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How Strong Is the 2017 Seattle Area Spring Housing Market?

Filed in How's the Market by on February 6, 2017 0 Comments
How Strong Is the 2017 Seattle Area Spring Housing Market?

I’ve been in real estate in the Eastside and Seattle area for going on 17 years now and so far 2017 is about as hot as I’ve ever seen the housing market. Record low inventory is spurring competition for the homes that are available, while interest rates are still very low at just over 4 […]

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Newsletter: Great Gift Ideas for Home and Family 2016

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Newsletter: Great Gift Ideas for Home and Family 2016

If you’re looking for a great Christmas or housewarming gift, here’s a good list of possibilities ranging from the useful to the fun to the ridiculous. Click here to see them in my December 2016 e-newsletter. (The link may take a few seconds to open up.)

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September 2016 Seattle Area Housing Market Update

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September 2016 Seattle Area Housing Market Update

Housing prices increased in 2016 throughout the Puget Sound region, according to a recent report by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS).  Here are some notable facts: King County: The median price of closed single family homes in August 2016 was $550,000, 10% higher than a year previously. The median price of closed condominium homes […]

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Sewer Line Inspections and Insurance for Seattle Area Homes

Filed in Home Buying by on February 29, 2016 0 Comments
Sewer Line Inspections and Insurance for Seattle Area Homes

Sewer line repairs can be very expensive, and most people are unaware that they are not covered by standard home insurance.  Typically the homeowner is responsible for any problems that occur between the footprint of the home and the point where the city or county picks up the sewer line in the street, which can […]

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Spring 2016 King County WA Housing Market Trends

Filed in How's the Market by on February 15, 2016 0 Comments
Spring 2016 King County WA Housing Market Trends

The Seattle and Eastside housing market is starting out 2016 with another low housing inventory situation. The graph below shows trends over the past two years, and note the pale green bar, which is the total number of homes available for sale.      In January we had nearly 28% fewer homes for sale compared […]

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Seattle’s 2015 Housing Market Needs Inventory

Filed in How's the Market by on September 24, 2015 0 Comments
Seattle’s 2015 Housing Market Needs Inventory

Here’s a graph of the summer 2015 Seattle market trends that shows how severe the low housing inventory situation is right now in Seattle. It’s unusual to see the dark green column (‘Sold’ homes) surpass the light green columns (‘For Sale’ homes). Comparing the June through August 2015 quarter to the same quarter in 2014, […]

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Seattle and Eastside Housing Market Statistics for July 2015

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Seattle and Eastside Housing Market Statistics for July 2015

Here are the July 2015 numbers for the Seattle and Eastside housing markets.  Click on the images below to read, print, or download the 9-page reports.   EASTSIDE HOUSING MARKET STATISTICS – JULY 2015     SEATTLE HOUSING MARKET STATISTICS – JULY 2015  

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9 Top Tips on Shopping for a Home Loan

Filed in Home Buying by on August 18, 2015 0 Comments
9 Top Tips on Shopping for a Home Loan

After 16 years in the Seattle real estate market it’s frustrating to see how easy it still is for home buyers to be led in the wrong direction (or sometimes to wander that way on their own) when trying to get the best deal on a home loan.  I’m a real estate agent, not a […]

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Summer 2015 Seattle Housing Market Update

Filed in How's the Market by on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
Summer 2015 Seattle Housing Market Update

The Seattle and Eastside real estate market is experiencing a significant shortage of housing inventory, and this summer of 2015 we’re seeing a slight change in the typical seasonal trend.  Normally by July we find more homes on the market and a drop-off in the number of homes going pending, making conditions easier for buyers. […]

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Seattle Housing Market Update – March 2015

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Seattle Housing Market Update – March 2015

The Seattle and Eastside housing market is thriving in all price ranges as of March 2015, with the high end market taking off and first-time home buyers creating strong competition for entry-level homes.  Here are graphs and stats through the end of February 2015, courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc. Notice how the red ‘Pended’ line almost […]

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