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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 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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Decor Fun and Affordable Ways to Turn Your Empty Nest into a Dream Home Fun and Affordable Ways to Turn Your Empty Nest Into a Dream Home If you are one of the many empty-nesters in the U.S., then you could have more house space than you know what to do with. Instead of leaving the extra space the way it is, how about taking on a few fun, […]
Investing Eco-Friendly Smart Home Upgrades For Greener Living   Smart home tech obviously offers a lot to get excited about, but did you know it can also make your home more eco-friendly? There are a ton of smart home upgrades that go a long way toward reducing your carbon footprint. This will make your home greener, lower your electricity bills, and can even […]
Investing December 2020 Real Estate Market Update Nothing about 2020 is normal, and that includes real estate trends. The housing market typically slows significantly during the holiday season, but that is not the case this year. Buyer interest is strong, sales are up, and prices have followed suit. A recent report ranked our area as the most competitive real estate market in […]