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To FSBO or Not?

January 20, 2017

Have you considered selling your home on your own? There’s no doubt it’s a seller’s market. You’ve been watching Zillow and homes are selling quickly, many within the first week of being listed. How hard can it be? I was recently showing buyers homes in Renton. We drove past a […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – January 2017

January 12, 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 […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – December 2016

December 14, 2016

Buyers spooked by a spike in mortgage interest rates gave rise to the busiest November for homes sales in over a decade. Prices rose accordingly. Case-Shiller ranked the area as the housing market with the fastest rising prices in the country. Sellers can expect to get a premium for their […]

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Local Holiday Light Shows

December 2, 2016

Ready to lift your spirits? Shimmering light shows are a brilliant way to celebrate the winter holiday season. Grab a warm coat and go exploring in gardens, zoos and even on the water. Here are five local venues that are worth braving the cold to see… 1. WildLights at Woodland Park Zoo […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – November 2016

November 14, 2016

Home sales outgained new listings again in October, further squeezing already tight inventory and pushing prices higher. Since new listings traditionally decrease in the fall, that inventory shortage is expected to last until spring. Sellers willing to put their home on the market now can expect plenty of interested buyers, […]

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The Trump effect. How will it impact the US economy and housing?

November 11, 2016

The American people have spoken and they have elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Change was clearly demanded, and change is what we will have. The election was a shock for many, especially on the West Coast where we have not been overly affected […]

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The Gardner Report Q3 2016

October 28, 2016

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. […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – October 2016

October 12, 2016

At a time of year when sales traditionally slow down, September saw particularly strong sales growth. Home prices rose yet again compared to the same time last year, but they remain below the peak of several months ago. And inventory, while still low, is at its highest level in two […]

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Millennials Are Buying the American Dream

October 3, 2016

Contrary to some predictions, Millennials are making owning a home a priority. While they’re buying their first home a bit later than prior generations, they’re embracing the long-term value that home ownership brings. 1) Millennials are dominating the first-time homebuyer category today. The median age of first-time homebuyers is 31, […]

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