Happy Cinco de Mayo

So there was this Hispanic magician....  He tells his audience he is going to make himself disappear at the count of three.

Uno, dos,   POOF  He disappears without a tres,

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone.   Joke courtesy of Ben Leavitt, artwork courtesy of Debora Buerk

Cinco de Mayo art debora

The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares - The New York Times

Location matters – enormously. If you’re poor and live in the Seattle area, it’s better to be in Snohomish County than in Pierce County or Skagit County. Not only that, the younger you are when you move to Snohomish, the better you will do on average. Children who move at earlier ages are less likely to become single parents, more likely to go to college and more likely to earn more.

via www.nytimes.com

8 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Every Home Seller Should Know - Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com

If you’re trying to sell your home, you’ve probably scrutinized it, staged it, and scrubbed it down from floorboards to rooftop as if the folks from Architectural Digest were stopping by for a cover shoot. OK, so it’s in immaculate shape—but your home isn’t the only thing under scrutiny here. You are, too! That’s right: No matter how nice your home is, your behavior can also affect how buyers feel about making an offer.

via www.realtor.com

Are You Ready to Buy a Home—or Just Window Shopping? - Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com

Congratulations, you’re officially obsessed with real estate—swerving toward every open house sign and poring over glorious property pictures online again and again. But how serious are you about actually coughing up a down payment and buying a home? Since it’s sometimes hard to sort out your true feelings, allow your pals at realtor.com® to help you figure that out.

via www.realtor.com

Millennials are shaking up Seattle's suburbs - Puget Sound Business Journal

The Faulkenberrys are some of the early buyers. Jon Faulkenberry and his wife, Leighann, who’s pregnant with their first child, bought a new three-bedroom home at Tehaleh for around $343,000 in September.

via www.bizjournals.com

I am seeing more and more millennials come into the market place. Problem right now is lack of inventory.