Sales increased this week at many price points in nearly every neighborhood throughout the Seattle-Eastside region. The $2 million and above price point continues to have more supply than demand, but otherwise the market very much favors home sellers.
Pike Place Market has been a staple on Seattle since the turn of the century – and in June 2017 opens up with the fancy new upgrades. In its early days, Pike Place Market saw farmers bring their vegetables, fruit, dairy, eggs, and meat to sell as Settle grew into a thriving metropolis. On its original, grand opening day, the market ran out of produce within minutes – and that is how Pike Place Market skyrocketed into a international attraction.
News of substantial expected mortgage interest rate increases in 2017 may motivate buyers further to purchase while rates are low. Every 1% increase in interest rates equates to about a 10% reduction in purchasing price for the same monthly payment. So if you purchased a $600,000 home at 3.5% interest it would be about the same monthly payment as a $540,000 home at 4.5% interest.
It’s cold outside… and rainy. But that shouldn’t stop your fun! Though the rain is expected to die down by Sunday, it plans on picking back up again throughout next week – just in time to welcome Spring! So, I thought this would be a great time to bring out some updated tips for home maintenance during the raining season!
Here are some tips for completing home check ups in the rain!
Come one, come all! Bring your family to enjoy the show! The Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show is being held this weekend at the CenturyLink Field Event Center, on March 11th & March 12th. The Seattle Kennel Club started off as the Queen City Dog Club in the 1890’s, and from there is flourished and matured into what it is today.
This event provides a prime opportunity for local breeding clubs and rescue groups to interact and educated the public about our lovely best friends. This years clubs include, the Seattle Purebreed Dog Rescue, BullsEye Dog Rescue, Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Greater Seattle, Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound, and many, many more! Some events include the agility, obedience, and rally sessions. Other events include, the herding, flyball, therapy dogs, and drill team demonstrations. Here is a compiled list of this years vendors for the show!
This week saw the market shift even more extremely to the seller’s favor as inventory diminished even further (as if that were even possible). Our market continues to lavish sellers with a dream list of terms as buyers scramble to compete for the limited supply of homes for sale.
This week saw a significant uptick in new listing activity in many areas and price points. A sign of things to come? We can only hope!
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Home buyers are in a spring mood, but sellers are still hibernating, suggested one broker while commenting about the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Figures for February and feedback from brokers indicate record-low inventory is spurring multiple offers, rising prices, fewer sales, and frustrated house-hunters.
The market is beginning to wake up from a long winter’s slumber. Will it bring new listings and more balance between buyers and sellers??
Increased pending sales have further diminished the supply of homes for sale-leaving slim pickings for buyers-especially at price points below $1 million in core metro neighborhoods of Seattle and all of Bellevue. Word on the street among local realtors is that many new listings are coming to market next week. While very welcome news to the ravished home shoppers out there, it falls desperately short of the inventory needed in the market to keep us from teetering into the abyss of an unsustainable seller’s market.
Including stone on your home’s exterior adds texture and interest to your house. And with today’s engineered stone veneer options, the installation is not as expensive or invasive as it used to be. In fact, this particular task placed in the top 3 projects listed in the Cost VS Value report for the Pacific Region, with 106.7% of the project cost recouped!
Adding upscale garage doors to your home can definitely give your home an instant facelift, increasing its curb appeal immensely. In fact, upscale garage doors are the second highest project in the Cost VS Value Report for the Pacific Region. The return on investment for adding garage doors tops out at 110.8% recouped!
Attic insulation topped the 2017 Cost VS Value report for the Pacific Region. The return on investment for this project is 122.8% of the price recouped! Houzz Contributor, Mariana Pickering, put together an informative Story covering insulation basics. She discusses how heat moves through a home, what materials can best help retain heat within our homes, and ways to make sure your insulation is being effective.
The 2017 Cost VS Value Report compiled by Remodeling Magazine is celebrating a milestone anniversary, with its 30th year of … Continue Reading 2017 Cost VS Value Report
Pending sales were up in more than half of the region’s neighborhoods. Diminished inventory of available homes for sale continues to be a huge obstacle for home buyers. With local employers such as Amazon adding more than 110,000 workers, regionally and across the globe, and a shortage of buildable land, it’s no wonder housing supply is so tight.