Category: Seattle

Top Companies to Work for in Washington State

Puget Sound Business Journal has published its list of the top 85 finalists in the search for Washington State’s 2014 Best Workplaces. The list started with 300+ nominees and from there, employees were asked to complete a survey and rate their employer on “employee engagement, management, communication, benefits and more”. ...

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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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Market Update: Days on Market

Single Family Homes on Capitol Hill We are seeing a flurry of activity in Capitol Hill and reported last week that this neighborhood is proving to be a seller’s market (check out the data here in case you missed it). As you can see in the graph below, the average days on market was 31 in April and the average sales price was 98% of ...

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Seattle is Nation’s Fastest Growing City

We came across this article on SeattleTimes.com this morning suggesting that the population in Seattle grew by 2.8% from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013 – helping Seattle “leapfrog” Boston to become the 21st largest city in the country. Pretty impressive! There’s a lot of interesting information in the article, so check it out!

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Market Update: Capitol Hill – April 2014

April 2014 was a seller’s market on Capitol Hill with available inventory down 4.8% compared to March and down 23.1% compared to the previous year. The number of homes closed in April was up 183.3% compared to the previous month suggesting that buyers are eager to move! If you are interested in selling your Capitol Hill home, let us know ...

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“But Zillow Says My Home is Worth [Insert Number Here]”

Taking a look at the accuracy of Zillow’s “Zestimate” If you’ve ever taken a look at the real estate website, Zillow®, you’ve likely seen that they offer up what they call a “Zestimate®” on the current value of a property. And oftentimes during the pricing conversation we have with our sellers we hear “but Zillow estimates ...

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When is the best time of year to sell a home in Seattle?

You’ve probably heard it many times before – “spring is the best time to sell your house” – but that isn’t always the case. If we look at sales data for the entire city of Seattle over the last 3 years, you’ll notice that while the number of homes sold typically peaks in May and June, so does the total number of homes ...

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