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Living Goal Setting with Self-Compassion   We all know that there is no magic in the first day or month of the year, and yet we are all drawn to the idea of new beginnings. A fresh start. And so with 2020 finally put to bed, many of us are setting goals for this fresh, new year.   The topic […]
Uncategorized Homebuyer Tips for Winning a Home in a Seller’s Market Homebuyer Tips for Winning a Home in a Seller’s Market We’ve said it so many times, but it is so true: these are unprecedented times! In relation to the real estate market, there are many factors that are contributing to this environment. First and foremost, we are living through a global pandemic. Our daily lives […]
Uncategorized Monthly Newsletter: March 2020 – COVID-19 & the Real Estate Market: Real Time Numbers from the Front Lines Things are changing rapidly these days, and if I had a dollar for how many times I have said “one day-at-a-time” over the last two weeks, I’d have a nice stack of cash. There are lots of questions swirling about simple everyday life and big life decisions like buying and selling real estate. I’m a […]
Uncategorized Celebrating New Year’s Eve off the Beaten Path Celebrating New Year’s Eve off the Beaten Path Because big parties with crowds, expensive cocktails, and massive fireworks shows aren’t the only way to ring in the new year. The holiday season is in full swing, and the year (and the decade!) is almost over. If a big party is not your scene, you’re not […]
Uncategorized South King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q2 2019 Increased pending activity is an indication of strong buyer demand which is very much being driven by historically low interest rates, a thriving job market, and an overall strong local economy. In fact, interest rates are an entire point lower than they were a year ago! This affords buyers a price point that is 10% […]
Uncategorized Newsletter – August 2019: Don’t Miss the Boat on Current Interest Rates Most recently, buyers have enjoyed more selection in the marketplace which has led to more open negotiations versus bidding wars. This is illustrated by an increase in average Days on Market and a decrease in the average Sold-to-List Price Ratios complete-year over year (the last 12 months over the previous 12 months). In King County, the […]
Uncategorized How Long Things Last We all know that nothing lasts forever, but when everything is working fine it is easy to forget that all of the systems and appliances in your home have a finite lifespan. Keep this information in mind, whether you are buying or selling a home, budgeting for improvements, or deciding between repairing and replacing. Here’s […]
Uncategorized Monthly Newsletter – September 2019: Identifying Dual Markets and the Opportunities They Provide 2019 has been a year where we have continued to gain more balance in the real estate market. Inventory levels have increased, days on market are longer, negotiations have opened up, and the constricted multiple-offer market is no longer the norm. It has been comforting to see price appreciation temper and move towards more normal, historical […]
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Uncategorized Back to School Basics   The first day of school has snuck up on us again! Most local school districts will start just after Labor Day, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to start getting ready. Take advantage of these last weeks of summer to start settling into a new routine before life gets hectic. Start […]
Uncategorized Monthly Newsletter – July 2019 Price appreciation has been a hot topic for some time, but over the last year, prices have started to balance out and it takes some explaining. As you can see from the map above provided by the National Association of Realtors, price appreciation over the long haul has been robust. The map above points out price […]
Uncategorized South King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q2 2019 2019 provided a very healthy and more balanced spring market! Median price is up 5% complete year-over-year and up 2% from last June. Prices have started to find their balance as more inventory has come to market compared to the scarcity of years past. While buyers have had more choices over the last year, it is […]
Uncategorized Eastside Quarterly Market Trends – Q2 2019 2019 provided a very healthy and more balanced spring market! Median price is up 2% year-over-year at $925,000. Prices have started to find their balance as more inventory has come to market compared to the scarcity of years past. While buyers have had more choices over the last year, it is still a seller’s market […]
Uncategorized Seattle Metro Quarterly Market Trends – Q2 2019 2019 provided a very healthy and more balanced spring market! Median price is even year-over-year at $750,000. Prices have started to find their balance as more inventory has come to market compared to the scarcity of years past. While buyers have had more choices over the last year, it is still a seller’s market with […]
Uncategorized North King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q2 2019 2019 provided a very healthy and more balanced spring market! Median price is up 1% year-over-year at $760,000. Prices have started to find their balance as more inventory has come to market compared to the scarcity of years past. While buyers have had more choices over the last year, it is still a seller’s market with […]
Uncategorized South Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q2 2019 2019 provided a very healthy and more balanced spring market! Median price is up 3% complete year-over-year and up 1% from last June. Prices have started to find their balance as more inventory has come to market compared to the scarcity of years past. While buyers have had more choices over the last year, it […]
Uncategorized North Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q2 2019 2019 provided a very healthy and more balanced spring market! Median price is up 8% complete year-over-year and up 3% from last June. Prices have started to find their balance as more inventory has come to market compared to the scarcity of years past. While buyers have had more choices over the last year, it […]
Uncategorized Monthly Newsletter – April 2019 Monthly Newsletter – April 2019 We are pleased to present the first-quarter 2019 edition of the Gardner Report, which provides insights into select counties of the Western Washington housing market. This analysis is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information will assist you with making better-informed real estate […]
Uncategorized Seed Drive! We are collecting vegetable seeds and starts for the Martha Perry Garden, where volunteers grow thousands of pounds of fresh produce every year for local food banks. My office will be spending a volunteer day in the garden for our annual Community Service Day in June. In addition to our labor, we will gift them […]
Uncategorized Where to Watch Fireworks 2018 The Fourth of July is right around the corner.  With it being on a Wednesday, keeping it local makes sense.  Here is a list of local firework shows to help you celebrate the great U.S. of A! Bellevue – Downtown Park 10:05 p.m. Des Moines – Marina 10:20 p.m. Edmonds – Civic Stadium 10 p.m. […]
Uncategorized Outdoor Movie Schedule Summer 2018 Don’t forget your blanket and the popcorn! It is the time of year when it’s nice enough to grab a movie outdoors – how fun!  Here is a list of local outdoor movies planned for this summer.   South Snohomish Arlington’s Old Time Movies Terrace Park 7/6       Star Wars: The Last Jedi (at the […]