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Weekly real estate market update 3/24/23 – what’s ahead for home prices?

Coming soon listings are increasing, which will help feed future new listings and pending sales which are in lock step. I was surprised to see multiple offers drop a bit…...
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Mill Valley Kitchen… refined and relaxed, perfect for a quiet meal

Mill Valley Kitchen looks unassuming, set back in a corner under an apartment building at the corner of Excelsior Boulevard and France Avenue. Close to the Minikahda golf course, its...
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mortgage interest rates

Fed raises rates today, now what?

The Federal Reserve met this week and raised rates by .25 point. There had been lots of discussion on whether the Fed would hold off on raising rates or go...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Magic Tomato Soup Cake

“I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring.” ~ Dodie Smith NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to...
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Should you unplug your TV when leaving town?

I recently blogged about stuff to do when you’re leaving your house vacant for a while. I touched on plumbing, heating, and general stuff, but I didn’t mention anything regarding...
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Ready, Set….SELL!

Spring is here and that means the housing market is warming up and getting ready for busy season! If you are thinking of putting your home on the market this...
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Weekly real estate update 3/17/23 – multiple offers increase, know your needs vs wants

New and coming soon listings are holding their own as multiple offers continue to increase along with pending sales. I talked to an agent this week who had 6 multiple...
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February 2023 real estate market update… average sale prices no longer over list price but rising

After a record-breaking couple years where list price was like a minimum starting bid price, percent of list price received at sale started falling last August and fell every month...
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Mortgage Rates, Bank Failures, Fed Meeting

Last week we were expecting employment numbers and the inflation news to affect the Fed meeting next week. Now we are still looking at those reports but also bank failures!...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Best Ever Meatloaf

“A good laugh is sunshine in a house.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids...
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