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Windermere Neighborhood Update – September 2016

September 14, 2016

While homes prices were up by double-digits compared to a year ago, the market frenzy that has affected most of this year is showing some signs of moderating. With the exception of the Eastside, prices for most of the region were down from their peak. Home sales generally outpaced the […]

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Help for Buying a Home Now

September 1, 2016

Think you can’t afford to buy a house? There are a number of programs that can help make the dream of buying a home a reality. You don’t need to put 20% down. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have down payment requirements as low as 3%. If you’re a vet […]

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Mortgage Rate Predictions Drop

August 22, 2016

Freddie Mac economists have lowered their mortgage rate predictions for the remainder of 2016 and even into 2017. It looks like potential home buyers and home owners are going to be able to take advantage of low mortgage rates for a bit longer than previously estimated. Mortgage Rate Predictions & […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – August 2016

August 12, 2016

Home prices are still on the rise compared to a year ago, but there is some indication that prices are moderating. Combine that with an increase in inventory and we may be seeing some relief for buyers. Time will tell whether this is a momentary breather, or if we’re slowly […]

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Our Historic Population Growth

August 5, 2016

Residents of the greater Seattle area have all been feeling the pressures of population growth over the last several months. Not only are we seeing increased activity in the housing market, but plenty are moving to our area to take advantage of the economy, new technology jobs, quality of life, […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – July 2016

July 12, 2016

Despite an uptick in inventory, home prices hit new records in June yet again. A national study showed that home prices are rising faster in Washington than any other state. While lower interest rates provide some relief for buyers, sellers are the real winners. The increase in inventory indicates that […]

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What We Know (and Don’t Know) About the Impact of Brexit

July 1, 2016

The decision of the British public to leave the European Union is a historic one for many reasons, not least of which was the almost uniform belief that there was absolutely no way that the public would vote to dissolve a partnership that had been in existence since the UK […]

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Homebuilder Sentiment Rises in June

June 23, 2016

As Americans are starting to feel more optimistic about purchasing homes, homebuilders are feeling hopeful about their sales. This is a welcome relief after a weak start to the spring home-selling season. During that time both parties were concerned about their prospects in the housing market. A recent article from […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – June 2016

June 10, 2016

House hunters looking for relief from soaring rents continued to snap up homes at a record pace in May. By one analysis, 80 percent of the homes coming on the market in King and Snohomish counties sold within the first 30 days – many within the first week. With a […]

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