It appears that balance is slowly returning to the local housing market. Home price growth slowed in September. Inventory continued to climb, but is still far short of the four to six months that indicate a normal market. Homes are staying on the market longer, giving buyers the breathing room to make the right choice […]
It is still a great time to be a seller, but the local real estate market has begun to soften. With significant increases in inventory, buyers now have more choices and are taking their time in making a decision. If you are thinking about selling your home, pricing it correctly the first time is critical. Here’s […]
Pending with only 6 days on the market MLS #1364786 / $975,000 / 4 bed / 3 bath / 2,670 sq feet / 8,222 sq ft lot Location, location, location – very close proximity to Microsoft. Easy access to everything. Home sits on a large lot at the end of a Cul-de-sac on a quiet […]
Pending with a cash offer with only 6 days on the market MLS #1363252 / $625,000 / 3 bed / 2 bath / 1,662 sq feet / 3 car garage Better than new! Hard-to-find rambler w/no steps from garage or driveway into house. Quiet, cul-de-sac location. 3 bed/2 bath. Open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings & […]
“How’s the market?” As real estate agents, that is often the first question we are asked, and it’s a fair conversation opener. Indeed, we are all interested in the market. As real estate professionals, we like to put concrete facts into our understanding of what’s happening with the market and therein lies the reason that […]
Pending Sale with only 9 days on the market MLS #1359709 / $335,000 / 1 bed / 1 bath / 636 sq feet / 1 covered parking space Gorgeous one bed, one bath fully updated condo in this nearly hidden complex just minutes to everything. New interior paint and new carpet. Light and bright with […]
In this episode of The Badgley Briefing we discuss how staging your home can impact its value. For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. 88 percent of buyers start their search online, forming […]
The number of homes for sale in August increased dramatically over the same time a year ago. This is the result of a moderate increase in new listings and a much slower pace of sales. Homes are staying on the market longer, giving buyers more choices and more time to make an informed decision. While […]
Find out what’s happening in the local real estate market in our latest update of The Badgley Briefing!
Our housing market is finally cooling a bit, from scorching hot to slightly-less-sweltering. While some alarmists are talking bubble or impending crisis, the statistics tell a different story. The market does appear to be shifting, and that’s good news! The steep price increases of the past few years are not sustainable, and also risk pricing buyers […]
For the last several years, sellers have had the upper hand in the market with thinning inventory and a deluge of buyers willing to pay. For the first time in that same number of years, the market has shifted. Sellers had become accustomed to selling their home during the first weekend on the market with multiple […]
Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner explains the ways zoning rules and regulatory costs can limit housing affordability. This post originally appeared on the Windermere.com Blog.
Check out this episode of The Badgley Briefing and discover 8 benefits of pre-inspecting your home before putting it on the market: It allows the seller to make repairs before listing the home It makes your home easier to sell Less stress to the seller More leverage in negotiating with a buyer It ensures a […]
The Eastside Market Review is now available for the second quarter of 2018. Read the full report online by clicking the image below. This post originally appeared on the WindermereEastside.com Blog.
For the first time in years, the real estate market is finally starting to deliver good news for buyers. The region experienced its third straight month of significant growth in inventory. Homes are sitting on the market longer, prices are moderating, and multiple offers are becoming more rare. Despite the surge in homes for sale, […]
MLS # 1341984 / $1,100,000 / 6 bed / 3.5 bath / 3,550 sq feet / .26 acre lot / 3 car garage One of the largest homes and lots in Hampton Woods. This well-maintained, two- story traditional has room for everybody with 6 bedrooms including a main floor guest suite with ¾ bath. Vaulted ceilings […]
When making an important decision like buying a new home, personal circumstances are often a driving force. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, need more space for your growing family, downsizing to fit an empty nest, or looking for a retirement property, finding the right information, the right real estate agent, and the right properties […]
Yard sale season has arrived! Many people shy away from the idea of having a yard sale, but do you truly need that broken-down accordion or the 80’s-styled prom dress? A yard sale is a great way to get out with the old and make room for the new. Here are some tips to help […]
The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. Economic Overview The Washington State economy added 83,900 new jobs over the past 12 months, representing an annual growth rate of […]
Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, walks us through what to expect from the real estate market amidst rising interest rates. This post originally appeared on the Windermere.com Blog.
The local real estate market looks like it might finally be showing signs of softening, with inventory up and sales down. More sellers have opted to put their homes on the market. Inventory was up 47 percent in King County and price increases were in the single digits. Despite the increase in inventory and slowdown […]
Why have property taxes gone up so much in Washington State this year and what can we expect them to do in 2019? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner answers the question that many homeowners are asking. This post originally appeared on the Windermere.com Blog.
Condominium homes are a great, low-maintenance choice for a primary residence, second home, or investment property. This alternative to the traditional single-family home has unique issues to consider before buying, as well as unique benefits. Here’s some background information to help you decide whether purchasing a condo is a good match for you. Increasingly, […]
MLS #1312395 / $645,000 / 3 bed / 2.5 bath / 1,750 sq ft / 8,135 sq ft lot Sited on a corner lot in a quiet neighborhood, this beauty boasts real hardwood floors that fill the main living area. Remodeled kitchen w/slab granite & stainless appliances that opens to the main living area. The […]
Sold with Multiple Offers! MLS #1290830 / $525,000 / 3 bed / 2.5 bath / 1,527 sq feet / 2 car garage Gorgeous townhome in a small and quiet complex. Stunning hardwoods welcome you into the open concept floorplan with 9’ ceilings. 3 large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Kitchen with granite counters opens to living […]