Category: Real Estate News

Windermere vs. Redfin Agents

Spotted this interested comparison in our Twitter feed the other day and thought it was worth a share. If you are considering using a Redfin agent to buy a home in metro-Seattle, you may end up paying too much. Get in touch with our team if you’re interested in learning how our unique approach to real estate can save you time and money. ...

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Real Estate Update: Seattle – July 2014

Arboretum: The average sales price of single family homes in Arboretum in July was $735,000, down slightly from what the neighborhood saw in June. However there are currently ZERO listings in Arboretum for sale which means if you are interested in selling, now may be the time to do it! Broadmoor: In July the average price per square footage of ...

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Market Update: Capitol Hill – July 2014

The average price per square foot of July home sales in Capitol Hill was at its highest dollar amount in well over 2 years at $400. This is a whopping 15.7% increase over sales in June and up a total of 26.8% over the previous year. The ratio of sales price to sellers’ asking price was up as well, with sellers receiving, on average offers at ...

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Love Grey? Live at Escala

If you were excited about the release of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer last month, perhaps owning one of the units at the now-famed Escala tower is right up your alley. According to this article on International Business Times, condo sales in the building have soared by more than 75 percent over the past 4 years. However, with a ...

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Buying a home? When to talk to a lender.

If you are thinking about buying a home, it is absolutely critical, especially in our highly competitive Seattle market, to get pre-approved for a loan before making that first offer. When you find yourself in a multiple offer situation as so many buyers these days do, you want to make sure that you are positioning yourself as the strongest ...

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Market Update: Ballard – June 2014

Just like Capitol Hill and surrounding neighborhoods like Eastlake, Ballard is seeing similar trends in real estate activity and proving to be a seller’s market. In June, the number of homes listed for sale was up 18.2% compared to May, while homes placed under contract was up 13.2%. The average sales price was $570,000 while the total ...

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Market Update: Capitol Hill – June 2014

And the trend continues! Once again, Capitol Hill proved to be a seller’s market in June, with the number of homes placed under contract up 10.5% compared to May and up 23.5% compared to the same period last year. Here are some other relevant facts: >>The number of homes listed for sale dropped 3.8% compared to last month, giving ...

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5 Questions About Title Insurance

If you are purchasing a property, you have specific plans for that investment – such as living in the house, developing the lot or even re-selling the property as some point down the road. Here’s a quick look at how title insurance helps ensure that your plans are protected: What is title insurance? Title insurance is a contract that ...

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Market Update: Eastlake – May 2014

No surprise here, as with all Seattle neighborhoods right now, Eastlake was a seller’s market in May. Inventory of single family homes in May was down 44.4% compared to April making it a very competitive environment for buyers. Overall though, inventory is up 25% compared to 2013 and the number of homes placed under contract was up a ...

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Weekend Review: Open Houses June 7 & 8

This weekend is going to be busy when it comes to open houses! There are well over 20 homes scheduled to be open at some point over the weekend in area 390 alone (Capitol Hill, Madison Park, Broadmoor, etc) and Seattle’s forecast is calling for mid 70’s and sunny…couldn’t ask for a better weekend to tour property! If ...

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