Paul - Bubble Bobble?

CoreLogic has recently released its findings from an analysis of 100 of the country’s top real estate markets to determine which areas are either “undervalued”, “at value” or “overvalued”. By comparing how income growth aligns with rising home prices, this...
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Paul - Seattle, You're Doing It Wrong

Last week we heard about the Seattle City Council’s plan to ease the affordable housing and homelessness situation. The plan is to impose a tax of 26 cents per hour per employee affecting 3% of Seattle’s largest businesses. $20M of...
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La’Cee - Catchin' Some Rays

California’s State Energy Commission is expected to approve new energy standards requiring solar panels on the roofs of most new homes, condos and apartment buildings from 2020 onward. This will make California the first state to have a solar panel...
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Paul - Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho

Job growth and inward migration are two key factors we often look to when measuring the strength of our housing market. So, where are we in the big picture? Recently the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their 2017 report of...
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Ray - Mustang Sally Gets an Orca Card

Last week the Seattle City Council passed new parking reforms in an effort to reduce in-city traffic and carbon emissions. Under the past requirement, a developer did not have to include off-street parking in areas deemed to have “Frequent Transit Service”. The...
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Paul - Let's play a game

Count how many times in the next few weeks you hear or see the line, “Spring Has Sprung”. I’m not sure if any phrase is more overused this time of year and it makes me cringe. One thing that doesn’t...
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La’Cee - Mutiny!

We finally became fed up with a certain someone and kicked him out. So, I’m completely taking over this week. You’re welcome. ANYWAY let’s get started! As you will soon notice, if you haven’t already, the theme this week is...
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Paul - A Look at January

There’s some comfort to be had in the latest press release from the NWMLS. At least the song has remained the same in the last 18 or 19 of them.  Perhaps that’s an exaggeration, but it’s probably pretty close.  This...
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La’Cee Says Get on "Board"

Here we go, everyone. It’s time for a Pinterest update.  According to the social media site, they have reached 175 Million active monthly users of which 75 Million users are from the US. Other reports even say it’s closer to 200...
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Ray - The Last One from The Great One

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for most of your life, you’re well aware of the work of America’s greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. He was famous for his ability to take advantage of exquisite natural settings and create...
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La’Cee Looks at Tech, Tools and Toys

In this week’s Blast you may notice a bit of a theme. There are a couple of very big things going on the tech world right now we felt were worth discussing. To start, The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is...
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Paul Congratulates the Dawgs!

It just seems appropriate for a Seattle Team to win this one. In an Amazon-sponsored competition, a UW team from the Department of Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering developed a program they call “Sounding Board”. Without going too far into...
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Paul - A Year in Review

First of all, we at TeamBuilder wish all of you a very happy holiday season. The Hurme compound had a great time with family and friends opening presents, eating some great food and catching up on a fantastic year. Before...
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La’Cee on A Different Shade of Soul

Pantone has given us their “Color of the Year” for 2018 (Hurme says, “It’s their best in years!” J). I’ve seen last year’s color “Greenery” out and about in a few different model homes, but I think 2018’s holds more...
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La’Cee Congratulates the Winners

We had a great time last week at the 2017 New Home Council Tribute Awards. It’s always so much fun every year to celebrate the excellent professionals in our industry, see all of the familiar faces and meet some new...
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Paul is Ready for Some Bird

Well once again the holidays are upon us starting with one of my favorites, Thanksgiving. What’s better than stuffing your face, spending time with family and friends and watching a little football? Well in our house we like to add...
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