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March 12, 2015

Market Update: March 12, 2015

 

News that hits us where we live.

  

March 2015 | Early Spring Brings Crop of Homebuyers

 

Favorable weather and restored confidence are propelling home buying activity around Western Washington to the highest level in nearly a decade.

Pending sales surged 18.7 percent in February compared to the same ...

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Feb. 9, 2015

Market Update: February 9, 2015

 

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February 2015 | Limited Inventory Frustrates Homebuyers

 

Home sales this super bowl season outpaced a year ago as sidelined buyers emerged to compete for limited inventory.

New figures show year-over-year increases in pending sales, closed sales, and prices, while inventory fell ...

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Jan. 28, 2015

FHA Lowers Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums

The Federal Housing Association (FHA), a government agency that allows homebuyers to purchase a home with as little down as 3.5% of the purchase price, is reducing its annual mortgage insurance premiums for U.S. homeowners. Effective January 26, 2015, premiums are cut from 1.35% of a loan value to ...

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Jan. 9, 2015

Market Update: January 9, 2015

 

News that hits us where we live.

 

 

January 2015 | Market Activity Remains Steady

 

Real estate brokers around Western Washington experienced a strong finish to 2014. December was one of the best Decembers on record, outpacing the same month a year ago by double digits!

Home prices ...

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Dec. 12, 2014

Market Update: December 12th, 2014

 News that hits us where we live.

 

  

December 2014 | Seasonal Inventory Doesn’t Slow Buyers

 

The holiday season is in full swing and the most special gift this year is that interest rates have dropped down to touch the upper 3 percent range. Buyer interest remains strong ...

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Nov. 10, 2014

Market Update: November 10th, 2014

 News that hits us where we live.

  

November 2014 | Puget Sound Real Estate Update

 

The newest reports summarizing October sales activity show year-over-year gains in new listings, pending sales, closed sales and prices.

In October, Western Washington saw 8,643 pending sales, which is up nearly 6.9 ...

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Oct. 22, 2014

Seattle Market Analysis | October 2014

Seattle - Available vs Pending Listings
Seattle - Sold vs Expired Listings
Seattle - Sold vs Active DOM
Seattle - Median Sold Prices (last 6 mos.)
Seattle - Median Sold DOM (last 6 mos.)

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Oct. 14, 2014

Market Update: October 14th, 2014

News that hits us where we live.

 

October 2014 | Home Sales Stay Strong

 

Pending sales of homes around Western Washington surged more than 13 percent in September compared to a year ago.

Along with increases in the number of mutually accepted offers, the latest reports show year-over-year gains ...

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Aug. 13, 2014

Market Update: August 13th, 2014

More sellers listed their homes for sale during July compared to a year ago, but most brokers agree inventory remains "well below" what is considered to be a balanced market. Last month's pending sales rose slightly from a year ago while prices throughout the Puget Sound Area increased nearly ...

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Aug. 12, 2014

Homeownership's Impact on Net Worth

Homeownership's Impact on Net Worth

Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. A study by ...

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