Local Market Analysis

Community Info Newsletter – Real-Time Market Update: Where We Are Now February 2020   The 2021 real estate market is off to a very brisk start. Historically low interest rates are driving buyer demand. This is coupled with a needed “catch-up” in available homes for sale. In 2020, we saw a stall in new listings during our normally plentiful spring market due to the pandemic. From April to […]
Community Info Newsletter: Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Things to Look for in 2021 in the Economy and Our Housing Market   Last week I had the pleasure of attending Matthew Gardner’s 2021 Economic Forecast. Matthew is Windermere’s Chief Economist and coveted expert in our region often called upon by the local and national media for his insights on the economy and housing. Windermere has relied upon his forecasts and advice for over 15 years, and […]
Local Market Analysis South King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q4 2020   The 2020 real estate market was a bright spot in the economy and the fourth quarter finished strong, with the median price up 11% complete year-over-year. Interest rates started the year just over 3.5% and ended the year under 3%! The long-term average rate is 7.9%, putting into perspective the massive advantage for homebuyers […]
Local Market Analysis North Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q4 2020   The 2020 real estate market was a bright spot in the economy and the fourth quarter finished strong, with the median price up 10% complete year-over-year. Interest rates started the year just over 3.5% and ended the year under 3%! The long-term average rate is 7.9%, putting into perspective the massive advantage for homebuyers […]
Local Market Analysis Seattle Metro Quarterly Market Trends – Q4 2020   The 2020 real estate market was a bright spot in the economy and the fourth quarter finished strong, with the median price up 6% complete year-over-year. Interest rates started the year just over 3.5% and ended the year under 3%! The long-term average rate is 7.9%, putting into perspective the massive advantage for homebuyers […]
Local Market Analysis Eastside Quarterly Market Trends – Q4 2020   The 2020 real estate market was a bright spot in the economy and the fourth quarter finished strong, with the median price up 10% complete year-over-year. Interest rates started the year just over 3.5% and ended the year under 3%! The long-term average rate is 7.9%, putting into perspective the massive advantage for homebuyers […]
Local Market Analysis North King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q4 2020   The 2020 real estate market was a bright spot in the economy and the fourth quarter finished strong, with the median price up 7% complete year-over-year. Interest rates started the year just over 3.5% and ended the year under 3%! The long-term average rate is 7.9%, putting into perspective the massive advantage for homebuyers […]
Local Market Analysis South Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q4 2020   The 2020 real estate market was a bright spot in the economy and the fourth quarter finished strong, with the median price up 12% complete year-over-year. Interest rates started the year just over 3.5% and ended the year under 3%! The long-term average rate is 7.9%, putting into perspective the massive advantage for homebuyers […]
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Local Market Analysis South King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q3 2020   The real estate market continued to positively perform in the third quarter, and is the bright light in the economy during the COVID-19 health crisis. The protocols in place that have helped protect the safety of the community have recently been expanded to allow small group open houses to help address the demand in […]
Local Market Analysis North Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q3 2020   The real estate market continued to positively perform in the third quarter, and is the bright light in the economy during the COVID-19 health crisis. The protocols in place that have helped protect the safety of the community have recently been expanded to allow small group open houses to help address the demand in the […]
Local Market Analysis Seattle Metro Quarterly Market Trends – Q3 2020   The real estate market continued to positively perform in the third quarter, and is the bright light in the economy during the COVID-19 health crisis. The protocols in place that have helped protect the safety of the community have recently been expanded to allow small group open houses to help address the demand in […]
Local Market Analysis Eastside Quarterly Market Trends – Q3 2020   The real estate market continued to positively perform in the third quarter, and is the bright light in the economy during the COVID-19 health crisis. The protocols in place that have helped protect the safety of the community have recently been expanded to allow small group open houses to help address the demand in […]
Local Market Analysis North King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q3 2020   The real estate market continued to positively perform in the third quarter, and is the bright light in the economy during the COVID-19 health crisis. The protocols in place that have helped protect the safety of the community have recently been expanded to allow small group open houses to help address the demand in […]
Local Market Analysis South Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q3 2020   The real estate market continued to positively perform in the third quarter and is the bright light in the economy during the COVID-19 health crisis. The protocols in place that have helped protect the safety of the community have recently been expanded to allow small group open houses to help address the demand in […]
Local Market Analysis WEALTH BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS ABOUND With the sharpest increase of available homes for sale in years, more opportunities are now available for buyers, including first-timers. Many first-time home buyers have sat on the sidelines and remained renters due to the constriction of inventory, which put major pressure on price affordability. Not only has affordability been an issue, but the terms required to prevail in […]
Local Market Analysis Keeping Price Growth in Perspective,  Opportunities Abound for Both Buyers and Sellers Keeping Price Growth in Perspective, Opportunities Abound for Both Buyers and Sellers “How’s the Market?” is a question I am asked all the time. It is a common segue in casual conversation over the neighbor’s fence, at a cocktail party or family gathering. Now more than ever, the answer to this question is critical, yet fascinating. You see, our […]
Community Info What’s in Your Toolbox to Navigate the Changing Market? The late spring market brought about some welcomed change to our local real estate markets. In May, we experienced the largest increase in inventory in a decade! North King County and South Snohomish County are two examples of what is happening in all the markets across the Puget Sound as we head into the second […]
Community Info Does it make more sense to rent or own? The current break-even horizon* in the Seattle metro area is 1.6 years! *The amount of time you need to own your home in order for owning to be a superior financial decision. With rising rental rates, historically low interest rates, and home prices on the rise, the advantage of buying vs. renting is becoming clearer each month. […]
Local Market Analysis Seattle Metro Quarterly Market Trends It is the time of year when our market starts to take off. Spring is here and we are starting to see seasonal increases in inventory. In fact, there was a 69% increase in new listings in March compared to February. That increase was followed by a 48% rise in pending sales, illustrating very strong demand for […]
Local Market Analysis A Love Letter To Buyers I hope your Valentine’s Day was a sweet one, but it got me thinking. I am often sharing with you the advantages of this market for home sellers, which is unbelievably positive. With that said, I thought I’d take some time to give the potential buyers in our marketplace some love, hope, and of course, data! Dear […]