Posts in Real Estate
Fall City: A Tale of Two Homes

Every once in a while, you’re privileged to work on a particularly special transaction. Recently, I was able to represent a family who sold their 1929 Craftsman home in beautiful Fall City, Washington.

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Waterfront Report 2018/2019

Summer is just around the corner and with that, comes waterfront season. RSIR has released a comprehensive analysis of 15 months of waterfront sales, from January 2018 through March 2019.

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Using Data to Produce Better Results in Luxury Real Estate

Real estate has been — and will always be — an industry that requires a personal touch. This human interaction will persistently be a critical component in the success of a sale. But as technology advances, the best agents will capitalize on data available to them to inform their decisions and use this as a tool to leverage properties.

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Contrary to Headlines, Data Show Seattle Home Prices Are Not Lower, Just Slower Growing

In the wake of the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which reflects sales data from September 2018, Seattle Times and other local media outlets proclaimed that residential home prices in the Seattle Metropolitan Area are rapidly declining. We elect, however, to keep an eye on the trendlines rather than the headlines, and are delving deeply into how the Index is computed and comparing its results with data obtained from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS).

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New Quarterly Market Report Details State of Seattle and Eastside Real Estate

As droves of people flock to Seattle and the Eastside, local real estate continues to sizzle while showing some hints of cooling down. Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s latest market report details 2018’s third quarter trends for these two fast-growing regions.

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Increased Popularity in Multigenerational Housing is Changing How We Live

As housing prices continue to climb and space becomes limited, more and more people are opting for multigenerational living arrangements. A recent study of census data found that a whopping 64 million people in the U.S.—20 percent of the population—lived in multigenerational homes in 2016.

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Curbed Seattle Steps into Magnolia Quiet Luxury

We are beyond elated to share that Magnolia Quiet Luxury, a retreat in Seattle representing the height of taste, style and quiet luxury, was shared by Curbed Seattle in a piece highlighting a collection of stellar mid-century modern homes for sale in Seattle.

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Increasing Inventory Contributes to a Slowdown in Seattle-Area Home Price Growth

After nearly a decade of declining inventory in the Seattle area, The Seattle Times reports that the number of homes for sale “is finally starting to rise — and in a big way — as the rapid-fire market that has led to extreme bidding wars and lightning-fast sales slows a bit.” Referencing a report released by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, the Times says that the number of single-family homes increased by 43-percent in June 2018 compared to this same time last year, while condo inventory skyrocketed by 73-percent.

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The Seattle Real Estate Market Shows No Signs of Slowing in 2018

As indicated by average sales prices from around the Puget Sound in January 2018, the Seattle real estate market shows no signs of slowing, despite the start of the year typically marking a slowdown in our region. According to a recent article published by Seattle Times, “single-family home prices across the county surged nearly 20 percent in January compared with a year prior,” and virtually no area was left untouched by gains, with increases ranging from 11 to 28 percent.

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Is Co-Living the Next Big Real Estate Trend?

In recent years, co-working has emerged as a sought-after alternative to the structure of the traditional office, and as Forbes reports, the trend it now making its way into co-living concepts around the country. The idea is that residents live far beyond the four walls of their home, in a community atmosphere with “an emphasis on amenities and community.” The option is particularly popular among millennials, for its “affordability, flexibility and ease of use.”

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Tax Moves to Make Before 2018

The New Year brings new beginnings, and with President Trump expected to sign the new tax reform bill any day, it may pay off to prepare for 2018 by making a few tax moves today. As a recent Seattle Times article outlines, there are a few simple moves you can make now, that will help your tax future. Many of the sweeping changes to the individual tax code will “kick in on Jan. 1, and there are steps you could take in the coming days to maximize new advantages and minimize the potential hit from other changes.”

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