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Year in Review for Seattle/Eastside

How Did Seattle Real Estate Fare in 2020?

Jan 12, 2021

Our local real estate market overcame all odds in the surreal and tumultuous year laid at our doorstep. Despite many economic woes, home sellers were the big winners in 2020 as too few homes for sale could not keep up with increased buyer demand, leading to the most aggressive multiple […]

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Safe Around the Sound: Socially Distant Holiday Happenings

Safe Holiday Events Around Seattle

Dec 1, 2020

Have some holiday cheer, 2020 style! While traditional gatherings may be off the table, you can still make the most of the season with a new take on these favorite local events. Safety is foremost with virtual platforms or a combo of social distancing & mask protocols. Just be sure […]

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Local Charities That Would LOVE Your Help

Give Back This Season

Nov 4, 2020

  In his poem, When Giving Is All We Have, Alberto Álvaro Ríos wrote, “We give because someone gave to us. We give because nobody gave to us. We give because giving has changed us. We give because giving could have changed us.” With need especially keen this year during […]

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Q3 Market Update for Seattle/Eastside

Q3 2020 Reports: Market Update

Oct 20, 2020

  The volume of Q3 transactions made up for Q2’s fewer sales and then some. Truth be told, the market could have absorbed twice the number of transactions, if only there were more homes on the market to sell. Too few homes for sale is the defining character of the […]

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Buying Trends

Home Buying Trends Emerging from COVID-19

Sep 1, 2020

Coronavirus has made many of us rethink what is important to us…and our homes are no exception. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the top feature desired by buyers is now a home office (or even more than one). 22% of buyers are less concerned about their commute, […]

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How Interest Rates Impact Your Buying Power

Interest rates make a BIG difference when you buy…

Aug 3, 2020

  You probably know that interest rates affect your monthly mortgage payments, but most of us aren’t aware of just how big an impact they really have on a home loan. Each 1% change in interest rate equates to roughly a 10% change in buying power. This means you can […]

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Q2 Market Update: Seattle & the Eastside

Q2 2020 Reports: Market Update

Jul 15, 2020

  Q2 was a story of resilience for the Seattle market. It began with our region fully entrenched in a new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but ended with a strong seller’s market and historic low interest rates. Buyers have returned in droves to battle for the limited supply of […]

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Payback times for energy-efficient home upgrades

Jun 8, 2020

  Thinking of going green? Today’s technology offers a whole host of ways to boost your home’s efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills. Some upgrades can pay for themselves in a relatively short amount of time, while others with large price tags might take decades to […]

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How to Buy and Sell Safely in the New Normal

May 4, 2020

  While buying and selling real estate was recently deemed essential in Washington State, the landscape looks very different than it did before the COVID-19 outbreak. Real estate offices remain closed to the public with agents (like me) working remotely and hosting virtual client meetings. Important safety regulations prohibit in-person […]

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