If selling is in your future I sincerely hope you have a professional broker on your side who will advise you on the best course of action to help you obtain the strongest offers from qualified buyers. Selling is a process which requires planning and teamwork from everyone involved.
Everyone thinks buying and selling in the summer is the ideal move and it makes sense on many levels. School is out, weather cooperates, people are feeling happy, and relocation is in full swing. But, when I stop and analyze what continuously happens at this time of year another story unfolds.
As many of us soak up the sun and enjoy the amazing community events, vacations, splash pads, and pools there is a concern that knows no season or community.
My latest market stats for June tell a bit of a story. Keep reading for my big three insights as we end the six month mark of 2018!
As many local homeowners hang tight in their current abode as an avoidance tactic for entering our crazy market I field more and more questions from past clients, friends, and family regarding home updates.
My advice is always to love the space you’re in. Sometimes a local move just isn’t in the cards so creating a home you truly enjoy becomes the focus.
There are some obvious and not so obvious reasons why certain parts of the greater Puget Sound region are growing the way they are.
New construction, schools, affordability, jobs, commutes, and so forth can and will impact which neighborhoods are growing faster than others.
In our robust housing market it’s easy to believe that renting is the only option. Especially if you are young and in a high cost of living area such as greater Seattle.
Sure, there are numerous factors that go into taking the plunge as a homeowner. Is your credit strong? Do you have enough for a minimum 3.5% down payment on an FHA loan? How about closing costs? What other debts do you have such as student loans, credit cards, or a car payment?
How often have you thought deeply about styles of homes and how they make you feel, what it would be like to live there, or quite frankly how much you despise them?
According to data from Realtor.com secondary U. S. cities are seeing a substantial increase in the number of luxury home sales. Seattle in particular is not only seeing an increase, but also boasts the fastest time on market of about 50 days compared to 139 days nationally. Seattle is followed by Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Greater Los Angeles, and San Diego in time on market for a luxury home.
Welcome to the first edition of my monthly market breakdown for King and Snohomish Counties. Each month I recap specific data on aspects such as median sales price, price per square foot, and number of new listings for the previous month.