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"And that's the iconic Smith Tower. When it was originally built, it was the tallest tower west of the Mississippi River." I can still hear my mom saying those exact words as we carted out-of-town family around Seattle pointing out all of the tourist and historical points of interest. I was never actually sure whether she was making up that story about the Smith Tower or if it was true, but I made the same statements as an adult when I drove out-of-town family members around the city.

Turns out: it's true. When it opened on July 4, 1914, the Smith Tower standing 486' tall (to the very tip) was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. 

Now, YOU could be the proud resident in the pyramid-shaped penthouse of the iconic Smith Tower!

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Where are we?

Where are we going?

How much is YOUR house worth?

The top questions on every homeowner's mind ... How much is my home REALLY worth? To get a genuine answer, it takes more than a Zestimate or a search of the county records. It takes a skilled analysis and the value depends on the market - where we are, where we are going - and on the specific details of your house. I would be happy to meet with you for a free, no-obligation valuation of your home. You can also Name Your Selling Price HERE or get an instant valuation HERE. 

Let's take a quick look at some stats from January 2021:

Klahanie Single-Family Homes - The median sales price for a single-family home was $880,000. This was up 13.5% from January 2020. I keep a close

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New Home For Sale Just Listed In Aurora CO

For more information, contact Doug Young at 720.600.2182 or visit​ to see more info on this property, school info and the virtual tour.

2542 S Bahama Circle, Aurora CO 80013

Turn key property in the Rock Ridge condo community. Living room has vaulted ceilings and a floor to ceiling gas fireplace, along with upgraded wood flooring installed in 2019. The kitchen has newer stainless appliances and an eat in nook area. It has two nice sized bedrooms, each with it's own full bath. There is a single car garage with access door at the bottom of the stairs. Unit comes with central air and had a new hot water heater in 2017. This is ready for move in and won't last long, so be

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Without a doubt, 2020 was a hard year. We are all very keenly aware of the unprecedented challenges, losses, and grief. Yet, even 2020 had so many silver linings. Personally, our family grew as our daughter was born and we were grateful for the extra time spent bonding with her and as a family. Nationally, communities rallied together by banging pots and pans outside of their windows in support of frontline workers. There were some beautiful moments.


There was also innovation. Gig jobs such as food and grocery deliveries boomed. Grocery stores (and their shoppers) learned the incredible value of curbside pickup. So many companies learned that their employees really could work from home and found ways to make it happen. In the midst of making

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For the eighth consecutive month, bidding-wars have exceeded 50 percent for all home sales, topping 70% in the Seattle area last month!

Despite the ongoing pandemic and in many ways because of it, 2020 was a record-setting year for home prices and sales in and around the greater NW. Some sections of the housing market increased by nearly 30%.

With record low inventory causing a housing shortage, we have many buyers out there looking. Due to the lack of inventory, I may just have a buyer for your home. All it takes is 30 seconds to fill out the form below. Let me know what price you would take for your home, and if I have a buyer, I'll let you know! To learn more about what I offer my home seller clients, CLICK HERE.

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House hunting is fraught with frustration and challenges. Keep these quotes in mind to keep you sane.

Crazy seller, bad plumbing, wildly competitive open houses, misleading listings, sky-high prices, and ever-escalating offers: there is a terrible lot to contend with when finding a new place to live.

But there’s also no other process that deserves your time and attention like discovering a new place to call your own. Here are seven quotes that will help keep you sane during the emotional marathon that is the home search.

Condos Emerge As One Bright Spot For Buyers In Otherwise Frantic Sellers’ Market

“Home is the nicest word there is.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder Looking for a new home is a lot of work, but it’s important to remember that,

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The SAY YES Moment

Maybe it was a dress, marriage proposal, new pet, or ... your new home! But what makes that one special and unique?

What makes you say, "YES!"?

In order to stay on top of a very fast-paced market, I have been touring several homes (generally multiple homes per day). While there are things I love about each home, I absolutely fell in LOVE with two specific homes this week. The curious part is that both homes were VERY different from one another.

  • The first one was very updated, staged, and included many Pinterest-worthy features. It had an amazing yard and great space both indoors and outdoors.
  • The second one still included its original 1990's features and thoughtfully displayed generations of love, family, and decor
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As home prices rise by double-digit margins year over year, homeowners are increasingly viewing selling favorably. Consumers reported a significantly more positive view of home selling conditions month over month in January, jumping 16 percentage points on net, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index, based on a survey of 1,000 consumers.

Overall, the index’s monthly increase was driven largely by a substantial jump in the share of consumers reporting that it’s a good time to sell a home, with many citing favorable mortgage rates, high home prices, and low housing inventory as their primary rationale. Among owners and higher-income groups, however, the

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Sixty-nine percent of consumers recently admitting to having a “home crush”—a property they liked so much they were drawn back to looking at it more than once online or in person, according to a new® survey of 1,000 consumers. But men and women respond quite differently to these crushes, according to the survey.

For example, the survey found that women are more likely than men to have a crush on a home that was out of their financial league. Forty-one percent of women revealed their home crush is out of their price range, compared to only 30 percent of men who said the same.

Men were more likely than women to move from one home crush to another. Thirty-six percent of men surveyed say they find a new house crush weekly, compared

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