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Market Advice Eastside Stats June 2023
Economy The Impact of Inflation on Mortgage Rates If you’re reading headlines about inflation or mortgage rates, you may see something about the recent decision from the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But what does it mean for you, the housing market, and your plans to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know. Inflation and the Housing Market While the Fed’s working hard […]
Market Advice The Best Time To Sell Your House Is When Others Aren’t Selling If you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know the number of homes for sale right now is low. That’s because, this season, there are fewer sellers listing their houses for sale than the norm. Looking back at every April since 2017, the only year when fewer sellers listed their homes was in April […]
Market Advice Eastside Stats – May 2023     Pricing has been a roller coaster, to say the least. The Eastside is down 16% year-over-year, but up 10% since January. Before prices started to drop/correct they rose a whopping, clearly unsustainable, 31% in 7 months, from September 2021 to April 2022. Then, from April 2022 to August 2022, prices dropped/corrected 22% over […]
Market Advice Buyer Activity Is Up Despite Higher Mortgage Rates If you’re a homeowner thinking about making a move, you may wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s the good news. Even with higher mortgage rates, buyer traffic is actually picking up speed. Data from the latest ShowingTime Showing Index, which is a measure of buyers actively touring homes, helps paint […]
Market Advice A Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis Everywhere you look, people are talking about a potential recession. And if you’re planning to buy or sell a house, this may leave you wondering if your plans are still a wise move. To help ease your mind, experts are saying that if we do officially enter a recession, it’ll be mild and short. As […]
Market Advice What Are the Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market? The housing market’s been going through a lot of change lately, and there’s been uncertainty surrounding what will happen this spring. You may be wondering if more homes will go on the market, what’s next with home prices and mortgage rates, or what the best advice is for someone in your position right now. Here’s […]
Market Advice Want To Sell Your House This Spring? Price It Right. Over the last year, the housing market’s gone through significant change. While it’s still a sellers’ market, homes that are priced right are selling, and they get the most attention from buyers right now. If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, it’s important to lean on your expert real estate advisor when it […]
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Market Advice April 2023 Eastside Stats Update Yes, yes prices are down 17% year-over-year. Remember, this is OLD news, as the price correction occurred between April and August of last year. This year, prices are up 7% since January (9% since December, but December is always a wonky month). I’ve mentioned that it feels like a ‘normal’ (pre-pandemic) year. If that is […]
Market Advice Trying To Buy a Home? Hang in There. We’re still in a sellers’ market. And if you’re looking to buy a home, that means you’re likely facing some unique challenges, like difficulty finding a home and volatile mortgage rates. But keep in mind, there are some benefits to being a buyer in today’s market that give you good reason to stick with your […]
Market Advice March Eastside Stats The shocking year-over-year number has arrived: prices are down 21%. Not to sound like a broken record, but remember the drop occurred between the April 2022 peak ($1.7M) to August 2022 ($1.35M). Since August, prices have flattened, dipped a bit in the 4th quarter, and then up 2% for 2 consecutive months in 2023. Additionally, […]
Market Advice What Buyer Activity Tells Us About the Housing Market Though the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy of a year ago, buyers are showing their interest in purchasing a home. According to U.S. News: “Housing markets have cooled slightly, but demand hasn’t disappeared, and in many places remains strong largely due to the shortage of homes on the market.” That activity can […]
Home Knowledge An Expert Makes All the Difference When You Sell Your House If you’re thinking of selling your house, it’s important to work with someone who understands how the market is changing and what it means for you. Here are five reasons working with a professional can ensure you’ll get the most out of your sale. 1. They’re Experts on Market Trends With today’s housing market defined by change, […]
Market Advice The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: “Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy.” […]
Market Advice February Eastside Stats Median pricing crept-up 2% since last month but is down 13% year-over-year. (Note, year-over-year deprecation will continue through June or July.) Interestingly, King County’s year-over-year pricing is flat and Seattle is up 2%, (but, they both will have depreciation next month). Making an analogy, the Eastside was an intense roller coaster like California Screaming/Incredicoaster; whereas, […]
Economy Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023   The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year. Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, inflation is easing, […]
Market Advice January Eastside Stats Stats this time of the year are always a bit wonky, as there aren’t many new listings and many homes expire/cancel, so the data isn’t ‘typical’. New and pending sales were about equal, but several listings expired/cancelled (many of these will be relisted), so inventory went down. Lower inventory is good for sellers but not […]
Market Advice Planning To Sell Your House? It’s Critical To Hire a Pro. With higher mortgage rates and moderating buyer demand, conditions in the housing market are different today. And if you’re thinking of selling your house, it’s important to understand how the market has changed and what that means for you. The best way to make sure you’re in the know is to work with a trusted housing market […]
Market Advice Prioritizing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer in Today’s Market There’s no denying mortgage rates are higher now than they were last year. And if you’re thinking about buying a home, this may be top of mind for you. That’s because those higher rates impact how much it costs to borrow money for your home loan. As you set out to make a purchase this winter, you’ll […]
Market Advice How to Price Your Home for Sale It’s natural for sellers to want to get every step of the selling process right, but a successful home sale depends on an accurate listing price. Your agent will work closely with you to set the price, but in the meantime, you can use the following information to better understand what goes into this process. […]