Seattle real estate

Eastside Real Estate Condos After a big jump in condo inventory back in May on Seattle's Eastside, the number of condos for sales continues to slowly creep up.  Pending condo sales were up slightly each of the past few months, but seemed to have peaked back in the spring.  Still, over 50% of the condos sold last month. The […]
Eastside Real Estate Seattle’s Eastside Rained Real Estate in February It's unusual that both January and February of 2013 and 2014 started out with a similar supply of homes for sale. Both years began with a very short supply.  The lack of inventory experienced in 2013 continued into 2014. Even though the supply of homes for sale was the similar,  the number of sales were […]
Eastside Real Estate Condos are Selling Well During the Holiday Season on Seattle’s Eastside Looking back at November Seattle Eastside Condo real estate, we continued to see a seller's market.  Inventory declined as the number of condos for sale dropped almost 20% from October.  But sales were still strong, as 60% of the available condos sold.  Not everyone just ate turkey in November! I'm expecting to see similar results […]
Eastside Real Estate Cooler Weather Brings a Cooler Real Estate Market on Seattle’s Eastside   Along with the cooler fall weather on Seattle's Eastside, the real estate market has cooled a bit.  The hot market of early this year began to cool off in July and continued into September.   Does this mean we are in a bad real estate market?  Each time the market changes, people read more into […]
Eastside Real Estate Was The Seattle-Eastside Condo Market Still Strong in August?   Sixty percent of the available condos on Seattle's Eastside sold in August.   It's terrific to think that 2/3 of the August inventory sold.  The number of sales was none too shabby, but the market has slowed.  Earlier this year, 8 out of 10 condos sold in a given month.  But selling 6 out of […]
Eastside Real Estate How Can You Make More Money Selling Your Seattle Eastside Home? It's simple.  Price your home right and it will sell quickly and for full price.  Overprice your home, it will take longer to sell and it'll sell for less than full price.  In today's hot real estate market, buyers know a good home when they see it because they run out to see everything as […]
Bellevue Real Estate Seattle Eastside March Real Estate Marched On!   Finally, there were a few more homes for sale on Seattle's eastside in March, the first month since August of last year! Did this increase in inventory dampen the number of sales?  So far, nothing has slowed down the rate of sales.  In fact, the rate of home sales in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and […]
Eastside Real Estate Are Distressed Sales a Big Part of the Real Estate Market on Seattle’s Eastside? 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 […]
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Bellevue, WA April Showers Brought Lots of Real Estate Sales to Seattle’s Eastside   The Seattle eastside real estate market is still hot! Real estate sales’ numbers on Seattle’s Eastside are terrific.  April sales numbers were similar to March when 46% of the available homes sold.  In April, because there were about 100 more homes for sale, the odds of selling dropped slightly to 42% sold.  Home sellers […]
Eastside Real Estate How Was The Seattle Eastside Condo Market in December 2011? Seattle Eastside condo inventory dipped to 2011’s lowest point in December, 2011.   The year began and ended with under 1000 condos for sale.   The number of available eastside condos peaked in June with well over 1100 condos for sale.    The peak was never really much of a peak when we look at […]
Bellevue, WA How Was The Real Estate Market In Your Seattle-Eastside City in December 2011? The December Real Estate Map Showing a Balanced Market Between Buyers and Sellers   The cities below are grouped together to follow our MLS areas (multiple listing service).  This is how our statistics are reported. How was real estate market in your Seattle-Eastside city in December, 2011? 1. Redmond/East Bellevue The odds of selling a […]
Eastside Real Estate How Was The Seattle-Eastside Condo Market in November, 2011?     There were more condo sales on the eastside with 156 sales over last year’s 125!  There also were 21% fewer condos on the market than in 2010.  More sales and fewer condos for sale is a good thing!   There were 867 condos for sale in November, with 156 of them receiving offers.  […]
Bellevue, WA How Was The Real Estate Market in your Seattle-Eastside City in November 2011?   If you lived in Kirkland and had your home for sale last month, the odds of it selling in November were 31%, the strongest absorption rate to be found on the eastside.*  The homes in East Bellevue and Redmond areas around Microsoft had a 29% chance of selling.  Chances of selling ranged from 11-22.5% […]
Bellevue, WA Which Eastside City had the Fastest Selling Homes In October, 2011?   Homes in East Bellevue and Redmond near Microsoft sold the fastest on Seattle’s eastside in October. Homes sold in under 2 months, at 59 days. Market time for the other eastside cities, ranged from 99-117 days or just shy of 4 months.  This is a reasonable market time as it shows a more of a balanced […]
Eastside Real Estate Was There Really a Decline In Seattle Eastside Real Estate Pricing in October, 2011?   Yes, Virginia, there was a decline in median pricing on Seattle’s eastside in October. The Seattle media got everyone a little nervous about real estate when it stated there had been a 15% y-o-y price drop in King County real estate prices from October of 2010 to 2011.  I talked with several clients who […]
Eastside Real Estate Is Now a Good time to Sell Your Seattle Eastside Home? Is this a good time to sell your Seattle eastside home?  If you’re a seller on Seattle’s eastside, the numbers are on your side.  This is the second week in a row with less than 10,000 homes on the market in King County, a first for this year!  The competition has pulled up the “for […]
Bellevue, WA Which Seattle Eastside City had the Fastest Real Estate Sales in September 2011? Aubrey Cohen wrote an article about the fastest selling neighborhoods in Seattle, which prompted me to write this  post about the fastest selling neighborhoods on Seattle’s eastside.  What happens in Seattle, doesn’t just stay in Seattle, it also happens here on the Eastside! Homes in East Bellevue and Redmond near Microsoft sold the fastest on […]
Eastside Real Estate The Seattle-Eastside Real Estate Market Feels Good! Seattle’s eastside real estate market was very steady in September, 2011.   It’s not dramatic with the highs and lows of the recent past, which is refreshing, plus eastside real estate sales are moving and moving well.  It looks as if the peak of real estate sales for the year was back in May, when 24% […]
Bellevue Real Estate August Condo Sales on Seattle's Eastside Blew Past Last Year's Sales Seattle-eastside condo sales The number of condos to receive offers on Seattle’s eastside skyrocketed by 62% over last August.  This good news was coupled with 31% fewer condos on the market.   In August, there were 1032 condos for sale.  Two hundred thirteen received offers and sold, representing an absorption rate of 21%. Even though the […]
For Buyers There's a Good Real Estate Market in Seattle and on the Eastside The real estate market in Seattle and on the eastside is doing well. The Seattle Times just published a great article about something all of us Realtors working in the trenches already know.  It’s been good this year and has only gotten better as the year progressed.   The article in The Times compares this year […]