Local Market Analysis

Local Market Analysis Newsletter – Real-Time Market Update: Where We Are Now February 2020 The 2021 real estate market is off to a very brisk start. Historically low interest rates are driving buyer demand. This is coupled with a needed “catch-up” in available homes for sale. In 2020, we saw a stall in new listings during our normally plentiful spring market due to the pandemic. From April to June […]
Local Market Analysis Newsletter: Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Things to Look for in 2021 in the Economy and Our Housing Market Last week I had the pleasure of attending Matthew Gardner’s 2021 Economic Forecast. Matthew is Windermere’s Chief Economist and coveted expert in our region often called upon by the local and national media for his insights on the economy and housing. Windermere has relied upon his forecasts and advice for over 15 years, and we […]
Local Market Analysis Where to Donate Household Items during COVID-19 For many of us, all the extra time at home this year has sparked bouts of decluttering and purging. Whether you have already cleaned out your linen closet, or you’re still planning to tackle the garage, an important key in this process is what to do with all the stuff.   Most thrift stores in […]
Local Market Analysis Updated 2020 Forecast As we head into the second half of 2020, we are starting to see the makings of a housing market recovery. There was a steep dive down in closed sales in April and May, but a quick snap back in June. This trajectory illustrates a “V” shaped change from the beginning of the COVID-19 health […]
Local Market Analysis Real Estate in Phase 2 As we transition into Phase 2 in our region, we have been allowed to expand our activities to best serve our clients in the safest way possible.     Our office has re-opened: 9am-3pm daily. All in-person activities are by-appointment only. This includes showing homes and meeting at the office. Real Estate Brokers and industry […]
Living What is Happening with Home Prices? What is Happening with Home Prices? It is without question we are living in one of the most unique times in all of our lives. Who would have thought we’d experience living life during a global pandemic? Beyond staying safe, adjusting daily habits, and navigating a changing economy, I’ve kept a very close eye on […]
Living Are we Headed Towards a Repeat of the 2008 Housing Meltdown? Are we Headed Towards a Repeat of the 2008 Housing Meltdown? The pressure the COVID-19 global pandemic is putting on the economy is a reality. As a real estate broker, I take great pride in having the honor of being your trusted advisor when it comes to your investment in the housing market and protecting […]
Local Market Analysis Stay Home, Stay Healthy: The Impact on Real Estate       On March 28, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee amended his statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order to allow certain real estate activities to operate in the coming weeks. It’s important to understand that this change does not mean that real estate is returning to business as usual. Rather, there are strict […]
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Local Market Analysis Celebrating New Year’s Eve off the Beaten Path Because big parties with crowds, expensive cocktails, and massive fireworks shows aren’t the only way to ring in the new year.   The holiday season is in full swing, and the year (and the decade!) is almost over. If a big party is not your scene, you’re not alone. Some of the most fun and […]
Local Market Analysis Monthly Newsletter – May 2019 The generational shift that is happening in our country right now is having a strong influence on demand for real estate. As the Millennials gain a stronger foothold into their adulthood, Generation X settles in with family, Boomers move towards retirement and the Silent Generation find themselves making moves for health reasons, the desire to […]
Local Market Analysis Monthly Newsletter – April 2019 We are pleased to present the first-quarter 2019 edition of the Gardner Report, which provides insights into select counties of the Western Washington housing market. This analysis is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information will assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about […]
Local Market Analysis Quarterly Reports: Q1 2019 South Snohomish Q1: January 1 – March 31, 2019   SOUTH SNOHOMISH COUNTY: Months of inventory was reduced as we finished out the first quarter of 2019. Months of inventory is the amount of months it would take to sell out of homes if no new listings came to market. This illustrates the balance between supply and […]
Local Market Analysis Quarterly Reports: Q1 2019 North King County Q1: January 1 – March 31, 2019   NORTH KING COUNTY: Months of inventory was reduced as we finished out the first quarter of 2019. Months of inventory is the amount of months it would take to sell out of homes if no new listings came to market. This illustrates the balance between supply and […]
Local Market Analysis Quarterly Reports: Q1 2019 Seattle Metro Q1: January 1 – March 31, 2019   SEATTLE METRO: Months of inventory was reduced as we finished out the first quarter of 2019. Months of inventory is the amount of months it would take to sell out of homes if no new listings came to market. This illustrates the balance between supply and demand. We […]
Local Market Analysis Quarterly Reports: Q1 2019 Eastside Q1: January 1 – March 31, 2019   EASTSIDE: Months of inventory has reduced as we finished out the first quarter of 2019. Months of inventory is the amount of months it would take to sell out of homes if no new listings came to market. This illustrates the balance between supply and demand. We peaked […]
Local Market Analysis Quarterly Reports: Q1 2019 North Snohomish County Q1: January 1 – March 31, 2019   NORTH SNOHOMISH COUNTY: Months of inventory was reduced as we finished out the first quarter of 2019. Months of inventory is the amount of months it would take to sell out of homes if no new listings came to market. This illustrates the balance between supply and […]
Local Market Analysis Quarterly Reports: Q1 2019 South King County Q1: January 1 – March 31, 2019   SOUTH KING COUNTY: Months of inventory was reduced as we finished out the first quarter of 2019. Months of inventory is the amount of months it would take to sell out of homes if no new listings came to market. This illustrates the balance between supply and […]
Local Market Analysis Consulting your trusted advisor vs following the media   Spring is in the air! The bulbs are starting to poke out of the ground and we recently hit 70 degrees in the Greater Seattle area. This is the time of year, due to weather and the end of the school year approaching, that the local real estate market starts to take off with activity. Not […]
Local Market Analysis Is it better to rent or own? The current break-even horizon* in the Seattle Metro area is 1.69 years!   *The amount of time you need to own your home in order for owning to be a superior financial decision. With expensive rental rates, historically low interest rates, and home prices softening, there are advantages to buying versus renting. In fact, the Seattle Metro […]
Local Market Analysis Quarterly Reports: Q4 South King County Q4: October 1 – December 31, 2018   SOUTH KING COUNTY: 2018 was a year of change and growth. The market shifted from an extreme seller’s market, but still had strong gains. Year-over-year, median price is up 9% and since 2012 has increased 89%! Over the last 19 years, the average year-over-year price increase has been 6%. This puts into perspective the growth we have […]