Market Update – Q1 2016

May 3, 2016

The 2016 real estate market is off to an extreme start! Strong buyer demand due to our flourishing job market and historically low interest rates are the driving force behind this market. Buyers often find themselves competing due to multiple offers which require seller-centric terms in order to win. Prices have continued to grow over the last two years, putting sellers in […]


Strategy is Key in an Extreme Market

Mar 22, 2016

The beginning of 2016 has been quite the ride so far in our local real estate market. It has been the most extreme seller's market we've ever seen. At the end of February, both King and Snohomish Counties ended the month with only one month of inventory based on pending sales. Pending numbers (the amount […]


It’s an Amazing Time to be a Seller!

Feb 24, 2016

The two graphs here illustrate the amount of homes for sale and the amount of homes sold over the past two years in King and Snohomish Counties. This gives us a good look at the simple principle of supply and demand. We are currently experiencing one of the strongest Seller's markets in recent history. A […]


Home Price Affordability Driven by Commute Times

Jan 26, 2016

Close proximity to the work place is often near the top of a buyer’s list of preferred features. 2015 proved to be the year that commute times to major job centers widened the price divide between key market areas in the Greater Seattle area. Seattle proper has always been more expensive than its neighboring suburbs, but the […]


Looking Towards the 2016 Real Estate Market

Dec 18, 2015

As we round out a very strong 2015 in the real estate market, it is time to look towards 2016 and what it may bring. After two straight years of inventory challenges, multiple offer madness and steep price appreciation, will things start to temper? Below is a list of my predictions for what 2016 might hold for […]


How Much is Your Home Worth?

Nov 17, 2015

  A Look at Local Home Value Growth Since 2012 Since 2012, home values have grown by around 10% each year, resulting in substantial return in pricing. Below are some examples of actual homes sold in 2012 and again in 2015 that were not remodeled or significantly improved in between sales. These examples show the […]