Seattle Area Real Estate

Seattle Area Real Estate Annual Seattle-Eastside Real Estate Report: A Look Back at 2019   A strong local employment sector, very low mortgage interest rates, and the most balanced market we’ve seen in two decades each contributed to increased sales velocity in 2019.   While the number of homes for sale increased overall in 2019 as compared to 2018, the higher rate of sales throughout the year resulted in […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Give Back This Season   Looking to share your bounty this holiday season? Below are some of our favorite Seattle-area organizations who can use your time, household items, toys, and more to help improve the lives of homeless and low-income families in our area. You might also check out these tips on how to make the most of charitable […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Q3 2019 Reports: Market Update   Q3 was the most stable and balanced market we have seen in years. With very low mortgage interest rates compelling buyers to act and fewer homes for sale than we saw last fall (when a flood of homes came to market), buyers and sellers are each finding their own place in a more equitable […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Planning for the Life Expectancy of Your Home   Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a lifespan, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information can help when buying or […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Q2 2019 Reports: Market Update   Changes in the home lending environment drove down mortgage interest rates in Q2 to their lowest levels in years, giving buyers more buying power for their money and stimulating demand for available homes on the market.   The number of homes for sale is up markedly, especially in Seattle, as is the number of […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Free Recycle & Shred Event May 18th   Hosted in our Parking Lot: 2737 77TH AVE SE MERCER ISLAND   Bring your recyclable items (working or not) to the event. All recycling services are free! We’re also sponsoring a Confidential Data Disposal truck for free, secure shredding of sensitive documents. Saturday, May 18th 9 am – 2 pm What we can recycle: […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Q1 2019 Reports: How’s the Market?   Be forewarned, this quarter’s report looks somewhat dismal. There are two very relevant facts that should be taken into consideration when reviewing it. The first is that Q1 is nearly always the worst performing quarter of any year because the sales completed in Q1 typically went under contract between late November and the end […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Preparing Your Garage for an Electric Car   Electric cars help lower emissions and fuel costs, improve fuel economy, and bolster energy security. And considering the volatility of gas prices—and their general skyward trajectory—electric fuel shows promise as an economic alternative. But switching to an electric vehicle entails more than new driving habits and a conversation piece with strangers. It’s also a […]
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Seattle Area Real Estate Annual Seattle-Eastside Real Estate Report: A Look Back at 2018   An increase in homes for sale coupled with rising interest rates have created a far more balanced market than we started 2018 with. This is a good thing as it will help our region tame affordability and create a sustainable marketplace. More homes came to market in 2018 than in any year since 2011. […]
Seattle Area Real Estate 2018 Holiday Happenings in the Seattle Area Our Northwest holidays may be wet, but they’re still bright! Make the most of the season with Seattle favorites—such as dazzling light displays and the Parade of Boats—along with new additions like the “Enchant” event with light mazes and ice skating inside Safeco field. Scroll down for all the details…   WildLights at Woodland Park […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Give Back This Season   Looking to share your bounty this holiday season? Below are some of my favorite Seattle-area organizations who can use your time, household items, toys, and more to help improve the lives of homeless and low-income families in our area. You might also check out these tips on how to make the most of charitable […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Q3 2018 Seattle-Eastside Real Estate Report   As Q3 comes to a close, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are at their highest levels since April 2011—now averaging just above 4.7%. Even so, they are still far lower than their 30-year trendline. A 1% increase in mortgage interest rates decreases buying power by 10%. Or said differently, a 1% rate increase has the same […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Puget Sound Pumpkin Patches Grab your boots, pack a thermos…it’s time to choose those perfect Halloween pumpkins! This year, why not explore a new town and make your pumpkin patch experience a true adventure? All of these farms are open every weekend in October, and most are open on weekdays too. Check out their websites to find the most […]
Seattle Area Real Estate 2018 Football Schedules, Recipes, Tips & More…   Are you ready for some football? Scroll down for printable schedules, game-day recipes and awesome tailgating hacks…       Hosting friends for game day? I’ve got you covered with everything from easy snacks to bonafide Seattle-born favorites… 1. Easy Chicken Taquitos So quick and delectable, you can skip the freezer aisle and go […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Q2 2018 Seattle-Eastside Real Estate Report   Signs of transition to a more balanced market are becoming abundantly clear as we move further into 2018. Price growth, while still climbing in most areas, has tapered off and average market times are inching up. Brokers are beginning to dust off forms that have seen little use of late—finance and inspection contingencies—as buyers […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Seattle Maison: Fall 2017 Issue The Fall issue of Seattle Maison is GORGEOUS! I am really in love with the content. The lead article is right up my ally – it’s all about coffee, specifically pumpkin spice lattes. Can you believe they are already here? Learn all about adding maple trees to your home’s landscaping in Maple Staple. Six different […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Seattle Maison Magazine: May/June 2017 The latest issue of Seattle Maison magazine is ready for you! The May/June 2017 issue is full of fantastic content. The Cinco de Mayo party article, Green Goodness article about avocados, and Mysterious Margarita article, will provide easy-to-implement ideas for parties all summer long. Imagine having friends and family over for a fiesta themed party – […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Spring 2017 Issue Of Windermere Living Magazine The Spring 2017 issue of Windermere Living is fabulous! This is the first issue of Windermere Living featuring homes from around the Western United States. Since Windermere Real Estate is a regional real estate company, with over 300 offices spread across 10 states, it makes perfect sense to broaden the scope of Windermere Living from […]
Seattle Area Real Estate Seattle Maison Magazine: Spring 2017 Issue! I know I say this just about every time a new Seattle Maison debuts, but I think the Spring 2016 issue just may be the BEST version yet! I love, LOVE the fresh topics, and this issue features a spotlight on my favorite stomping grounds around Mercer Island! Bold colors, geometric patterns, splashes of jewel tones […]
Seattle Area Real Estate January/February 2017 Issue of Seattle Maison: renew, refresh, and rejuvenate! The January/February 2017 issue of Seattle Maison is all about renew, refresh, and rejuvenate! There are some fabulous images that demonstrate all the fun, beautiful ways you can work the Pantone color of the year, Greenery, into your home décor. On page are perfect pairing with Greenery, everything from a monotone look to a retro […]