Paul - Buzzwords Are A Buzzin'

I haven’t commented on the monthly NWMLS press release in a while, but this is a good month to get back into the routine. Click here to see the most recent report and view the data at the bottom. I’ve...
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La’Cee – Tariff-ied

Maybe the headline is a touch overdramatic, but it was too hard to resist. In case you haven’t heard, construction material prices have been sky-high and rising for some time now. Just for an example, according to the NAHB and...
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Paul - The Oooo's and Ahhh's

With the 4thof July upon us why not get a little festive? La’Cee’s already handled the heady stuff, so here are some random thoughts to share around the grill. The current American flag was designed by a high school kid...
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Paul - GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL!!!

Lots to talk about in recent days, but seriously, how awesome/stupid is Space Force? Bike-shares were a big hit at the Fremont Solstice Parade (trust me, don’t Google it), but most importantly…WORLD CUP!!! Not only is the greatest game ever...
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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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