Difference Between a Buyers Market and a Sellers Market

Difference Between a Buyers Market and a Sellers Market

If you’re thinking of buying a home, thinking of selling a home, or even have just the smallest shred of interest in real estate, you may have heard the terms ‘buyers market’ and ‘sellers market’ used before. What do these terms mean and how do they affect buyers and sellers differently?

Where To Impress An Out-Of-Towner In Seattle

Where To Impress An Out-Of-Towner In Seattle

Playing tour guide with someone who has never experienced all that Seattle has to offer can be a daunting task, mainly because there is SO much to see, and you want to make sure they have the best experience. Here is my list of must-see places to bring your tourists as well as where to eat/drink to assure they’re just as impressed as you are with this place.

Selling A Home In The PNW: Which Months Are Best?

Selling A Home In The PNW: Which Months Are Best?

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may be wondering: what time of year is the best time to do so? Although a good real estate agent can sell a house during any season, there are definitely certain months of the year that are better than others for various reasons.

Easy Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

Easy Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

Selling your home can look like a long and intimidating road, but there are many easy do-it-yourself projects you can do that will increase your home’s value by more than you know!

Live Ballard- What I love About this Eccentric Seattle Neighborhood

Live Ballard- What I love About this Eccentric Seattle Neighborhood

Ballard is one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods, and holds a rich history. Whether you’re strolling the beach at Golden Gardens, visiting the Nordic Heritage Museum, or hitting the Ballard Farmers Market, this neighborhood has it all. Here are some highlights of the Ballard neighborhood that you definitely do not want to overlook!

Preparing to Sell in The Spring

Preparing to Sell in The Spring

Before listing your home, there are several steps you can take to ensure that it will be in tip-top shape and appeal to buyers. Updates big and small make a difference in first impressions and can increase your net profit. Here are a few guidelines that will help you prepare for a sale in the season ahead.

Market Update: Q4-2018

Market Update: Q4-2018

The housing market in Seattle seemed to cool off in the latter half of 2018, however data from the fourth quarter of the year was recently released, and it proves the market transitioned further from the balanced market of the third quarter and back toward the seller’s market we saw in the first half of 2018.

Home Maintenance Checklist: Winter 2018

Home Maintenance Checklist: Winter 2018

We are moving from the autumnal season and into the chill of winter, which means now is the time to have a look at essential winter home maintenance. Whether it’s in preparation for the sale of your home or just the desire to protect your investment, the following tips and tricks will help you keep your residence in top shape through the coldest season of the year.

Amazon HQ2: A Tale of Two Cities

Amazon HQ2: A Tale of Two Cities

News of Amazon selecting a home for HQ2 has been taking news headlines across the country by storm. Last September the e-commerce giant announced they would be choosing a city in North America to build HQ2, a campus that would be equivalent to Seattle. Fast forward 14 months and they’ve finally made a decision.

Local Spotlight: Build an Impeccable Leschi Lifestyle

Local Spotlight: Build an Impeccable Leschi Lifestyle

I recently introduced a stellar ready-to-build view lot in Leschi to the market with approved permits and plans for a 3,000+ square foot home with a 2-car garage. Situated down a private road, this is a rare chance to build your dream home in a coveted neighborhood with sweeping views of Lake Washington and the Sound. In celebration of this unique opportunity and its proximity to the marina, market and restaurants, I decided to highlight Leschi with a local spotlight.

Market Update: Q3-2018

Market Update: Q3-2018

It comes as no surprise that Seattle’s real estate market is strong, showing very few signs of cooling anytime soon. In RSIR’s latest Quarterly Market Report, the numbers show that home prices—and pretty much everything else—continue to rise. One of the only aspects of the Seattle real estate market that is starting to level off is inventory.

Home Maintenance Checklist: Fall 2018

Home Maintenance Checklist: Fall 2018

The changing of the seasons marks the time of year for home maintenance. Whether you’re preparing to sell or just want to take care of your beloved home, this checklist will help ensure your home stays in tip top shape through the upcoming cold, rainy season.

Market Update: Q2-2018

Market Update: Q2-2018

The housing market in Seattle continues to thrive as we move through 2018. Data from the second quarter of the year was recently released, proving the local market to be a highly desirable region. Will this quarter's increased inventory be cause of relief for increasing sales prices? Discover trends from the Q2-2018 below.

Seattle's Housing Market Continues to Flourish

Seattle's Housing Market Continues to Flourish

As the local economy continues to boom, the housing market continues to thrive. Seattle is now tied for having the second-longest streak as the hottest housing market in the country. With 20 consecutive months atop the nation, Seattle isn’t showing signs of slowing down as homes within the area continue to have high demand.

Seattle's Population and Real Estate Growth Take Headlines

Seattle's Population and Real Estate Growth Take Headlines

Seattle continues to dominate the country with the highest home prices and hottest market. Many have taken notice to our city’s reign and have decided to take a deeper look into why the local market is seemingly unstoppable.

Market Report: Key Takeaways from 2017

Market Report: Key Takeaways from 2017

As we continue to embark through 2018, we look back at the year in the review as a way to see trends within real estate and how we can better serve local communities. This year's market report offers insight into your local housing market.

Property Taxes and Their Impact Across the Sound

Property Taxes and Their Impact Across the Sound

Recent increases in property taxes have caused quite a bit of confusion (and downright shock) for homeowners. A Seattle Times article highlighted some changes that local homeowners will be subject to starting this year. The coverage includes why taxes are increasing, where the money will go, if you qualify for exemption and more.

January's Median Prices for Seattle Area Homes

January's Median Prices for Seattle Area Homes

Seattle remains to have one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. As 2017 closed, so did the highest median home prices in the city’s history. With the end of the first month of 2018, we are now able to look at what might happen through the year with median prices as we compare the first month of this year with January 2017.

Cryptocurrency Strikes Again - This Time in Tukwila

Cryptocurrency Strikes Again - This Time in Tukwila

Cryptocurrency strikes again! Bitcoin has been making headlines for being the means for real estate purchases across the country. This time cryptocurrency dipped into the local housing market in the sale of a home in Tukwila.