Homeowner DIY Home Projects In recent months, homes have taken on additional roles as offices, schools, and places of entertainment as staying at home has become the norm. With the extra time spent inside and the additional wear and tear on your home, this is a perfect time for those Do-It-Yourself projects you’ve been wanting to get done. Before […]
Market News Your Queen Anne Market Report for June 2020 We’re almost back from the lag in activity that occurred in April. Prices are resuming their upward rise. Demand is very high and the Fed just declared that interest rates will remain low through 2022. To do that, the Fed is buying enormous amounts of Treasury bonds and mortgage -backed securities, among other things, to […]
Real Estate News A Guide to Mortgage Assistance During COVID-19 Image Source: Shutterstock   For some homeowners who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a high level of concern about paying their mortgage. Fortunately, there are options to aid struggling homeowners from governments, financial institutions, and loan providers. The following information is intended to provide clarity on which financial relief options are […]
Real Estate News SEATTLE POISED FOR FASTER RECOVERY THAN MANY OTHER CITIES It may feel like a tired refrain after nearly two months of quarantine, but it remains true: it’s still too early to truly tell the toll COVID-19 will take on our economy — both locally and nationally — until we are able to fully reopen and jumpstart  area businesses. Thanks to our diversified economy, strong […]
Market News Your Queen Anne Market Report for May 2020 What a roller coaster time we are in! Major events seem to be happening daily. In every spring market I have been in for years, May is usually the hottest month of the year ie., the most sales and multiple offers driving prices up. We were going gangbusters in February and before March 24 and […]
Living Prepare Your Home Before Opening It Up to an Aging Loved One According to the Institute on Aging, the majority of older adults in need of long-term care rely on their family and friends. Moving a loved one into your home is a great way to ensure they’re receiving all the care and support they need, and it cuts the cost of housing. So, make sure your […]
Real Estate News The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect Advice The angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we want exact information about anything we’re doing – even the correct protocol for grocery shopping. That information brings knowledge, and this gives us a sense of relief and comfort.   […]
Market News Are You A Homeowner Seeking Forbearance On Your Mortgage? Watch Out For These Red Flags. Homeowners have access to assistance with their mortgage if they’ve encountered financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Getty Images/iStockphoto These are the questions to ask if you apply for mortgage assistance Homeowners are asking for breaks on their mortgage payments in droves, as millions of Americans face the prospect of unemployment or […]
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Homeowner 6 HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS TO TACKLE IF YOU’RE STUCK AT HOME PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING Spring has sprung in Seattle — and so has the coronavirus (the cause of the illness called COVID-19). If working from home and practicing social distancing has left you feeling stuck and uninspired, consider rolling up your sleeves and tackling a home improvement project or two. From the simplest updates to sensational additions, these projects […]
Market News Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update Every Monday Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner provides an update regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the US economy and housing market. Update #1 – 3/23/2020 Update #2 – 3/30/2020 This week he discusses what it really means for the economy and housing to be in a COVID-19 induced recession (hint: it’s not all bad […]
Market News THE GARDNER REPORT – FIRST QUARTER 2020 The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please reach out. A MESSAGE FROM MATTHEW GARDNER Needless to say, […]
Market News Your Queen Anne Market Report for April 2020 Strange times. As I stated in last month’s newsletter, the real estate market was showing earlier than normal signs of a coming spring market that was going to be gangbusters. That was true until March 25 when non-essential services were ordered to stay at home. As a small personal example, I sold a home in […]
Homeowner A Senior’s Guide to Aging in Place Safely For many seniors, finding a way to safely age in place — or stay at home for as long as possible — can be difficult. There may be health or mobility issues involved, or the home may not be a viable living space anymore due to the presence of stairs or because it’s too large. […]
Real Estate News Stay Home, Stay Healthy – The Impact on Real Estate
Homeowner The Life Expectancy of Your Home Image Source: Shutterstock   Every component of your home has a lifespan. Common questions asked by homeowners include when to replace the flooring or how long to expect their siding to last. This information can help when budgeting for improvements or deciding between repairing and replacing when the time comes. We’re all familiar with the cliché: They just […]
Market News Your Queen Anne Market Report for March 2020 “As the economic storm clouds on the horizon in early 2019 cleared up, we saw buyers return in droves, taking advantage of ultra-low mortgage rates,” said Zillow economist Jeff Tucker. “Our first look at 2020 data suggests that we could see the most competitive home shopping season in years, as buyers are already competing over […]
Market News Your Queen Anne Market Report for February 2020 Well we have gone from only 5 active listings last month to 15 currently. Looking at the last 30 days of sales on the Hill, it looks like we are going to have another great spring market due to how quickly new listings coming on the market have gone into escrow. We have had 10 […]
Homebuyer Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference Some Highlights: Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process. A real estate professional can explain current market conditions and break down what they will mean to you and your family. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in […]
Market News THE GARDNER REPORT – FOURTH QUARTER 2019 The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please reach out! ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Employment in Washington State continues to […]
Market News MATTHEW GARDNER – WILL THERE BE A RECESSION IN 2020? Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, answers the most pressing question on everyone’s minds: Will there be a recession in 2020? Here’s what he expects to see.