The Home Connection December 2019

Ready or not the holiday season is here and jam packed with so many exciting things to do! Enjoy all Snohomish county and our Puget Sound region has to offer.  Our favorite family tradition is to head up to Leavenworth to see the lighting of the town it’s just magical and this year is the 53rd Annual 2019 Christmas lighting.  If you have time check it out.

May you and yours have a blessed and joyous holiday.

The Snohomish County Homes Team. 

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October 2019 Market Snapshot

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, mornings are colder and does it seem like everything is slowing down? Not necessarily in the housing market! The infographic below is taken from the Northwest Multiple listing service and shows the statistics from 23 counties around Washington state. Here is also a link to just Snohomish county  2019 October Stats    and a few tidbits on King county. With 2020 just ahead I wonder what the year will hold for us and the housing market. Sure wish I had a crystal ball!

October 2019 Market Snapshot Infographic

Historic 1901 Everett Home- SOLD!

A huge congrats 🕺to my home seller! 🤩We are officially closed on this beautiful Historic Everett home. 🏠 This was a tough one 4 offers over the past 6 months. We had challenges as there was a fire next next door and that brought on several challenges that we could not foresee but we did it! Doing a happy dance 💃 for everyone! #snohomishcountyhomesteam #snohomishcountyhomes #snohomishcountyrealestate #everetthistorichome #homesold

Are You Ready for the Rainy Season?

Don’t get all wet. Prepare for the rainy season while it’s dry.

As Benjamin Franklin once said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We know. The last thing you are thinking about at the summer barbecue is preparing for the stormy season. But it really is worth taking a look around your house during fair weather, because finding out you have a problem during inclement conditions is at best inconvenient and at worst very costly.

Check your rain gutters.
Clear them out and make sure they are in good working order to prevent damage to the roof or house.

Look at your roof.
If you see loose or damaged shingles, get them repaired. Look for tears and buckling on flashing. Check the chimney and look for damaged bricks, cap or cracked joints. Don’t forget the flashing there too.

Check indoors for signs of roof leaks.
Look for discoloration and peeling paint on ceilings and walls. Check in the attic for damp rafters.

Check the trees.
Trim back branches and cut sections that could fall in a rainstorm.

Check doors and windows.
Make sure there are properly insulated with weather stripping.

Look for water collecting at the base of the house.
Redirect water with trenches or drains.

Keep sandbags on hand.
if your area is prone to flooding, keep them filled and at the ready.

Check for erosion.
This is important if you live near a hillside. Shore them up if necessary.

Most importantly enjoy the fall and all the beauty it holds.

Snohomish County Statistics May 2019

May was not as hot as 2018 but with summer here we are starting to heat up a bit! I have started to see a bit more listings come on the market and price points under $450k were faster to move as buyers are starting to pick up the pace. Homes under $400,000 your chances of competing with multiple offers was much higher. It has certainly helped all price points that interest rates have leveled and even dropped a bit.

Active Inventory

We are up 1% May 2019 vs. May 2018

There were 2,426 available homes to come on the market +362 vs. April.

Pending Transactions

Down 5% May 2019 vs. May 2018

1962 units -109 vs. April

Sold Transactions

+0%!!! May 2019 vs. 2018

1660 units +223 than April

Days on Market

Snohomish County Active to pending 27 days vs. 18 a year ago. Down 8 days from last month. Homes prices over 450k seem to be taking up most of that time.

Median home price in Snohomish County 494,000 +0% last year. Down $1,000 from last month!

Area price and % based on last month (includes new construction)

Bothell-$670,500 down 8% from last month.

Edmonds/Lynnwood -4% to $525,000.

Everett/Mukilteo -3% to $452,000. Snohomish/Monroe +4% to $465,000

Lake Stevens/Granite Falls + 10% to $449,000

Marysville +6% to $410,000

King County Median home prices are $661,000 that is down 2% over last year and up $22k from last month. Woodinville area Median price is $764,000. Last year they were over 800k. Definitely a leveling in our east Snohomish/King County area.  Days on market 36 compared to 11 a year ago.

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