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Market Watch Q3 2016 – Downtown Seattle Condominiums

The in-city housing market in our Emerald City has a split personality. Buy or rent, the message is the same – it’s going to cost more and more to live here. This fact is reigniting the debate between renting and

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Market Spotlight: Bellevue, East of I-405

With an estimated 2015 population of 135,000, Bellevue is the fifth most populous city in Washington State. The city was No. 19 on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Millennials in 2015 (Seattle was No. 6). This area of Bellevue

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Six Basic Personal Finances Facts People Constantly Get Wrong

posted by: Maja Butler in Finances

According to a recent article on LifeHacker, it seems that there are a lot of financial “facts” out there that actually aren’t facts at all. No wonder there’s so much confusion regarding personal finance! Below are six facts that people

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State of the Market – RSIR Compares Seattle Region’s Affordability to Other Pacific Rim Cities

Not so Bad — Seattle MSA is Effectively Twice as Affordable Compared to Vancouver, BC It’s a new year, and that means that market pundits will review the year-end statistics. Despite the news from media headlines about meteoric increases in home

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10 of 13 Homes at Fort Lawton’s Montana Circle Have Sold

Just days following the announcement in The Seattle Times  that presales would be accepted on additional homes at Montana Circle, the sales team at Fort Lawton reports that 10 of 13 homes have found new owners. Three homes remain available, including two

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Market Update: November 2015

posted by: Maja Butler in Market Report

November’s numbers indicate that buyers continue to reign in King County, as residential homes spent an average of just one month on the market, down nearly 30% compared to last year. Inventory continued its low trend, as the number of

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Market Update: September 2015

posted by: Maja Butler in Market Report

Autumn has arrived and the median sale price of King County residential homes was 435K in September 2015, up nearly 15K compared to the previous year. Homes spent an average of 27 days on the market, down 18% year over

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Evergreen Dreaming: Californians Flock to Washington State

According to recent Census data, California sends more new residents to King County than any other state in the US, as noted in a recent Seattle Times article. The trend makes a lot of sense considering that the two states share

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The Wall Street Journal Says Rents are Rising Faster for Mid-Tier Apartments than Luxury Ones

According to The Wall Street Journal, a shortage of affordable units is driving prices of mid-range units up faster than luxury properties, as developers focus on high-end housing development projects. As the article describes, ordinary buildings “that cater to  middle-class and

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Market Update: July 2015

The number of active listings was down 4% compared to last month and 37% compared to last year in King County, with a median sale price of $441.1K. Buyers were out in full force, as homes spent an average of

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