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By Andrew L. Parker
(RE/MAX Mutual Realty)
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This is my first entry and I thought I'd share two statistical reports on property appreciation year-to-date in September.  To boil it down, the average home in King County appreciated 11% and in Snohomish County it appreciated 16%.  To view the fill reports go to: King County or Snohomish County...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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Well it is defininetly that day of the week again and I could hardly keep my cool. The Seattle Seahawks are taking to Quest Field to battle the Minnesota Vikings. The Hawks are 4-1 and leading the NFC West with a over-time win against the St Louis Rams.This is the first home game is almost a full...

By Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Specialist
(Keller Williams Greater Seattle)
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Vegas has "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".NYC is blessed with "I (heart) NY"Hawaii is the "Islands of Aloha" And (drum roll)...  Metronatural.Huh?  Say WA!Metronatural (tm) is the new tourism slogan for the city of Seattle.  After 16-months and $200,000 the Seattle Convention and Visitors...

By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
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A few weeks ago there was a thread about doing an informal get together to ActiveRain members in the Seattle area.  I'm finally making an executive decision here and we're going to meet up the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 11th at Buckley's on Queen Anne.  Buckley's is a fairly quite neighborhood re...

By AAA Properties
(AAA Properties - $500 Flat Fee Listings)
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Sonnenblick-Eichner Co. has arranged $41 million of first mortgage financing for the 120-room Hotel 1000 in Seattle.  The boutique hotel, which is part of a mixed-use development downtown, opened in June. The first two years of the 10-year fixed rate loan are interest only with the balance of pa...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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OMG this is a gem that will mark a season. The Seattle Seahawks square off against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in this weeks Sunday Night Football game. Boo Yaoo!! The top defenses are going to do 60 miinutes of battle against some huge offenses. I can't wait and I am having a Sunday night...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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Today the Seattle Seahawks host division rivals the Arizona Cardinals. Even with all the star players now on the Cardinals they will still have a very difficult time putting points on the board in Quest Field. The combination of talent on the Seahawks and the crowd noise Arizona will have to play...

By Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Specialist
(Keller Williams Greater Seattle)
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Recently, the NWMLS revised several forms including the Purchase & Sale contract and addendums.  I've highlighed a few of the important changes below; for more information, please visit my blog @  Seattle Housing Buzz.Purchase & Sale Contract (Form 21)Possession Date - option defaults to closing,...

By Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Specialist
(Keller Williams Greater Seattle)
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July saw an increase in condo inventory in the Downtown, Belltown & Pioneer Square areas from 89 to 131 active listings. Pending sales also increased 8.9% from 35 to 39. Interestingly, with the increased inventory, buyers had more choices and it resonated with them as the average days on market ...

By Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Specialist
(Keller Williams Greater Seattle)
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April saw the beginning of an uptick in inventory for houses outside the urban working areas. In the seventeen counties covered by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, most saw double digit gains in the number of listings; some jumped as much as 25%. And home prices continue to appreciate as w...

By Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Specialist
(Keller Williams Greater Seattle)
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Simplyfing the home buying experience, more than a motto, it's a way of doing business. Washington's most innovative real estate company, John L. Scott, has been transforming the way people search for homes. Over the past few months, John L. Scott has rolled out new features to empower buyers and...

By Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Specialist
(Keller Williams Greater Seattle)
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Developers and visionaries are out to change the landscape and forever change Seattle's place as a big city.  Around downtown 49 new condominium and loft projects have been proposed adding upwards of 10,000 new housing units to the urban core.View a map of Seattle's skyline in the year 2010.   Wi...

By Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Specialist
(Keller Williams Greater Seattle)
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Seattle is undergoing an extraordinary condominium construction renaissance with up to 49 new mid- and high-rise buildings proposed by 2010 adding over 10,000 housing units.  Realistically, not all will be built but many will which will provide homeowners and investors incredible pre-construction...

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