Ample inventory, but the buyers are coming

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The first half of 2018 was marked by skyrocketing demand and appreciation. Sellers cashed in and buyers sweated bullets. And then there was inventory and the multiple offers ended. Now, the inventory is starting to be absorbed and both buyers and sellers are making progress…assuming excellent representation of course.;) You can dive into our December […]

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Congratulations Kelly!

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It has been a pleasure to work with Kelly over the past 8 years. She has technically been my “licensed assistant,” but she’s so much more. I am proud of our work together—what we’ve accomplished and the joyful way we’ve done it. It has been successful and fun. It’s very rare for real estate partnerships […]

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Santa’s Breakfast 2018: superfun once again!

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This event has always been special. Dating back to 2005/6 when we sewed festive aprons so that Santa’s helpers were (stylishly) safe from the grease as they cooked eggs and sausages. Alot has changed since then, as children become teens who would rather sleep in. But we love to see the teens who show to […]

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Seattle Market Report, December 2018

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The monthly market snapshot summarizes key quantitative measures of the local market. Three one-page briefs feature local markets and neighborhoods are included: Seattle, West Seattle, and Southwest King County. The “News You Can Use” page highlights a recent article in the Seattle Times. We also have been playing with infographics that tell the story of our experience […]

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Seattle Market Report, October 2018

The monthly market snapshot summarizes key quantitative measures of the local market. Three one-page briefs feature local markets and neighborhoods are included: Seattle, West Seattle, and Southwest King County. The “News You Can Use” page highlights a recent article in the Seattle Times. We also have been playing with infographics that tell the story of our experience […]

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Seattle homeowners: The window to buy is open

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Happy September! The season is changing. Kids are in school. Flip-flops are in the closet. Freshly spun spider webs await the first person out the door each morning. And in real estate Seattle has INVENTORY! MANY of our people live in houses that don’t quite fit (maybe growing kiddos need another bedroom or bathroom), but […]

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Seattle Market Report, September 2018

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The monthly market snapshot summarizes key quantitative measures of the local market. Three one-page briefs feature local markets and neighborhoods are included: Seattle, West Seattle, and Southwest King County. The “News You Can Use” page highlights a recent article in the Seattle Times. We also have been playing with infographics that tell the story of our experience […]

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Seattle Market Report, April 2018

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The monthly market snapshot summarizes key quantitative measures of the local market. Three one-page briefs feature local markets and neighborhoods are included: Seattle, West Seattle, and Southwest King County. The “News You Can Use” page highlights a recent article in the Seattle Times. We also have been playing with infographics that tell the story of our experience […]

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Seattle Market Report, March 2018

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The monthly market snapshot summarizes key quantitative measures of the local market. Page one spotlights the Seattle market. Page two spotlights West Seattle. We added a third page–“Southwest Neighborhoods”–because understanding property values to the south is useful for understanding values and affordability generally. Page four is “News You Can Use,” which highlights a recent article in […]

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Property taxes in a sellers market: Guidance for longtime homeowners

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Like many of you, I am awaiting my 2018 property taxes. The Seattle Times reports that Seattle property taxes will jump 16.9%. The property tax on a median Seattle home “hit $5,700 this year… In 2013, that average bill was $3,600 – a 56 percent increase in five years.” This could be a big hit, […]

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