Supporting Local Businesses during the Covid-19 Outbreak

Many small businesses have been impacted by COVID-19 due to mandated closures and customers staying at home. We can help them by doing things like:

  • Order take-out from restaurants that offer it, and pick up directly if possible rather than 3 rd-party delivery to avoid fees charged back to the restaurant.
  • Buy gift cards from service providers like hair salons (gift them or use them later).
  • Buy locally whenever possible, and look for online stores from local providers.
  • If you can afford to continue paying service providers who can’t work but depend on your income, do.
  • Check into online services and classes offered by local fitness studios, tutors, financial planners and more.
  • Tip delivery people generously if you can. They’re on the front lines of exposure. (And of course if you feel sick, avoid direct contact with them.)

First posted at windermere-bellevue.com

Posted on March 27, 2020 at 4:49 pm
Oleg Doukhnevitch | Category: windermere | Tagged , , ,

What’s Happening in the Market? March 2020 stats

As expected we have seen a dramatic increase in Sold prices for February 2020 numbers over the same time last year.  This is primarily due to the 4th Quarter correction in 2018 of homes that closed in February 2019.   Market times are falling and Multiple offers are heating up as February 2020 saw more than a 1/3 of the homes sell for over asking price by an average of 5%.  Inventory has now dipped to 0.8 Months and even though some Buyers & Sellers have put their Real Estate decisions on hold due to current uncertainties (Virus/Stock Market/Economy) we are still seeing strong activity. This might well be the case for some time to come as interest rates are at an all-time low (3.47%), prices continue to rise and jobs keep flowing into area at a steady pace

Posted on March 11, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Oleg Doukhnevitch | Category: Home Buying, Market Stats, Real Estate News, Real Estate Tips, seattle, Windermere Bellevue Commons News | Tagged , , , , ,

January 2020 What’s Happening in the Market Stats

 

As expected, the market has drastically picked up due to extremely low inventory and heighted Buyer activity that had been holding off purchasing during the holidays.  Since these stats are not a rolling 12 month average they are going to appear skewed due to the small sample size, but they do show year over year with many areas growing significantly from January 2019.  Pretty much every market has been on fire with Multiple offers on just about everything available for sale.  The Days on Market (DOM) have dramatically gone up, but that is primarily due to homes selling that had been on the market for a while that Sold over the holidays.  We expect to see the DOM fall significantly over the next couple months as most new listings are now selling in under 14 days & in many cases less than a week.   (Pro Tip- Buyers be prepared to put your best foot forward & Sellers to make sure their home is parade ready to get the highest dollar!)

 

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 8:41 pm
Oleg Doukhnevitch | Category: Home Buying, Market Stats, Real Estate News, Real Estate Tips, Windermere Bellevue Commons News | Tagged , , , , ,

What’s Happening in the Market?

Buying/Borrowing Power is now up 12% due to extremely low interest rates (Roughly 3.70%) compared to this time last year while prices are continuing to climb and have reached 2018 prices in most areas. November pendings were up 20% over last November effectively reducing available properties towards all-time lows where we are currently standing at 1.2 months of inventory. There doesn’t seem to be any relief in the near future with a flood of new tech jobs entering the marketplace, but Buyers are still being very selective about purchasing properties that are in turn key condition.

First posted at windermere-bellevue.com

Posted on December 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm
Oleg Doukhnevitch | Category: Real Estate News | Tagged , , , ,

2020 Housing Forecast and Market Predictions

It’s that time of year when Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the future to give us his predictions for the 2020 economy and housing market.
First posted on windermere-bellevue.com
Posted on December 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm
Oleg Doukhnevitch | Category: Market Stats, Real Estate News, Windermere Bellevue Commons News | Tagged , , , ,

Community Service Day 2018 – Windermere Bellevue Commons

Windermere Community Service Day – June 8th, 2018

Every year since 1984, Windermere managers, brokers and staff have dedicated a day of work to complete neighborhood improvement projects as part of Windermere’s Community Service Day. Creating vibrant communities is one of the things that inspire all of us at Windermere as it gives us an opportunity to give back to the communities where we live and work.  After all, real estate is rooted in our communities. And an investment in our neighborhoods gives us all a better place to call home.

This year Windermere Community Service Day is on June 8th, 2018. On this day, our brokers and staff at Bellevue Commons will be doing a variety of projects at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center; we’ve been volunteering at this great organization for the past 18 years. We will be cleaning, gardening and painting to help out this awesome group of people.

Last year we helped Little Bit get ready for their auction, whacked the weeds, and washed windows, and planted new plants. The brokers also washed the horses’ paddock fencing and arena fencing.

 

 

Volunteering at Little Bit – June 2017

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center improves the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies and activities, and to be an inspiration and educational resource to the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally.

Watch this video to learn more about Little Bit.

First posted on windermere-bellevue.com.
Posted on June 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Oleg Doukhnevitch | Category: Community Support, Donate, Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,