Win-Win: How to Overcome Interest Rate Pressure with Creative Financing

By Brian Hayter | Sep 6, 2023

Lately we have talked about life changes leading to real estate moves. Sometimes moves are brought on by joyful advancements in life and sometimes they are motivated by hardship. Then there are times when your actual house just doesn’t fit your life anymore and it is time for something different. Whatever might be calling someone to make […]

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Should You Stay or Should You Go? Interest Rates Limit Inventory and Stabilize Prices

By Brian Hayter | Aug 15, 2023

There has always been a direct correlation between interest rates and home prices. The rule of thumb has always been when rates go up prices go down, and vice versa. This was temporarily proven true in the summer of 2022 when rates quickly rose by 2% (3.5%-5.5%) over 5 months. It created a price correction in the […]

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Clarity Through Chaos: Using the Data to Guide Decisions.

By Brian Hayter | Jul 25, 2023

I think we can all agree that we have been on a bit of a wild ride over the last 12 months in the real estate market. When the Fed decided to change its trajectory on interest rates in mid-2022, it created some chaos and confusion.   When big changes happen, it is a natural […]

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By Brian Hayter | Jul 17, 2023

  The recovery from the 2022 correction continued in Q2 of 2023. Since December 2022, prices have increased at a rapid rate. Inventory remains tight and absorption is steady due to pent-up buyer demand. Shorter days on market and healthy list-to-sale price ratios illustrate when a seller meets the market with appropriate pricing and is […]

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2023 Market Predictions, Fact Checked.

By Brian Hayter | Jun 26, 2023

One of the reasons why we are fortunate to have Matthew Gardener as our Chief Economist at Windermere is his transparency. Every year, Matthew makes predictions for the coming year based on his monumental research and years of experience. Just this week, he reviewed his 2023 predictions and recorded the video below. Most of his […]

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Let’s Dance! Prices Stabilize & Even Grow Amidst a Chaotic Interest Rate Market

By Brian Hayter | Jun 7, 2023

If we let the media determine the mood regarding the housing market, it would be time to shut the party down and call it a night. I’m here to report that we are still dancing and there is a lot to celebrate! While it is not all shiny and bright (it never is), there is a pattern […]

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A Busy Legislative Session for Housing: 10 Bills Passed That Will Affect Housing in Our State

By Brian Hayter | May 16, 2023

On April 23rd the Washington State Legislature adjourned after passing 10 new bills that will affect housing. Some of the bills are geared toward creating more transparency around brokerage transactions, some are intended to institute more opportunities for building density to provide more affordable housing, and some are more regulatory to help guide and ease […]

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By Brian Hayter | Apr 17, 2023

We are seeing signs of price stabilization and some growth after the market correction of 2022! Illustrated on the front is the up-down-up trajectory that home prices have experienced over the last year. While we are in the midst of measuring the negative difference from the peak prices of the first half of 2022 to […]

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Housing Absorption Trends, Interest Rates Hovering, and Inventory Constricting.

By Brian Hayter | Apr 3, 2023

Three key elements to pay attention to when assessing prices and the real estate market. As we round out the first quarter of 2023, three real-time trends to pay close attention to in order to truly understand what is happening in the real estate market are absorption data, interest rates, and inventory levels. Right now, we […]

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