Category: Real Estate News

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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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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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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The Cost of New Construction

The Cost of New Construction

In this new video, Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, explains why there isn’t more home building taking place to help satiate buyer demand. His three main reasons boil down to the cost of land, labor, and material costs – which make it expensive to build a home. In response, our Acquisitions Broker, Dan ...

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August Sets Another Record

August Sets Another Record

An article by Mike Rosenberg posted on SeattleTimes.com, titled “King County home prices surge 18 percent, most on record for this time of year“, suggests that Seattle’s housing market didn’t experience the typical summer slow down we tend to see in August. The median price of single-family homes in King County ...

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Seattle Sellers Enjoying a Significant ROI

Seattle Sellers Enjoying a Significant ROI

A new article published by GeekWire.com yesterday showcases data from Zillow suggesting that Seattle sellers who lived in their home for 9 years and and sold in 2016 enjoyed an average return of 53.1% (or $185,000) on their investment. Seattle sellers are in good company on this list, with homeowners in Oakland and Portland seeing even higher ...

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Just Sold at Tudor Manor – Capitol Hill

Just Sold at Tudor Manor – Capitol Hill

We just sold this 1 bedroom + den condo at Tudor Manor in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood for $556,000 – which was 17.1% over our original asking price. The home was just shy of 760 square feet and recently updated. Tudor Manor is a great 18 unit condo complex that sits back off the street with a lush courtyard in the middle of ...

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Uniquely Capitol Hill with Income Potential!

Uniquely Capitol Hill with Income Potential!

Our newest listing in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood will be a definite hit if you love early 1900’s Craftsman-style homes – or income properties! This stately home was renovated when the current owner purchased the property, yet many of the original characteristics, like built-ins, French doors, and crown molding were ...

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3927 S. Edmunds St – Columbia City

3927 S. Edmunds St – Columbia City

This new construction home in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood is unique and unsuspecting. Careful attention was given to ensure the home has an intelligent flow throughout and all of the square footage has been maximized. Our favorite room in the house is the separate rec room / bonus room, which is accessed from a breezeway ...

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