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Property Views: Selling real estate during a pandemic

Before the COVID-19 crisis, all signs pointed to 2020’s real estate market being one for the record books, with sales volume and asking prices surpassing the highs of 2017’s record-setting sales. To mirror that stat, my team had a record number of cl...

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Have Questions About Real Estate Right Now?

This is NOT a COVID-19 tell-all. Over the past few weeks, many of you have reached out by phone, email, or text with questions about our real estate market. What we’re facing today is drastically different from the prior “Great Recession,” which was c...

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Looking ahead to 2020’s real estate market

The 2019 real estate market in Seattle ended up looking a lot like the 2018 market, and it’s a good predictor of what we’ll see in the year ahead. We closed out last year with a bang — a ferocious fall filled with busy buyers after a lazy summer. In f...

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Don’t believe the hype

PROPERTY VIEWS Reading the doom-and-gloom headlines about Seattle’s real estate market is an echo of what happened this exact time last year — it’s like wash, rinse, repeat. You have to look at the data and understand consumer behavior to know tha...

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The real estate sky is not falling

You can’t get away from it. In every newspaper, blog, or TV news broadcast, it’s the same story, in the scariest tone — the real estate market is falling. It’s a manufactured narrative — the data tells a different story. The scary headlines, t...

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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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