Market Advice How To Win as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market Some Highlights Even in today’s sellers’ market, there are still ways for buyers to win big. Build a team of trusted professionals and make strategic plays as you budget and pick your desired neighborhoods. Then, be ready for the competition by getting a pre-approval letter and leaning on your expert advisors to draft a winning offer. In a sellers’ market, […]
Video Blogs February Stats Update We continue to remain in a very strong sellers’ market. That said, months of inventory jumped up 50%, but that is from an extremely low 0.2 months to a still-very-low 0.3 months—just having a little fun with creating what the media might use as a shocking, and misleading, headline. The jaw-dropping number for this month […]
Home Knowledge Decorating Ideas for Your Hallway Used with permission of Blackband Design The hallway is one of the most underutilized spaces in a house, but just because it is not a room on its own doesn’t mean that it should be ignored. It provides transitional space from the living room or outdoors to the inside, but it may be big enough […]
Home Knowledge Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low? One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are available for sale. […]
Home Knowledge Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move? You want to time it just right so you can get the most out of the sale of your current house. You also want to know […]
Video Blogs January Stats Video Inventory remains at the same, jaw-droppingly-low level as last month—0.2 months/6 days of inventory. The back-to-back months of record-low inventory resulted in 75% of the homes selling a whopping 15% above asking price (based on median). Usually December is a sleepy month, not this year. It will be interesting to see what the 1st quarter […]
Home Knowledge Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential Selling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult aspects of the process without the expert guidance you need. The 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveys […]
Market Advice Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Winter To succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s important to understand which market trends will have the greatest impact on your home search. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at, says there are two factors every buyer should keep their eyes on: “Going forward, the conditions buyers face are primarily dependent on two things: mortgage rates and housing […]
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Home Knowledge A Happy Tail: Pets and the Homebuying Process Some Highlights It’s no secret that we love our furry friends – about 70% of U.S. households have pets. What may come as a surprise is how large a role they play in the homebuying process. Americans spend $1,163 a year on their pets, and nearly half of pet owners say they would move for better accommodations and amenities for their pets. If you’re thinking of adding […]
Video Blogs December Stats Inventory dipped to a jaw-dropping 6 days (0.2 months). Buyer demand has been unseasonably high and there simply aren’t enough homes for sale. For the homes that sold quickly, about two-thirds of the listings, they sold 14% over asking price. This is a jump from the previous months which were 11% and 12% range. Bottom […]
Home Knowledge A Checklist for Selling Your House This Winter
Market Advice Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before. Like most industries, residential real estate has a seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S. during the second quarter (April, May, and June) than in any other quarter of […]
Video Blogs Weekly Update – November 17th
Market Advice Why a Wave of Foreclosures Is Not on the Way With forbearance plans coming to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures similar to what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are a few reasons why that won’t happen. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the last housing crash, about 9.3 million households lost […]
Video Blogs Weekly Video – October Stats!
Real Estate Forecast October Eastside Residential Statistics The market tightened in October with months of inventory dropping from 0.4 months to 0.3 months. That might seem like a small change, but it’s a 25% decrease from an already low number. The supply/demand imbalance resulted in 67% of the homes selling for a median of 12% over asking price. The homes selling with […]
Video Blogs Weekly Update—adding a new team member.
Market Advice Q3 2021 Western Washington Real Estate Market Update 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 Real Estate agent.   […]
Video Blogs Weekly Update—Buyers Buyers Everywhere
Home Knowledge Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Appraisals and Inspections Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing supply are driving intense competition and leading some buyers to consider waiving those contingencies to stand out in the crowded market. But is that the best move? Buying a home is […]