For Your Home Designing Your Backyard for BBQs Summer is the season of spending long days and nights out in the backyard and making homecooked meals on the barbecue. Whether classic BBQ dishes like ribs and hamburgers or skewered grilled vegetables are more your style, these tips will help get your backyard in prime shape for grilling season.   Designing Your Backyard for […]
Local Market Update Windermere Neighborhood Update June 2021 MARKET REPORT May was a record-breaking month for the Real Estate market. Inventory hit all-time lows and home prices reached record highs. With the supply of homes so tight, this sizzling seller’s market is expected to continue throughout the Summer. With the local economy remaining strong and population continuing to grow, don’t expect demand to […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update June 2021 May was a record-breaking month for the real estate market. Inventory hit all-time lows, and home prices reached record highs. With the supply of homes so tight, this sizzling seller’s market is expected to continue throughout the summer. High demand hammered inventory in May. While the number of new listings increased, homes sold within days, […]
Buying & Selling Relocating for Remote Work As the ubiquity of working from home continues, many homeowners are making the decision to move. Whether the motivation for relocating is to lower the cost of living, to be closer to family, or simply a fresh start, there are various factors to keep in mind when relocating for remote work.     Before You Relocate […]
For Your Home 7 Ideas for Creating a Beautiful Yard Summer is in the air and homeowners everywhere are preparing for a season of tending to their yards. Whether you’re looking to tackle a complete makeover, boost your home’s curb appeal, or simply make a few DIY upgrades, these ideas will help you make the most of your home’s landscaping.     1. Remodel Your Patio […]
Buying & Selling Knowing When to Sell Your Home Of all the components involved in a successful home sale, there is perhaps no greater contributing factor than timing. Knowing when to sell your house gives you the best chance to make an impact when you hit the market. Every seller’s situation is unique but choosing when to sell comes down to how prepared you […]
Local Market Update Windermere Neighborhood Update May 2021 MARKET REPORT A sizeable increase in new listings in April offered some good news for buyers, but it was matched by an even greater increase in sales. With supplies depleted and homes being snapped up within days, nearly every area saw double-digit price gains. The current forecast as we head toward Summer: the market remains […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update May 2021 A sizeable increase in new listings in April offered some good news for buyers, but it was matched by an even greater increase in sales. With supplies depleted, and homes being snapped up within days, nearly every area saw double-digit price gains. The current forecast as we head towards summer: the market remains as hot […]
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For Your Home Quarantine-Friendly Ways to Update Your Outdoor Space 7 ways to make your backyard or patio feel like an oasis during quarantine. The past year has been a blur of Zoom calls, virtual classes, countless attempted sourdoughs, and certainly a lot of squabbling for the best spot on the couch. So, if you have a backyard or even a sliver of a patio during […]
Buying & Selling Western Washington Q1 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.   […]
For Your Home These are the two rooms to spend your budget on – if you want to increase the value of your home (Image credit: Tom Howley) If you want to increase the value of your home post-pandemic, you’re guaranteed to benefit from spending money on these areas of your home. If you want to increase the value of your home, you should seriously consider investing into a more luxurious kitchen or bathroom. According to recent research into […]
For Your Home How You Can Make Every Day Earth Day Earth Day is every day. Here are 8 ways you can contribute to the greater good of the planet we all share.   Use reusable bags Did you know that scientists estimate nearly 50,000 pieces of plastic are floating in every square mile of the ocean? Here is how you can contribute to making a […]
Windermere Neighborhood Update Windermere Neighborhood Update April 2021 MARKET REPORT Despite a bump in new listings the supply of homes still can’t keep up with the demand. The result? Multiple offers, escalation clauses and record-breaking prices. You can read the latest Local Market Report here. If you’re considering selling your home, you would be hard-pressed to find a more lucrative market than what we […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update April 2021 Despite a bump in new listings the supply of homes still can’t keep up with the demand. The result? Multiple offers, escalation clauses, and record-breaking prices. If you’re considering selling your home, you’d be hard pressed to find a more lucrative market than what we have today. March marked the first post-COVID/pre-COVID comparison, and the […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update March 2021 Neither the snowstorm nor the increase in mortgage rates dampened buyer demand in February. Lack of inventory continues to be a frustration as there are way more prospective buyers than there are homes for them to buy. As a result, prices continued their upward climb. While the number of homes for sale edged up, it […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update February 2021 This winter’s real estate market is looking more like a typical spring market. Sales were up, competition was fierce and prices continued to rise. Lack of inventory still presents a huge issue. At the end of January there were only 1,055 single-family homes on the market in all of King County, 33% fewer than a […]
Buying & Selling Western Washington Q4 2020 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 agent.   REGIONAL ECONOMIC […]
Eastside Market Review Local Market Update January 2021 The end of 2020 marked a most unusual year, and the real estate market was no exception. While homes sales usually take a holiday during December, this year saw the continuation of an exceptionally strong and competitive market. New listings, closed sales and home prices all went up. With supply nowhere close to meeting demand, […]
Buying & Selling Local Market Update December 2020   Nothing about 2020 is normal, and that includes real estate trends. The housing market typically slows significantly during the holiday season, but that is not the case this year. Buyer interest is strong, sales are up, and prices have followed suit. A recent report ranked our area as the most competitive real estate market […]
Buying & Selling Local Market Update November 2020 The number of people who can work remotely may be changing the way we view our homes, but one trend has not changed. The local housing market in October remained unseasonably hot. And that doesn’t show signs of changing any time soon. October saw continued low inventory and record-level sales, with the number of sales […]