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Local Market Update – March 2019

The spring home buying season started early this year. Open houses had increased attendance and bidding wars returned. After months of softening, home prices in most of the region jumped significantly from the prior month. With just one month of data, we’ll have to wait and see if this is the start of a longer
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Home Seller Profits Hit 12-Year High

2018 was a milestone year.  According to the ATTOM Data Solutions 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report, home seller profits hit a12-year high – the highest level since 2006. Our Market Ranked #3 in the Country The Seattle/Bellevue/Tacoma area ranked #3 in seller return on investment for the entire country.  The remaining cities in the top five were
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Happening on the Eastside: March 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. March will be a busy month with plenty of activities from St. Patrick’s Day events, marathon runs, wine tasting and more! Kirkland March 08: Kirkland Wine Walk March 16: Kirkland Shamrock Run  March
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The People, Products, & Places We’re Loving Right Now!

This week we’re sharing our quick round-up of the people, products, & places we’re loving right now: Last year we set an intention to be better organized around finances; fast-forward through months of research and we landed on Krisstina Wise’s “WealthyWellthy” program.  Her resources are endless–we’ve been loving her straightforward approach and group calls that
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Local Market Update – February 2019

January brought more good news for homebuyers. Prices were down, inventory was up and interest rates hovered near a nine-month low. Those factors drove more buyers into the market and resulted in an uptick in sales for the month. We’ll see how this transitioning market evolves as we head into the prime Spring home buying
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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 OVERVIEW
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Happening on the Eastside: February 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. Here’s our list of fun things to do in February from Valentine’s Day events, arts and music festivals, to wine tasting and gardening! Kirkland February 08: Kirkland Wine Walk February 08: Art Walk
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New Year’s Tips for the Home Aficionado

If you’re 2019 resolution is to buy or sell a home, here are some suggestions to help you along the way. For everyone else, we’ve added some tips about building equity and investing in updates to your home. Buying: If you’re in the market to buy your first home or if you’re upsizing/downsizing, here are
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Local Market Update – January 2019

A cool-down in prices and a surge in inventory spelled out good news for buyers in December. Median home prices throughout the region continued to moderate. The number of homes for sale more than doubled over a year ago. Condo inventory more than quadrupled. While we’re still far short of the four to six months