Real Estate Local Market Update – September 2021 Price appear to be cooling, according to Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. In King County, the median list price was lower in August than in July, and the median sales price also dipped slightly from the prior month. “I believe this is because we are hitting a price ceiling and that the rabid pace of […]
Real Estate What is my home worth? Of all the questions that arise during the selling process, “What’s my home worth?” is the first for most sellers. By using home valuation tools and understanding local market conditions, sellers can educate themselves on how much their home could potentially fetch on the market, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Best Ways to Determine […]
Uncategorized The Gardner Report Q2 2021 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 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW […]
Real Estate Things to avoid after pre-approval Getting pre-approved is a great first step for buyers, but there can be a number of hurdles in the process. Here are a few cautionary steps that can be taken to make the experience as smooth and worry-free as possible.   Pre-Approval Getting pre-approved has many benefits for buyers: it strengthens their buying power, assists in identifying […]
Real Estate Buyer’s Real Estate Agent What is a Buyer’s Agent?   A typical real estate transaction involves a buyer’s agent representing the buyer and a listing agent representing the seller. A buyer’s agent helps the buyer identify potential homes to pursue, advises them on negotiations, and helps navigate any hurdles during the buying process. Once they are under contract, the […]
Real Estate Vacation Home For some homeowners, purchasing a second home – or a vacation property – provides a place where they can have a change of scenery and an escape from day-to-day living. Since the start of the pandemic, a number of homeowners have chosen to move into their vacation homes to do exactly that on a longer-term […]
Uncategorized New Stats for Real Estate in Western WA 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 Real Estate agent.   […]
Real Estate How to price your house It’s natural for sellers to want to get every step of the selling process right, but a successful home sale depends on an accurate listing price. Your real estate agent will work closely with you to set the price, but in the meantime, you can use  the following information to better understand what goes into […]
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Stats New Stats for Real Estate Please enjoy the latest real estate stats for Magnolia, Seattle. This page updates automatically so you always have the latest stats available to you. For more information of the Magnolia neighborhood, please visit my Magnolia Page or call me anytime.
Living Relocating for Remote Work As the ubiquity of working from home continues, many homeowners are making the decision to move. Whether the motivation for relocating is to lower the cost of living, to be closer to family, or simply a fresh start, there are various factors to keep in mind when relocating for remote work. Before You Relocate Before you […]
Décor Simple Bathroom Upgrades The thought of upgrading a bathroom often brings to mind large-scale renovations, demolition, and hefty price tags. Even projects like replacing a backsplash or repairing tile can be more involved than you might think. However, it’s possible to give your bathroom a makeover without breaking the bank (or your back). Whether you’re looking to just […]
Real Estate Why Stage a house when you are selling. In order to sell your home, it must be successfully marketed to potential home buyers. Developing a winning strategy to attract as many buyers as possible to your home is something your real estate agent will work on, and part of that process may include staging. Staging doesn’t just involve decorating your home; it’s using […]
Living Buying a House with Remodeling in Mind Everyone has their own definition of a dream home. For some, they know right when they see a home that it’s perfect as is. For others, it takes remodeling to achieve their vision. Whether you’re looking for something in need of a few upgrades or a total fixer-upper, buying with the intention of remodeling comes […]
Real Estate Western Washington Real Estate Market Update Q4, 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 me.   REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW After […]
Stats Real Estate Stats LOCAL MARKET UPDATE – JANUARY 2021 The end of 2020 marked a most unusual year, and the real estate market was no exception. While homes sales usually take a holiday during December, this year saw the continuation of an exceptionally strong and competitive market. New listings, closed sales and home prices all went up. With […]
Living How to Archive Low-to-Zero Waste Image Source: Shutterstock Making the switch to a more sustainable household won’t happen overnight, but there are simple steps you can take to cut down on your home’s waste. Start your waste-reducing process by getting to know your local disposal guidelines. What you can recycle varies at both the state and city level. Check your local […]
Stats Real Estate Stats for Q3 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 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW […]
Real Estate Wire Fraud and how to avoid it. A fast-growing form of cybercrime, wire fraud has led to major losses for homebuyers in recent years. Get to know what it is and what steps you can take to avoid it. What is wire fraud? Real estate wire fraud is a scam that targets buyers while making payments during the home buying process. Attackers […]
Décor Modern Trends Modern design can tie your home together while making a statement. Getting to know the modern farmhouse, mid-century modern, and industrial design trends will help to determine which is best for your home. Modern Farmhouse Bringing country living to wherever you call home, modern farmhouse is a style marked by sleek lines, vintage touches, and […]