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It’s no secret that housing prices across the Seattle and Eastside markets saw record growth in 2021, which has continued well into 2022.  That being said, many homes that are in historically desirable and competitive neighborhoods are starting to see a shift in the market.  It is my belief that the market will remain strong through the summer for sellers who have priced, prepped, and marketed their property correctly.  

We are still in a strong sellers market, but it's critical that every seller understands the conditions of the market, and work with a professional that has a deep and local market knowledge.  So as sellers begin to make plans for the spring and later parts of 2022, here are 4 things you MUST be aware of when looking to sell your

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             In the dead of winter, the Eastlake Sammamish (98074) housing market is heating up by the day.  In January we observed 8 sales logged on the NWMLS and LITERALLY EVERYTHING went over this month!  One property went for 127.74% of the asking price, and average price per square foot appreciated to $686.78 for the month.   

               Please feel free to check out my 2021 Eastlake Sammamish Market Recap to see how your neighborhood specifically compared.  As always, I remain 1 call/ text away at 425-223-0098 if you would like to learn more or capitalize on this market. 

 

The least expensive home sold in January: $875,000 located at 1021 211th Pl NE (Inglewood neighborhood).  This was a much smaller home measuring in at

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Buyers Pour into the Housing Market Amidst Rising Mortgage Rates

Just two weeks ago we predicted that January would be a competitive month as buyers rush to find a home before mortgage rates climb—and that's exactly what we're seeing.

Prices surged last week 16% over 2021, kicking off what could be the most competitive month in housing history.

Projections are homes listed by March and closing in April will see the maximum number of bidding wars and escalating prices.

According to NWMLS, despite historically low inventory levels, home sales in the Central Puget Sound region increased to levels not seen since 2006, with Pierce and Kitsap counties seeing the most sales ever. Mortgage rates were historically low, and the ongoing

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  •          “As the weather cools, the housing market intensity heats up for each new listing,”
  •          Only 3 Weeks of Housing supply remain market wide!

As the air turns cool and winter approaches, we are approaching our seasonal low in inventory. Each year, as the year closes out, potential home sellers wait until the new year to put their homes on the market. In reality, a home listed now will have higher viewership since the buyer pool has not gone down. With the pace of this market a correctly priced home offered now would probably be off the market by Thanksgiving, allowing the seller to have a quiet holiday.

Nearly half of seller’s plan to put their homes up for sale within the next six months, according to a recent Realtor.com®

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After recently being named the safest large city in Washington, Sammamish has now been named the #1 Small City in the entire United States!

Sammamish Voted Safest Large City in Washington

Sammamish landed the No. 1 spot on Wallethub’s list of best small cities. The rankings were based on five categories: affordability, economic health, education and health, quality of life and safety, according to results released Tuesday by the personal finance website.

The city of about 66,000 is located 21 miles east of Seattle. Located on the east bank of Lake Sammamish, the city is perched on a plateau. The city has one of the highest median incomes in the nation for a city of its size. Sammamish offers a low-density, suburban lifestyle, and it

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Would you buy a haunted house? According to a recent poll that’s been released by Real Estate Witch, 73% of Americans said that they would at least consider it. The recent poll surveyed a total of 1,000 Americans who were asked 20 questions regarding their paranormal experiences, what they prefer when buying a home, etc…

WHAT’S SCARIER THAN LIVING IN A HAUNTED HOUSE?

Among people who believe in the supernatural, 44% say paranormal activity has increased since the pandemic began — yet more than half of Americans say problems such as mold or foundation issues are still scarier than living in a haunted house.

As Americans plan their Halloween costumes and indulge in scary movie marathons this October, many sense a ghostly chill in the

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