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Over the 4th of July weekend I was able to sit site at a development that is selling out fast in the Graham area, called Vista Village. While sitting there all day, I took the opportunity to email the real estate agents about the advantages of Active Rain. In a few short hours, my AR Points incre...
The last week in June is Hoopfest Weekend in Spokane. Our family travels over the Cascade Mountains every year to participate in the largest 3 on 3 street basketball tournament in the world. Here are some pics from this year's event:     Taylor and Tanner Hoop It Up at the Wired 96.9 booth! Tanne...
In an earlier post, I shared the story of a condo conversion in Tacoma that displaced dozens of seniors in a 55 and over community, while only a few were able to stay in their "converted homes". Now a year later, the condos are listed $90,000 below what tenants had to pay a year ago to keep their...
A year ago my wife's grandma, Mimi, age 88 was faced with a difficult decision. She was living by herself, renting one of over 100 condos in a 55 and over community in the North end of Tacoma. Her unit was the place she wanted to spend the rest of her life. Then, an investor came swooping in and ...
Recently, lenders have tightened the screws on providing loans to buyers wishing to purchase a condo, especially if it is a condo conversion. In June 2008, a highly qualified buyer decided to rent out his 3 bed/2.5 bath/2500 sq.ft. home and purchase a condo to use as his residence. It was a move ...
June 2008  The Puyallup condo market looks to be making a shift in the seller's direction in the month of June. Pending sales and closed sales were up in June compared to May 2008. There are many condo projects around Puyallup that are providing incentives for buyers to make a move. With the medi...
June 2008 The Puyallup Residential real estate market is showing signs of change. Buyers are still experiencing the edge when it comes to purchasing a home, but there are indications that change is on the way. There were fewer active listings in June as compared to May and there was a significant...
The heat was turned WAY up at day 2 of Hoopfest! Our first game at 8:30am was not so hot with the sun, but hot on the court as we racked up a 20-8 win. After a break, Team Mulder came back at 11:30am with the best played game of the tournament for the team, winning 20-6 and moving into the final ...
At Hoopfest each team participates in a bracket of 16 teams (give or take a few). Each braket is played on a court somewhere in downtown Spokane. This year I am playing with Team Mulder, a group of guys from PLU who needed a fourth player and invited me to be part of the team. The day started off...
The sun, the crowds, and basketball made for another year of fun in downtown Spokane. Every year the streets are a shut down for this special event. This year over 25,000 people are playing in Hoopfest and over 100,000 are there for support. From volunteers to court monitors, parents and fans the...

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