WINDERMERE NORTH BLOG

Is it better to rent or own?

Mar 7, 2019

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 […]

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Monthly Newsletter – February 2019

Feb 25, 2019

Most recently, we have experienced an uptick in market activity. In fact, in King and Snohomish counties we saw a 53% increase in pending sales from December to January. While it is seasonally normal to see activity increase at the first of the year, it was 16% higher than the previous January. This increase is being driven […]

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Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning

Feb 16, 2019

  Whether you hire an outside professional for help, or tackle the project yourself, now is a great time to get a jump on spring cleaning. Many people wait for warmer temps to start cleaning, but I think most everyone can agree that those weekends would be better spent outdoors, soaking up that sun. So, […]

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Monthly Newsletter – January 2019

Jan 28, 2019

Happy 2019! As we head into the New Year, it’s a great time to look ahead to what the real estate market has in store. Just last week, I had the pleasure of hosting an Economic Forecast Event with Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, and soaked up his knowledge and predictions. Below are his general […]

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Quarterly Reports: Q4 South King County

Jan 16, 2019

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 […]

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Quarterly Reports: Q4 Eastside

Jan 16, 2019

Q4: October 1 – December 31, 2018   EASTSIDE: 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 8% and since 2012 has increased 87%! Over the last 19 years, the average year-over-year price increase has been 6%. This puts into perspective the growth we have experienced, resulting […]

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