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2018 Housing Forecast: Where are we headed?

January 6, 2018

What lies ahead for the local housing market in 2018? We sat down with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner to get his thoughts. Here are some highlights: Home prices will continue to increase, but at a slower pace The strong local economy, high demand and very low inventory will continue […]

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2018 Housing Forecast: Where are we headed?

January 4, 2018

What lies ahead for the local housing market in 2018? We sat down with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner to get his thoughts. Here are some highlights: Home prices will continue to increase, but at a slower pace The strong local economy, high demand and very low inventory will continue […]

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Local Market Update – December 2017

December 12, 2017

The holiday can be a unique opportunity for Buyers with less competition in the market. Inventory remains limited, so well-priced homes continue to sell quickly, often with multiple offers. Eastside The rate of appreciation for homes on the Eastside continues to be as robust – or more so – as […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – November 2017

November 13, 2017

Prices in our area have now been rising faster than anywhere in the country for twelve months. Sellers seem to be getting the message that now is a good time to put their home on the market. There was an increase in new inventory in October, but with homes selling […]

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The Gardner Report – Third Quarter 2017

October 26, 2017

Economic Overview The Washington State economy added 79,600 new jobs over the past 12 months—an impressive growth rate of 2.4%, and well above the national growth rate of 1.2%. However, as we anticipated in last quarter’s report, we continue to see a modest slowdown in the growth rate as the […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – October 2017

October 10, 2017

While it is true that inventory remains tight, in many areas buyers are experiencing less competition for available homes. A well-crafted offer remains the key to their success. Pricing correctly is critical during this seasonal slowdown and sellers who heed this advice continue see strong interest and, in some cases, […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Buy a Home

September 28, 2017

If you’ve been looking to buy a house, it’s easy to get discouraged. With our local real estate market still the hottest in the country, a lot of buyers have become frustrated after losing out to multiple offers and all-cash sales. While some buyers are considering waiting out the market, […]

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What to Do About the Equifax Security Breach

September 20, 2017

You have no doubt heard by now that 143 million U.S. consumers have been affected by the Equifax security breach. It is very likely that you or someone you know has been included in this breach. There are a number of sources you can reach out to in order to […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – September 2017

September 11, 2017

High demand and low supply made it the market’s hottest August since records began in 2000. Sparse inventory was again the norm, as were multiple offers. However, brokers are cautioning sellers to price their homes correctly. Most buyers have been in the market a long time and are well educated. […]

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