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Buying a Home 2020 Luxury Market Forecast By the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors unite, it can spark homeowners to think about making a move to a larger or more expensive home in the luxury space. That said, now is […]
Economy Local Market Update – November 2019 A steady influx of buyers continued to strain already tight inventory throughout the area in October. Home sales were up, as were prices in much of the region. With our thriving economy and highly desirable quality of life drawing ever more people here, the supply of homes isn’t close to meeting demand. Homeowners thinking about […]
Buying a Home Local Market Update – October 2019 While fall usually brings a decrease in sales activity, the opposite was true in September. The number of listings on the market dropped by double digits and home sales rose. It is still a seller’s market, however prices have stabilized. With interest rates near historic lows and employment levels at historic highs, the housing market […]
Community News AMAZON COULD BRING THOUSANDS OF DOGS WITH IT TO NEW BELLEVUE OFFICE Of all the impacts posed by thousands of new Amazon employees migrating to the Eastside, Bellevue officials perhaps weren’t expecting this — this could get ruff. The Puget Sound Business Journal went through a series of emails among Bellevue city employees, and found that officials are now preparing for thousands of dogs that will likely come […]
Economy The Gardner Report | Q2 2019 – Western Washington The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. I 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. Economic Overview Washington State employment […]
Local Market News Windermere Living – Spring 2019 The Spring 2019 issue of Windermere Living showcases rising talents in interior design, spring refresh strategies, easy brunch ideas for your next get together and a helpful houseplant guide. Windermere Living is an exclusive listings magazine published by Windermere Real Estate. Read the online version by clicking on the image below. This post originally appeared […]
Local Market News Local Market Update – August 2018 For the first time in years, the real estate market is finally starting to deliver good news for buyers. The region experienced its third straight month of significant growth in inventory. Homes are sitting on the market longer, prices are moderating, and multiple offers are becoming more rare. Despite the surge in homes for sale, […]
Local Market News How Windermere Wins with Chinese Buyers Chinese buyers continue to strongly influence our local market.  According to a report by Chinese website Juwai, the Seattle/Eastside area is the #3 most popular choice in the U.S. for Chinese buyers behind Los Angeles and New York City. Windermere specifically targets this lucrative market.  Windermere properties are listed on the Chinese real estate website, Juwai, which has 2.6 […]
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Local Market News Eastside Market Review – Third Quarter 2017 Our Eastside Market Review is now available for the third quarter of 2017. You can read the full report online by clicking the image below.
Local Market News What to Expect for the Rest of 2017 We’re more than halfway through 2017! That means it’s time to reflect on national housing market predictions from the beginning of the year and look ahead to what we can expect for the remainder of the year. As a reminder, in early 2017 experts anticipated price growth would slow, inventory would bottom, and mortgage rates […]
Local Market News Tech Hubs Still Hot in National Housing Market The Seattle area continues to be an outlier in the national housing market. In May the price of single-family homes in the area increased by 13.3 percent year-over-year, more than double the national average. That marked the ninth month in a row in which Seattle experienced the biggest year-over-year increase in home prices. According to […]
Local Market News Seattle Area Popular With Residents & Outsiders It seems like a tale as old as time. Many people are wanting to move to Seattle, but no one else really wants to leave. This leads to our favorite real estate headline for the last several years: inventory is low, prices are rising. Seattle-based Zillow recently analyzed searches on their website and compared the […]
Local Market News The Urbanization of Downtown Bellevue When you hear of a city that is “something between an urban jungle and the classic picture of suburbia,” Bellevue may not be the first place that comes to mind. However, that’s exactly how one young couple describes downtown Bellevue in a recent article from The Seattle Times – and they aren’t the only ones. […]
Local Market News Building Construction Reaches New High in Downtown Seattle Tangible signs of growth in and around downtown Seattle are everywhere, from worsening traffic and commute times to the record number of cranes dotting the skyline. So it is not surprising The Seattle Times reported there were 68 major buildings under construction at the end of 2016, which is a new high since the Downtown […]
Local Market News 2017 Will Bring More Condos to Bellevue and Seattle All of the statistics and speculation surrounding our local housing market could be summarized by one basic economic principle – supply and demand. We simply have not had enough homes, among other resources, to accommodate the rapid growth in our region. However, Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) recently reported there is hope ahead in the […]
Local Market News Local Market Update – January 2017 A record low number of houses for sale in December indicates that 2017 will continue to be a very competitive market for buyers. The good news: those who decide to take the plunge and list their home can count on getting a premium price for their property. Brokers reported that about three-fourths of the homes […]
Local Market News Top 5 Seattle-Area Superlatives From 2016 2016 was quite a year to live in the Pacific Northwest, especially if you spent some or most of it in the housing market. Last year’s market was truly unique, record-breaking, and game-changing (see: Windermere’s W Collection). To close out 2016 and begin 2017 here are a few of the most noteworthy Seattle-area superlatives related to real estate […]