Not only is the Seattle Eastside Real Estate market on a roll, the number of distressed sales (bank owned and short sales) has declined dramatically. In the 3rd quarter, only 18% of the homes sold on the eastside were distressed sales. Seattle and the rest of King County also had numbers that were on the lower side when compared to previous quarters.
Actually, it would be great if more distressed homes came on the market. We need more homes to sell. King County and, subsequently, the eastside are at a record low number of homes for sale. Because of this lack of inventory, distressed sales are needed on the market and, unlike previous years, would not have a detrimental affect on home prices. At this point, it would be a good thing for the market by offering buyers more choices.
So bring those homes for sale on the market. Bring them on!