Seattle Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Projections have Seattle poised for more growth in the future meaning housing shortages will likely continue for a number of years. It's paramount to work with an agent who is attentive and adaptive to the ever-changing market. 

My job has always been to put my clients in the position where they can be most successful and I'm very proud of everything my clients and I have accomplished. I'm very excited for the future and see an opportunity to help somebody new every day.

Feb. 6, 2019

Seattle Real Estate Market Minute February 2019

We've just gotten past the first month of the year and what does the Seattle area real estate market look like thus far?

Still slowing down?

Not so fast, my friend!

 

Jan. 24, 2019

Story time! Recent interaction with a buyer who asked for half of my commission.

How do you respond when someone, who you're not charging any money to advise, asks you for a piece of your commission?

 

Posted in Tips & Advice
Jan. 23, 2019

Seattle Home inspections. To do, or not to do...

Why should a buyer do a home inspection?

When should they not?

What about sewer inspections?

How important are those?

 

 

Posted in Tips & Advice
Jan. 22, 2019

Seattle area real estate stats for December 2019

Check out how we ended the year with appreciation, median sale price, and what 2019 has given us so far. Thanks for watching!

Jan. 16, 2019

3 Reasons Why Your Home Is Not Selling

For a bonus, I added 2 additional reasons! Check it out!

 

Posted in Tips & Advice
Jan. 14, 2019

Which Home Loan is right for you?

Thinking of buying home soon?

Confused by all the loan jargon? 

We hope our chart can help you cut through all the noise.

mortgage loan option

Jan. 10, 2019

Home Remodel Options In Seattle

Looking to turn a fixer-upper into your dream home?

Or perhaps planning to put your existing home on the market which requires a few updates before doing so? 

Either way, the types of financing for your home improvements vary quite a bit.

Choosing the best one depends on your current situation and goals.

Here's a comparison to help you decide on the type of financing for your remodel. 

If you have any questions I would love to help answer them feel free to call or email. 

Renovation Loans

 

 

Posted in Home Improvement
Jan. 9, 2019

Buyer FAQ: Who pays the buyers agent commissions? - VIDEO

I'm always amazed with how often I get the question when buyers ask me what I charge for my services.

Sellers pay for commissions, not buyers.

What about working directly with the sellers agent instead of a buyers agent?

Check out the video for my answers and thoughts!

 

Posted in Tips & Advice
Jan. 7, 2019

Seattle Mortgage Rate Forecast 2019 - with chart

New Year, New Predictions, what does the crystal ball hold for mortgage rates in 2019.

The consensus is rates will pierce the 10 year high.

Experts weigh in on what the 2019 housing market will bring "A year ago, several experts predicted the new tax law would cause a slowdown in the housing market. So far, the limitations on mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions haven’t had a negative impact. Instead, rising mortgage rates and home prices are doing more to put a damper on the market."

2019 Predictions: Worse Affordability, Commutes, Natural Disaster Losses "The 30-year, fixed rate mortgage reaches 5.8 percent – territory not seen since the dark days of 2008, when rates were racing downward in response to the housing crisis. In 2019, rising rates will compound the effect of still-climbing home values, making homeownership even less affordable. Already, rising mortgage payments eclipse home-value gains, a phenomenon that can both encourage homeowners to stay put – to hold onto low mortgage rates that are disappearing in the rear-view mirror – and discourage would-be first-time home buyers."

 

2019 Real Estate Forecast: What Home Buyers, Sellers And Investors Can Expect  "In recent months though, home price growth has faltered, rates have risen to their highest point in nearly eight years, and favor has started to shift from seller to buyer."

 

 

 

 

Jan. 4, 2019

A new "shadow inventory"? What does this mean for Seattle buyers and sellers?

Remember the term "shadow inventory" from the distressed home sale days? 

Well, it's back. 

Kind of.  Or in a different format. 

What does that mean? 

Check out my video to see how I (re)define the term.