Normandy Park Seattle-area home market heats up yet again, leading the country for 17th straight month Seattle’s home prices continue to climb at a faster pace than anywhere else in the U.S. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times) Seattle kicked off 2018 the same way it spent the prior year and a half, as the hottest real-estate market in the country, with no slowing down. The cost of the typical single-family house […]
Normandy Park House hunters, be wary: 7 seemingly small flaws may point to a money pit Annemarie Kill and her husband, John Duffy, spent thousands of dollars trying to repair their Oak Park home’s wood-burning fireplace before abandoning the effort and installing a gas fireplace. In a former home, they’d been hit with thousands of dollars of unexpected repairs. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune) When Annemarie Kill and her husband, […]
Normandy Park Home prices surge 6.3% in December amid critical housing shortage Sky-high demand and record-low supply continued to push home prices higher in December, far faster than income growth. U.S. home prices increased 6.3 percent compared with December 2016, according to the much-watched S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home prices index. That is an increase from 6.1 percent annual growth in the previous month. The index measuring […]
Normandy Park Seattle rents for offices soaring much faster than elsewhere Brian Goldrick, left, and Caleb Deam at Vera Whole Health in downtown Seattle. The company outgrew its Pioneer Square space. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times) Despite the higher office rents, many big companies are actually seeking out Central Seattle locations as downtown proves to be a better option for attracting employees. “There’s good and bad” in […]
Normandy Park U.S. mortgage applications fall as home loan rates hit four-year high: MBA FILE PHOTO: A ‘House For Sale’ sign is seen outside a single family house in Uniondale, New York, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo   NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. mortgage application activity fell to its lowest in five weeks as interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate home loans jumped to their highest in four […]
Uncategorized Valentine’s Day Dinner in Seattle: 2017 Edition Heartwood Provisions: all the oysters IMAGE: SUZI PRATT Under $50 Southpaw An all-day classic rom-com screening complete with spicy southpaw pizza for $22 each Big Mario’s The New York–style pizzeria will deliver a heart-shaped pizza-gram and a red rose to that special someone upon request $50 to $75 Young American Ale House $50 for three […]
Normandy Park Western Washington Real Estate Market Update ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The Washington State economy added 104,600 new jobs over the past 12 months. This impressive growth rate of 3.1% is well above the national rate of 1.4%. Interestingly, the slowdown we saw through most of the second half of the year reversed in the fall, and we actually saw more robust employment growth. […]
Normandy Park The 15 American cities where competition to buy a home is fiercest It’s a tough time for Americans to buy a home. US housing supply remains low and prices keep rising, making the competition among buyers the fiercest it has been in years. Over-demand is ruling the market in many cities. In San Francisco, a home sold for nearly $1 million over its asking price last October […]
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Normandy Park 7 Small Home Flaws That Can Be Big Deals for Buyers joebelanger/iStock After living in the same home for a while, it’s amazing what you can get used to. A creaky floorboard, for instance. A chipped tile that you’ve been meaning to replace but haven’t gotten around to. A doorknob that needs a little coaxing to turn. No big deal, right? Well, these small flaws can […]
Normandy Park 10 hottest housing markets in America to watch in 2018 Seattle’s real estate market is still going strong. Artazum/Shutterstock The US housing market has regained its momentum. About half of all homes in the country are worth as much or more than they were in April 2007, during America’s most recent housing boom, according to data from Zillow. But some real estate markets are really on […]
Real Estate News Home prices are set to soar in 2018 Sales prices jumped 7 percent annually in November, according to a new report from CoreLogic Low supply and high demand are fueling the gains and neither of those is expected to ease up anytime soon The temperature may be frigid across much of the nation, yet home prices are sizzling and sellers are in the […]
Normandy Park Should you Stage your home when Selling? I recently shared an article taken from the Colombian stating that staging a home can often raise the sales price of a listing. After reading the article, I wanted to do a little more research in order to figure out the true pros and cons of home staging. Being a realtor I have heard the […]
Normandy Park Avoid Overvaluing Your Home! What are exact reasons an owner would overvalue their home and how important is it to arrive at a realistic market price? The reasons an individual might overvalue his or her home are numerous, but I just wanted to touch on a few. The main, and probably most obvious reason for a high valuation of […]
Normandy Park Seattle Sports Weekend Guide 5/29 Looks to be a good sports weekend in Seattle upcoming. Whether you are a soccer or baseball fan the city has you covered. The ‪#‎FACup‬ final is happening this weekend between Arsenal and Aston Villa FC – Official. If you are looking for a good way to to get Saturday started and catch a glimpse of some top quality soccer […]
Normandy Park Normandy Park Real Estate Market Continues to be Hot! Real Estate agents can’t put enough homes on the market in Normandy Park quick enough. April 2015 was 4th consecutive month in a row that Normandy Park was able to drop the average number of days (ACDOM) that homes were on the market before they sold. January was the first month that the ACDOM dropped, […]