Market Report LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2020 August saw the lowest number of homes for sale in more than 20 years and the lowest mortgage rates on record. Sparse inventory and high demand pushed home prices to  new highs. With pending sales outpacing new listings, inventory continues to shrink. King and Snohomish counties each have about a two-week supply of available homes.  […]
Market Report LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – AUGUST 2020 While the pace of daily life may seem slow right now, the local real estate market has had an unusually busy summer. The number of new listings in July was up, sales increased, and home prices followed suit. • While overall inventory is at historic lows, more sellers put their homes on the market. New […]
Market Report 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 reach out anytime!   REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW It appears […]
Market News LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – JULY 2020 While our lives are very different than they were a year ago, the local real estate market has recovered to 2019 levels. Record low interest rates are helping spur demand. Sales were up, home prices increased and multiple offers were common. The number of pending sales, a measure of current demand, was higher in June than for […]
Market News A Guide to Mortgage Assistance During COVID-19 Image Source: Shutterstock   For some homeowners who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a high level of concern about paying their mortgage. Fortunately, there are options to aid struggling homeowners from governments, financial institutions, and loan providers. The following information is intended to provide clarity on which financial relief options are […]
Market Report LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – JUNE 2020 As we move to the next phase of reopening, life feels like it’s slowly inching back towards normal.  The same is true in real estate. Statistics on home sales in May provided the first true picture of the effects of COVID-19. Those reports confirmed the incredible strength and stability of the local real estate market. […]
Market News LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – MAY 2020 We hope you are weathering the new normal as best as you can. With everyone spending more time than ever at home, real estate has taken on a whole new importance. For those who are interested, here is a brief update on how COVID-19 continues to affect our local market: Business was better than expected […]
Market News THE GARDNER REPORT – FIRST QUARTER 2020 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 reach out anytime! A MESSAGE FROM MATTHEW GARDNER Needless to […]
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Market News LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – APRIL 2020 Windermere is focused on keeping our clients and our community safe and connected. We’re all in this together. Since the early days of COVID-19, our philosophy has been “Go slow and do no harm.” While real estate has been deemed an “essential” business, we have adopted guidelines that prioritize everyone’s safety and wellness. Like everything […]
Market News Your Guide to Spring Cleaning Image Source: Canva Many of us have found ourselves spending much of our time indoors as of late, and as spring blooms in the sunlight, you might be noticing that it’s time to treat your home to a little TLC. When it comes to wellness, your health and the health of your home go hand in hand. Here are […]
Market News Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update Every Monday Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner provides an update regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the US economy and housing market. Update #1 – 3/23/2020 Update #2 – 3/30/2020 This week he discusses what it really means for the economy and housing to be in a COVID-19 induced recession (hint: it’s not all bad […]
Market News LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – MARCH 2020 COVID-19 has not yet stopped the housing market’s momentum. Buyer interest remains strong and those who waited last year for a drop in prices have now seen several months of home prices increases. While some sellers and buyers are going to put their real estate sales and searches on hold, others may find opportunity. Despite the […]
Market News LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2020 New jobs and low interest rates continue to fuel the housing market boom. While January is traditionally a slower month for activity, the new year saw steady buyer demand. With the number of sales exceeding new listings, all indicators point to a strong spring market. EASTSIDE KING COUNTY SEATTLE SNOHOMISH COUNTY The tech industry on […]
Market News THE GARDNER REPORT – Q4 2019 The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. I 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 me. ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Employment in Washington […]
Market News LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – JANUARY 2020 2019 ended with too many buyers chasing too few homes. December marked the sixth straight month of declining supply. The severe shortage of homes, historically low interest rates, and strong job growth are predicted to keep the local housing market strong in 2020. In a region starved for inventory, sellers can expect significant interest in […]
Market News AS BIG TECH’S EASTSIDE PRESENCE EXPANDS, BELLEVUE PREPS FOR MORE COMMUTERS Incorporated in 1953, during the heyday for cars, Bellevue was originally built for the automobile. Back then, planners designed wide six-lane arterials meant to move vehicles fast. The road grid creates 600-foot-wide superblocks on former farmland. Now, tremendous growth is straining transportation. Traffic stacks up during afternoon commutes, and Interstate 405 slows to a crawl. […]
Market News LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – DECEMBER 2019 Favorable interest rates and soaring rents boosted activity in the housing market in November. More buyers competing for less inventory kept home prices strong. With the supply of homes far short of demand, sellers can expect well-priced properties to sell quickly this winter. EASTSIDE KING COUNTY SEATTLE SNOHOMISH COUNTY With just over a month of […]
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Market News LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2019 A steady influx of buyers continued to strain already tight inventory throughout the area in October. Home sales were up, as were prices in much of the region. With our thriving economy and highly desirable quality of life drawing ever more people here, the supply of homes isn’t close to meeting demand. Homeowners thinking about […]
Market News Western Washington Real Estate Market Update Q3 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 me.   ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Washington State […]