Dec 05

How to Save Mortgage Interest $$$

If you want to pay off your mortgage early, here are 4 ways to do it     If you can afford it, it might be simple to pay off your mortgage earlier. But should you? That’s a complicated question. Homeowners with low mortgage rates may be better off putting extra money in a Roth IRA or …

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Dec 02

The Real Reason Why Home Prices Are Rising

There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak …

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Dec 01

Affording a home… not really so bad

2 Charts Show the Truth about Home Affordability There is a lot of discussion about the current state of housing affordability for both first-time and move-up buyers, and much of the narrative is tarnished with a negative slant. However, the truth is that housing affordability is better today than at almost any time in our …

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Nov 16

Seattle Homeowners Waiting Longer to Sell

Homeowners in the Seattle area wait longer to sell than in all but four other metro area across the country, even though the average home-selling profit here is the third-highest in the nation      ​ There are lots of reasons why home prices keep surging higher and higher around the Puget Sound region. But …

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Nov 10

October 2017 King County Washington Market Update

Here are the listings and closed sales statistics for King County Washington during October, 2017.  These PDFs show figures for residential as well as condominium sales.

Nov 07

SEATTLE: Top Rated 18-hour City

RE: Markets to watch in 2018 This year’s  Emerging Trends in Real Estate* survey respondents have selected Seattle as the top-ranked market, up from being ranked number four last year. Many know Seattle as being home to tech giants or for having a well-educated labor force. However, our survey respondents identified Seattle as being strong across …

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Oct 10

Market Update September 2017 – Bellevue and Redmond

See new listings, pending sales, closed sales and more for September, 2017.  These reports detail activity in the 98006, 98007 and 98008 zip codes in Bellevue and Redmond, Washington.

Oct 10

September King County Market Update

Here are the listings and closed sales statistics for King County for September of 2017.  These PDFs show figures for residential as well as condominium sales.

Oct 02

Buy or Rent? (Video)

Buying not for everyone!    *    Which month is the best to list your home for sale?

Sep 27

Price per Square Foot – 2014 through 2017 – Bellevue and Redmond

Median Price per Square Foot – for zip codes 98006 98007 98008 – Median Price per Square Foot for the three zip codes for the 2014 through 2017 time frame.  Note that the graph also shows King County, Washington data.

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