For Buyers Fix It Up and Sell It: A Senior’s Guide to House Flipping Believe it or not, retirement doesn’t suit everyone. In fact, some people simply enjoy working while others want to earn a little extra cash. That’s where house-flipping comes in. It can be an extremely profitable side gig for seniors willing to invest time and money. If you’re curious about learning more, you’re in luck. Kari […]
For Buyers September 2022 Real Estate Market Update After its breakneck pace over the last two years, it appears the housing market has finally reached a soft bottom to the price corrections that began in April of this year. Reports that we’re entering a bear market are generally exaggerated, however, as the market seems simply to be resetting to a more balanced state […]
For Buyers Upsizing for Retiring: Find a Home for Your Homestead Some retirees plan to downsize their lives and homes after a while, ostensibly to make things simpler and to have less baggage in retirement. But you’re different: You want to upsize and pursue a grander new life of homesteading as a retiree, with enough space to welcome family whenever they wish to visit, pursue crafts […]
For Buyers 6 Tips for Moving and Starting Over in New State Moving is both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Without proper planning, it can become chaos, slowing down your chance to adjust quickly to your new home. If you’re moving to a new state, you may come across even more obstacles. Consider these tips to help you simplify the process. Start Planning Far in […]
For Buyers August 2022 Real Estate Market Update The summer continues to heat up, and patient buyers are being rewarded as market shifts create a new dynamic between buyers and sellers. After years of intense competition between buyers for the most desirable listings, increasing inventory and slower price appreciation across the region have caused a pivot, with sellers competing more strongly against each […]
For Buyers Q2 Western Washington – The Gardner Report The following analysis of the Q2 2022 Western Washington real estate market report 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 Kari Haas. Regional […]
For Buyers How to Successfully Move and Start a Business at the Same Time If you’re moving house and starting a business at the same time, proper planning is key to easing stress and making smart decisions. Bellevue, WA has a lot to offer new business owners and homeowners, so it’s a great place to start your search. If you take the time to consider your needs, this venture […]
For Buyers July 2022 Real Estate Market Update Cooler temperatures and a cooler regional real estate market have been this summer’s hallmark thus far. After months of blazing hot sales and a breakneck pace, buyers are finally seeing inventory levels accelerate and price gains slow. With inspection and financing contingencies once again becoming the norm, the region may, at last, be shifting toward […]
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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 […]
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 […]