The Foreclosure Mess: New Evidence Suggests We Have Problem in Washington

The “robo-signer” foreclosure scandal has been around for some time.  To date, however, most of the evidence of improper and illegal conduct by banks in foreclosing on homes has come from Florida, New York, and other states that require “judicial...
Read More →

Free Homebuyer Class

Don’t forget that WaLaw Realty is offering free homebuyer classes around the area this summer — come meet us and learn about the current market!  Sellers are of course welcome as well.  Plus the events are co-sponsored by Cobalt Mortgage so learn about financing...
Read More →

Maybe the 2011 housing market won’t be as stable as we thought

There is an interesting article in today’s Seattle Times noting that prices nationally continue to trend downward, including data suggestive of a “double dip” in prices. Here in Seattle, prices fell 1.1% between October and November of 2010, and 4.7% year over...
Read More →

Do home sellers really need to work that hard — and if so, why hire a full service broker?

I just authored a post on Rain City Guide about a recent article in the Seattle Times. Given the venue, I thought it best to hold my tongue somewhat — which is always difficult for me! No such limitations here on this blog… Seriously, why hire a full service broker...
Read More →

The Foreclosure Mess Explained, Part 3

This post originally appeared on Rain City Guide. For Part 3 in my series I will talk about the local (i.e. Washington State) implications for the national foreclosure mess. Before I do so, though, and as a last word on the “big picture” I recommend reading this...
Read More →

The Foreclosure Mess Explained, Part 2

This post originally appeared on Rain City Guide. I planned on waiting a couple of days before moving onto the practical implications — from a national perspective — but darn it if I wasn’t scooped by the NY Times! So onward I forge. The Foreclosure Mess is...
Read More →

The Foreclosure Mess Explained

[This post was originally posted on Rain City Guide] There has been a lot of news lately about “robo-signers,” the “foreclosure mess,” and other signs of the coming (returning?) financial apocolypse.  So what is the big deal, anyway? The “big...
Read More →

Hanks v Grace — Victory for Blackmon Holmes!!

Craig Blackmon was the attorney for Sharon Hanks in the lawsuit of Hanks v. Grace and RE/MAX, King Co. Cause No. 08-2-32349-8. Craig recently tried the case to a jury — and won! The jury awarded Mrs. Hanks $195.5k in out-of-pocket economic damages caused by the negligence...
Read More →

WaLaw Recognized as an Innovator

We’re excited to announce that our affiliated real estate brokerage WaLaw Realty been nominated for the prestigious 2010 Innovator Awards awarded by Inman News at the annual Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco. Along with several impressive companies we’ve been...
Read More →

We’ve Moved!

Yup, we now have our very own office suite, which will allow us to hire agents/paralegals who will assist us in providing comprehensive legal counsel along with the services of a real estate agent.   Exciting times here at the firm!
Read More →
12