Category: Buyers

Wire Fraud is on the Rise

Wire Fraud is on the Rise

According to this article on azcentral.com, a first-time homebuyer in Phoenix Arizona lost his $73,000 down payment thanks to an email hack just a week before closing.  And according to the FBI, fake real-estate emails cost victims worldwide more than $5.3 billion from 2013-2016, with no sign of slowing down. Here’s how you can protect ...

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Seattle Home Prices Up 12 Percent in 2017

Seattle Home Prices Up 12 Percent in 2017

According to this article on Northwest Public Radio (nwpr.org), Seattle Tops Real Estate Market For Price Increases, the Pacific Northwest continues to outpace the rest of the country in price appreciation. Seattle tops the list, with the average home appreciating an average of $48,000 over the past year, all while the number of homes ...

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Why Seattle is a smart investment

Why Seattle is a smart investment

In an article penned by Anthony Hitt for Forbes.com this week, he details some key performance indicators that suggest the Seattle real estate market is poised to enjoy continued growth and is not experiencing a bubble as some may like to think. His reasoning includes the following: – Seattle’s population is growing by 57 people ...

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Home Buying Tips from Pros

Home Buying Tips from Pros

Professional football players, that is. Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner offer some home-buying tips to some San Francisco 49ers fans in this video from Zillow. We would not recommend eating snacks found in a seller’s home though (ha!) If you are looking to get started with your own home search and are in need of our ...

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Hottest Housing Market for 12 Months

Hottest Housing Market for 12 Months

According to the Case-Shiller home-price index, as reported in an article on SeattleTimes.com, Seattle home prices have jumped 80 percent since the market bottomed out in 2012 and we’re now seeing the median home prices hit a level that is 20 percent higher than we experienced at the last market peak in 2007/2008. Our city has remained the ...

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Is the Market Slowing?

Is the Market Slowing?

September had 1.7 months of inventory available, as reported by SeattlePI.com in this article, which tied February for the most homes available for sale this year. And while some may think that this increase – combined with a slight decrease in the median sales price of homes in the area to $565,000 – might look like a market ...

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New Listing at La Pergola

New Listing at La Pergola

We just listed this fantastic penthouse condo at La Pergola in Capitol Hill, a mid-century modern condo building in an unbeatable location. This one bedroom home has been completely updated and maintains its modernist feel. Floor to ceiling windows, wood burning fire place, dedicated parking in the building’s carport, additional storage ...

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Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run

Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run

Our team is excited to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Montlake Community Club Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Run, benefiting the University District Food Bank. Here are the details you need to know: Event Day/Time Thursday, November 23 – 5K race starts at 9:30am – Kids Run starts at 10:30am Course The 5K starts at E Lynn St & 25th Ave ...

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Tiny Living

Tiny Living

With the increase in home and rent prices, it might be easy for some to see the appeal of “tiny living” but many tiny home owners are actually finding it difficult to find a place to permanently park their 300 square foot dwelling. According to this article in the New York Times, written by Lisa Prevost, zoning issues in more ...

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Seattle is Still the Hottest Housing Market

Seattle is Still the Hottest Housing Market

According to this article posted on Business Insider, Seattle is still far and away the Nation’s hottest housing market, with home prices increasing an average of 13.5% over the last 12 months – which is much higher than the National average of a 5.9% increase. And while this is not exactly news to most of us who own property in ...

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