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SeaFair Argosy Cruise with The New Home Council & Cobalt Mortgage at Kirkland City Dock

August 1, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
The Blue Angels are back this year!Join The New Home Council and Cobalt Mortgage for an Argosy Cruise on Lake Washington during Seafair.  Our Argosy boat will leave from Kirkland City Dock at noon.  Check-in begins at 11:30am.  You will enjoy a great buffet brunch (yum), sun (we hope), the Blue Angels (Yay!) and lots of opportunities to chat with old friends and meet new ones.Boarding begins at 11:30Lunch Buffet 12-3Sponsored by Cobalt MortgageTo purchase tickets, …See More
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NHC Happy Hour at South Lake Union Next to MOHAI

August 14, 2014 from 4:30pm to 7pm
Join The New Home Council in the last social happy hour of the summer.Enjoy the beautiful and historic Point Ruston Ferry while noshing with friends, co-workers and council members, old and new! Where: 800 Terry Ave. N (Moored next to MOHAI and accessible via S Lake Union Park)Click here to see nearby parkingFood & Drink Sponsor: Republic Mortgage Home LoansRegister for this FREE event at:…See More
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Posted by Daniel R. Levitan on July 26, 2014 at 5:35pm 0 Comments

keep the change #2 I hate loose change.  What I once loved as a small child, collecting shiny pennies, nickels, dimes and, when lucky, even quarters, has become a nuisance, weighing down my pockets and setting off the metal detectors at airports and government buildings. Panhandlers on the street are less than grateful and usually sneer when you actually give them your “loose…


Economic Statistics Reported for April 2014

Posted by Jeffrey Fugami on May 4, 2014 at 8:33am 0 Comments

Hello Members,

Overall the housing market is still robust.  Although Existing Home Sales, New Home Sales and Mortgage Applications were weaker along with stronger Housing Start data, the Case Shiller index was surprisingly still strong. The economic conditions appear to be sending mixed signals to the market with lower interest rates and higher inflation which may reflect a higher level of uncertainty and confusion.  

Other than that it looks like this year is…


Economic Statistics Reported for March 2014

Posted by Jeffrey Fugami on April 2, 2014 at 4:44am 0 Comments

Hello Members,

The supply and demand data for the month of March tend to support stable prices at elevated levels for now. With the Case-Shiller index at well over the fair value of 1 and interest rates ticking a little lower to stimulate demand, contrary supply data supports lower prices.

It is a pretty calm period for now but it may be the quite before the storm! I thought a cartoon may amuse you this month! Enjoy…


Economic Statistics Reported for February 2014

Posted by Jeffrey Fugami on March 3, 2014 at 3:13am 0 Comments

Hello Members!

The demand for New Home sales was stronger during January!  However, the demand for Existing Homes and Pending Home sales was lighter and supply data was weaker which kept downward pressure on prices in check.   Overall pricing data was neutral with the Case Schiller index virtually unchanged at 165.69.  (see the attached)
The Consumer Price index ticked up and the 10 year bond yield ticked down which was a little…

Louis Howard releases new book From Here To There on Amazon

Posted by Louis Howard on February 20, 2014 at 10:43pm 0 Comments

Louis Howard adds to to his accomplishments in real estate with the publishing of a new best selling book entitled From Here To There on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The book shares Howard's autobiographical journey from failure to success. The book commemorates Howard's 25 years as a real estate and new home professional. Howard shares the secrets of his success and accomplishments in achieving over a billion dollars in transactions, the first African American to be hired as an… Continue

Economic Statistics Reported for January 2014

Posted by Jeffrey Fugami on February 4, 2014 at 7:25am 0 Comments

Hello Members,

Congratulations to the Seahawks!  The year is starting off great for the us in the Pacific Northwest.  Hopefully, the housing market will be just as kind to us in this area.  Looks like there may be some headwinds ahead for the overall market.  The weaker supply and demand data shows a market that appears to be fatigued.   With the Case-Schiller index still at elevated levels, interest rates at relatively low levels and the Consumer Price Index flat, there appears to be…


Economic Statistics Reported for December 2013

Posted by Jeffrey Fugami on January 4, 2014 at 8:27am 0 Comments

Happy New Year Members!

Two notable statistics really caught my eye this time around.  New Home sales surged in October, but later fell a little in November and Housing Starts exploded in November.  The large increase in supply appeared to have mitigated the potential impact of the strength in demand on prices.  Although the Case Shiller index inched forward, the supply and demand factors had a "wash" effect.  (see the attached for additional comments and stats)

We are at a…


Dr. Dan’s regimen to assure success in 2014 and beyond.

Posted by Daniel R. Levitan on December 25, 2013 at 12:36pm 0 Comments

Most economists and industry pundits agree that the housing market in 2014 will continue to improve but there is no doubt that we will still be faced with strong competitive conditions and cautious buyers.  My recommendation to my developer and…


Economic Statistics Reported for November 2013

Posted by Jeffrey Fugami on December 2, 2013 at 5:50am 0 Comments

Hello Members,

Supply was up for the month as indicated by the stronger than expected Building Permit data and demand was weaker.  Also, Housing prices came in a bit weaker than forecasts. (see the attached)

However, the Case-Shiller Index was actually stronger, most likely due to subdued inflation which is currently at a lowly 1%.  This gets to the topic of conversation among a number of "talking heads" recently...Inflation.  So I thought it might be interesting for us to look…


A great report that all new home sales professionals should check out

Posted by dave porter on November 4, 2013 at 9:17am 0 Comments

BDX report from HW on new vs used

This came from Hanley Wood and is called " Start Fresh, Buy New"  Damn good stuff.

Dave Porter

HomeStreet Bank



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