Eastside Real Estate Is the Seattle Eastside Real Estate Market Healthy in the First Quarter of 2014?   The number of distressed sales, bank owned and short sales, has dropped in half from 2011.  Only 13% of the real estate sales on Seattle's Eastside at the close of 2013 were distressed sales.  More and more homeowners are reaping the benefits of the increase in sales prices and are no longer underwater.  This […]
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 The Real Estate Sales Numbers in Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue Continue to Be Fabulous This tells it like it is in the Seattle area real estate market.  The entire region, with the exception of Vashon Island in yellow, is a sellers market, which is indicated by the color red.  The top sales rate, not the most sales, once again goes to Redmond and East Bellevue near Microsoft.  In March, […]
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 […]
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, WA Multiple Offers for Seattle Eastside Homes in February 2012!   The Seattle-eastside real estate market was hot in February. Buyers were lining up and multiple offers were often the norm.  Multiple offers? Yes, multiple offers.   When I check listings each day, I notice there are many homes that sell within a matter of days. Most days when I check listings, I’ve noticed they’re […]
Bellevue, WA My 2009 Predictions for 2012 Seattle Area Real Estate   Predictions for 2012 Seattle-Eastside Real Estate?   I’d just written a post with predictions for this year’s real estate market, when I happened to come across this post from 2 1/2 years ago with positive predictions about the 2012 Bellevue/Eastside real estate market.  Looking at the reprinted post below, how much looks like it could […]
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Eastside Real Estate Predictions for 2012 Real Estate on the Eastside-Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Etc.   With the start of the new year, we’re seeing a more positive attitude out in the marketplace.  It’s amazing what a new year can bring in attitude and outlook for people.  Many are making choices to move because they want or need to do so.  For some, the price issue is taking a back […]
Just for Fun Playing Tourist in Seattle and on the Eastside on a Beautiful Summer Weekend I played tour guide and tourist in Seattle and on the eastside last weekend.  I had family visiting me who had never been out to the Northwest.  So I donned by tour guide guise and off we went.  It was the perfect time to do this as the weather was just gorgeous and lots of […]
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 […]
For Homeowners Spend a Little Money on your Home to Make More Money When You Sell Your Home If you spend a little money to fix up your home, it will help you make more money when you sell. The little things can help you dress up your home and give you a lot more bang for the buck.   As I’ve mentioned in previous posts,  there are some easy and inexpensive ways to give […]
Bellevue Real Estate How Many Condos Sold on Seattle's Eastside in 2-11? There were less than 1000 condos for sale on the eastside in February! Seattle-eastside condo sales are creeping up and the number of condos for sale is creeping downward.   This is the fewest number of condos for sale since the beginning of 2008! Besides the number of condos for sale being at the low for […]
Bellevue Real Estate How Many Real Estate Sales Were in Your Seattle-Eastside City in February 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 well did homes sell in February, 2011 in your neighborhood? (Click on the cities below to see real estate trends for the past 5 years.  You’ll find the median pricing for each city and whether the number of homes for sale and the number of sales went up or down.  The odds […]
Bellevue Real Estate There Are Some "Hot" Real Estate Markets Around Seattle There are some hot real estate markets in the Seattle area. These “red” hot areas are shown below. The usual suspects of Queen Anne and Capital Hill experienced a hot market in February. The newest suspect, East Bellevue and Redmond near Microsoft, my neck of the Seattle real estate market, was also going strong.    In […]
Bellevue Real Estate How Many Real Estate Sales were on Seattle's Eastside in February 2011? Despite what the media is reporting, February Seattle-eastside real estate sales were the strongest we’ve seen in a very long time. If you look all the way back to December, 2009, there were more real estate sales in February than any other month, except March and April of last year.  More homes sold last March […]
Bellevue Real Estate How Badly is Seattle's Eastside Real Estate Affected by Distressed Sales “Distressed Homes Sales Dragging Prices Down” screamed the print version of The Seattle Times, while the online version shouted  “Median Home Price in King County Drops in February, Dragged Down by Bank Repos. Pretty scary headlines.  Scary headlines certainly attract readers. Distressed home sales, bank repos and short sales, are out there and affecting home […]
Bellevue, WA The Tolls Are Coming! The Tolls Are Coming to Seattle's 520 Bridge The tolls are coming for the 52o bridge from Seattle’s eastside to Seattle starting in March, 2011. Travel across the bridge to Seattle during peak times will set you back $3.50 each way.  The cost is less during other hours of the day.  In fact, if you head across the lake during the middle of […]
Exploring the Eastside Snow In February in Seattle? Here's Where You Can Think Spring Snow in Seattle in February? Sounds impossible but with temperatures predicted to go down into the 20’s later this week, it’s possible.  If you need a cure for the wintertime blues check out Molbak’s in Woodinville.  It’s a springtime frenzy with gorgeous flowering plants. Whites, blues, purples, pinks, and reds. Molbak’s is a feel good […]
Bellevue, WA Recycling News for Seattle's Eastside I’ve been on a major recycling binge these days, so here are some things I did, along with some other tips, that you can do to recycle in the Seattle area. Got Electronics to Recycle? Old Electronics to Recycle (I bet you have a few things at home that look like these!) Saturday, November 13 […]