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Home Buying How Will the Real Estate Market Respond to Rising Interest Rates? Let Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner walk you through what to expect from the real estate market amidst rising interest rates.​ This post originally appeared on windermere-bellevue.com
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Uncategorized This Just In: Data Says May is the Best Month to Sell Your Home According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value for your home. For the study, ATTOM performed an “analysis of 14.7 million home sales from 2011 to 2017” and found the average seller premium achieved for each month of the year. Below is […]
Uncategorized Windermere Real Estate Hits Refresh Button on Company Brand   When you’ve been in business for 46 years, you learn that one of the keys to being successful is knowing when it’s time to spruce things up – and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the Windermere brand. We knew we didn’t need an entire brand overhaul, but a little facelift was definitely in […]
Uncategorized Western Washington Real Estate 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 me at 206-850-1151. ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The Washington […]
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Uncategorized How Tax Reform Affects Homeowners   New tax legislation was signed into law at the end of 2017, and it included some significant changes for homeowners. These changes took effect in 2018 and do not influence your 2017 taxes.  Here’s a brief overview of this year’s tax changes and how they may affect you*.   The amount of mortgage interest […]
Uncategorized King & Snohomish County Market Stats – February 2018 Median Home prices increased 22% from February 2017 to February 2018 Active inventory rose 3.3% to 780 properties, but buyers experienced no relief with the median price increasing a staggering 22% from February 2017 to February 2018 ($845,319 from $692,500). Over half (52%) of the 529 properties that closed in February sold for over asking […]
Uncategorized Here’s Your Spring Maintenance Checklist Now that spring has sprung, let’s clear the cobwebs and get your home ready! Here is our quick guide to spring home maintenance:   Inspection top to bottom: Now that the weather is temperate you will want to check on how your home weathered the winter. Check the roof for leaks, the gutters for damage, and […]
Uncategorized Gardening Trends For 2018 Is it time to start your Spring garden?   Outdoor living during the spring and summer months is extremely popular. Months of cold, wet winters are followed by glorious spring colors and warm summer days of vivid blue skies. In this post, we thought that now would be the best time to share some pretty garden trends […]
Uncategorized 8 Laundry Room Updates to Fit Any Budget Hoping to transform your tired laundry room into a sparkling clean, efficiently working space, but without the major costs of a full remodel? By not changing the layout or adding square feet, you can bring costs down while still making meaningful changes to your space. Use this guide to help you decide what to prioritize […]
Uncategorized Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! BUYING OR SELLING A HOME? See how hiring a Real Estate Professional can benefit you.     Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet […]
Uncategorized Local Market Update – February 2018 With competition for homes growing and inventory shrinking, the real estate market in January was as hot as ever.  Home prices were up by double digits as buyers chased severely limited inventory. The number of homes for sale hit a record low for the month of January, which should strongly favor sellers as we move […]
Uncategorized Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed in 2018? The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic […]
Uncategorized Affordable Tips To Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal You’ll never have a second chance at a first impression, so let’s make it count! When it comes to upping your home’s curb appeal, there are plenty of small changes you can make that have a big impact. And best of all, you don’t need to call in the pros or spend a fortune to […]
Uncategorized The New Tax Code and Its Impact on Residential Real Estate   What about the three major concerns of real estate practitioners?
Uncategorized Energize Your Home This Winter With Bright Hues Bright hues are eye catching, confident and cheering — so if winter’s got you feeling less than energized, why not tap into the power of bright colors to lift your spirits and your decor? Read on for 10 reasons to give bright, zesty hues a try in your home this winter.   Bright Hues 1: Bronwyn […]
Uncategorized MLS Brokers Detecting Seasonal Slowdown in Some Areas But Expect Price Hikes to Continue in Much of Washington KIRKLAND, Washington (October 5, 2017) – “October will be the best month for selection and availability until late February,” proclaimed J. Lennox Scott when commenting on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. MLS figures for September show inventory reached 1.7 months of supply at the end of the month, matching the year-to-date high […]