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How Will the Real Estate Market Respond to Rising Interest Rates?

July 19, 2018

Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, walks us through what to expect from the real estate market amidst rising interest rates.​ This post originally appeared on the Windermere.com Blog.

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Commute vs. Home Price Trade-Off: How Far Are You Willing To Drive?

July 17, 2018

Would you be willing to swap a longer commute time for a lower monthly mortgage payment? With prices of homes near city centers skyrocketing, many buyers are rethinking their priorities and choosing to “keep driving until they can afford it.” Housing Search Trade-Off: Price vs. Commute Time Windermere examined active […]

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What to Expect From Property Taxes in Washington State in 2018-2019

July 11, 2018

Why have property taxes gone up so much in Washington State this year and what can we expect them to do in 2019? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner answers the question that many homeowners are asking. This post originally appeared on the Windermere.com Blog.

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Local Market Update – July 2018

July 10, 2018

The local real estate market looks like it might finally be showing signs of softening, with inventory up and sales down. More sellers have opted to put their homes on the market. Inventory was up 47 percent in King County and price increases were in the single digits. Despite the […]

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Local Market Update – June 2018

June 11, 2018

Last month brought some long-awaited, positive news for buyers with May posting the most new listings in over a decade. Despite the uptick in inventory, most homes are selling in less than a month. Prices haven’t been impacted either, with the majority of the region continuing to experience double-digit home […]

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W Collection Portfolio

May 25, 2018

Windermere Real Estate has a long tradition of genuine success — the W Collection program engages this very tradition with every detail. As a W Collection agent, I am trained to provide an extraordinary level of quality and service. Signature marketing materials, international exposure, and dedication to perfection, ensure each […]

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Eastside Market Review – First Quarter 2018

May 22, 2018

The available supply of homes on the Eastside continued to fall short of demand in the first quarter of 2018. With just two weeks of available inventory, competition for homes remained intense. The result was a steady growth in home prices. The median price of a single-family home hit new highs […]

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Local Market Update – May 2018

May 11, 2018

Another month, another record. Despite a slight uptick in inventory that showed the highest level of active listings since last August, both King and Snohomish counties saw home prices in April hit all-time highs. There is less than one month of inventory available in both counties, far below the four […]

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The Gardner Report – First Quarter 2018

April 27, 2018

  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. Economic Overview The Washington State economy added 96,900 new jobs over the past 12 months, […]

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