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2019 Economic and Housing Forecast

What a year it has been for both for the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the year comes to a close, it’s time for me to dust off my
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Local Market Update – December 2018

The real estate market continued to improve for buyers in November.  Interest rates dropped slightly, price increases slowed and inventory soared. It’s important to note that inventory increases, while significant, are being compared to the record low supply of last year. We’re still far short of the inventory needed for a truly balanced market, however
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A Balanced Market is Better for Buyers

We’ve seen the headlines insisting that Seattle’s housing market is starting to simmer down but with the new wave of condos coming to Seattle and Bellevue and the increase of inventory in our market overall, we’re not sure that it’s all bad news. The Seattle Times recently reported that ‘Developers who spent the past several
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Happening on the Eastside: December 2018

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. Now that the holiday season is upon us we’ve compiled a complete guide to holiday and Christmas events and happenings. From tree lightings and craft shows to outdoor ice skating and live toy
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The Gardner Report – Third 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. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere Agent.  Economic Overview Washington
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Happening on the Eastside: November 2018

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. The holiday season is quickly approaching and this festive time of year is packed full of events for the whole family. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do
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Local Market Update – October 2018

It appears that balance is slowly returning to the local housing market. Home price growth slowed in September. Inventory continued to climb, but is still far short of the four to six months that indicate a normal market. Homes are staying on the market longer, giving buyers the breathing room to make the right choice