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How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing

Investing in real estate is one of the world’s most venerable pathways to building wealth. When properly managed, income from renting or real estate investment trusts can provide you with the financial security to plan out the rest of your life. The conclusion is easy to envision, but knowing where to begin can be overwhelming,
May Market Update

Local Market Update – May 2018

Another month, another record. Despite a slight uptick in inventory that showed the highest level of active listings since last August, both King and Snohomish counties saw home prices in April hit all-time highs. There is less than one month of inventory available in both counties, far below the four to six months of supply
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Happening on the Eastside: May 2018

Each month, we bring you the up-to-date list of community and special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland and Bellevue. Here’s what’s happening in May 2018. Kirkland May 11: Kirkland Art Walk May 13: Mother’s Day Half Marathon May 19: Relay for Life of Kirkland Bellevue May 12: Family Night May 12: Tuxes & Tails Gala
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The Gardner Report – First Quarter 2018

The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. Economic Overview The Washington State economy added 96,900 new jobs over the past 12 months, representing an annual growth rate of
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Local Market Update – April 2018

Despite the typical seasonal surge in new listings, supply in our area continued to fall far short of demand in March. With just two weeks of available inventory in every market, competition for homes is intense. The result was another month of double-digit price increases as compared to a year ago. The region has now
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Happening on the Eastside: April 2018

Each month, we bring you the up-to-date list of community and special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland and Bellevue. Here’s what’s happening in April 2018. Kirkland April 8: A Day Out for Autism: Walk & Family Fair April 18: Pink Martini at Kirkland Performance Center April 20: Kirkland Wine Walk Bellevue April 5: Spring Whiskey
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How Tax Reform Affects Homeowners

New tax legislation was signed into law at the end of 2017, and it included some significant changes for homeowners. These changes took effect in 2018 and do not influence your 2017 taxes.  Here’s a brief overview of this year’s tax changes and how they may affect you:   The amount of mortgage interest you
Market Update March 18

Local Market Update – March 2018

The local real estate market set new home price records in many parts of the region in February. Prices here have grown faster than anywhere else in the country for the last 16 months in a row. Demand remains high and inventory very low. Brokers are hoping the normal seasonal increase in listings this spring