Real Estate — Keeping it Simple!

Buying? Where do I begin? How do I find an agent? What about financing? How much can I afford? What should I be looking for in a new home? 

Selling? How much is my home worth? Do Zillow estimates matter? Should I stage my home? 

Closing the deal? How do appraisals and inspections work? Should I be worried? How do we give/receive keys? What about all this endless paperwork? 

There are so many things that factor into the buying and selling process of real estate. It can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! Each week we’ll bring you a new podcast that helps break down the process. Links will be kept on our page so you can easily find a specific topic when needed.



July 15: Monthly Real estate Activity report for June 2024 from the NWMLS

July 8: What is the value of a Buyer Broker? Why work with one?

June 10: Our NWMLS real estate activity report for May 2024 – Hot off the Press!

May 30: NWMLS – NAR Settlement and our NWMLS’s their position to the NAR settlement

May 22: Selling your parents home, Proper etiquette when attending an Open House and visting homes, and opportunities to assume VA or FHA loans

May 8: Our MLS (NWMLS) real estate activity for April 2024!

Apr 15: March 2024 NWMLS Activity Plus Buyer Broker Agreements and the Spring Market

March 12: The NEW Washington State Law effective Jan 1, 2024 pertaining to Buyer Broker Services Agreements and how the new laws will affect the relationship between buyers and buyers agents

March 7:Feb 2024 Sales activity from our NWMLS – LOW, LOW, LOW Inventory!

Feb 10: Jan 2024 NWMLS sales activity, Market Trends, Buyer Broker Services Agreement

Jan 27: Mortgage rates and the local real estate market – with Laurie Ausmus at Washington First Mortgage Loan Corp

Jan 8 2024: Dec 2023 NWMLS Real estate activity stats and the NEW Buyer broker agreements

Dec 11: Nov 2023 NWMLS Stats and New NWMLS rules on buyers representation and buyer compensation to real estate brokers

Nov 16 –NWMLS Real estate Activity for Oct 2023

Oct 10: Market Activity from our NWMLS for Sept 2023 and New laws on Agency and Agent/Broker compensation starting January 2024.

Sept 29: Current sales activity from our NWMLS for Aug 2023

Aug 18: Just another day in real estate dealing with challenging situations that could have been avoided and how these situations have now created the the potential risk of the sales falling apart. 

Aug 9: Hot off The Press – July 2023 NWMLS real estate acivity

July 11: HOT Off the Press!! – NWMLS Homes stats for June 2023

June 14: May 2023 NWMLS Market Update – Hot Off the Press!

May 8:Just released! – Our NWMLS Housing report for April 2023

May 1:LLPA new home loan fees – the cost of getting a home loan has gone for those with good income, good credit and large downpayments – Starting today, May 1 2023

April 26: Lawsuit regarding real estate commissions that were paid by sellers to a buyers agent  – My thoughts

April 10: March 2023 NWMLS Sales Activity- With VERY low inventory of homes we are seeing a lackluster Spring market

April 4: The Spring Real Estate Market for 2023 – What are the expectations?

March 9: Hot off the Press! February 2023 – NWMLS Sales Activity

March 2: Predictions for 2023 Real Estate Market

Feb 24 2023: Property Taxes 2023 for King County- Increased Valuatuations and Increases in Taxes Owed!

Jan 10, 2023: Hot off the Press! Dec 2022 NWMLS Housing Acivity

Jan 1 2023: Happy New Year – Let’s celebrate all new begginings!

Dec 25 – Have a VERY, VERY Merry Christmas!

Dec 8: Nov 2022 NWMLS Real Estate Acivity Report

Nov 22: Washington State Excise Tax Update for 2023 (REET)

Nov 15: Hot off the Press! Our October 2022 NWMLS Housing activity stats

Oct 10: NWMLS Sept 2022 Sales Activity – Homes are selling!

Sept 28: Sales activity ending August 2022 for ALL residential homes and condos for King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties

Aug 24: Convert your Home Equity into Cash! Our guest today , Matthew Sullivan, offers insights on how to access cash from your home without increasing your monthly debt.

Aug 11 2022: Hot off the Press! NWMLS July 2022 Real Estate Homes Sales Stats

July 14 2022: NWMLS June Sales Report and My Opinion on current market conditions– Buy now? Sell now?

June 8: The latest NWMLS Stats for May 2022 – Yes Inventory is up, just a little

May 16: April 2022 NWMLS stats and thoughts on Buying and Selling

May 2: Market is changing, but this is NOT 2008! Interest rates and loan discussion with Laurie Ausmus with Washington 1st Mortgage

April 21: March 2022 NWMLS Stats and market trends – The market is changing!

Mar 22 2022 February 2022 NWMLS Stats and Laurie Ausmus – Mortgage Tips and Interest rate update

Feb 27 2022: Mortgage Minute w/Laurie Ausmus at Washington First Mortgage

Feb 14 2022: Jan 2022 MLS Market Update, Stats and Market Trends

Feb 3 2022: Quick real estate market update and a conversation with Laurie Ausmus with Washington 1st Mortgage 

Jan 8 2022: Hot Off the Press! – NWMLS Stats Dec 2021

Jan 4 2022: Happy New Year – Septic systems – knowing what questions to ask when selling or buying to confirm that the system is working properly

Dec 20 2021: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! – Market Update & Predictions for 2022

Dec 10 2021: Hot Off the Press! November 2021 market stats from the NWMLS

Dec 6 2021:Low Inventory, Current sales activity experiences with my Sellers, National Home Stats

Nov 6 2021: NWMLS Real Estate sales Update for Oct 2021

Oct 19 2021: September 2021 NWMLS Sales and Inventory Updates for King and Snohomish Counties

Sept 23 2021: October the best month to buy a home, per Realtor.com

Sept 14 2021: August 2021 Real Estate sales activity from our MLS (NWMLS)

Aug 9 2021: Hot off the press from our MLS – The latest sales activity for July 2021 plus my comments on how the market is trending

July 17 2021: Interview with Brock Mogensen with Smart Asset Capital – Investment Properties

July 12 2021: June Market Update on Sales

June 21 2021: Market Update – May 2021, from our MLS. We still have very low Inventory available in all markets!

June 14 2021: A Conversation with Van Sturgeon- Over coming your fears of house flipping and renovations

May 9: NWMLS April 2021 Real Estate sales stats, Tip Tuesday ideas, Eviction Ban 

April 25: ALL about Credit and Credit Repair Companies

April 19: Forbearance & Moratorium Extensions, Buyers and Agent stories of our crazy real estate market

 April 11 2021: March 2021 MLS market stats on sales and inventory challenges

Apr 5 2021: Recent Article on the current real estate market and some reminders for buyers and sellers

Mar 26 2021: Our Crazy Real Estate Market with sales way over the sellers asking price!

Feb 12 2021: Tips and suggestions on preparing your home to sell and showing your home

Jan 31 2021: Real Estate Market stats update, Buyer and Seller expectations, Interest rates and Home prices

Dec 20 2020: An Update from my guest Marilyn Conyers with Caliber Home Loans

Dec 13 2020: Christmas lights, Home Safety, Decorating for the holidays for buyers and remodeling suggestions

Nov 24 2020: Interest rates, $6M home, Inspections

Nov 12 2020:Real Estate Market Updates – Oct 2020

Oct 15 2020 Real Estate Market Updates for Sept 2020

Sept 20 2020Real Estate Market Updates for Aug 2020

Aug 18 2020:Real Estate Market Updates for July 2020

Aug 4 2020: Low-Interest rates – but can you get a loan? New State Mandates and Weekly Sales

July 16, 2020: Buying a home without working with a real estate agent or Realtor

July 1, 2020: Market Sales Update for June 2020

June 27, 2020: HOT Seller’s market and choosing the right agent for you

June 16, 2020: Conversation with Marily Conyers with THE TOUCHETTE TEAM at Caliber Home Loans

June 10, 2020: Seattle Market Statistics for May 2020

May 15, 2020: Real Estate Protocols for Showing and Inspections and Home Loan limitations

May 8, 2020: April 2020 Market Sales Activity UPDATE

April 24, 2020: Foreclosures, Bank Owned and Short Sales. 

April 17 2020:Mortgage Forbearance Program, Lenders and Jumbo Mortgages and Refinances.

April 10, 2020: Cares Act, Mortgage Forbearance, and New Market Stats from our MLS for March 2020

April 2, 2020: New and UPDATED rules from our MLS as approved by Governor Inslee with the Stay Home Stay Healthy Mandate

March 26, 2020: Stay Home, Stay Safe State of Wash. mandate – Essential business update

March 20, 2020: Updates on selling and viewing homes during the Coronavirus – Ver2 – Plus New updates and policies on Open house’s

March 12, 2020: Buying or Selling a home during the Coronavirus dilemma – My thoughts

Feb 26, 2020: Why you should hire Ray Dove to represent you in Buying or Selling real estate

Feb 6, 2020: All about Credit Scores with Guest Maria K

Jan 30, 2020: Meet John our Home Building Inspector

Jan 23, 2020: Market Stats, Inventory, & Interest rates

Jan 9, 2020: Buying a Distressed Property?

Jan 2, 2020: Thoughts on the current real estate market and the Spring market – Buying or Selling

Dec 12, 2019: Investment Properties – Single-Family or Multi-Family?

Dec 5, 2019: Capital Gains & 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

Is Zillow a real estate company? – Nov 28, 2019

Pocket listings: Nov 14, 2019: Pocket listings, are they good for the seller?

November 7, 2019: Real Estate Commissions and Buyer Agreements

November 3, 2019: Expectations of a Building Inspection

October 25 2019 – Selling and During during the Holidays

October 17, 2019: Market View and Opinion

October 10, 2019: Finding a Lender

October 3, 2019: Title & Escrow

September 26, 2019: New MLS Rules – What You Need to Know!

September 19: Credit Reports!

September 12: Open Houses: What to Expect!

September 5: Staging Your Home: Does it Work?

August 29: Listing Your Home!

August 22: Ready to Buy a Home! Now What?

August 15: Forms, Forms, Forms. So. Many. Forms. 

August 8: Building Inspections: Not so scary

August 1: Law of Agency: What is that?

July 25: HOAs and Rules and Regulations

July 18: Starting the Buying Process

July 18: Intro