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As the holidays are approaching “The Heart of North Bend” will be collecting and promoting the sharing of canned goods and other food items with our local food banks! I know that the holiday hustle and bustle has already begun in our home… literally I had to do a double take when I realized on Monday that Thanksgiving was next week! As I thumbed through cookbooks and planned all of the delicious food that we will share with family, I reveled in the closeness that our loved ones will provide around the dinner table. While making my shopping list, I was reminded that holidays can be hard and often lack cheer for those in need.

This week I also came across this little clip on Goalcast. Here is the link, it is only 4 minutes and well worth it! My take

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Today "For the Love North Bend", will give you TWO amazing reasons why you don't have to go far to get GREAT service! I am always looking for ways to keep it local and not get on I-90 and these two small businesses offer just that! 

This morning, I got to have coffee with Blake from Blake's Mobile Detail and afterwards I got to see what this incredibly convenient service was all about. As I worked from home, Blake tended to my car in my driveway and now it looks just a beautiful as the day I bought it. This saved me travel time, money $$ and time waiting for my car to get detailed at the dealership (which is where I have gone in the past for this service).  We all know this time of year it is hard to keep the exterior clean, so I went for the full

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"For the love of North Bend" is a blog series that will highlight places, people, businesses, and the many reasons that make this town so great! When I decided that I wanted to write this blog, I made a few posts on local social media sites to get my creative juices flowing, the response was overwhelming! It turns out the reasons why we LOVE this town are immense and all over the board. I started to compile eveyone's loves and it seemed the material might lend itself better to a book (luckily Bob Antone and his wife are doing that for us:). With all of that said, I thought I might start with sharing a place to meet, sip, gather and share. 

It was really hard to choose a starting point but after lots of consideration I landed on Pioneer Coffee

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I’m feeling really excited about this one! It always feels great when you can blend things that you truly care about! As You know I feel super passionate about education as well as homes❤️. This seems like the perfect way to combine both. If you know anyone that is looking to buy or sell I would love to help! #ourkidsarethefuture #livewhereyoulove

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Are your sellers ready for a buyer's market?

  • Inventory increases by 22.9 percent throughout Western Washington
  • King County leads inventory gains with 78 percent year-over-year increase.
  • Buyers could choose from 19,526 listings nearly double the inventory from February of this year

KIRKLAND, Washington (October 4, 2018) - Housing inventory continued to improve during September while the pace of sales slowed in many counties served by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. "Balance is finally returning to the market, and with it, slowing home price growth," stated OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate.

A new report from Northwest MLS shows double-digit increases in inventory in several of the 23 counties it serves, led by

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As the median age of the U.S. owner-occupied housing climbs higher, analysts believe it signals growth for the remodeling market. Old structures normally require new amenities or replacement and repairs of older components, they explain.

"Rising home prices also encourage homeowners to spend more on home improvement," noted Na Zhao, senior economist at the National Association of Home Builders. Aging-in-place boomers are also expected to bolster spending on home improvement.

Citing data from the 2016 American Community Survey, the National Association of Home Builders noted half the homes in the U.S. were built before 1980. The median age of owner-occupied homes is 37 years,

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For the first time in nearly two years, the Seattle area no longer leads the nation in home price increases. The monthly Case-Shiller home price index, released Tuesday, showed Las Vegas now claims the title as the nation’s hottest housing market.

The Case-Shiller numbers don’t reflect the full scope of the slowdown however, do in large part to the fact that it includes a three-month moving average through June (things have cooled even more since then), and also because it reflects the entire metro area (Pierce and Snohomish counties haven’t slowed down quite as much as King).

A new analysis from Zillow, using more recent numbers, showed Seattle had the biggest slowdown in

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Want to create wealth through homeownership? Build equity. 

Home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and it’s key to building wealth through homeownership. Let’s take a closer look at how to build home equity without blowing your budget — and how to access it when you need it.

How much equity do you have?

Equity is easy to calculate when you first buy a home because it’s basically your down payment. For example, if you put $11,250 down on a $225,000 home, your down payment is 5 percent and so is your equity.

From 2016 to the first quarter of 2018, most first-time home buyers in the U.S. started with about 7-percent equity, according to

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First of all I want to make it clear that this blog is intentionally working to be nonpolitical and non-partisan. We're just going to directly state the changes to the current tax policy, how they are projected to affect the average home owner or buyer and of course those of us in the Real Estate profession. And while countless Americans will be impacted by the new laws, both for better and for worse, homeowners in particular will see a number of key changes take effect in the very near future. If you own property, here's what you can expect. 

At the bottom of the page is a little more detail on three of the most important changes and how they affect Real Estate Transactions and Buyers and Sellers:

Increased standard deduction: The standard

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Sammamish Voted in Top 5 Best Small Cities for Families 2017

Sammamish, Washington

Once known as an area for resorts on the shore of Lake Sammamish, the city of Sammamish is about 30 miles east of Seattle, which is home to Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks and Costco. The city has the highest median annual household income in the top 10 ($147,349) and is No. 6 for income in the overall analysis. Not surprisingly, Sammamish also has the highest median home value (over $600,000) in the top 10 and is No. 42 overall. That said, it also scores well in our analysis for family-friendliness, with the percentage of families with children at 49%

At just under 5,000 acres, Lake Sammamish is the sixth largest lake in Washington and is one of the major

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