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Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another Crash

As home values continue to increase at levels greater than historic norms, some are concerned that we are heading for another crash like the one we experienced ten years ago. We recently explained that the lenient lending standards of the previous decade (which created false demand) no longer exist. But what about prices? Are prices [...]

December 21st, 2017|

There’s No Place Like Home

“Housing will never stop homelessness but community will.” -Alan Graham, founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Community First! Village. Last week I had the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving week at a very special place. I was brought to Community First for a retreat my friend Christina Trevino of “Emotion Leadership” was hosting. I planned [...]

December 1st, 2017|

2 Charts That Show the Truth about Home Affordability

There is a lot of discussion about the current state of housing affordability for both first-time and move-up buyers, and much of the narrative is tarnished with a negative slant. However, the truth is that housing affordability is better today than at almost any time in our history. The naysayers are correct in the fact [...]

November 29th, 2017|

How far are sellers going to investigate potential buyers?

CYBER SLEUTHING A new practice that I’ve run into lately is that of “researching” your potential buyer or seller – buyers do it to gain an “edge” into the insight of who the sellers are and how they might win in a multiple offer situation; sellers do it so that they can determine the best [...]

November 28th, 2017|

Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage?

There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year: More buyers [...]

November 22nd, 2017|

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Dear friend, At a moment when the world feels confusing and unstable to so many of us, we ask you to join us later this month to remember who we really are and where we come from. As all of our programs do, The Great Thanksgiving Listen provides us with an opportunity to foster meaningful [...]

November 20th, 2017|

Amazing Local Custom Art Pieces By Shon Frostad

I went to a great exhibit at Tacoma Maritime Museum last night and my friend, Shon Frostad, has these amazing pieces to display.    He can customize to meet your design preference.  If you’d like further information let me know and I’ll put you in contact with him. 

November 17th, 2017|