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Bellevue, WA A Fabulous Start to 2014 Real Estate on Seattle’s Eastside Ironically this January started out just like last January, when there were not enough homes for sale to meet the demand from buyers.  Last year appreciation soared into the double digits for the first time in years because of this lack of inventory.. The difference between last year and this year?  Because of the lack […]
Bellevue, WA Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Seattle Eastside Real Estate 2009-2013 Looking for a terrific picture of the state of real estate on Seattle's Eastside?  Here it is!  Since we're at the beginning of a new year, it's good to see where we've been over the last 5 years.  It gives a good indication of where we're headed for 2014. The above chart highlights the most […]
Eastside Real Estate Is Pricing Your Home Correctly Even More Critical?   The third quarter real estate sales results for the Seattle Eastside are in and there is a very clear story here.  Pricing is the key to a successful sale and these numbers prove this to be true.  If a home was priced right, it sold, on average, within 7 days for full price.  If […]
For Buyers Top Ten Things to do to Winterize A Seattle Eastside Home Even though we rarely get snow on Seattle's eastside, it can get pretty cold and wet here.  When the temperature is 48 degrees and it's damp outside, it always feels so much colder.    It's important to prepare for the cooler, wetter temperatures and the increased rain that happens in Seattle's winter.  Wintertime will pass […]
Eastside Real Estate Seattle Eastside Condo Sales Are Still Going Strong   More condos sold in October than in September on Seattle's Eastside.  In fact, October was one of the best months for condo real estate this year.  There were 257 condo sales, 11 sales less than the top month of sales in August.  Turn over has been excellent as the number of new properties for […]
Eastside Real Estate Were October Seattle Eastside Real Estate Sales Still Strong?   Real estate sales were still strong in October on Seattle's Eastside.  Fewer homes were for sale than in September, but sales increased (the red line shows the pending sales for each month)  October was far from the slowest month for sales.  There were fewer sales in five other months this year.  As you can […]
For Buyers King County Assessor Lloyd Hara to host Town Hall Meeting in Kirkland, Washington Are you questioning why your property taxes may have gone up?  Many people do.  Every year I get phone calls from neighbors and clients asking me why their taxes have increased.  Most people hope to contest King County's tax assessment if they think the property tax increase is unfair.  Before you decide to contest your […]
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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 Has The Seattle Eastside Real Estate Market Changed?   The Seattle Eastside real estate market is beginning to level off.  For the first time in months, only about half the homes for sale sold.  This is more typical of a balanced market between buyers and sellers, not the hot sellers' market we've seen over the last few months.  The number of homes for […]
For Homeowners Free Eastside Recycling Event This Weekend at Windermere Real Estate
For Homeowners Free Shredding Event at Windermere/Yarrow Bay in Kirkland on Sunday, May 5th
Eastside Real Estate The Seattle-Eastside Condo Market is Back! The condo market has come roaring back!  Seattle-Eastside Condo sales are skyocketing!  About 89% of the condos for sale in March sold!   Harder hit than single family resales, it's fabulous news for those condo home owners who were so battered by the real estate downturn.  Prices are still not at the peak prices of 2007, […]
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 […]
For Buyers Top Ten Ways to Turn a Buyer Off To Your Home   You've decided to sell your home.  Now buyers will be coming by to see your home. These buyers will decide if your house can be their home. It feels strange to have people walking through your home.  It also feels strange to have photos of your home online for all the world to see.  […]
Bellevue Real Estate August Real Estate Keeps Moving on Seattle’s Eastside How was the real estate market on Seattle's eastside in August? The market has been" steady as she goes!"  This is a very good thing.  We are experiencing a great real estate market that has followed a trend over the last few months and is far better than last year at this time.   The number […]
For Homeowners It’s A Great Time in Seattle To Get Your Camera and Take Photos of Your Yard I love this time of year in Seattle. I was out taking pictures of my yard the other day.  Even if it's gray outside, which it often is, the flowers, the plantings and all the trees look just gorgeous.  My yard is starting to look its best.  Your yard is probably looking great, too.  The […]
Bellevue, WA How Safe Is Your Neighborhood? Crime Mapping Has Come to Bellevue and Kirkland A public website where you can find out what types of crimes are happening in a neighborhood?  You can now find this online in Bellevue and Kirkland and some other Washington cities.  The City of Kirkland used a grant from Washington State to buy a crime mapping program that is available to anyone with a […]
For Homeowners Free Shredding Event This Saturday In Kirkland Got piles of important documents you no longer need to keep?  Have you been meaning to dispose of these documents, but haven’t had a chance to do so? This weekend at my Windermere Real Estate office in Kirkland, you’ll have the opportunity to dispose of all your outdated documents responsibly and safely. I’m heading off […]
Bellevue, WA Animals in King County Need Your Help! Calling all pet owners and animal lovers in King County. Pets in King County need your help. Several eastside cities, Bellevue, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond, and Mercer Island, are thinking of canceling the contract with King County for animal control services . Each of the above cities would be responsible for animal control issues within its […]