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.
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.
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.
After 21 consecutive months, Seattle’s reign of being the nation’s hottest housing market has come to an end. The newest Case-Shiller home price index, released August 28th, revealed Las Vegas outpaced Seattle by a fraction of a percentage point in June. So, what does this mean for the Emerald City?
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.
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 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.
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.
Being a first-time homebuyer can cause a lot of stress – but it doesn’t have to! Seattle Times has tips to avoid any of your homebuying fears by becoming an educated buyer. If you are prepared before looking at houses and surround yourself with professionals the process can be an enjoyable experience which will blossom into a fond memory.
Affordable housing is defined by Seattle’s government as housing that “costs no more that 30% of a household’s income”. While the number of units available that meet this guideline shrink, local government is seeking to change zoning regulations in hopes of increasing housing opportunities that will be affordable.
Seattle is known for many things. One of which is its ability to include a vast array of people in one, unique city. A new generation of art-loving, out of the box thinkers are here and are affecting the housing market within our wonderful city. Who are they? Hipsters.
It comes as no surprise that the tech industry is booming in Seattle. Many companies have chosen to call the area ‘home’ causing there to be a shortage in homes for sale.
Secluded and surrounded by natural beauty, Magnolia is one of Seattle’s oldest and largest neighborhoods, offering a small-town feel within the big city. Only accessible by three bridges, the quaint and quiet community sits just northwest of downtown on a hilly coastal peninsula. Home to Discovery Park, a thriving commercial district, family-friendly activities, and incredible outdoor amenities, Magnolia continues to attract new residents, locals, and tourists to enjoy its myriad offerings and lifestyle.
The city of Seattle is brimming with fantastic bars, restaurants, locally-owned boutiques, and free public spaces. Whenever someone asks for recommendations on what to see/eat/do I always have to ask them first, “how much time do you have?” One of my favorite areas of town is the Ballard neighborhood.