Seattle Real Estate News

Feb. 26, 2015

Columbia City Modern Townhome for Sale in Seattle

Our latest listing is a modern-styled Columbia City townhome/townhouse:

4081 Letitia Ave S, Seattle WA 98118 - Columbia City home for sale - MLS 746522

Columbia City Townhouse - 4081 Letitia Ave S

Experience the contemporary vibe of this stylish home. Enter to windows stretching upward, capturing bright city scenery. Open rooms and staircases flow smoothly across levels. Artistic ...

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Feb. 25, 2015

Why Can't We Build More Homes in Seattle?

Why can't we build more Seattle homes?Everyone seems to be asking the same question about homes in Seattle these days.  "Why can't I find one?"  Whether it's a rental or a purchase, people in the greater Seattle metro searching for homes are finding that the inventory of available homes keeps going down, while the ...

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Feb. 6, 2015

The Common Cold and Home Sellers: Follow the Science, Silly!

This time of year, we're inundated by the common cold.  It's almost impossible to escape, and any of us lucky enough to be around children will probably have the pleasure of experiencing it more than once.

While we've known how to prevent the common cold for decades ...

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Jan. 5, 2015

Seattle Craftsman Homes - Craftsman Houses For Sale

 Craftsman house in SeattleHome buyers in the Seattle real estate market are often looking for traditional or historic homes.  That often leads them to Craftsman homes which were particularly popular during the 1920s and 1930s in Seattle.

Craftsman homes can be identified by their emphasis on woodworking and solid, stacked structures.  They have ...

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Dec. 10, 2014

3% Down Payments Are Back--And They Pose No New Risk To The Market

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced this week that they will now back mortgages with just three percent down payments.  That means banks, mortgage lenders, and other loan originators will be able to lend more freely to first-time home buyers and others with limited savings but appropriate incomes and credit ...

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Dec. 5, 2014

Seattle-Area Gets Higher Loan Limits For 2015

Seattle loan limit increaseThe FHFA announced new loan limits for 2015 in many counties across the country.  The Seattle market was one that saw an increase in the size of real estate mortgages available next year, a significant boost in a tight credit environment.

King, Pierce, and Snohomish County saw their loan limits ...

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Nov. 12, 2014

Surprise: Seattle Stats Say Winter Is A Better Time To Buy A Home

I've written before about the opportunities for home buyers in winter.  It's the best time to buy a home if you can brave the weather and the holiday schedule.  Buyers at this time of year have little competition, and sellers know it.  Now, I have statistical evidence to ...

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Oct. 30, 2014

How To Choose A Seattle Real Estate Agent/Realtor

Choosing a Seattle RealtorChoosing a real estate agent in Seattle is not an easy task.  There are dozens of companies and thousands of agents locally.  Most online guides offer "20 questions to ask a Realtor", but they don't really focus you in on the most important qualities to look for.

Every home ...

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Oct. 29, 2014

Bellevue #2 in America's Best Cities To Live

Bellevue was once again near the top of an American livable cities list.  The most recent story was produced by Wall St 24/7.

The outlet measured employment growth, education rates, housing affordability, and crime rates to create a list of the "best cities to live in".  Newton, Massachusetts was ...

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Oct. 21, 2014

Seattle Homes Prices Rise 9.7%, Inventory Still Under 2 Months

Home prices in Seattle rose nearly ten percent over the past year, outpacing many projections for the metropolitan market and adding further steam to local real estate atmosphere.  The median home sale price in Seattle sat at $499,000 in September, an increase of 9.7 percent over the same ...

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