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December 2017 Seattle Area Housing Report

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The Seattle area experienced one of the busiest Novembers on record.

Brokers report brisk activity as we head deeper into December. Indeed, with inventory levels at incredibly low numbers, many sellers decided to take advantage of a rare busy late fall market and we saw a flurry of listings come to market between Nov. 1st and 18th. Buyers jumped on the new inventory creating a very busy November for pending sales.

With all the added inventory (and more) snatched out of the active listing pool, December pickings are few and far between. With fewer buyers searching for homes in December, diligent buyers can use this time to potentially negotiate more favorable pricing on the homes remaining on the market. This can also be a great time of year for buyers with less competitive offer terms (ie. aren’t paying all cash, pre-inspecting or giving up their first born) to compete in ultra-competitive segments.

View the full November 2017 monthly report

Published December 2017.

Neighborhood Reports

West Seattle
South Seattle
Central Seattle
Queen Anne
Ballard/Green Lake
North Seattle
Downtown Seattle Condos


South Bellevue
Mercer Island
West Bellevue
East Bellevue
East Lk Sammamish
Renton Highlands
Downtown Bellevue Condos

View the full November 2017 monthly report


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