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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Paul looks at selling

The ability to gather information quickly is not a new thing.  Ask yourself how many times you’ve read something on Social Media and think to yourself, “Why don’t they just Google that?”  So this latest article on Inman piqued my...
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La’Cee Worries

Referencing Hurme’s comment above I thought I’d give you something else to worry about. A quick search on Google came up with these great items to purchase to prep for the next Great Seattle Flood and ease your selling process: 6-steps-to-protecting-your-home-frrom-Floods...
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Paul - Analyze This

“Stats are for losers,” said Chris Petersen, Head Coach, UW Football (and Bill Belichick and Jerry Jones and some dude named McAdoo – according to the G). Not true, not true!  Analysts of the world unite! Anyway, where were we? ...
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La’Cee - Time to Get Prepared

Well if you haven’t seen 10 Cloverfield Lane, you should (with kids out of the room). Not only is John Goodman a national treasure, but look at what is happening in the real world. Mexico, Houston, Puerto Rico, the Virgin...
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TeamBuilder - Houston is hurting

You can help by donating money.  There are several worthy organizations.  As part of the Keller Williams Family, KW Cares is fantastic.  Give what you can, but please give.
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La’Cee - What not to do

New home marketing can get a little out of hand. While we can appreciate new ideas and creativity, sometimes it just gets silly and ideas can get old quickly. An article on Inman the other day called out some of the...
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Paul - Finding Mr. Right

I like a good headline.  Here’s one that grabbed me, “Should Seattle tax foreign real estate investors?”  The article has a couple of quotes from Seattle mayoral candidates expressing some sort of view on to tax or not to tax...
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La’Cee - So Bring on the Peninsula

We’re all getting squeezed for space; builders, developers, buyers, etc. Some relief can be found in the North and South Sound markets, as well as to the East. But let’s talk about the West. With 405, 167, I-5 and 520...
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Paul - Drawing the Lines

So I’m not a millennial.  I think by the numbers I’m Gen X.  No, no, I am a Gen X’er.  Whew.  I feel better.  I’m defined. The M’s get a bad rap (trying hard to not say the word “millennial”...
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Paul looks at the latest NWMLS PR

A broker remarked to me the other day “this market is crazy.” Yes, it is/was the overstatement of overstatements. Active listings are down 25% from this time a year ago, which translates to a 1.5-month supply of inventory. Buyers are...
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The Brief Returns – January 2016

Welcome to The Brief, our monthly report of new home sales throughout the Puget Sound.

As the name implies, the goal of this report is to provide you with a brief overview of new home sales across a broad market at a macro level. All in under 2 minutes. We’ll include some analysis and thoughts...
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