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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 […]
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 […]
Bellevue, WA Will There Be Any Condos to Buy on Seattle’s Eastside in 2013? Will there be any condos available to buy on Seattle's eastside in 2013?  If we look at the chart, it sure looks like the number of available condos could disappear!   Right now, if no more condos were to come on the market, it would take less than 2 months to sell those currently available.    We […]
Bellevue, WA Many Homes on Seattle’s Eastside Are Selling For Over Full Price! In the third quarter of 2012, almost 30% of the homes that sold in the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish, Woodinville, Issaquah sold for over full price!  The demand by buyers for homes and the lack of inventory is creating this huge uptick in competition for a home. When more buyers are competing for […]
Bellevue, WA On September 29th, Go to Your Seattle Eastside Supermarket and Donate Food to The Eastside Month of Concern for the Hungry   Please think about shopping and donating to the drive on September 29th all over the eastside at supermarkets in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Woodinville and Sammamish.  The Eastside Month of Concern for the Hungry campaign to fill Seattle-Eastside food bank shelves is happening this weekend.  Many supermarkets all over the eastside will have volunteers […]
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 […]
Bellevue Real Estate Did July’s Real Estate Prices Really Go Up By 7% on Seattle’s Eastside?   The Seattle media had screaming headlines recently about the 7% increase in King County real estate prices this July when compared to last July.  Were the newspaper headlines right? As I've mentioned before, yes and no. What did the media get correct when they said prices had gone up from July, 2011 to 2012? […]
Bellevue, WA Real Estate Sales in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond, Etc Are Hot!   Red is busting out all over the map of Seattle Real Estate Sales!  Red means it’s a sellers market in which homes, on average, are selling in less than 3 months!  The numbers are really strong in all of the eastside cities, but top sales go to the 80% sales rate in Redmond and […]
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Bellevue Real Estate Negative Headlines for Seattle Real Estate?   I thought we were finally past the negative headlines in Seattle real estate, but apparently not. Both The Seattle Times and the PI had articles about the decline in prices. The articles take a look at the latest Case-Shiller Index for January, 2012, which shows closings for December of 2011.  The offers for the […]
Bellevue, WA A Booming Real Estate Market in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond And Other Eastside Cities in February, 2012 The February Real Estate Map shows a strong sellers market. Multiple offers, low supply of homes, a huge percentage of homes selling in a short amount of time, all are happening in the eastside communities of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Woodinville, and Bothell.  This is an exciting trend that we expect will continue as long as […]
Bellevue Real Estate How Was The Real Estate Market In Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Other Eastside Cities At The Start of 2012?   What a difference a month makes!  The January Real Estate Map shows a “Seller’s Advantage” in our market! There’s a lot of  “red” on the above Seattle area real estate map!  There’s more “red” than we’ve seen in years, and I mean years.  What does the “red” mean?  It means it’s a seller’s market. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Built Green and Sustainable Living Cool Green Living and Money Saving Tools at zHome in Issaquah Last weekend my husband and I took an open house tour of zHome, a new green town home community in the Issaquah Highlands.  zHome is the first carbon-neutral and zero energy multi-family complex in the US.   The place was buzzing with activity.  There were about 100 people on various tours.   These are not your typical […]
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 […]
Bellevue, WA How Many Real Estate Sales Were in Your Seattle-Eastside Neighborhood in August, Seattle-eastside real estate sales results were so similar during June, July, and August I could have posted the same report with just a few exceptions each month!  Overall, 23% of the available homes sold in August, the same as June and July! [googlemaps,-122.200679&sspn=0.123598,0.359459&vpsrc=0&g=Bellevue,+WA&ie=UTF8&hq=Eastside+of&hnear=Seattle,+King,+Washington&t=m&ll=47.615847,-122.302272&spn=0.338201,0.11521&output=embed&w=425&h=350] The only significant change happened in West Bellevue and East Bellevue […]
Bellevue Real Estate How Many Homes Sold in Your Seattle-Eastside Neighborhood in July, 2011? [googlemaps,+WA&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.403932,58.271484&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bellevue,+King,+Washington&ll=47.610377,-122.200679&spn=0.310148,0.910492&z=10&output=embed&w=425&h=350] How many homes sold in June, 2011 in your neighborhood? It’s uncanny to see how similar July real estate sales on Seattle’s eastside were to June’s sales results.  On most of the eastside, the numbers varied only slightly from June.  Twenty-three percent of the homes for sale on the eastside sold, with the […]
Bellevue Real Estate How Many Real Estate Sales Were in Your Seattle-Eastside Neighborhood in June, 2011? [googlemaps,+WA&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.403932,58.271484&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bellevue,+King,+Washington&ll=47.610377,-122.200679&spn=0.310148,0.910492&z=10&output=embed&w=425&h=350] How many homes sold in June, 2011 in your neighborhood? June continued to be a strong month for real estate sales on Seattle’ eastside.  In fact, June may have been the strongest month for real estate sales on Seattle’s eastside in four years.  The Puget Sound Business Journal stated more homes sold this […]
Bellevue Real Estate How Strong Were June, 2011 Real Estate Sales on Seattle's Eastside? How strong were June, 2011 real estate sales on Seattle’s Eastside?  This summer’s real estate market is going to stay stronger than what we usually see during a Seattle summer. Traditionally, the highest number of homes for sale during a year comes near the end of July.  With this increased competition, it can make it […]