that number has ever been. And look what’s happening over in King County. I don’t know…my mom (by way of Aesop) always told me that slow and steady wins the […]
I usually think of myself as being a creative person, somewhat free-spirited, not overly-organized or meticulous (which, on this blog, is code for anal-retentive). But I do like the statistics. I surprise myself at how much time I can spend studying bar graphs and pie-charts. So, if you’re at all like me, have fun with this.