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SEATTLE — Housing prices coming down are a welcome sight for those in Seattle looking to buy a home. For-sale signs and open houses dot lawns in West Seattle. 

"We saw the open house sign and decided to come check it out," said Jennifer. 

Jennifer came to look at homes with her son, Brandon who is also looking to buy in the future. She has seen more houses on the market, which makes her feel better about what's available. 

"I'm renting in Arbor Heights and me and my girlfriend are looking to buy a house eventually but just how expensive everything is right now," said Brandon.

Housing prices are cooling down and the 30-year mortgage dropped a quarter of a percent this week, according to the NASDAQ. Even with this

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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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"And that's the iconic Smith Tower. When it was originally built, it was the tallest tower west of the Mississippi River." I can still hear my mom saying those exact words as we carted out-of-town family around Seattle pointing out all of the tourist and historical points of interest. I was never actually sure whether she was making up that story about the Smith Tower or if it was true, but I made the same statements as an adult when I drove out-of-town family members around the city.

Turns out: it's true. When it opened on July 4, 1914, the Smith Tower standing 486' tall (to the very tip) was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. 

Now, YOU could be the proud resident in the pyramid-shaped penthouse of the iconic Smith Tower!

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A ‘Walkscore of 92’, this 1108 sq ft charmer offers 2bd 1.75, $3000 buyer allowance toward carpet replacement (closing costs), 1-Year Home Warranty offered, and low $350 monthly HOA dues.

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Home Sweet Home

A convenient ground floor exterior entry greets you on the corner of 5th Ave W & W Crockett St. A custom chandelier adorns the cozy entry as you make your way up the staircase and expand to a perfectly inviting top floor corner unit living space.

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While your team may not have made it to the final game, the Superbowl is the perfect excuse to bring together your family and friends for a day of fun. Whether the 49ers or the Chiefs win, you can throw a party that will be sure to win. Here are a few tips that will help you throw the best Superbowl party on the block.

Have great snacks

Having the best food is an easy way to guarantee your guests will have a great time. Consider making football-themed snacks or if you want to be a little more festive, make a few Mardi Gras themed foods to celebrate the game taking place in New Orleans.

Make themed drinks

While beer is definitely known as the drink of football, you can use this opportunity to create a themed beverage based on the team of

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After all of the preparation required to list your home, you are probably ready to relax and wait for offers. While most of the hard work is done, it is important to keep in mind things that you may run into during the sale process. As you begin to welcome potential buyers into your home, here are a few things to expect now that your home is listed!

1. You might feel like you live in a museum.

You may have spent a great deal of time cleaning and decluttering, but now you are going to need to maintain that cleanliness. Potential buyers are going to expect a home that was as neat as the listing photos they saw, so it is important to meet their expectations. Now that you have officially listed your home, maintenance is

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Season's greetings on this frosty Christmas Eve! I have been meaning to share this post for the last week, but the week before Christmas has been a little bit busy. Wishing you and yours the best on this beautiful day!

We have been wanting to find more ways we can help people in our community and show Leif the importance of getting involved and helping those in need. In talking to one of my clients about this a few months back, he mentioned that he had taken his boys to feed the homeless through an organization called "Mamma's Hands". That name rang a bell for me because just last year I helped one of my clients buy a home that was being retired from "Mama's Hands".  At the time of the transaction I had done a little internet research to find out what

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In an attempt to get ahead of looming outside forces, broker-owned multiple listing service Northwest MLS is changing its rules to allow the public display of buyer broker commissions, starting October 1.

The rule changes will allow the NWMLS’s 30,000 agent and broker members to publish the amount of commission the seller is offering a buyer’s broker on the subscribers’ websites along with other listing details.

“Making this information readily available to consumers will allow for complete transparency with regard to buyers’ broker’s compensation and provide consumers with additional information at the outset of the transaction,”

Where a lot of confusion came in was the fee paid to the Buyer’s agent. That money was traditionally always offered

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