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The National Association of REALTORS® recently released their 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Here are a few items about buyers that we thought you’d find interesting. • The top reason buyers purchase a home is they want a place of their own. • Buyers chose homes fairly close to their last residence. In our […]
The regular football season is officially over, and while the Seahawks didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, they did take home the title of NFC West champs. We can think of a number of reasons to be proud of the Seahawks, but the biggest one for us is the $35,000 they helped […]
ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Washington State finished the year on a high with jobs continuing to be added across the market. Additionally, we are seeing decent growth in the area’s smaller markets, which have not benefitted from the same robust growth as the larger metropolitan markets. Unemployment rates throughout the region continue to drop and the levels […]
2016 was another stellar year for the Seattle housing market.
What to Expect in Housing Affordability | Windermere Blog | Windermere Real Estate Posted in Economics 101 Videos and Market News by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate What keeps Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, up at night? Housing affordability. As the U.S. Population moves towards both coasts and the Southwest, putting upward pressure […]
Posted in Market News by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate The American people have spoken and they have elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Change was clearly demanded, and change is what we will have. The election was a shock for many, especially on the West Coast […]
Anyone who has spent time in the Seattle area in recent years has likely seen for themselves how much the city has changed. Thanks in large part to the booming economy, growing tech sector, and increasing international appeal, Seattle is no longer a sleepy little city tucked away in the far corner of the United […]
ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Annual employment growth in Washington State slowed somewhat in the third quarter of this year, but still remains well above the long-term average. Additionally, the jobs that are being created are primarily quality, high-paying positions, which is important for the health of our economy. Unemployment in the state remains at levels that are […]
After nearly two years of renovations the newly branded Smith Tower Observatory has reopened and now the view comes with cocktails. On August 25 a new “speak-easy” will open at the top of the Smith Tower. Formerly known as the Chinese Room, the 35th floor observation deck has been renamed “the Smith Tower Observatory,” and […]