Monday, March 23, 2009

Where does WA rank in foreclosure rates in Feb. 2009?

Right in the middle! Number 25, showing a total of 3,021 homes. Number 1 is Nevada with 15,783 for the month. And Number 50 is Nebraska with only 13. These placings must be made per capita since Florida had 46,391 in February but ranked 4th. Unfortunately my information doesn't explain how the states arrived with their rank. If you look at Nevada's % change from February 2008, foreclosures are up 155.93%, where Florida is up 42.97%. Washington is up 36.08 from 2/08 to 2/09. And Nebraska is down 94.37%! For those of you that like statistics you might find all this interesting. We hear a lot about the worst states for foreclosures, so it is no surprise to find These top 5: Nevada, Arizona, California, Florida and Idaho. At the bottom are Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Nebraska.

In spite of the real estate market slowdown, I am seeing more people out looking at houses and just had papers signed around on one of my listings yesterday. So if you are thinking of selling your present home, give me a call. I would love to help!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Refinance now!

If you have an ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) or are paying a high interest rate, now is the time to talk to a qualified and reputable lender and see about refinancing your home loan. The federal reserve has made more money available and interest rates are now really low. Read the following article and find out for yourself why you should consider refinancing. Be sure to consider how much of a difference this will make in your payments and factor in the cost of the new loan. Talk to your lender and if he/she can't help or you are unhappy with your lender for any reason, feel free to call me or send me an email. I am happy to make recommendations for some great lenders who I know you can trust. Call me at 425-890-0124 or email me at

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blog is back! And here is a recipe for CAKE IN A MUG

OK, so ignore my previous post. It looks like making a new post has kick-started things and all is well in my blog-a-sphere! Here is a recipe that I have not tried yet, but found it posted by a friend on my facebook page. Here goes:


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional and of course we chose this option!)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract and mix again.Put your mug in the microwave and cook for3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little,and tip out onto a plate if desired. YUM!

Thanks Jenny!

Where are all my previous posts?

I'm confused! My blog is empty and I don't know what magical force in the universe has erased everything. If anyone has any ideas as to what has happened, please let me know!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hailey Madison Myron has arrived!

Our daughter, Shauna, gave birth Friday morning to Hailey who was 6 lb. 6.5 oz. and 18 3/4" long. Isn't she a cutie pie???