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Happening on the Eastside: August 2020

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, and despite our current state of affairs we’re feeling the importance of connection, now more than ever. So, during these strange quarantimes, we’ve put together an online/virtual events calendar that offers
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The Gardner Report – Second Quarter 2020

  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.   REGIONAL
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How Low Inventory is Influencing the Market

The local real estate market is recovering so well from the statewide shutdown that it may soon have a hard time keeping up with itself. While active listings are being snapped up by assertive buyers, new inventory is being added at a relative snail’s pace. May and June have seen so much homebuyer demand that
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Local Market Update: July 2020

While our lives are very different than they were a year ago, the local real estate market has recovered to 2019 levels. Record low interest rates are helping spur demand. Sales were up, home prices increased and multiple offers were common. The number of pending sales, a measure of current demand, was higher in June than for
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A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important? According to NAR, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHS) is: “A leading indicator of housing activity,
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What Are the Experts Saying About Future Home Prices?

A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by both has made predicting consumer behavior nearly impossible. For that reason, forecasting home prices has become extremely difficult. Normally, there’s a simple formula to determine the future price of any item: calculate the supply of
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Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Mean a Housing Crash? No.

On Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy is officially in a recession. This did not come as a surprise to many, as the Bureau defines a recession this way: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, normally visible in production, employment, and other indicators. A recession begins when
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Local Market Update: June 2020

As we move to the next phase of reopening, life feels like it’s slowly inching back towards normal.  The same is true in real estate. Statistics on home sales in May provided the first true picture of the effects of COVID-19. Those reports confirmed the incredible strength and stability of the local real estate market.
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Happening Online: June 2020

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, and despite our current state of affairs we’re feeling the importance of connection, now more than ever. So, during these strange quarantimes, we’ve put together an online/virtual events calendar that offers