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2009 

Another dubious honor for Pierce County...we led the state in the rate of foreclosures in 2008, according to new data from RealtyTrac. Foreclosures more than doubled in the county last year. In 2007, 3,088 properties were listed with foreclosure filings. That number was 6,669 in 2008. This mirror...
01/25/2009
OK, OK, OK...I succumb to the trend...I confess!!!  I want to use some ugly yellow signs for open houses on bank owned properties.  But I give up!  Where do you buy the yellow corrugated plastic to make the signs with?  Or is there an online source?  Help!
01/12/2009
Everyone wants a deal in today's economy, and it's not hard to find one in the real estate market!  This tool gives you a snapshot of what's "on sale" in Pierce County, WA.  Real estate agents - feel free to distribute it to your clients.  Buyers - contact me to see these or any other homes for s...
01/12/2009
I was reading the fine print in the tax buyer credit (I know, I lead a glamorous life...) and I was pleasantly surprised to learn the folllowing: If a first time homebuyer buys a home between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2009 they can use your 2008 tax return to qualify and get the $7,500 in thei...
01/05/2009
Hi! It's that time of year...Realtor membership renewal time.  If your town is like mine, there are many real estate agents opting to move their licenses to brokerages that are not affiliated with the National Association of Realtors in order to save the $500 or so it would cost to pay their 2009...
01/01/2009
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