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Spring has Sprung…Finally!

Spring has Sprung…Finally!

No, this isn’t a real estate related post but after what has felt like weeks upon weeks (upon weeks) of rain and cool temps, we think it’s time to celebrate this week’s forecast of sun and 70-degree temps! According to an article at SeattleTimes.com, Seattle has only had a streak of 3 or more days of 70 degree plus weather in ...

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Poquitos Opens in Bothell

Poquitos Opens in Bothell

Capitol Hill favorite, Poquitos, has opened a second location in Bothell, near the McMenamin’s Anderson School. According to an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, James Weimann, one of the co-owners, commented “As we were seeing Seattleites moving south and north to cities like Bothell the last several years, we felt those ...

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Home Prices Hit New Record Highs

Home Prices Hit New Record Highs

Once again, the Puget Sound housing market is setting new records, according to this article from The Seattle Times. In February, the median price of single-family homes in the city jumped to a new all time high of $777,000 – up $20,000 from January’s record setting prices. In fact, every county in the Puget Sound region saw home prices ...

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I Scream, You Scream…

I Scream, You Scream…

Get ready Seattle…Portland’s ice creamery, Salt & Straw, is opening not one, but TWO locations in our thriving metropolis! The Ballard location (located at 5420 Ballard Ave Northwest) opens in 2 days on February 9th, 2018 and the Capitol Hill location (at 711 East Pike St) will start serving on February 16th. I don’t know ...

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Meet Kristina!

Meet Kristina!

  Our Buyer Specialist, Kristina Acosta, is hyper-focused on helping our resale buyer clients find and purchase their perfect Seattle home. If you haven’t had a chance to meet her in person, we’d be happy to make an introduction (because you really ought to get to know her!) but in the meantime, here are some fun facts:   ...

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Seattle’s Million Dollar Homes

Seattle’s Million Dollar Homes

According to an article on SeattleTimes.com, nearly 1 in every 5 or 6 homes in King County sold for $1 million or more in 2017 – which is up 71% from 2016 where only 1 in every 10 sales were seven figure transactions. Across the nation, the Seattle area has the ninth highest share of million-plus dollar home sales and we’re seeing ...

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Housing Inventory is Increasingly Tight

Housing Inventory is Increasingly Tight

According to a recent article at King5.com, housing inventory in Seattle continues to drop, and experts predicts that we’ll see 20.1% fewer homes on the market in 2018 than we did in 2017. The median home price last year increased 12.5% to $468,000, with more than half of the homes listed for sale going to more than the list price. And ...

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Seattle Home Prices to Rise in 2018

Seattle Home Prices to Rise in 2018

According to a post at Curbed.com, Zillow has predicted the nation’s hottest housing markets for 2018 and Seattle is third on the list – behind only San Jose, California and Raleigh, North Carolina. To determine which cities would make the list, Zillow looked at factors like unemployment rates, home values and rents, income ...

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Seattle Home Prices Up 12.7%

Seattle Home Prices Up 12.7%

According to an article* at komonews.com, home prices in Seattle are up 12.7% from October 2015, boasting the strongest gains in the country. Across the U.S., home prices rose 6.2% overall in 2017 and “Standard & Poor’s said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index stood in October a solid 6 ...

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New Airbnb Regulations in Seattle

New Airbnb Regulations in Seattle

On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Seattle City Council approved new regulations on short-term rentals, according to an article on GeekWire.com. Short-term rental hosts will be limited to just two dwelling units per owner and will also need a special license to operate. The rules also require platforms like Airbnb and VRBO to obtain special ...

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