Real Estate Market Updates & Insight

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Real Estate Market Updates & Insight May 2020 Real Estate Market Update We hope you are weathering the new normal as best as you can. With everyone spending more time than ever at home, real estate has taken on a whole new importance. For those who are interested, here is a brief update on how COVID-19 continues to affect our local market: Business was better than expected […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight April 2020 Real Estate Market Update Windermere is focused on keeping our clients and our community safe and connected. We’re all in this together. Since the early days of COVID-19, our philosophy has been “Go slow and do no harm.” While real estate has been deemed an “essential” business, we have adopted guidelines that prioritize everyone’s safety and wellness. Like everything […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Real Estate Update Revisions for real estate under “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” On March 25th we wrote a blog post based on Gov. Inslee’s announcement about how we will continue to conduct real estate business under the “Stay Home, Stay Health” Order. Because information about COVID-19 and its impact on citizens and the economy evolve so quickly, we […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” How COVID-19 is Impacting Real Estate How is coronavirus impacting the Seattle real estate market?   Since news of COVID-19 swept the world, a lot has changed and continues to change rapidly. Like in all businesses and industries, those in real estate have been adapting and doing our best to plan ahead. On Monday, March 23, 2020 Governor Jay Inslee announced […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight March 2020 Real Estate Market Update The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has not yet dampened demand in the housing market. Despite no more public open houses, homes are being listed and there are still more buyers than inventory. Buyers who had waited last year for a drop in prices have now seen several months of home prices increases. With demand far outstripping […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight November 2019 Real Estate Market Update A steady influx of buyers continued to strain already tight inventory throughout the area in October. Home sales were up, as were prices in much of the region. With our thriving economy and highly desirable quality of life drawing ever more people here, the supply of homes isn’t close to meeting demand. Homeowners thinking about […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight September Real Estate Update A decrease in inventory coupled with an increase in sales activity led to fewer options for home shoppers in August. There is some good news for would-be buyers as mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in three years. Demand remains high but there simply aren’t enough homes on the market. Brokers are hoping […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight Seattle Real Estate Market – August 2019 The real estate market continued to moderate in July. Inventory rose and home values softened, providing buyers with increased selection and more favorable pricing. With strong job growth and interest rates holding at below 4 percent, brokers expect the market to remain solid through fall. EASTSIDE The market remains strong on the Eastside. The current […]
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Real Estate Market Updates & Insight Gardner Report Q2 – Western Washington Real Estate 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 Kari Haas at 206-719-2224. Economic Overview […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight July 2019 Real Estate Market Update The market in our region appears to be moderating. Inventory is up, prices are relatively stable and homes are taking a bit longer to sell. However, with less than two months of available inventory, supply is still far short of demand. Steady buyer activity, low interest rates and a thriving economy are making for a […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight March Real Estate Stats for King County March Real Estate Stats for the King County The spring home buying season started early this year. Open houses had increased attendance and bidding wars returned. After months of softening, home prices in most of the region jumped significantly from the prior month. With just one month of data, we’ll have to wait and see […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight January Market Stats for King County & Beyond January brought more good news for homebuyers. Prices were down, inventory was up and interest rates hovered near a nine-month low. Those factors drove more buyers into the market and resulted in an uptick in sales for the month. We’ll see how this transitioning market evolves as we head into the prime Spring home buying […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight 2018 Windermere Gardner Report Quart 4 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 Agent. Economic Overview The […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight December Market Statistics for King County & Beyond The real estate market continued to improve for buyers in King County and beyond in November. Interest rates dropped slightly, price increases slowed and inventory soared. It’s important to note that inventory increases, while significant, are being compared to the record low supply of last year. We’re still far short of the inventory needed for […]
About Kari Haas Experienced Real Estate Broker Gives Strategies for Success in Today’s Market In November I was invited to appear on The Money Hour hosted by Tina Mitchell on 1150 AM KKNW. The guest panel included: Randy Bannecker – President of Bannecker Public Affairs and founding partner of ClearPath Partners Kari Haas – Managing Real Estate Broker of Kari Haas Real Estate Team, associated with Windermere Real Estate […]
Real Estate Market Updates & Insight Eastside Real Estate November Statistics What’s New in the Eastside Real Estate Market Increased inventory, slower sales and price reductions all point to a balancing market—welcome news for price-shocked buyers. Sales prices for the Eastside real estate market are up from last October and down from the all-time high reached this spring. Despite the slowdown, it’s important to point out […]
Investing The New Tax Reform May Affect You As A Homeowner New tax legislation was signed into law at the end of 2017, and it included some significant changes for homeowners. These changes took effect in 2018 and do not influence your 2017 taxes. Here’s a brief overview of
Investing Seattle Real Estate Chugs Alone As America’s Hottest Home Market Seattle’s home-price increases keep surging ahead of the rest of the nation even as the local housing market is showing a clear trend of slowing a bit. Across Greater Seattle, the typical single-family house cost 10.4 percent more in November than a year ago, the biggest increase of any metro area in the country, according […]
For Sellers When Selling Your House Does the Office Commission Matter? Should I negotiate the commission when I’m selling real estate? We did an analysis of over 35,000 closed sales in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties to see if the S.O.C. had any impact on a home’s selling price and on the time on market. For this project we looked at closed sales for all of […]
About Kari Haas What best day of the week to list your house? Selling a house What is the best day of the week to list your home? We analyzed over 18,000 closed residential sales (under $1,000,000) in King County in 2015 to see what effect the day of the week had in relationship to the chances the home would sell in two weeks and, if so, how […]