Local Market Update Windermere Neighborhood Update November 2021 MARKET REPORT As we head toward the end of the year, the housing market traditionally slows down. This year activity was even slower than normal, with record-low inventory and correspondingly fewer sales. Prices are not appreciating at the pace they were in the Spring, but they continue to be up as compared to a year […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update November 2021 As we head toward the end of the year, the housing market traditionally slows down. This year activity was even slower than normal, with record-low inventory and correspondingly fewer sales. Prices aren’t appreciating at the pace they were in the spring, but they continue to be up as compared to a year ago. While potential […]
Buying & Selling Western Washington Q3 2021 Market Update The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere Real Estate agent. REGIONAL […]
Buying & Selling Buying with Remodeling in Mind Everyone has their own definition of a dream home. For some, they know right when they see a home that it’s perfect as is. For others, it takes remodeling to achieve their vision. Whether you’re looking for something in need of a few upgrades or a total fixer-upper, buying with the intention of remodeling comes […]
Local Market Update Windermere Neighborhood Update October 2021 MARKET REPORT Despite a boost in new listings, inventory remained as tight as ever in September. Home prices in most of the region continued their pattern from the past few months, up from a year ago but falling slightly from the prior month. The market traditionally slows down as we move into the holiday season, […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update October 2021 Despite a boost in new listings, inventory remained as tight as ever in September. The shortage of homes for sale combined with pent-up buyer demand and low interest rates kept prices high as compared to the same time last year. However, home prices over the past few months appear to be leveling out. The market […]
Buying & Selling Why Should You Stage Your Home When it’s For Sale? In order to sell your home, it must be successfully marketed to potential home buyers. Developing a winning strategy to attract as many buyers as possible to your home is something your real estate agent will work on, and part of that process may include staging. Staging doesn’t just involve decorating your home; it’s using […]
Buying & Selling The Difference Between a Comparative Market Analysis and an Appraisal It can be difficult for sellers to distinguish between two methods of finding the value of their home: a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and a home appraisal. Though they share many similarities, there are key differences in how the two approaches ultimately arrive at a listing price for your home. The Difference Between a Comparative Market […]
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Local Market Update Windermere Neighborhood Update September 2021 MARKET REPORT Prices appear to be cooling, according to Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. He believes this is because we are hitting a price ceiling and the rapid pace of home price appreciation will continue to cool as we move through the rest of the year. The median list price was lower in August than […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update September 2021 Prices appear to be cooling, according to Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. In King County, the median list price was lower in August than in July, and the median sales price also dipped slightly from the prior month. “I believe this is because we are hitting a price ceiling and that the rapid pace of home price appreciation […]
For Your Home 7 Vintage Design Elements That Are Still Popular Today Adding the right touch of vintage décor to your home is a matter of balance. It brings that decades-old, well-traveled quality that gives the spaces in your home a special character. A common concern with vintage décor is that it will make a home feel outdated. Fortunately, certain design elements and trends have stood the test […]
Buying & Selling 5 Green Upgrades that Increase Your Home Value Selling a home begins with understanding how much it’s worth. After an initial assessment, you may want to make some updates to increase the value of your property. There are several ways to do that, including boosting your curb appeal or making renovations with significant ROI potential. As you research potential projects, keep in mind that making your […]
Local Market Update Windermere Neighborhood Update August 2021 MARKET REPORT The typical Summer slowdown brought some good news for those looking to buy a home. As the temperature went up, so did the number of homes on the market. With more homes and less multiple offers in comparison to last year, we’re starting to see even the slightest ease in this competitive market […]
For Your Home Northwestern Design Style   A style where architecture does not get in the way of nature, Pacific Northwest designs accent the region’s natural beauty and landscapes. Whether it’s a rustic cabin, a bungalow, Craftsman, Queen Anne, modern contemporary home or a houseboat, the Pacific Northwest home is built to work and adapt to its environment.   The climate […]
For Your Home Windermere Living: Board it Up For an intimate gathering or celebration, or just to change up a weeknight dinner, charcuterie boards are impressive crowd-pleasers. Once an innocuous appetizer, charcuterie boards are stealing the show as stunning smorgasbords studded with salami roses and a rainbow of ripe vegetables, flamboyant fruits, and sweet and savory snacks. Traditionally, charcuterie boards are composed of […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update August 2021
Buying & Selling Western Washington Q2 2021 Market Update The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere Real Estate agent. REGIONAL […]
For Your Home The Best Indoor Plants for Every Room With thousands of plant species, it can be hard to distinguish which plants are best suited for each room in your home, which greatly depends on sunlight exposure and temperature. A simple rule of thumb is to make higher maintenance plants more accessible to you. Some lower maintenance plants can go weeks without watering and […]
Local Market Update Windermere Neighborhood Update July 2021 MARKET REPORT Is there finally hope for homebuyers? The number of listings rose slightly throughout the region in June, but it’s not clear if that trend will continue. Supply is still far short of demand and the Puget Sound region remains one of the HOTTEST housing markets in the country. You can read the latest […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update July 2021 With the slight spike in the amount of listings in June, it seemed as though there may have been the smallest glimpse of hope for homebuyers. However, it’s still hard to predict whether this trend will continue. Despite the slight spike the inventory is still less than the demand, and our beloved Puget Sound region […]