In The News Market Froth Continues The frenetic pace of the real estate market continues to frustrate home Buyers while rewarding home Sellers. The data shows 13% appreciation on the eastside from last year but for those of us on the streets and in the negotiations, it's not abnormal to see prices up 20% since the beginning of this year. Bidding […]
Uncategorized National Home Price Appreciation Map Real estate is almost always discussed and much more useful information derived from local figures but it can be nice to see how various parts of the country are doing for comparision. The below graphic is an interesting chart to show you overall figures. Not great to compare Seattle to Spokane or Portland to San […]
Uncategorized Home Price Indexes Across the Country I'm not normally a fan of national statistics about real estate as they tend to create confusion or become more or less irrelevant but there is some information in the below artice from a New Englad Real Estate Comapny and blog source, Keeping Current Matters, that I think offers some actual relevance. When or why […]
Uncategorized Millenials and Normcore While I'm not too familiar with this new label of Normcore, I certainly understand and have seen this shift in the mindset of many newer, younger home buyers. The idea of simpler, more open floor plans and home designs; of less ostentatious home styles and being in homes different from their parent's designs or architectural […]
Uncategorized Do Buyer’s Need An Agent? The answer to this question is often long but for varying reasons. Much is made of fact that buyers can find as much, and in many cases will find out more, about a home than an agent will know. This is a modern day reality for real estate. However having information and knowing how it applies […]
Uncategorized 2014 4th Quarter Market stats for Eastside Areas Want to catch up on market statistics in the various Eastside neighborhoods of Seattle? Here's a good link to see some statistics that may help you. If you'd like to discuss more specific data to assist you in your real estate decisions, let me know and I'd be happy to talk with you and share […]
Uncategorized National Confidence Ratings for Real Estate Market Trends The following link shows Realtor Agent feedback, input and confidence in various aspects of the real estate market across the country. Local agents are polled on these various questions and aspects and then these answers, from approximately 50,000 agents are compiled to create these statistics and predictions. It's quite detailed and lengthy so here's some […]
Uncategorized Interest articles for the week of 4-26 Here are a few articles I found interesting reading this week; somewhat dry but good data information for our region's continued growth and a hotspot for economic recovery in the US. Seattle Market Review by the Seattle Times: http://www.cwtitle.net/files/SeattleMarketReview0313.pdf   Gardner Economics Weekly Forecast: http://seattleecon.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/the-weekly-economic-real-estate-forecast-042213-to-042613/
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