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The Market in 2018

In our last newsletter (March, 2018) we talked about where the market will take us in 2018, the question was prompted by the high demand for housing compared to the very thin supply of same. To continue with that thought we want to share what we already see in this spring season.   The Chart […]

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Local Market Update - April 2018

Local Market Update – April 2018

Despite the typical seasonal surge in new listings, supply in our area continued to fall far short of demand in March. With just two weeks of available inventory in every market, competition for homes is intense. The result was another month of double-digit price increases as compared to a year ago. The region has now […]

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Local Market Update – March 2018

Local Market Update – March 2018

 The local real estate market set new home price records in many parts of the region in February. Prices here have grown faster than anywhere else in the country for the last 16 months in a row. Demand remains high and inventory very low. Brokers are hoping the normal seasonal increase in listings this […]

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Where Will 2018 Take Us?

News stories are “new” stories, or put more simply – what is new is news. But for this first newsletter of 2018, we will be writing about a market trend that is not new, and yet that is news in itself. There was a day not too many years ago, when home prices were in […]

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February Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s February – winter’s not over yet, but spring is right around the corner. If you have cabin fever from being inside, cleaning and freshening up your house can help you get through this last month of winter and be ready to get outside when spring arrives. Once you check these items off your to-do […]

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Selling your home: A step-by-step approach

Whether you’re starting a family, moving for your job, getting ready to retire or embarking on a new chapter in your life, when your home no longer suits your current situation, it’s time to think about selling it. Although this can be a bit complicated, with the help of your agent, you can minimize the […]

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Local Market Update – February 2018

Local Market Update – February 2018

With competition for homes growing and inventory shrinking, the real estate market in January was as hot as ever. Home prices were up by double digits as buyers chased severely limited inventory. The number of homes for sale hit a record low for the month of January, which should strongly favor sellers as we move […]

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The Gardner Report – Fourth Quarter 2017

Economic Overview The Washington State economy added 104,600 new jobs over the past 12 months. This impressive growth rate of 3.1% is well above the national rate of 1.4%. Interestingly, the slowdown we saw through most of the second half of the year reversed in the fall, and we actually saw more robust employment growth. […]

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Local Market Update – January 2018

Local Market Update – January 2018

2017 closed out the year with historically low inventory and record-breaking price gains. A strong local economy and brisk population growth has helped fuel a steep discrepancy between supply and demand. As long as this imbalance remains, 2018 is on track to remain a very strong seller’s market. Eastside Defying the usual winter slow-down in […]

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New Year’s Tips for Buying and Selling

Now that the end of the year is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about some New Year resolutions. If your 2018 resolution is to buy or sell a home, here are some suggestions to help you along the way. For everyone else, we’ve added some tips about building equity and investing in updates […]

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Local Market Update - December 2017

Local Market Update – December 2017

It looks like we’re skipping the normal holiday slowdown this season with brokers reporting crowded open houses and competitive bidding in many areas. However, since sellers who list their homes at this time of the year are usually motivated to move soon, the holidays are still a good time to buy. Some of the best […]

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11923 82nd Place NE, Kirkland WA 98034

Sold for $930,000 with 11 offers! MLS #1221946 / $825,000 / 3 bed / 2.5 bath / 2,240 sq feet Pristine and immaculate, this spacious home is move in ready! A rare opportunity to purchase in this well maintained Calabria Community. Open concept kitchen/family area with slider to a private patio that extends entertaining possibilities, […]

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Empty Nesters: Remodel or Sell?

Empty Nesters: Remodel or Sell?

Your kids have moved out and now you’re living in a big house with way more space than you need. You have two choices – remodel your existing home or move. Here are some things to consider about each option. Choice No. 1: Remodel your existing home to better fit your current needs. Remodeling gives […]

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Local Market Update - November 2017

Local Market Update – November 2017

Prices in our area have now been rising faster than anywhere in the country for twelve months. Sellers seem to be getting the message that now is a good time to put their home on the market. There was an increase in new inventory in October, but with homes selling rapidly, there still aren’t enough […]

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9750 NE 127th Place, Kirkland WA 98034

Sold with 5 offers for $530,000 MLS #1213852/ $475,000 / 3 bed / 1 bath / 1,000 sq ft / 6,920 sq ft lot Adorable rambler located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a large, fully fenced, private yard. Considerable landscaping turns this very private back yard into a summertime oasis for your outdoor entertaining. Home […]

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18400 NE 179th St, Woodinville WA 98072

Multiple Offers and sold for $525,000 in two days! MLS #1210869 / $495,000 / 4 bed / 1.75 bath / 1,940 sq feet Rustic charm and total privacy come together perfectly in this spacious, 4 bedroom, Cottage Lake area home. A wall of windows looks out on acres of forest and is complimented by the […]

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Local Market Update - October 2017

Local Market Update – October 2017

The typical seasonal slowdown of new listings in September added to frustration for buyers who are competing for a very limited number of homes. Strong job growth continues to fuel demand. The state added 83,000 new jobs in the month of August, and September looked to be just as robust. The result? King, Pierce and […]

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Selling Your Home

We have SOLD all of our listings. If you have been thinking of selling, now is a great time to sell.  Property prices have appreciated back to pre-2007 levels, interest rates are still low and we have a shortage of inventory. Contact us if you would like to discuss the possibility of selling your home.

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Why You Shouldn't Wait to Buy a Home

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Buy a Home

If you’ve been looking to buy a house, it’s easy to get discouraged. With our local real estate market still the hottest in the country, a lot of buyers have become frustrated after losing out to multiple offers and all-cash sales. While some buyers are considering waiting out the market, here is why that’s not […]

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Local Market Update - September 2017

Local Market Update – September 2017

High demand and low supply made it the market’s hottest August since records began in 2000. Sparse inventory was again the norm, as were multiple offers. However, brokers are cautioning sellers to price their homes correctly. Most buyers have been in the market a long time and are well educated. Overpriced listings are not getting […]

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Are We in a Housing Bubble?

Are We in a Housing Bubble?

As home prices in King County have reached record highs, some people are wondering whether we are approaching another housing bubble. While it’s true that home prices here have surpassed the last peak hit during the housing bubble, that doesn’t mean we are in bubble territory today. The last bubble was fueled by faulty mortgage […]

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