Real Estate


Real estate: Year-over-year activity remains steady

As always, pricing and presentation are essential — even the most simple refresh can offer big results.

Real estate: When the right one comes along ...

For those waiting to look for a new home until the rates drop or inflation is curbed should know — the waiting game doesn’t always pay off.

Property Views: This new normal in real estate is abnormal

Comparing January to July to 2022 numbers, we’re down 34 percent in total sales — yet the pace of the market is breakneck.

Real estate: Luxury market inventory is up

The luxury market is providing house hunters with more selection, time to make decisions, and negotiating power.

Property Views: Will Seattle’s real estate market heat up?

The arrival of warmer weather does typically signal a continued season of activity in our local market.

From beaches to parks, West Seattle offers array of outdoor activities

West Seattle features hidden and well-known parks, beaches, viewpoints and outdoor opportunities.

Property Views: Real estate hits the reset button

By mid-March, available houses tightened to 4.5 months of inventory — that puts us squarely in a neutral market.

Property Views: Housing inventory still down, but good signs for market

The beginning of 2023 has brought some promising signs for our local real estate market after an uncertain fourth quarter in 2022. Triggered by declining mortgage interest rates and pent-up buyer demand, many of us have seen a return of multiple offers, especially in the mid-range price points. Real buyers are out there; with rates down, it has pushed many off the sidelines who plan to purchase now and refinance once rates come down more.

Property Views: New construction moving faster than latest data

Forget the old news — 2023 is already promising to be different.

Property Views: Get used to the newest ‘new normal’

As we end a year that saw the real estate landscape change dramatically, it’s time to recalibrate expectations about the newest “new normal.” We started the year with a strong seller’s market, with multiple competing offers escalating on the few homes for sale. The residential landscape has changed.

Property Views: Rebalancing back to a normal market

Happy fall! If you follow the real estate market, you know that our region continues to rebalance back to a normal market. The latest numbers from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service show King County active listings are nearly doubled from a year ago and pending sales are down.

Property Views: Real estate is moving at a more normal pace

It has been a high-speed chase in the real estate market — in Seattle and elsewhere — for the past few years, with escalating prices, bidding wars and low inventory. The Federal Reserve tapped the brakes after the spring market with an increase in interest rates, and we saw an immediate slowdown in the home-buying frenzy.

Real estate comes back to earth

It finally happened: The fever broke. With the rise in interest rates, the Seattle real estate market has experienced a cool-off.

A shifting real estate market in the region

As you by no doubt have heard, our region is experiencing a shift to a more-balanced real estate market. The latest numbers from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service show an increase in inventory and a slowing of sales. Rising interest rates, inflation and a sinking stock market are adding to the changes in activity.

Property Views: A stable investment amid uncertainty

Who would have thought in 2019 that a global pandemic would lead to a real estate boom? Today, we are faced with a new set of uncertainties: a correction in the tech sector of the stock market and inflation.