Seattle

Jun 07

No escape for priced-out Seattleites…

Home prices set record for an hour’s drive in every direction If you’re searching for a piece of somewhat good news for home seekers, the Eastside’s median price fell $5,000 from last month’s record, and now sits at $875,000. That’s still up 15.1% from a year ago. For the first time since before the recession, …

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Nov 03

20 Best Places People Are Moving to in the U.S… uh, Seattle?

Wondering why the increase in traffic? Seem like there’s more people here? Well, it’s not your imagination. Seattle ranks high in several national polls of ‘Best Places:’ US News and World Report of the 20 Best Places People Are Moving to in the U.S. :  #19 Best places to live in 2016:  #7 Most desirable …

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Jan 09

December King County home prices surpass July 2007 peak

The median price of single-family homes sold in King County in December jumped 15% over the year to a new record of $508,000. King County’s housing market hit two milestones in December: The median single-family home price set a new high, $508,000, topping the $481,000 peak reached in July 2007 before prices began their long …

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Jan 04

King County home prices climb with the worst shortage of inventory in a decade

The continuing shortage of homes for sale helped send prices on homes sold last month through the roof: King County’s median price for single-family homes sold was $499,950, a 13.6 percent increase over a year ago. King County is experiencing the worst shortage of homes for sale in more than a decade, driving prices higher …

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Dec 16

How long does it take to save a down payment for your new home?

​​ ​​ How Long Does It Take To Save A Down Payment? ​  In a recent study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on their dream home. By determining the percentage a renter spends on housing in each state and the amount …

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Nov 06

Economic opportunity lands Seattle at #10 best city to own a home

Seattle at No. 10 best city to own a home Seattle’s booming economy isn’t just good for employment and companies that do business here. It’s also part of what landed Seattle at No.10 on list of the best places to own a home, compiled by Seattle-based companies Porch.com and Redfin. The list is based on a …

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Jul 23

Half of Seattle homes sell in 9 days or less

June was a busy month for home buyers in Seattle. More than half of all the homes that hit the market in Seattle last month were sold within nine days, according to data from Redfin. Denver was the only city that had homes sell faster in June. Seattle has the third largest year-over-year inventory decline in the country, …

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Jul 09

Seattle’s Luxury Homes Get a Tech Boom Boost

The technology boom is pushing its way north up the Pacific Coast, boosting real-estate prices, sparking neighborhood squabbles and creating new demand for luxury homes asking $1.5 million or more. Real-estate agents say Seattle, the longtime home of software giant Microsoft and online-retailing behemoth Amazon, is attracting more technology firms because it offers a combination …

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Apr 30

Home prices inch up, but few signs of bubble trouble

The Seattle area posted the nation’s third-highest monthly home-price rise in a housing report released Tuesday, but the gain was slight and signs of a housing bubble are few. Of the 20 metro areas tracked by the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, Seattle was one of only six areas to see home prices rise from January to …

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Apr 04

Puget Sound March home sales

While the median price of single-family homes in King County rose 6% in March, ‘For Sale’ signs continue to remain scarce with the situation not expected to improve anytime soon according to today’s Seattle Times.   The annual rate of price growth has been slowing: In January the median price in King County was 17% higher over the previous 12 …

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