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Where have all the buyers gone? November 2018 Newsletter

Some research into the statistics reveals an interesting answer to that question. When looking at a comparison of the year-over-year statistics for 2017 verses 2018, the buyers are still out in force. I focused my report on the “Eastside” real estate market, but my research shows that the trend is generally applicable across the Puget […]

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Where Are Home Prices Headed?

Where Are Home Prices Headed?

Home price increases in the Puget Sound area have started to moderate. While down from the unsustainable highs of this spring, prices continue to be up compared to a year ago. So, where are home prices headed next? The Home Price Expectation Survey checks in with over 100 national real estate experts every quarter, including Windermere […]

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Local Market Update - November 2018

Local Market Update – November 2018

Increased inventory, slower sales and more price reductions all point to a balancing market—welcome news for price-shocked buyers. Sales prices are up from last October and down from the all-time high reached this spring. Despite the slowdown, it’s important to point out that we’re only moving back toward what a normal market looks like. King and […]

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October 2018 Newsletter

What we bring to you. For this month, we would like to take our discussion away from the sometimes-tedious statistics that would normally occupy this space and spend a few minutes sharing about some of the best practices that we have found for successfully listing and selling homes… Some of the motivation behind our content […]

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How Interest Rates Affect Buying Power

How Interest Rates Affect Buying Power

Whether you are thinking about buying or selling a home, interest rate trends are an important factor to consider. Mortgage interest rates have been rising and experts, including Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner, predict that they will continue to increase in 2019. Interest Rates and Buying Power The chart below shows the impact rising interest rates would […]

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October 2018 Newsletter

What we bring to you. For this month, we would like to take our discussion away from the sometimes-tedious statistics that would normally occupy this space and spend a few minutes sharing about some of the best practices that we have found for successfully listing and selling homes… Some of the motivation behind our content […]

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Local Market Update - October 2018

Local Market Update – October 2018

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 […]

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5 Dangers Of Overpricing Your Home

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 […]

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4504 165th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052

Sold for $965,000 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 […]

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4121 146th Place SE, Snohomish WA 98296

Sold for full price with a cash offer and 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 […]

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The Benefits Of Staging To Sell

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 […]

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Local Market Update - September 2018

Local Market Update – September 2018

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 […]

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What’s Really Happening in the Housing Market?

What’s Really Happening in the Housing Market?

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 […]

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Are We Heading Towards A More Balanced Market?

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 […]

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8 Benefits Of Pre-Inspecting Before Listing Your Home

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 […]

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Local Market Update - August 2018

Local Market Update – August 2018

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, […]

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Generational Trends in Home-Buying

Generational Trends in Home-Buying

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 […]

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