Yes Virginia, there are home sales out there.

Gloom and Doom of yesteryear

A 1970 s billboard to remember

The NWMLS reported 2,240 Pending Sales of Single Family and Condo homes in King County, Washington for August 2010. Sure these numbers are not nearly as robust as before or what we in the industry would like to see BUT beyond the negative gloom of daily reporting on housing, the fact remains that there are MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND buyers who had confidence and have contracts in place to own property ! Congratulations to those buyers.

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REALTOR voting guide announced

http://www.NWREALTOR.com

We are the REALTOR party and vote according to the legislators’ record on legislation that allows us to conduct our business of helping buyers and sellers . Volunteer REALTOR members interviewed candidates and after thorough review, made the endorsements without regard to political party affiliation.

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Take good care of the clients and success follows

A letter from a buyer

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King County condo sales are showing some positives

Sales Statistics
for KING County WA
Realist’s most recent sale date for this county is 06/29/2010
Single Family Residence
Time Period Number of Sales Median Sale Price
May 2010 1,844 $384,500
May 2009 1,365 $375,000
Apr 2010 1,761 $375,000
Apr 2009 1,185 $380,000
2010 YTD 8,529 $376,600
2009 16,646 $378,000
Condominium
Time Period Number of Sales Median Sale Price
May 2010 500 $262,932
May 2009 384 $286,000
Apr 2010 484 $254,475
Apr 2009 315 $270,000
2010 YTD 2,312 $259,000
2009 4,804 $265,000

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Sinatra desert home for sale

70300 SAN LORENZO Road, Palm Desert CA 92561, MLS #C09087461, Weichert.com.

Wanna feel the spirit of Frank and the Rat Pack?   For only $4.4 mil you can have it “Your Way”

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R U tired of the conflicting news on housing?

Truly, isn’t the daily barrage on housing stats in the various media making you depressed and really not giving you any solid base from which to make sound real estate decisions?

Well, from my perspective as an interpreter of data and trends, I am confused and numbed to housing reports as well.

Now I am not stating that all data is worthless, it is not. But real estate is local and that is where I focus so that I can provide you with good counsel on when to buy or sell depending on your needs.

So you will find less emphasis on the national reports that often mean little for our region and our neighborhoods.

I will still report and analize trends and sales stats but with a focus on consumer attitudes and jobs, which need to grow and become stable before housing rebounds.

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Mixed #’s for May existing home sales

National existing home sales were off 2% for May but the West had a 5% gain. These numbers of both national and regional results are important to economic barometers but ALL real estate is local and I always caution buyers and sellers to look at the activity and trends in their immediate neighborhood and the Puget Sound area as a whole for making decisions.

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