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NWMLS July 2013 Report – Home Sales & Prices Rising

By on August 9, 2013 in Market Update with 0 Comments

Rising interest rates, rising prices and rising consumer confidence are creating a “positive cyclone of home sales activity,” according to members of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. A robust job market around the Greater Seattle area is also spurring sales. Member-brokers reported 9,565 pending sales during July for an increase of more than 13.6 percent…

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NWMLS June 2013 Report – Market Remains Competitive

By on July 24, 2013 in Market Update with 0 Comments

Current market conditions  ̶  including rising mortgage rates, tight inventory and declining unemployment  ̶  are driving even more buyers into what is already an “extremely competitive housing market,” reported OB Jacobi, a member of the board of directors for Northwest Multiple Listing Service. New figures from the MLS show pending sales during June jumped 10.6…

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Feature Listing: 2-bedroom Capitol Hill Condo

By on July 3, 2013 in Homes for Sale with 0 Comments
Feature Listing:  2-bedroom Capitol Hill Condo

This property is no longer available for sale The Vertigo: 705 E Republican St, Seattle, WA Take advantage of the best of urban living in this tranquil two-bedroom NW corner condo accentuated by large windows offering a bright and airy open living space and a modern kitchen for the home chef. This well appointed home…

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May 2013 Market Report – NWMLS

By on June 19, 2013 in Market Update with 0 Comments

Well-priced homes continue to draw multiple offers and sell at a brisk pace around Western Washington as buyers react to increases in interest rates and asking prices. Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported double-digit gains in several key indicators it tracks for the 21 counties in its service area. Compared to a year ago, the number…

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Northwest 2012 Real Estate Market Review

By on January 31, 2013 in Market Update with 0 Comments

Northwest MLS brokers report nearly $20 billion in sales for 2012 outgaining prior year by $3.2 billion Kirkland, WA, January 17, 2013 – Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service tallied 64,624 closed sales of single family homes and condominiums during 2012, improving on 2011’s volume by 8,332 transaction for a gain of nearly 15 percent. Last…

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December 2012 Market Report – NWMLS

By on January 16, 2013 in Market Update with 0 Comments

Northwest MLS Tallies Busy December as First-time Buyers, Investors Return KIRKLAND, Wash. (January 7, 2013) – Home buyers around western Washington made offers on 5,314 residences during December, outnumbering the 3,857 owners who listed their homes for sale. The imbalance helped push up prices and further thin already depleted inventory. While the expected seasonal slowdown…

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National Open House Event – April 28 & 29, 2012

By on April 26, 2012 in Buying Your Home, Homes for Sale with 0 Comments
National Open House Event – April 28 & 29, 2012

The annual National Open House Event is coming up this weekend on Saturday April 28th and Sunday 29th. The Washington REALTORS association anticipates several hundred properties will be open to the public. So far, are over 650 properties in King County are participating, including more than 200 in Seattle. That number will rise as we…

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Tips for Buying in a Home in a Seller’s Market

By on April 21, 2012 in Buying Your Home with 0 Comments
Tips for Buying in a Home in a Seller’s Market

If you’re been looking to purchase a home in the Seattle region, it almost seems as though the market changed overnight. Ever since the housing market crashed several years ago, buyers had been keenly aware that Seattle represented a strong buyer’s market. However, since the start of the year the market has shifted. Seattle is…

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March 2012 Seattle Housing Market Update

By on April 20, 2012 in Market Update with 0 Comments

In March, the Seattle housing market may have turned the corner, even if only for one month as the median Seattle home sales price inched up 0.56% to $359,500 over last March. The single family dwelling median sales price fared better than condos increasing 3.12% to $397,000 while condos lagged behind falling 11.75% to $236,500,…

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Carbon Monoxide Alarms Required for Sellers

By on April 19, 2012 in Selling Your Home with 0 Comments
Carbon Monoxide Alarms Required for Sellers

Recently a new law went into effect in Washington state requiring all residential homes for sale to have carbon monoxide alarms installed.  The new law (RCW 19.27.530) took effect on April 1, 2012 and is applicable to single family homes, condominiums, townhomes and manufactured/mobile homes. The building code requires that carbon monoxide alarms be installed…

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