How’s the Market

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 […]

Continue Reading »

September 2016 Seattle Area Housing Market Update

Filed in How's the Market by on September 19, 2016 0 Comments
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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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, […]

Continue Reading »

Seattle and Eastside Housing Market Statistics for July 2015

Filed in How's the Market by on August 30, 2015 0 Comments
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  

Continue Reading »

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. […]

Continue Reading »

Seattle Housing Market Update – March 2015

Filed in How's the Market by on March 25, 2015 0 Comments
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 […]

Continue Reading »

When Is the Best Time to Sell a Home in the Seattle Area?

Filed in Home Selling, How's the Market by on January 25, 2015 1 Comment
When Is the Best Time to Sell a Home in the Seattle Area?

When is the best time to list a home in Seattle or on the Eastside?  Let’s take a look at our typical seasonal housing market trends.  Here’s a series of graphs showing activity from December 2012 to December 2014. As you can see below, things heat up early in the year, with new listings (the […]

Continue Reading »

Newsletter – What to Expect from the 2015 Housing Market

Filed in How's the Market, Newsletter by on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Newsletter – What to Expect from the 2015 Housing Market

What does the 2015 housing market have in store? Here’s a summary of experts’ predictions of what to expect in 2015 By the way, this month’s Lighter Side has a really entertaining video that you might enjoy.  (Be sure to watch it with the sound on.) CLICK HERE to read our newsletter online.     […]

Continue Reading »

Seattle Area Seasonal Real Estate Trends – Fall 2014

Filed in How's the Market by on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Seattle Area Seasonal Real Estate Trends – Fall 2014

When is the best time to sell or buy a home in the Seattle area?  These graphs show typical seasonal real estate market trends for houses in King County, WA.  You might be surprised to find out that summer is not usually the ‘hottest’ time of the year for our housing market, even though many […]

Continue Reading »