Blog 3 Best Practices for Selling Your House This Year A new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement over your next home and a sense of attachment to your current one. A great way to ease some of those emotions and ensure you’re feeling confident […]
Blog Happening on the Eastside: January 2023 Welcome to the New Year – with the holiday season wrapping up, we’re all beginning to set our sights on the year ahead. We’ve come up with some great ways to kick-start your year. Each month we put together a comprehensive calendar of special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland, Bellevue, and […]
Blog Wishing You a Happy 2023! As the year comes to a close and we start to reflect on the busy-ness and fullness of the last year we wanted to say a heartfelt thank you! It’s the support from friends and clients like you that make our work possible. We appreciate your trust and look forward to helping many more find […]
Blog What To Expect From the Housing Market in 2023   The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And in many ways, it’s put the market into a reset position. As the Federal Reserve (the Fed) made moves this year to try to lower inflation, mortgage rates more than doubled – something that’s never happened before in a calendar year. […]
Blog Local Market Update: December 2022 As temperatures drop and we approach the end of the year, the local housing market has remained somewhat sluggish — an indication of a return to normal seasonality. Slower home sales are not necessarily a bad sign; in many cases causes as benign as the holidays and inclement weather have pushed buyers off their path, […]
Blog Key Advantages of Buying a Home Today There’s no doubt buying a home today is different than it was over the past couple of years, and the shift in the market has led to advantages for buyers today. Right now, there are specific reasons that make this housing market attractive for those who’ve thought about buying but have sidelined their search due to rising […]
Blog Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, and that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them – so you can make a confident […]
Blog Happening on the Eastside: December 2022 Temperatures are dropping and we’ve officially entered the holiday season – but fret not we have plenty of ways to stay warm and make the most of the festivities! Each month we put together a comprehensive calendar of special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond with everything from Christmas […]
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Blog Local Market Update: November 2022 As the final quarter of 2022 rolls on, it’s clear that these last months will be anything but typical for home buyers and sellers in King and Snohomish counties. In a real estate market that’s been defined by high competition and low supply for the last number of years, buyers and sellers are changing tactics […]
Blog What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices? Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest expert insights on both mortgage rates and home prices so you can make your best […]
Blog The Gardner Report: 3rd Quarter 2022 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 your Windermere agent. REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW […]
Blog Happening on the Eastside: November 2022 If you’re looking for events and fun things to do to come November, you’ve come to the right place! Each month we put together a comprehensive calendar of special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond with everything from festivals and Thanksgiving events, to arts, tastings, and more!   November […]
Blog What Are Experts Saying About the Fall Housing Market? The housing market is rapidly changing from the peak frenzy it saw over the past two years. That means you probably have questions about what your best move is if you’re thinking of buying or selling this fall. To help you make a confident decision, lean on the professionals for insights. Here are a few things experts are saying about the […]
Blog Local Market Update: October 2022 Increasing listings inventory, lengthening time on market and a slowdown in home price increases across the Puget Sound region herald a return to normalcy and better opportunities for buyers. According to September data from the NWMLS, active listings nearly doubled from a year ago, with pending sales declining by about 31%. “The ‘Great Reversion’ continues, […]
Blog How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you need to do differently as a result. The answer is simple. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately and create a solid plan can help bring in the greatest return […]
Blog Happening on the Eastside: October 2022 Even though we’ve been blessed with one of Washington’s rare second summers it is officially autumn in the PNW. Days are a little shorter, breeze is cooler, and the leaves are beginning to turn colors. If you’re looking to make the most of the last of these warm, sunny days we have just what you’re […]
Blog Local Market Update: September 2022 After its breakneck pace over the last two years, it appears the housing market has finally reached a soft bottom to the price corrections that began in April of this year. Reports that we’re entering a bear market are generally exaggerated, however, as the market seems simply to be resetting to a more balanced state […]
Blog Rising inventory and slightly declining interest rates: Should on-hold buyers jump back in now? After a frenzied pace of the market over the last two years, things have finally started to cool off a little. Buyers who were sidelined over the past several months, first by intense bidding wars and then by higher interest rates, now find themselves asking themselves an important question. Can they take advantage of the […]
Blog Happening on the Eastside: September 2022 We’re headed for autumn, kids are going back to school, and schedules are slowly getting back to normal. If you’re looking to savor this last bit of summer we have the perfect list for you! Each month we put together a comprehensive calendar of special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland, Bellevue, […]
Blog What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it’s still a sellers’ market, the peak frenzy the market saw over the past two years has cooled some. If you’re asking yourself if you’ve missed your chance to sell your house and make a […]