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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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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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Local Market Update - July 2018

Local Market Update – July 2018

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 […]

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Local Market Update - June 2018

Local Market Update – June 2018

Last month brought some long-awaited, positive news for buyers with May posting the most new listings in over a decade. Despite the uptick in inventory, most homes are selling in less than a month. Prices haven’t been impacted either, with the majority of the region continuing to experience double-digit home price increases. Eastside The median […]

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Local Market Update - May 2018

Local Market Update – May 2018

 Another month, another record. Despite a slight uptick in inventory that showed the highest level of active listings since last August, both King and Snohomish counties saw home prices in April hit all-time highs. There is less than one month of inventory available in both counties, far below the four to six months of […]

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Home Prices Hit New Records: Take Advantage Of Your Equity

Home Prices Hit New Records: Take Advantage Of Your Equity

The Great Recession took its toll on housing prices, with home values declining throughout the country.  Since then, prices have rebounded. While many areas of the U.S. are not back to pre-crash levels, home values in Washington State have increased significantly. Homeowners here have the second highest appreciation rate in the country. The economists at […]

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