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Giving Back: Annual Recycle Event & Community Service Day

Community Service Day is dear to our hearts. It’s a foundational event that all Windermere Real Estate offices participate in. Since 1989, we’ve closed our doors for a day to give back to our communities by offering our service to a local non-profit. This year, just like last year, we worked with Eastside Baby Corner. The WindermereMI team helped at their distribution center sorting donations, putting together furniture like cribs, and assembling basic necessity packs for families with babies.

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June 9th Seattle Area Housing Report

The big winners this week were the Central and West Seattle neighborhoods and Downtown Bellevue condos-if you are a seller that is. For buyers-South Seattle, East Bellevue and Kirkland all had a nice jump in new listings to choose from.

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Maple Valley Days this Weekend: June 10th & 11th

Lake Wilderness + beautiful homes across the region. Looking for an island home? Check out Bainbridge or Mercer Island! Or convenience? The Eastside or Seattle are only a short trip across the water!

June 2nd Seattle Area Housing Report

This week feels a bit like watching a ping pong match in in the real estate market. On the tails of strong seller sentiment last week we find buyers more in the driver’s seat this week with more new listings on the market and fewer pending sales. A little more of this kind of balance does a market good!

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June 2017 Seattle Area Housing Report

KIRKLAND, Washington (June 6, 2017) – Would-be buyers who have been shut out of the real estate market should test the “real estate waters” during the summer months suggests one industry leader.

“Summer might provide some competitive relief for weary buyers,” said Gary O’Leyar, owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signature Properties, pointing to some of the newly-released statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service as indicators.

Noting that the trend of multiple offers is still prevalent in the Seattle market, O’Leyar stressed that’s not always the case in areas outside the immediate Seattle area. In fact, he added, the market may “cool off” a bit during summer months as weary buyers find vacations and recreational pursuits more alluring than being in competitive bidding situations.

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How are inventory shortages impacting the housing market?

The latest video in Windermere Real Estate’s Economics 101 video series featuring chief economist, Matthew Gardner. The shortage of homes for sale has been a major concern for buyers and real estate agents over the last few years. Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, explains the impact these shortages are having on the housing market.

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For ICE CREAM!

While Memorial Day weekend unofficially ushers in summer, this holiday weekend promises to deliver in our region. We’re supposed to see the sun – warm, sunny sunshine! So while you are stockpiling Vitamin D via our much-missed sunny weather, it might be nice to have a treat that always tastes a little better when the weather is warm – an ice cream cone.

May 26th Seattle Area Housing Report

Sellers had the upper hand this week with fewer new listings on the market and pending sales depleting much of the existing inventory. This was especially so in Ballard and North Seattle. Several Eastside neighborhoods showed some balance in the $1.5 million range but were otherwise right in tune with Seattle. Expect many new listings to come to market in the two weeks following Memorial Day weekend.