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Western Washington Real Estate Market Update

  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. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent.   ECONOMIC
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Will There Be A Recession in 2020?

Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, answers the most pressing question on everyone’s minds: Will there be a recession in 2020? Here’s what he expects to see.         Posted in Economics 101 Videos and Market News by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate
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Local Market Update – January 2020

2019 ended with too many buyers chasing too few homes. December marked the sixth straight month of declining supply. The severe shortage of homes, historically low interest rates, and strong job growth are predicted to keep the local housing market strong in 2020. In a region starved for inventory, sellers can expect significant interest in
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Happening on the Eastside: January 2020

New year, new events to catch! This January is packed full of fun even as the holidays begin to unwind. From film festivals to art walks, we’ve found something for everyone! Each month, we bring you the up-to-date list of community and special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond.
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2020 Economic & Housing Market Forecast

As we head toward the end of the year, it’s time to recap how the U.S. economy and housing markets performed this year and offer my predictions for 2020.   U.S. Economy In general, the economy performed pretty much as I expected this year: job growth slowed but the unemployment rate still hovers around levels
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Local Market Update – December 2019

Favorable interest rates and soaring rents boosted activity in the housing market in November. More buyers competing for less inventory kept home prices strong. With the supply of homes far short of demand, sellers can expect well-priced properties to sell quickly this winter. EASTSIDE KING COUNTY SEATTLE SNOHOMISH COUNTY With just over a month of
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Matthew Gardner’s 2020 Real Estate Forecast

It’s that time of year when Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the future to give us his predictions for the 2020 economy and housing market.       Posted in Economics 101 Videos and Market News by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate
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Happening on the Eastside: December 2019

Each month, we bring you the up-to-date list of community and special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond. In this month’s comprehensive holiday events calendar we have the best events, festivals, and fun things to do this season! Kirkland December 07: WinterFest December 15: The 12 K’s of Christmas December 21: Kirkland Urban Winter
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Remodel for the Most Resale Value

Image Source: karamysh on Shutterstock   What’s the best remodeling project for your home? The answer, in part, depends on where you live. Every year, Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most return at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report.  For the purposes of this blog, we are focusing
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Local Market Update – November 2019

A steady influx of buyers continued to strain already tight inventory throughout the area in October. Home sales were up, as were prices in much of the region. With our thriving economy and highly desirable quality of life drawing ever more people here, the supply of homes isn’t close to meeting demand. Homeowners thinking about