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?
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.
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! 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.
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.