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This little blog contains my thoughts on the business of real estate, a place to showcase homes for my special clients (YOU!), and a wonderful place to hear your thoughts on ... well, whatever! Come join in, won't you?
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Delivering keys to new homeowners today produced BIG smiles and a few hugs all around. Congratulations Jim and Margaret!!! Thanks again to a flawless team: Marilyn Brown at First American Title & Escrow -- I'm so glad we can count on you. Beth Jensen at Cobalt Mortgage -- Right on time and delive...
12/01/2010
As Fall sets in and moves rapidly to winter, there's possibly nothing more relaxing than sitting beside a wood-burning fire. It's certainly one of my favorite late afternoon activities when it's coooold outside! Unfortunately, fireplaces typically aren't terribly efficient (although beautiful!), ...
12/01/2010
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I must admit that this time of the year ... when family is due for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays are looming too ... I give a wee bit of thought to the idea of downsizing. Just small enough so that I don't have to spend a day scrubbing the place down. All those rooms! Of course, three b...
11/16/2010
LinksVideo TourPhoto GalleryFront of Your New Home!Long Driveway Leads to Your HomeFront Yard includes Detached Carport/ShelterOutbuilding w/Covered KennelsOne View of the PropertyLiving Room-Both SidesLiving Room CornerKitchenDining
11/15/2010
When setting up a listing presentation for potential sellers, one of the important pieces is a look at how today's average home prices compare to average home prices for the last few years. Many of the sellers with whom I've interacted lately in Maple Valley bought their homes in the last five or...
11/13/2010
I am incredibly saddened by the passing of Dave Niehaus, the announcer who called the Mariners' baseball games in Seattle for over 30 years. A game just wasn't complete without Dave's commentary. His occasional enthusiastic outbursts  "My Oh My" and "Fly Fly Away!" punctuated the very best games ...
11/10/2010
As we near the end of the year, it's time to take another quick look at how the real estate market fairs in comparison to previous years. The usual disclaimer applies that this information is gathered by me from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). So ... as of today, November 10, 2010...
11/10/2010
It's just SO rewarding to hand the keys over to first time homebuyers! Especially one that's been five children in the making! Last night I had the pleasure of giving the keys to a buyer moving into their very first ... very own ... brand new, built-just-for-them, house. And it was really cool! I...
11/05/2010
Understanding market statistics is certainly vital to everyone even casually interested in real estate -- whether you're a current homeowner and just keeping an eye on your home's value, or whether you're considering selling, or perhaps buying a home. Statistics help define, in the most concrete ...
10/25/2010
I was directed to a Web site this morning called Foreclosure Radar. Like most sites of this sort, its aim is to get real estate agents to subscribe to their service (for a fee) with referrals to be directed from the site back to the fee-paying agents. I typically avoid these sorts of things as fe...
10/20/2010
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Gabrielle Nemes

206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
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