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How Strong Is the 2017 Seattle Area Spring Housing Market?

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How Strong Is the 2017 Seattle Area Spring Housing Market?

I’ve been in real estate in the Eastside and Seattle area for going on 17 years now and so far 2017 is about as hot as I’ve ever seen the housing market. Record low inventory is spurring competition for the homes that are available, while interest rates are still very low at just over 4 […]

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Sewer Line Inspections and Insurance for Seattle Area Homes

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Sewer Line Inspections and Insurance for Seattle Area Homes

Sewer line repairs can be very expensive, and most people are unaware that they are not covered by standard home insurance.  Typically the homeowner is responsible for any problems that occur between the footprint of the home and the point where the city or county picks up the sewer line in the street, which can […]

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Spring 2016 King County WA Housing Market Trends

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Spring 2016 King County WA Housing Market Trends

The Seattle and Eastside housing market is starting out 2016 with another low housing inventory situation. The graph below shows trends over the past two years, and note the pale green bar, which is the total number of homes available for sale.      In January we had nearly 28% fewer homes for sale compared […]

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Summer 2015 Seattle Housing Market Update

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Summer 2015 Seattle Housing Market Update

The Seattle and Eastside real estate market is experiencing a significant shortage of housing inventory, and this summer of 2015 we’re seeing a slight change in the typical seasonal trend.  Normally by July we find more homes on the market and a drop-off in the number of homes going pending, making conditions easier for buyers. […]

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Seattle Housing Market Update – March 2015

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Seattle Housing Market Update – March 2015

The Seattle and Eastside housing market is thriving in all price ranges as of March 2015, with the high end market taking off and first-time home buyers creating strong competition for entry-level homes.  Here are graphs and stats through the end of February 2015, courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc. Notice how the red ‘Pended’ line almost […]

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When Is the Best Time to Sell a Home in the Seattle Area?

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When Is the Best Time to Sell a Home in the Seattle Area?

When is the best time to list a home in Seattle or on the Eastside?  Let’s take a look at our typical seasonal housing market trends.  Here’s a series of graphs showing activity from December 2012 to December 2014. As you can see below, things heat up early in the year, with new listings (the […]

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More “Before and After” Seattle Home Staging Photos

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More “Before and After” Seattle Home Staging Photos

Here are some before and after photos of homes we staged and sold in 2014: To see a larger view and read our comments about each photo, click the microscope icon at the bottom right of the gallery. You can use the ‘right arrow’ key on your keyboard to scroll through them. We believe every […]

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Staging Example – Bothell Rambler

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Staging Example – Bothell Rambler

This vacant home in the Bothell Heights neighborhood sold with 9 offers after 3 days on market, ending up nearly 40K over list price at $395,000. Prior to listing it we advised the seller during an extensive remodel, providing recommendations for materials and color choices. We then staged the home with rented furniture along with our art and decor items, […]

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Seattle Area Seasonal Real Estate Trends – Fall 2014

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Seattle Area Seasonal Real Estate Trends – Fall 2014

When is the best time to sell or buy a home in the Seattle area?  These graphs show typical seasonal real estate market trends for houses in King County, WA.  You might be surprised to find out that summer is not usually the ‘hottest’ time of the year for our housing market, even though many […]

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Staging Example – Greenbrier Multi-Level

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Staging Example – Greenbrier Multi-Level

This vacant home in the Greenbrier neighborhood of Redmond sold for $617,000 after 6 days on market, more than $67K over list price. Prior to listing it we worked with the sellers on a plan for preparing the home for sale, providing contractor recommendations and advice on color choices, exterior landscaping, and interior paint. Mike […]

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