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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty
As a real estate agent specializing in short sales and traditional sales in Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Everett, and surrounding communities, I share my thoughts about short sales, foreclosure, and other relevant real estate topics.
The Stats Are Out--The Market Is Dead.  Or is it?Yesterday, everywhere I turned, I was either looking at or hearing a news story about how homes sales plunged 27% nationwide to the lowest number on record.  Wait, weren’t we in a housing recovery just a couple months ago?  Weren’t we officially ou...
At this time last year, Bank of America was on my black list for short sales.  I would still work with short sale clients that had Bank of America loans, but I had to make an extra effort to mentally and emotionally prepare sellers for a process that could take six months to a year from signing t...
Have you stopped making your mortgage payments?  Are you considering it?  If you’re just considering it and haven’t already stopped, read the post, Should You Stop Making Your Mortgage Payments?If you have stopped making your mortgage payments, either because you can no longer afford to pay or fo...
Home for Sale with Shop and Acreage in Auburn, Washington - Horse Property Potential! 31516 176th Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092     MLS # 87687  $515,000Pre-Approved Short Sale! For more information, contact me at 206-905-8590, or visit my website at www.sellnorthwesthomes.com.       (More photos belo...
Will Google’s Marketing Blunder Cause Them To Lose Market Share? Google just made a huge marketing blunder today, in my opinion.  In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man’s release, Google replaced the “doodle” on its search page with an interactive, playable Pac-Man game.  I think the g...
Will HAFA Improve The Short Sale Process?On April 5th, the government implemented the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program, designed to standardize and streamline the short sale process.  I'll give a brief overview of the program, along with some additional comments (and opinio...
The Highlands - Quality Suburban Living In Snohomish, Washington Just 10 minutes northeast of downtown Mill Creek is a master planned community called The Highlands, with nearly 400 homes spread throughout rolling hills--many with views of the North Cascades.  Seven community parks, a soccer fiel...
MonteVista Community in Snohomish, Washington Five miles east of Mill Creek, you'll find MonteVista, a 97-home subdivision bordering Cathcart Way in South Snohomish.  MonteVista offers the offers the amenities of modern suburban living coupled with a peaceful country living feel. The homes in Mon...
Exceptional Homes In Willow Creek - Snohomish, Washington Just off Cathcart Way with easy access to Highway 9, the Willow Creek neighborhood approximately five miles east of Mill Creek offers upscale living without the high price tag.  The slightly sloped land layout provides several houses in Wi...
Living In The Silver Firs Community - Everett, Washington Silver Firs is a well-planned housing community in South Everett, a few minutes east of Mill Creek.  It is made up of two large subdivisions referred to as Silver Firs 1 and Silver Firs Phase II.  Silver Firs 1 consists of 720 homes and 60...

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