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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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NWMLS | November Press Release

 

Current Market Snapshot Infographic | Statistical Reports

KIRKLAND, Washington (November 7, 2019) - "People are moving here, home prices will continue to increase, inventory shortages will occur. That's our future," remarked Dick Beeson, principal managing broker at RE/MAX Northwest in Gig Harbor, upon viewing the October statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Active listings of homes and condos totaled 14,379, the lowest level since April. Compared to a year ago, last month's selection declined more than 21% and was down 10% from September, according to the new report from Northwest MLS. The year-over-year and month-to-month volume of new listings also declined last month. On a positive note, MLS

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Sellers Here's How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Some good advice: Do not try to conceal any defects you know are in the home. The key here is to work together! All homes have some issues, none are perfect so buyers and their agents are prepared to purchase a home that may have some issues.

The home inspector may find any defects anyway, and you don't want to be breaking any laws or causing the process harm. After all, you want to sell your home, and someone wants to buy it! 

Here are some ways to be ready for the inspection:

  • Keep your power on if you are listing your home vacant (the home inspector may need to check a few things that need power)
  • Check all your light bulbs and change any burnt out bulbs. This may cut down on time the
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Presenting Just Listed Condo 

223 E Hyak Dr (unit 602), Snoqualmie Pass, WA

$110,000 - 1 Bath  259 Sqft 

MLS 1523804



Rarely on the market this adorable move-in ready mountain getaway condo, features its entrance NEXT TO SLOPES of Summit East (Hyak).

The open floor concept is low a maintenance studio style with main level easy access. The unit has an enclosed balcony that can be used for extra storage or to create additional living space. You can reserve the BONUS condo room for guests right next door at no charge!

   

   

Perfect get-away for the weekend warrior/mid week shredder/all mountain enthusiast. Close to John Wayne Trail, Low HOA dues.

Activities Outside Your Front Door

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The market’s chilled out, but Seattle home prices still too hot for many first-time buyers 

  The Seattle area’s home prices have taken a break from their skyward trajectory of a year ago. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) The Seattle area’s home prices have taken a break from their skyward trajectory of a year ago. 

Seattle lost the title of the nation’s hottest housing market in August 2018 — but looking at home prices, which have stayed sky-high, that might be hard for shoppers to believe.

New monthly data shows the median price of a single-family home in Seattle — $760,000 — is exactly the same as it was one year ago. The same holds true for Bellevue, where a typical home ran $935,000 in August.

And while King County as a whole charted an infinitesimal bump in year-over-year home prices, it was so small that you might miss it if you

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