Real Estate Market Updates & Insight

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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Investing Mortgage apps fall as rates near record lows Even with mortgage interest rates sitting near record lows, mortgage applications failed to make any gains recently. Total application volume decreased 4% on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Even refinances, which are highly rate-sensitive, were unimpressed by the continued low rates, falling 4% […]