Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise

One of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is now forecasting that more homes will sell this year than last year. He’s also predicting home sales to increase by 8-12% next year. There’s strong evidence that he will be right. ShowingTime, a leading showing […]

Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean

There has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be longing for the open spaces that suburban and rural areas provide. In a recent Realtor Magazine article, they discussed the issue and addressed comments made by Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National […]

Top Skills to Develop During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In these truly unprecedented times, it is easy to lose focus with your business. One of the best ways to combat this is by learning new skills and expanding the products you currently offer your clients. Whether it be virtual home tours or learning how to utilize your Instagram account more effectively, there are numerous […]

Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not in one already. What does that mean to the residential real estate market? What is a recession? According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant […]

These Days We’re All Staying In – But We Can Still Show Up

By April Critchfield I interact with a lot of real estate teams and their coaches on a daily basis. I see what they’re doing to stand out in their respective markets, and I see how they are always coming up with new and exciting ways to implement the working basics of real estate into their businesses. […]

How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

According to programs from the Federal Housing Authority, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae, many first-time buyers can purchase a home with as little as 3% down. Truth be told, a 20% down payment is not always required to buy a home, even though that’s a common misconception about homebuying. Veterans Affairs Loans allow many veterans […]

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Metropolist Magazine Volume 1 | Issue 1

Get Your Guide to the Hottest Real Estate Market in the Nation Seattle’s real estate market, both residential and commercial, has been cooking for a few years, making it tough for people who want to enter the market, or even move within it. That’s where the 1st-ever Metropolist Magazine jumps in to inform. Our 1st magazine is […]

Is Seattle Becoming the New San Francisco?

The number of homes worth at least $1 million has tripled in the last four years across the Seattle metro area. In fact the median price for a single-family home sold in Seattle last month reached $637,250, which is up from $425,000 four years prior, according to the Northwest […]

The Seattle Rental Market Blues

Is renting your current digs giving you the renter’s blues? As a past or present Seattle renter, you’ve probably thought to yourself, at one point or another, “What a waste it is to throw my money into something I don’t own.” Whether it be updates, decor for a small space or even just the rent […]