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What I’m Seeing – March 2020

March 12, 2020

Naturally the most frequent question I’m getting lately is about how the coronavirus is impacting our local market.  So far, traffic remains brisk and multiple offers with escalations continue for well-presented listings. Savvy buyers are taking advantage of the increased buying power that historically low interest rates afford. Investors looking […]

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What I’m Seeing – February 2020

February 13, 2020

Interest rates dropped again prompting buyers to leap off the fence resulting in multiple offers for well-priced, turnkey properties. Sellers – this is your sweet spot! Inventory is increasing daily but we are still far short of meeting buyer demand. Savvy sellers are rushing to get their homes on market and […]

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As Big Tech’s Eastside Presence Expands, Bellevue Preps For More Commuters

February 13, 2020

Incorporated in 1953, during the heyday for cars, Bellevue was originally built for the automobile. Back then, planners designed wide six-lane arterials meant to move vehicles fast. The road grid creates 600-foot-wide superblocks on former farmland. Now, tremendous growth is straining transportation. Traffic stacks up during afternoon commutes, and Interstate […]

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Incorporate Pantone’s Color of 2020 Into Your Home

February 13, 2020

Classic Blue has officially been anointed Pantone’s 2020 “Color of the Year”.  Pantone says it picked this color because of its ability to instill calm, confidence, and connection as we cross the threshold into a new decade. A dependable color, Classic Blue is timeless, and enduring, making it a great […]

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Eastside 2020 Growth Forecast

January 15, 2020

Another banner year for the region has brought tremendous prosperity across a breadth of industries, a wealth of new jobs, flourishing tourism, and the welcoming of several large businesses into our cities. So, how is the Eastside poised to begin a new decade? Will this growth continue? To find out, […]

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Washington Ranked Best State Overall

January 15, 2020

Some states shine in health care. Some soar in education. Some excel in both – or in much more. Considering numerous metrics and thousands of data points, a new study by the U.S. News and World Report ranks Washington state as number one in the nation. Using 71 different metrics […]

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What I’m Seeing – January 2020

January 15, 2020

2020 is off to a great start! We normally see a bit of a lull in January, but my open house traffic is already up significantly this month. In particular, I’m seeing heightened activity in the “affordable” range (under $1M). Extremely tight inventory and excellent rates are motivating buyers off the […]

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The Washington Real Estate Excise Tax Change: How Will It Affect You?

January 12, 2020

The Washington real estate excise tax, otherwise known as REET is faced changes January 1, 2020. What are the changes and how will it affect you? If you are planning on buying, selling, or transferring real estate, these are questions you need to know the answers to. This is your […]

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Local Market Update – December 2019

December 15, 2019

Favorable interest rates and soaring rents boosted activity in the housing market in November. More buyers competing for less inventory kept home prices strong. With the supply of homes far short of demand, sellers can expect well-priced properties to sell quickly this winter. EASTSIDE With just over a month of […]

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