For Buyers June 2022 Real Estate Market Update Windermere just released the market statistics from May, so let’s review what’s happening in the real estate market. The tides of our local real estate market may, at last, be shifting, as buyers find relief in increasing inventory and the frenetic pace of sales slows noticeably. At the end of May, inventory across the 26 […]
For Buyers May 2022 Real Estate Market Update After a long stint of suppressed housing inventory across our region, buyers may, at last, have more options as the supply of available homes ticks up ahead of the summer market. The month-over-month increase in inventory has been as much as 50% in some areas, offering renewed opportunities for those buyers who are not dissuaded […]
For Buyers Mid-Century Charmer with City View on Mercer Island This charming mid-century modern Mercer Island home is ideally located and awaiting a visionary to make it theirs! Upon entry, you are greeted by the soaring tongue and groove cedar-lined ceilings and the large windows that grace the living room. The large windows offer a peek through the trees at Lake Washington and a view […]
Kari's Blog April 2022 Real Estate Market Update The spring market continues its frenzied pace, with soaring prices and stiff competition testing the resolve of buyers. Despite these obstacles and rising mortgage rates, inventory remains low across King County, as pending sales keep pace with new listings, demonstrating a strong demand from buyers. Continue reading for the April 2022 real estate market update. […]
For Home Owners Home Updates That Increase Your Home’s Value There is always a long list of home updates that can increase your home’s value. It’s important to consider a budget and check in with your real estate agent on what trends are relevant and most effective in your neighborhood and real estate market. #1 Walls and Floors First and foremost, walls and floors can […]
Kari's Blog March 2022 Real Estate Market Update What’s Happening in the Market In the March 2022 Real Estate market update, we head into the traditionally busy spring season for homebuying, the market seems to be keeping up its intense pace, with low inventory across the board and multiple offers the norm. A marginal increase in listings across King and Snohomish counties has […]
Kari's Blog February 2022 Real Estate Market Update What’s Happening in the Market In this February 2022 real estate market update, we see that the local market in January looked a bit like the calm before the storm. Home prices took a pause from the frantic surges of last year, but if the sales we’ve seen in the last few weeks are any […]
Food A Smarter Way To Invest In Your Child’s Education Investing to Pay Off Your Child’s College Tuition What if you could invest in something that earned enough profit to pay for your child’s college tuition and still kept your initial investment growing towards your own retirement? That’s the picture when you purchase a home or condo as an investment for college. There are options […]
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Kari's Blog January 2021 Real Estate Market Update What’s Happening in the Market In this January 2021 real estate update we see record-low temperatures combined with record-low inventory put a chill on housing activity in December. With very few homes available to buy, sales were down. Lack of supply and high demand continued to push prices up. Since the winter months historically bring […]
Kari's Blog Tips for Moving Without the Headache Top Moving Tips: Packing up your life into cardboard boxes and schlepping it across town or across the country can be a hassle. But, as Huffington Post suggests, you can make your move a lot simpler if you plan ahead. With that in mind, here are some tips from realtor Kari Haas for moving without […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight December 2021 Real Estate Market Update What’s Happening in the Market While the housing market typically slows down in the winter, fewer buyers are taking a break this year. High demand and scant inventory still favor sellers, who continue to see multiple offers. In one bright spot for buyers, home prices – while up from over a year ago – appear […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight November 2021 Real Estate Market Update What’s Happening in the Market As we head towards the end of the year, the housing market traditionally slows down. As a matter of fact, this year’s activity was even slower than normal, with record-low inventory and correspondingly fewer sales. What’s happening in the market now? At this point, prices aren’t appreciating at the pace […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight The Gardner Report – Quarter 3   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. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere Real Estate agent. […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight October 2021 Local Real Estate Market Update What’s Happening in the Market We had a rise in listings in September, but that didn’t stop the inventory from being tight. With a large buyer demand, shortage of homes for sale, and low interest rates, the prices remained higher than the last year. However, as we head into the holiday season, we tend to […]
Kari's Blog How to Plan Your Own DIY House Rehab Are You Planning to DIY a House Rehab? For many people, home renovations are a part of life. Whether it’s painting the living room or installing a new dishwasher, most homeowners will take on at least one project over the course of their time in their home, but what circumstances make it worth it to […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight September 2021 Local Real Estate Market Update   As the seasons get chiller, according to Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, so are the prices in this market with the median listing prices and sales prices in August even the slightest bit lower than in the month prior. In the most recent local market update, Gardner has even said that he believes “that […]
About Kari Haas Kari Haas in Top Agent Magazine 2021 In case you missed it, Kari had the honor of being featured in the January issue of Top Agent Magazine! The following is a statement from Top Agent Magazine: “Top Agent Magazine is the premier real estate magazine featuring the best real estate agents in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Top Agent […]
Kari's Blog Property Spotlight: “A River Runs Through It”: A Listing In Woodinville, WA “A River Runs Through It”: A Listing In Woodinville, WA The Kari Haas Real Estate Team has had the honor to be a part of the selling process for an incredibly unique property in beautiful Woodinville, WA. This home is one-of-a-kind, sitting on acres of land with its own authentic western town, this property exudes […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight August 2021 Local Real Estate Market Update Local Market Update As the temperature went up, so did the number of homes on the market. With more homes and fewer multiple offers in comparison to last year, we’re starting to see even the slightest ease in this competitive market for buyers. While there was a small increase in homes for sale in July, […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight July 2021 Real Estate Update With the slight spike in the amount of listings in June, it seemed as though there may have been the smallest glimpse of hope for homebuyers. However, it’s still hard to predict whether this trend will continue. Despite the slight spike the inventory is still less than the demand, and our beloved Puget Sound region […]