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New normal in the real estate market

Wherever I go, everyone has an opinion on the Seattle real estate market. There are those who think it’s been way too good and the crash is coming and are frightened into inaction. Then you find the ones who think it’s still okay, but we’ve moved into a ...

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Shift, not a crash in real estate market

Despite what you may have read or heard, the Seattle real estate market isn’t crashing. The sky isn’t falling. It is, however, a market in transition beyond the usual seasonal slowdown. It’s not the bubble bursting; there’s no need to panic. But...

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Half-time in Seattle’s real estate market

While this spring was insane in the Seattle real estate market, we’re coming into a temporary slowdown. Independence Day marks the beginning of a traditional lull for a few weeks every summer, even in the hot home-sales climate we’ve experienced. There ...

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Coming to a tipping point in the market

There’s only one way to describe the Seattle real estate market at this moment. It’s completely crazy. Not just the pace, where we’re seeing homes sell in hours of hitting the multiple listing service with several offers. Not just the prices, ...

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We know where we are, but what is coming?

Whether I am talking with clients or catching up with neighbors at the grocery store, it seems that every day someone asks me, “How’s the market?” or I’m asked, “What do you think is going to happen in a year or two?” My answer to the first ...

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Property Views: A tale of two markets

Rather than “A Tale of Two Cities,” this is the tale of two markets. In one, it’s the best of times. In the other, it’s not even close to the worst of times, if you look closely — and you can make it the best if you’re strategic. Last June conti...

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The spring market is hot, hot, hot

Spring has sprung in the world of real estate. In particular, the Seattle housing market is starting to become active again, especially in that sweet spot of houses priced between $450,000 and $1 million. The sky is brighter in the market for homes more th...

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Local market cools after election

All real estate is local, goes the saying. The number of sales, inventory, days on market, price per square foot, and a host of other factors function to create even hyper-local hot or cold spots. Then this last presidential election happens, and that rule ...

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