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Seattle 2022 Update: Housing Bubble? Crash?

I talk to Seattle, WA home buyers and sellers every day and one of the biggest questions on everybody's mind is, "What is going on with the real estate market? When will prices cool off? Should I wait for six months to buy, in hopes that the market gets better? In fact, a recent survey revealed that many would-be buyers believe there’s a housing bubble beginning to form. If you were burned, or saw your parents burned during the real estate build up and crash caused by the mortgage crisis in 2008, then you may be especially sensitive to the idea that history is repeating itself.

And, if you look at what's happening in the market now, you might find yourself scratching your head and wondering how long this can go on. Some of our markets in the Seattle area have been experiencing 15% -20% appreciation over the last 12 months, and that is certainly out of the ordinary. What is going on, in reality?

The main thing I want to communicate is that THIS market is very different than it was during the housing crash 15 years ago. I was a real estaet investor with lots of houses and properties during that time, and I survived. We should get through this market cycle relatively unscathed... here's what you need to know.

Should I sell "as is" or renovate my Shoreline, Washington house?

Should I Sell My Shoreline, WA Home As-Is or Renovate?

Before selling their homes in Shoreline, Washington, many local home owners wonder, "Should I sell my Shoreline, WA Home As-Is or Do Renovations?" If you have a home in Shoreline, WA that you've lived in for years, you may find that its beginning to show it's age. It probably never bothered you while you lived there and the house was full of your precious belongings, but if you're thinking about clearing this out, downsizing, and moving on, you may be starting to wonder if you should just sell it as-is, or go through the time, energy and effort of preparing your home to sell for top dollar?

Tips for Selling A Multi-Family Property in Shoreline, WA.

Obviously, the process of selling a multi-family property is quite a bit more complex than that for selling a single-family home – and usually for the obvious reason that a lot more people are involved. In addition, sellers of multi-family property have to follow certain rules and regulations in order to be legally compliant. Above all, you don't want to open yourself up to the possibility of being sued. So to help you out, here are some tips for selling a multi-family property in Shoreline.
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Buying a Retirement Home Before You’re Ready To Retire

Are these days of remote work and quarantining making you think about buying a retirement home? Maybe you long for the days when you could throw in the towel, kiss your boss good-bye and head for the lake, mountains or beach. Or maybe you’re just looking for a second home location to be closer to … Continued
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What Can You Buy For A Million Plus In Seattle Washington?

With "Starter Homes" in the suburbs, towns and neighborhoods surrounding Seattle starting at upwards of half a million dollars, Seattle is one of the country's more expensive real estate markets. While there is a lot of housing pressure and tight inventory at the sub-one-million dollar mark, as first time home owners vie for their own piece of the action, once you start looking at homes priced above $1.5 million, the field thins considerably and you may be in the luxury house market.
Emily Cresseys real estate market forecast for 2021

2021 Real Estate Market Predictions – Seattle, WA

The data we use to make these national real estate market predictions comes from Core Logic. What is CoreLogic and why are their predictions important to consider? I’ve been in the real estate industry for 18 years as both a real estate investor, and later I became an agent as well. I eat, sleep and … Continued
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Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA Home Buyers Are Finding More Space (Square Footage & Negotiating Room) In The Luxury Home Market

A few years ago, the young tech crowd moving into the Seattle and Bellevue housing markets had their eyes on a downtown address with an easy commute and access to urban amenities. After the 2020 health crisis, quarantine orders and business shut-downs have brought to light how valuable more interior square footage can be and many young adults and families are fleeing the urban, rental life and looking for their first homes in North Seattle neighborhoods like Shoreline, Lynnwood, Bothell, and even Everett, WA. This is putting a squeeze on the sub-million dollar home market, but luxury homes above $1.5 million don't seem to be seeing such pressure with multiple offers and homes selling for 20% over asking price.
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How to Interview a Realtor In Shoreline, Washington

Three Things To Know: How To Interview A Realtor(R) (Realtor is a trademarked term for members of the National Realtors Association). If you are thinking about buying or selling your Shoreline, Washington home, finding a good real estate agent is probably high on your list. If you’re looking for a smart, trustworthy, and highly trained … Continued