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Newsletter Blog Quarterly Economic Update for Western Washington Quarterly Economic Update for Western Washington We are so fortunate here at Windermere to have Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist to help keep us informed on our economy and the real estate market. Each quarter Matthew compiles in-depth research on counties from across Western Washington. Click here to download Matthew’s full Q3 2018 report and check out the […]
Newsletter Blog What’s In Your Toolbox to Navigate the Changing Market? The late spring market brought about some welcomed change to our local real estate markets. In May, we experienced the largest increase in inventory in a decade! North King County and South Snohomish County are two examples of what is happening in all the markets across the Puget Sound as we head into the second […]
Newsletter Blog A Tale of Two First-Time Home Buyers Have you had dreams of owning a home or know someone that does?  Jumping into the market as a first-time home buyer can be intimidating, especially within the wild ride of the Greater Seattle market; but there is hope! In an effort to illustrate the reality for first-time buyers in today’s market, my office got together […]
Newsletter Blog Why We are NOT Headed Toward Another Housing Bubble Double-digit price appreciation has taken place for over 3 years now, so prices are up. Way up. In fact, in just the last year we have seen prices rise 14% year-over-year. When talking with people about our real estate market, the conversation often involves the question, “are we headed toward a bubble?” I get asked […]
Newsletter Blog What the Same House Sold for 3 Years Later! Price Appreciation Case Studies in South Snohomish & North King Counties18407 62nd Pl W, Lynnwood  •  3 bedroom  •  1,305 sq ft Sold in September 2014 $315,000 Sold in July 2017 $450,000 $135,000 INCREASE IN HOME VALUE: 42.85% 17836 1st Ave NE, Shoreline  •  4 bedroom  •  2,917 sq ft Sold in November 2014 $560,000 […]
Newsletter Blog Cost VS Value I am commonly asked which improvements sellers should make to get the greatest return on their home sale.  Every year The Remodeling 2018 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) compiles all the information and analyzes the estimated percentage return on home improvements in each region.  Getting a home prepared for market requires a keen eye and […]
Newsletter Blog A Love Letter to Buyers I hope your Valentine’s Day was a sweet one, but it got me thinking. I am often sharing with you the advantages of this market for home sellers, which is unbelievably positive. With that said, I thought I’d take some time to give the potential buyers in our marketplace some love, hope, and of course, data! Dear […]
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