Are you ready for a relaxing weekend? Cities across the region are hosting festival and carnivals, street fairs and food fairs! Join us!
Look for a place to perk up before a search for new homes? Check out these local, Seattle haunts!
Have you tasted any of these delicious bites? Downtown Bellevue is full of stunning dining experiences!
Lake Wilderness Park is a vast expanse of exhilaration. Searching for water fun? They’ve got it! Organized sports? Sure! Just a BBQ, picnic, or lounging in a meadow? They’ve got that, too!
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.
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.
Everyone needs to feel spoiled sometimes! These 4 Belltown salons & spas are great for just that!
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!
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!
Sun, fun, and family activity? The Lake Sammamish State Park, along our beloved Lake Sammamish, has it all!
Father’s Day is about more than a dinner, it’s about commemorating the “fathers” in our lives, for all they’ve done for us!
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy Memorial Day weekend, with live, love, and preservation!
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.