LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! Hello Summer
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Happy Father’s Day!
REAL ESTATE NEWS & INFO How Does the NAR Lawsuit Settlement Effect Real Estate in Washington? Sellers have been asking me what changes in compensation policy and practice will result from the pending National Association of Realtors (NAR) lawsuit settlement, for which the final settlement is scheduled to occur in November 2024. Washington State Law now mandates that all agents (in Washington, all agents are called Brokers) must enter into a […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Thank you, East Jefferson Fire & Rescue!   My husband has health issues. I have had to call EJFR multiple times for help. When we’re lucky they simply have to pick him up after a fall. When we’re not so lucky, it is a trip to the hospital. No matter the issue or time of day/night, the skilled men and women of […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Happy Mother’s Day!
REAL ESTATE NEWS & INFO 2024 Good News for Real Estate Investments The 2023 housing market has seen many ups and downs, leaving investors wondering what to expect in 2024. The good news is that regardless of interest rate increases and lower than average inventory, real estate investments remain one of the most lucrative areas to invest in as we head into the new year.   https://blog.coldwellbanker.com/the-good-news-for-real-estate-investments-in-2024/ […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Teacher Appreciation Week!
IN THE SPOTLIGHT April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day Real estate is a service business full of deadlines and details. Joelle Boyce, my assistant, helps make sure I stay on top of the details so I can better serve my clients. She is also responsible for my marketing. She has an amazing skill set and does her work with good cheer and enthusiasm, even […]
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LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! Springtime Fun in Jefferson County: Food, Wine & Music Vintage PT Vineyards Downtown http://www.porttownsendvineyards.com/Visit-Us/Vintage-Music Weekly Jazz, Maker’s Monday & Bossa Nova nights http://www.thebishophotel.com/events-2 Music, Wine, Food Truck or bring a picnic http://www.marrowstonevineyards.com
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Best Homes Awards Night CB Best Homes Awards event at the Seven Cedars casino was a lovely event. It is always fun to be recognized for your production and contributions to the culture of the number one real estate firm in Jefferson County. We have a great group of skilled and caring professionals. It is a pleasure to be […]
REAL ESTATE NEWS & INFO Warmer Temps = Hotter Market Spring is widely recognized as the best time to buy a home, and it’s not hard to see why. The season is all about fresh starts and new beginnings, which feels just right when you’re about to make a big decision like purchasing a new home.   In Jefferson County there are 20% more sales […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT March is Women’s History Month Click on the article below to learn more … https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/womens-history-us-timeline
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
REAL ESTATE NEWS & INFO Spring Into Action for a Selling Success! What’s ahead in the real estate market? Probably another tight year of limited inventory, so do not expect a significant decrease in prices this year. Real estate prices increased by over 2% in Jefferson County last year. Mortgage interest rates are forecasted to come down a tiny bit. As we get further into the spring and summer market, I think […]
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! Romantic Valentine’s Day Dining There are many delicious, romantic, and intimate spots to dine out this Valentine’s Day in Jefferson County. Here are a few places you might want to consider.   ~ The Fireside in Port Ludlow   ~ Alchemy Wine and Bistro in Port Townsend   ~ Silverwater Cafe in Port Townsend   ~ Old Alcohol Plant […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Fearless February!   You know what I like best about February? The anticipation that spring, in the Northwest, is just around the corner!! The shortest days of the year are behind us, and the temperatures are trying to tick up, even if just a little bit. Soon we will see spring flowers like crocus and hyacinth in bloom. I still have […]
REAL ESTATE NEWS & INFO Washington State Agency Law Revisions   This past year, the Washington State legislature updated the real estate brokerage relationships effective January 1, 2024. Among other things, it is required that a Buyer Agency agreement be signed between an agent and a buyer when an agent begins to provide real estate services to a buyer. The changes are designed to clarify […]
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! Ringing in the New Year! Do you remember the arrival of the millennium?  The 21st century seemed to be the stuff science fiction was made of … think of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ Now here we are, almost a quarter of a century later.  Thanks to the advent of faster travel and social media like Google, Facebook, and YouTube, the world […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT  A round of applause to Martin Fugere and Shold Excavating!   I want to give a shout-out to Martin Fugere and the crew at Shold Excavating! I had an emergency during the holiday with a building I own. The sump pump(s) quit working and without them, the businesses could not operate during a critical time for them. Martin immediately responded to my call of desperation. […]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Toys For Tots! This holiday season delight a child in need by donating a gift to one of the various charities in the area. One of my favorites over the years has been Toys for Tots. Both our Port Ludlow and Port Townsend offices are drop-off locations. Bring a new unwrapped toy by 12/15/23. Or you can go […]