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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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New Listing in Magnolia

New Listing in Magnolia

Calling all mid-century modern enthusiasts! We just listed this stunning home in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood and you owe it to yourself to come see this beauty in person! Stop by one of our scheduled open houses this Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm for a tour. This Eichler-inspired mid-century modern home is tucked along the north ...

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Salary Needs in Seattle

Salary Needs in Seattle

According to an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Median home prices have increased across every major metro area in the nation (with the exception of Hartford, Connecticut), and nearly 70 percent of those markets saw home prices increase by 5 percent or more. With home prices going up, the salary needed to purchase property has ...

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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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Rain Couldn’t Stop Us!

Rain Couldn’t Stop Us!

The rain tried to put a damper on our fun at the 2nd Annual Montlake Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning but it was no match for our team or the Montlake community! The Wilcynski Partners team was out bright and early serving hot coffee, cocoa, and cider to race participants and donuts to the 60+ race volunteers. Then, we laced up our ...

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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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