Seattle Real Estate News

April 22, 2014

What's Your Home in Seattle Worth? Get An Instant Property Value Online

Seattle home valuationThere is a new tool giving Seattle-area homeowners access to instant property valuations online.  While every online valuation needs some flexibility since you can't price a home without seeing it in person, this tool takes into account some of the best sources of data for the valuation.

What's ...

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April 15, 2014

Is There A Real Estate Bubble in Seattle? Inflation and 11% of our Home Equity Says No.

Home prices are on the rise in Seattle, and home buyers who remember the last real estate downturn well are mindful of the possibility of another drop in real estate prices in the future.  So, are we building up to another Seattle real estate bubble?

The most recent data say ...

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April 9, 2014

Seattle Makes Top 10 Fastest-Growing Metros in America

The census bureau put out new data this week showing huge growth in the Seattle area.  King County had the fourth-largest population increase in the country from July 2012 to July 2013.  37,000 new residents came to the area during that period, a 1.8 percent increase.

The greater ...

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March 28, 2014

Property Tax Swap or Levy Duty Upshift: Solving WA's McCleary Decision on School Funding

The recent decision by Washington's Supreme Court on school funding is a complex topic. When it's broken down to its basics, however, there may be a straightforward solution to a large portion of the financial demands created by the decision.

In a nutshell, the state constitution says that ...

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March 22, 2014

Open House in Queen Anne Today - 2429 1st Ave N, Seattle WA 98109

We'll be open from 1-4pm today and tomorrow.  Come by and see a beautifully-crafted contemporary home with the traditional style to fit the historic Queen Anne neighborhood.

Click here for the full MLS listing for the home

Current list price:  $1,300,000

2429 1st Ave N front of houseExperience the sophisticated style of this ...

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March 20, 2014

2429 1st Ave N Seattle WA 98109 - For Sale

2429 1st Ave N, Seattle WA 98109

Just Listed:  Custom-built home at the top of Queen Anne hill 

Click here for the full MLS listing for the home

Current list price:  $1,250,000

2429 1st Ave N front of houseExperience the sophisticated style of this custom-built Queen Anne residence. Natural surroundings complement the traditional Northwest ...

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March 3, 2014

Report: Seattle Real Estate Prices To Rise 12% by 2015, 18% by 2018

Seattle homesThe Demand Institute recently did a nationwide study on home prices and made forecasts for the next few years.  While the outlook for the country is quite different depending on your location, the Seattle market looks to fare very well in the near future.

The report projected a 12 percent ...

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Feb. 26, 2014

Why You Can't Find That Home For Sale on Zillow or Trulia

I talk with home buyers and sellers every day.  Most are in the initial stages of deciding if the market is right for them.  They're searching on Google for real estate sites with local home listings and prices.  The first search results they receive are often big, national websites ...

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Feb. 22, 2014

The Seattle Homes Group - New Name, Same Company

As our team has continued to expand over the past few years, we've taken on new roles and gained significantly more exposure.  While Brian and I have always sold real estate under the banner of Coldwell Banker and our websites, and, we feel like it ...

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Feb. 19, 2014

Chinese Real Estate Rush to Accelerate in Seattle? Canada Cuts Off "Buy a Green Card" Immigration Policy

Vancouver, British Columbia has been a favorite international destination of Chinese real estate investors for decades.  Immigration laws in Canada have allowed for wealthy foreign investors to "buy" citizenship through a direct investment in the domestic economy, and Vancouver was the poster child for Asian investment.

That investment appeal is ...

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