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Seattle’s housing market inventory remains low, even for winter
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Snohomish youth football team to appear at NFL Pro Bowl
Alaska Airlines to fly to 8 cities from Everett’s Paine Field
Rents decrease across the region including Edmonds
WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness
Washington’s Winter Olympians have their own museum!
I hope you enjoy this edition of NEWS YOU CAN USE.
December is known for being on the cold side and a sign of a slowing Real Estate market as everyone starts to enjoy the holidays. Not this year however! December was smoking hot. A new record of 16 days inventory pushed buyers to snatch up everything they could and quickly.
-2% December 2017 vs. December 2016
781 available homes currently on market -347 vs. last month.
-4% December 2017 vs. December 2016
1255 units -336 vs. last month
+12%!!! December 2017 vs. 2016
1516 units +101 than last month
Days on Market
Snohomish County Active to pending 34 days vs. 39 a year ago. Up 4 days from last month (normal with the holidays).
Median home price in Snohomish County 448,000 +12% last year. Up $4,000 from last month.
Area price % based on last Quarter
All percentages are up and also include new construction
Bothell + 20%, Edmonds/Lynnwood +15%. Everett/Mukilteo +10%
Snohomish/Monroe+ 17%. Lake Stevens/Granite Falls + 15%. Marysville +13%
King County Median home prices are $611,000 + 15% over last year and up $27k from last month.
Woodinville area Median price is $678!!
Of the more than 3,100 counties across the U.S., none saw a bigger net increase than Pierce and Snohomish in movers from other counties. Is this a reflection of people being priced out of King County?
Latest report from the NWMLS
Why it’s now an empty nesters housing market
When buyers cannot afford Seattle most head north into Snohomish County therefore we keep a close eye on the housing market all over and these stories paint a clear picture of why so many are moving this way.
Seattle’s scorching housing market positions it as a city on the rise.
What’s it like to buy and sell in Seattle’s crazy market
Prices soar leading some to give up
Boarded up house in Ballard lists for $595K!!
Crowdfunding your down payment: a new way to buy a home?
3 steps to figure out how much mortgage you can afford
Modern backyard cabin is an urban oasis
5 most popular landscape design trends for fall 2017
City of Seattle begins work on a proposal to encourage development of backyard cottages
Jen Murrweiss- www.snohomishcountyhomesinc.com
The kids are going back to school and cool crisp nights are coming soon. Are you ready for fall? Here is your September newsletter with an eye on the market, local happenings and some items to prepare your home for the cooler months ahead.
If you are refinancing, purchasing or selling this is a must read. I tell all my clients to call me first and double check if they get any suspicious email or phone call. Do not let this happen to you!
Yesterday, August 4th, was US Coast Guard day. Lets honor them this weekend by being safe on the water especially with Seafair. They have a hard job and just want us to be safe!