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Weekly real estate market update 4/12/24… new listings up, new houses are getting smaller

New listings hit their highest point in eight months, heading in the right direction. Showing activity bounced up again following the dip caused by the snow storm… similar to last...
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Defining Mid-Century Modern Style

I am a long-time lover of the mid-century modern style, and curate a list of mid-century/modern homes listed for sale in the MLS each week as part of my weekly...
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What’s happening with mortgage rates?

This past week has been a little interesting with the bond market and so what is happening to interest rates? Mortgage rates look to the future and everyone is waiting...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Delicious Healthy Baked Salmon

“People ask me, “What is the secret?” The answer is simple. Choose the right grandparents.“ – Mac Miller (lived to 104) NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day...
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Polybutylene Pipes: a ticking time-bomb for plumbing leaks

From the early 1980s until the mid-1990s, many homes across the country were plumbed with plastic tubing called polybutylene, aka PB. It looks like PEX tubing, can have similar crimp...
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Weekly real estate market update 4/5/24… why overpricing your house can cost you

As expected, real estate activity picked up again after the snow dump followed by Easter weekend. Give it a little more time to move up again… expect showings to rise...
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Joseph Eichler’s mid-century modern showpiece

Joseph Eichler is known as one of the fathers of Mid-century modern design… one of the most influential developers of the Mid-century modern style tract housing for the masses, building some...
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Condo Financing

Are you thinking about buying a condo? Financing a condo involves more than just your income and credit, the association also has to be approved. Here is a list of...
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Retired and thinking of moving closer to family? Some things to address before you pack up and move

Moving to be closer to family and grandchildren is the biggest reason people relocate after they retire, and it can also serve a double purpose… grandparents can help their children/grandchildren...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Avocado Corn Salad/Salsa

“You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours. It is the...
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