Washington Real Estate 2015 Year in Review. Just the Numbers Please.

The Real Estate market has been tough on buyers and a bit of a cake-walk for sellers throughout 2015.  Those needing homes in King County, and especially in Seattle, are feeling the pressure. Let’s take a peek at why.  First, we’ll look at Washington State as a whole: The info is there to draw your own conclusions, but what’s happening is inventory is going down, buyers are going up, and…

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NYE in the PNW – And what to do after. Your weekend planner.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS   NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SKYVIEW OBSERVATORY THURS DEC 31  Watch the Space Needle’s fireworks from atop the city’s tallest building.    EMO MUSEUM PARTY THURS DEC 31  Under the Space Needle: Seattle’s largest New Year’s eve party, 3 performance stages, live bands, comedians, dancing and more!    SPACE NEEDLE THURS DEC 31  Enjoy a beautiful fireworks show from the tallest structure on earth. Indoor parties are sold…

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Your Happy Holiday Weekend Planner!

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF FRI DEC 25  SIFF Cinema Uptown: Singing along to “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “To Life,” and “Tradition.” Also included is the holiday “tradition” of free Chinese food take-out and live klezmer music before the show.   REINDEER & SANTA Through DEC 23  Visit Santa at the North Pole along with his reindeer & sleigh. The most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest. Issaquah,…

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Hacker Scams that Deserve a Second Glance

In October, Jill Chodorov of the Washington Post contributed an article about Hackers tricking home buyers into wiring them settlement funds. Because this is very important and could cost your client a lifetime of savings it’s worth reiterating. The scam begins with an email from your real estate agent or the escrow company requesting that funds are to be wired to an account for settlement.  The email purports a last-minute…

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Your PNW Weekend Planner for December 10-13th!

WINTERFEST Through DEC 31  Enjoy ice skating, carolers, folk dancers, model trains & much more. Seattle Center.   DOGGY CHRISTMAS SAT  Pioneer Square: Tis the season to dress up your four-legged friend in their finest holiday costume and enjoy a day of free entertainment, activities and treats.    GINGERBREAD VILLAGE Through JAN 3  Local architecture firms collaborate with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to custom design, bake and build awe-inspiring…

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