Seattle Real Estate Blog

Local real estate news in the Greater Seattle market: Home prices and trends in Seattle, on the Eastside, and across the Puget Sound region. Written by , Managing Broker with Coldwell Banker Danforth, 2016 President-Elect of Seattle King County REALTORS, and State Director for Washington REALTORS.

Jan. 26, 2017

Seattle Commutes by Neighborhood - Home Buying

When buying a home in the greater Seattle region, it's important to pay attention to your commute. Traffic varies significantly from neighborhood to neighborhood, and depending on the time of the day.

We've put together some neighborhood pages to help you research commute times in Seattle. In addition to a traffic map that shows you how long it would take to drive, walk, bike, or ride transit into downtown Seattle from each neighborhood, you can also see the most recent homes for sale in that area.

Try adjusting the time of day, and the date as well. Tuesday morning at 8 a.m., for example, and Friday at 5 p.m., will really tell you a lot about how the commute is in Seattle for the average resident. Adjust to Bellevue or Redmond if your commute takes you to on of our Eastside employment centers.

Seattle Commutes by Neighborhood

Have further questions about where to buy a home, and how commutes are in Seattle? Just let us know!

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Sam DeBord, Managing Broker, Seattle Homes Group
VP of Strategic Growth, Coldwell Banker Danforth
President-Elect, Seattle King County Realtors

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Jan. 25, 2017

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - January 25, 2017

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $550,500
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $413, an increase of 15% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,550

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $735,000, quarterly changed: 7%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $548,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Renton Median Sales Price: $370,000, quarterly changed: -4%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,193,000, quarterly changed: -3%
Kent Median Sales Price: $321,950, quarterly changed: -4%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $465,000, quarterly changed: 6%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Jan. 18, 2017

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - January 18, 2017

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $559,375
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $410, an increase of 15% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,595

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $724,000, quarterly changed: 6%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $552,500, quarterly changed: -1%
Renton Median Sales Price: $375,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,287,500, quarterly changed: 3%
Kent Median Sales Price: $329,975, quarterly changed: -1%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $441,000, quarterly changed: -1%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Jan. 11, 2017

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - January 11, 2017

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $559,375
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $410, an increase of 15% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,595

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $724,000, quarterly changed: 6%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $552,500, quarterly changed: -1%
Renton Median Sales Price: $375,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,287,500, quarterly changed: 3%
Kent Median Sales Price: $329,975, quarterly changed: -1%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $441,000, quarterly changed: -1%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Jan. 4, 2017

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - January 04, 2017

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $560,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $410, an increase of 15% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,600

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $726,000, quarterly changed: 7%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $560,000, quarterly changed: 1%
Renton Median Sales Price: $375,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,305,000, quarterly changed: 3%
Kent Median Sales Price: $330,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $432,000, quarterly changed: -3%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Dec. 28, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - December 28, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $560,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $410, an increase of 14% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,600

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $711,475, quarterly changed: 4%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $561,000, quarterly changed: 1%
Renton Median Sales Price: $376,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,300,000, quarterly changed: 2%
Kent Median Sales Price: $330,000, quarterly changed: -1%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $431,650, quarterly changed: -3%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Dec. 24, 2016

Who Lists a Home for Sale on Christmas?

Homes for sale Christmas holiday real estateBefore heading out for Christmas weekend family gatherings, I thought it would be fun to see who's still working in real estate this weekend. Real estate agents are notorious for working almost every day of the year. They may take some vacations, but when they're in town, be it Christmas, Super Bowl Sunday, or Thanksgiving, somebody's holding an open house and somebody's putting a home on the market.

Homes listed in the Seattle area for sale today--Christmas weekend

My cohorts in real estate have not disappointed so far. There are five new listings on the Northwest MLS that have come on the market so far on Christmas Eve. Yes, technically listing a home after midnight on the 23rd is included in this list. I'd wager a healthy sum that they'll continue to trickle in today. What I'll be most interested in, is how many of these road warriors list, write contracts, and sell properties on Christmas day.

There's no judgement here--many would be appalled at working on Christmas day, but in our internationally diverse city, there are plenty of folks who have different priorities at this time of the year. Buyers sometimes nab great deals when they're willing to house hunt while others won't. I've personally secured some homes in competitive markets when writing offers on holiday weekends.

Some agents without big plans would just rather strike while the iron's hot. If a client needs you today, take time off next week while everyone else goes back to work. My business partner has worked on every holiday imaginable in the past. 

That's maybe why Inman News recently named the everyday real estate agents as its person of the year. Congrats to Monae, Rick, Paula, Marcel, Wais, and Carrie--your listings are live! Now go have some fun!

Without further ado, this year's homes listed on Christmas weekend, up until 10 am on Saturday morning:

  • A Federal Way house listed for $325,000
  • An Ocean Shores fixer upper listed for $74,900
  • A Port Townsend home in a planned community for $199,000
  • A Kirkland rambler rental listed for $3,400
  • A Lynnwood split-entry home at $529,000
  • A Craftsman home in Sultan listed for $188,000

See the Christmas listed homes as they accumulate here with today's new listings, directly from the Seattle-area's multilple listing service.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

- Sam

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Sam DeBord, Managing Broker, Seattle Homes Group
VP of Strategic Growth, Coldwell Banker Danforth
President-Elect, Seattle King County Realtors

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Dec. 21, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - December 21, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $560,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $410, an increase of 14% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,600

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $705,000, quarterly changed: 1%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $551,800, quarterly changed: -1%
Renton Median Sales Price: $374,000, quarterly changed: -3%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,273,000, quarterly changed: 0%
Kent Median Sales Price: $331,500, quarterly changed: 0%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $432,000, quarterly changed: -4%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Dec. 14, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - December 14, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $559,950
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $409, an increase of 13% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,600

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $690,400, quarterly changed: -1%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $561,000, quarterly changed: 1%
Renton Median Sales Price: $375,000, quarterly changed: -3%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,260,000, quarterly changed: -2%
Kent Median Sales Price: $334,950, quarterly changed: 2%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $430,000, quarterly changed: -4%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

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Dec. 7, 2016

Seattle Real Estate Market Weekly Update - December 07, 2016

Seattle real estate market statistics update weeklyHere is our quick weekly update for the Seattle real estate market. These stats cover the greater Seattle metro, but individual cities and neighborhoods may be significantly different.  Please contact us for a report on your local area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Seattle Real Estate Market: 

Median Sales Price in Seattle: $557,000
Price Per Sqft in Seattle: $410, an increase of 14% over last year
Median Rent per Month in Seattle: $2,600

Nearby Cities: 
Bellevue Median Sales Price: $689,000, quarterly changed: -3%
Kirkland Median Sales Price: $563,500, quarterly changed: 2%
Renton Median Sales Price: $374,000, quarterly changed: -2%
Mercer Island Median Sales Price: $1,247,500, quarterly changed: 2%
Kent Median Sales Price: $338,000, quarterly changed: 4%
Shoreline Median Sales Price: $440,000, quarterly changed: -1%

Give us a call or send us an email if you'd like more detailed information on your neighborhood, what your home's value is today, or to receive automatic emails when new listings go live in your neighborhood.

© Seattle Homes Group

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