Whiskey or Wine!

    I’ve secured two amazing experiences for the wine and whiskey lovers in my life. In late September, 20 of us will enjoy a wine class at Total Wine and More. Then, in late October, 10 more of us will enjoy a tour and tasting at Westland Distillery. So which are you? Wine or […]

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 […]

Seattle Digs YOU!

To my current clients & former clients, friends, family and colleagues, I hope you dig me too. This is my love letter to you and to the Seattle real estate market. It’s back baby! So, is it good time to buy? Sell? Simply peek around? Of course! Please read on. 2012: Armageddon Outta Here! The […]

Real estate is local

Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics to provide this analysis and commentary on the Western Washington real estate market. This report is designed to support Windermere owners and brokers as they educate buyers and sellers about the realities of the housing market. I have the benefit of Annual (at minimum) live […]

Stability in Seattle?

If homebuilders may be considered a leading indicator of market direction, up or down, then consider the following good news from John Burns, a real estate industry consultant in the Northwest. Seattle is starting to show some signs of recovery at least among new construction and planned community home sites. Visiting nearly 50 residential projects, […]

Seattle is a good place to build a “nest egg”

One result of the last few years for most of us is a change in our perspective about spending, and saving, habits.  Personal savings rates have increased significantly in the US compared to 5 years ago, from -0.5% in 2005 to 5% in September of 2010.  That’s a start.  The idea of saving for the […]

5 Stats You Won’t Hear On The News…

We know that many of our clients are still concerned about whether buying or selling in this market is a good idea. As always, there are individual factors that affect each person’s situation, and making a move is a big decision in any market. This being said, it’s important to keep the housing market in […]

By The Numbers

This has been an interesting year in Seattle Real Estate.  And it’s sure to continue in the year to come.  As we approach the end of the 2nd Quarter of 2009 we can get perspective on how the year is shaping up. The charts below are a good visual representation of activity in the Seattle […]