Hot and Cool Spots for Our Market

August followed many of the same trends we saw throughout spring and summer; a hot, hot housing market with low inventory and high prices. However, some cooler spots are becoming more apparent, and some trends are beginning their seasonal slowdown. According to the latest release from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), “pending sales area-wide

Seattle a Top City for ROI

A new study named Seattle a top city for sellers to get the greatest return on investment. For those who may be leaving the Seattle area, they’re very likely to see huge gains for their homes. According to GeekWire, a new analysis by Zillow found that sellers across the West can see these huge returns.
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Happening on the Eastside: September 2017

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 we have on the books for September 2017. What’s Happening on the Eastside This Month? September is here, kids are back in school, and everyone is thinking about fall and all

GIX Opening Soon in Bellevue

With GIX opening next month in Bellevue, the Spring District is ready to become the next major urban hub on the Eastside. The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is a partnership between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University in Beijing “that will create a graduate school focused on technology and innovation.” Backed by a $40

What to Expect for the Rest of 2017

We’re more than halfway through 2017! That means it’s time to reflect on national housing market predictions from the beginning of the year and look ahead to what we can expect for the remainder of the year. As a reminder, in early 2017 experts anticipated price growth would slow, inventory would bottom, and mortgage rates

The Gardner Report – Q2 2017

Economic Overview The Washington State economy has been expanding at a rapid pace but we are seeing a slowdown as the state grows closer to full employment. Given the solid growth, I would expect to see income growth move markedly higher, though this has yet to materialize. I anticipate that we will see faster income

Eastside Becomes Tourism Hotspot

The Eastside is coming into its own, and tourists and overnight visitors are starting to take notice. According to several sources the tech industry and large corporate market have played a major role in driving the Eastside tourism industry. However, while the tech industry does deserve a lot of credit for drawing people to the
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Happening on the Eastside: August 2017

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 we have on the books for August 2017. What’s Happening on the Eastside This Month? Summer is off to a blistering pace – and even hotter weather! Some summer classics are