Q1 2024 Market Review: Seattle, Eastside, Condos & Waterfront

How’s the Market? Q1 2024 Review of Seattle Area Real Estate

Apr 17, 2024

The Seattle/Eastside real estate market is hot and the Q1 stats support the claim; most homes sold in the first 10 days and either at or above their listed prices. Eastside median sales prices saw double-digit gains of 14% compared to this time last year, while Seattle was close behind […]

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FREE Shred Event April 20th. Shred It and Forget It: Which Docs to Shred & When.

Which Documents Should You Shred, and When?

Apr 1, 2024

  As the spring cleaning bug hits, many of us will finally be tackling those stacks of paperwork that have been piling up throughout the year.  It’s tempting to chuck it all in the recycle bin and be done with it. However, did you know that it’s actually legal for […]

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Make Your Move: Checklists + Tips for the Big Day

Moving Day: Checklists & Tips to Stress Less

Mar 12, 2024

  Ah, moving day…that magical mix of excitement, chaos, and occasional panic. Whether it is across town or cross-country, the reality of packing, moving, and setting up a new home can become overwhelming. No list can make a move “stress free,” BUT planning ahead and staying organized can help make […]

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5 Ways to Prep Your Trees Before You Sell

5 Ways to Prepare Your Trees Before Listing Your Home For Sale

Mar 5, 2024

  Most sellers know that some strategic home prep—and hiring the right broker—are key to getting you the highest possible price for your home (you can find tips in my Complete Checklist for getting ready to sell). However, one of the items on the list definitely deserves a deeper dive: […]

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Remodeling to Sell? Avoid These Projects...

Remodeling Projects to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Feb 7, 2024

  It’s common for homeowners to feel compelled to remodel their homes before they sell. Renovating the spaces in your home can increase its value and help you compete with comparable listings in your area. However, some remodeling projects are more beneficial than others as you get ready to hit […]

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Tax Breaks for Home Owners

Tax Benefits Every Homeowner Should Know About

Feb 1, 2024

  It’s tax season again, but being a homeowner might just make it rain at refund time.  Check out the tax-deductible expenses, exemptions, and credits below.  Whether you own a house, condo, or mobile home, they can save you big money when you file.  Just be sure to compare your […]

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Year in Review for Seattle, Eastside, Condos, and Waterfront

How’s the Market? An Annual Review of Seattle Area Real Estate

Jan 12, 2024

Median home sales prices across the region saw a year-over-year dip compared to 2022, with prices settling just above their 2021 levels. That being said, most homes still sold within the first 10 days on the market and either at or above the listing price. Today’s higher rates, in concert […]

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Top 10 Predictions for 2024 from Housing Economist Matthew Gardner

Top 10 Predictions for 2024 Real Estate

Dec 14, 2023

Will 2024 be a good year for real estate? This question comes up a LOT, especially from those who are considering buying or selling a home in the near future. Housing economist Matthew Gardner weighed in with his top 10 predictions for what the real estate market will look like […]

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The Law Change Every Home Buyer Should Know About

2024 Buyer Agency Law Changes: What Every Buyer Should Know

Dec 5, 2023

  Maybe you’ve heard about the class action lawsuits in other states, or maybe you’ve clicked a link discussing how REALTORs® conspired to artificially inflate home prices through price fixing of commissions. What you probably haven’t seen is that in Washington our REALTORs® and our NWMLS have been actively working […]

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