Local Community SEATTLE’S MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME TOPS $93K The median income in Seattle reached more than $93,000 in 2018, jumping by close to $7,000 from the previous year, according to data released this week. The data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed the median household income in Seattle was $93,481. Still, thousands of individuals in Seattle were making far less — with many […]
Buying a Home Western Washington Real Estate Market Update – Q3 2019 The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact me! ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Washington State employment […]
Buying a Home 5 Deal Breakers That Can Blindside Home Buyers   Purchasing a home can be a complex endeavor for even the most well-prepared home buyer.  You’ve diligently saved for your down payment, followed the market, researched agents and now you are ready to make an offer on your dream home.  Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your new home.   […]
Selling your Home The Impact of Staging Your Home For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 88 percent of home buyers start their search online, forming impressions within three seconds of viewing a listing. When a […]
Local Community Keeping Families Warm from Head to Toe   Windermere is in its fourth season of helping #TackleHomelessness with the Seattle Seahawks! Each year, as part of that campaign, Windermere hosts a “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive for a local non-profit. This year, we are collecting warm winter gear for our new non-profit partner, Mary’s Place, an organization that provides safe, inclusive shelter and services to women, […]
Selling your Home 10 Tips to Minimize Stress When Selling Your Home This post is by guest author Patrick Bailey of Mountain Springs Recovery: When I was growing up, my family must have moved a dozen times. After the first few moves, we had it down to a science: timed out, scheduled, down to the last box. Despite our best efforts, plans would change, move-out and move-in days […]
Housing Market Local Market Update – October 2019 While fall usually brings a decrease in sales activity, the opposite was true in September. The number of listings on the market dropped by double digits and home sales rose. It is still a seller’s market, however prices have stabilized. With interest rates near historic lows and employment levels at historic highs, the housing market […]
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