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Sales of new single-family homes slipped 5.5 percent in September from volumes reported for August, according to data from HUD and the Census Bureau. Year-over-year prices also dropped, with the median new home price reported to be $320,000 in September, down nearly 3.5 percent from the year-ago figure of $331,500.

Seasonally adjusted figures show 553,000 contracts for new single-family homes, declining from a downwardly revised total of 585,000 for August. September's estimate was the lowest annual rate since December 2016.

Robert Dietz, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) pointed to eroding affordability conditions as a factor in the reduced volume.

Commenting on the latest figures, Dietz said the

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I met Erika a few years ago at Piccola Wine Cellars when she was hosting a jewelry show. I immediately fell in love with her organic style, but in particular, I was drawn to the most beautiful aquamarine ancient ring. I later told my husband Ben about this stunning ring and months later I became the happy recipient of this gem at Christmas! So, it is with great excitement that I introduce you to Erika Laureano and her brand-new Design Studio filled with handcrafted jewelry. Upon entering this chic downtown NB studio,  you will notice Erika's art draping the walls and her cutting edge jewelry designs that fill the room showcase her unique one of a kind style. 

Erika is all about supporting and growing local businesses and has been not only

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There are few things I love more than cookies! I could actually eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner. But they have to be reallllllly good cookies. I like to think of myself as a discriminating cooking connoisseur. I'm picky about my indulgences. Pretty things are also at the top of my list of favorites. When you combine delicious cookies + pretty=Cookies by Meesa.


I discovered Meesa Andelin on a Facebook post when I was looking for someone to make a special dessert for my wedding in October. Being a cookie girl I wanted hand-frosted pretty cookies instead of a cake. Meesa was awesome to work with and was full of ideas. These are the cookies she made for our wedding! Aren't they awesome?

She also made cookies for two different

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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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KIRKLAND, Washington (November 6, 2018) – Seven months of steadily rising housing inventory reversed course in October when Northwest Multiple Listing Service brokers added the fewest new listings since February, according to a new report. MLS members believe the onset of wintry weather and transition to the holiday season are factors, but suggested the slower pace also signals improving conditions for house-hunters.

“After months of inventory growth that more than quadrupled the number of homes buyers have to choose from, things got back on a seasonal track with new listings and total supply falling in October,” said Robert Wasser, a director with Northwest MLS, when comparing those metrics with September.

“Buyers are catching on

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Check out the video of our new El Mirage listing below

Fantastic newly remodeled home with NO HOA at an amazing price, this 3 bedroom 2 bath has tile floors through out, new fixtures, new landscape. For more info call Local El Mirage Realtor Doug Young at 623.210.0902 or visit This home is being promoted on Zillow, Trulia and and is move in ready. Contact Doug today for a personal showing of this great home.

12501 W. Pershing Street, El Mirage , Arizona

Fantastic newly remodeled home with NO HOA at an amazing price, this 3 bedroom 2 bath has tile floors through out, new fixtures, new landscape, new window coverings, open flowing floor plan, close to school and park, close to shopping easy

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Shane and Anne were exactly what I look for in a realtor. We relocate quite often and have dealt with many realtors. When selling our home, I want to speak to my realtor from day one and continue to work with them throughout the entire transaction. From our first meeting I knew that Shane and  Anne would be perfect for our home sale in Issaquah. Our family was relocating out of state and it was important that we sell our home as quickly as possible and get the best price. We were instantly challenged with five other townhomes in our neighborhood listed and the market was changing. After a few weeks on the market with open houses every weekend and a few showings. We told Shane we really needed to sale. He answered by setting an aggressive

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Questions To Ask Real Estate Brokers

Your Home is your greatest investment! Know these questions and answers before you interview! The difference can cost you thousands!

1.  Do you provide a true website presence for my home? This is more than a splash site with a few pictures.  Click HERE for Answer!

2.  Do you pay for premier placement on Zillow, Trulia, etc?  Click HERE for Answer!

3.  How many international websites do you syndicate for your listings?  Click HERE for Answer!

4.  Do you advertise my home on Social Media: This is MORE than just Facebook!  Click HERE for Answer!

5.  Do you provide a full 3D Walkthrough Virtual Tour or just have shifting focus over still pictures and call that a virtual tour?  Click HERE for Answer!

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For the next few weeks For The Love of Renton will be focusing on all things Holiday Cheer! AND there is nothing more cheerful to me than desserts. While I love to cook I’m a terrible baker so that usually means I’m trying to pick something up at the store that might be halfway decent. In recent months I have stumbled across some amazing women with dessert super powers. With all the Holiday events coming up I wanted to feature some Renton businesses that can solve all your holiday dessert problems. 

I absolutely love what I do!! Because I wear multiple hats throughout my day as a mom, real estate broker, lunch lady, wife, friend, daughter, blogger, I get to meet lots of people throughout the week. I love to hear the stories of those I connect with.

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