Washington Huskies Win Apple Cup 2010, Seattle's Housing Follows Suit

Real Estate Agent with Asset Realty Group

Way to go Dawgs!  Locker doing an end around runJake Locker's senior year as Husky quarterback fills out his dream of bringing home the Apple Cup, before he heads off to the NFL after graduation.  The Washington Huskies are going to their first Bowl game since 2002!  Congratulations to the entire team and to Steve Sarkisian for coaching the Huskies to their regular season record of 6-6, the best W-L record of the last 7 years!  Kudos also to Chris Polk (clearly UW's offensive MVP) who practically carried the entire team. His numbers were ridiculous: 29 carries, 284 yards, 9.8 avg. and 2 TDs!

Now that the Huskies have gotten back to their winning ways, this is surely a sign that Seattle's housing prices here have nowhere to go but up!  The end of the softening trend in King County's housing market is most certainly influenced by the fate of our Dawgs. Everybody likes to associate with a winner, Seattle is on its way back. Huskies 35, Cougars 28.

Smart Money magazine has confirmed the Seattle housing market to have one of the lowest risk percentage (15.7%)of any of the Smart Money 40 cities in America for further declines in housing prices.  The Greater Seattle metropolitan area of King County has faired better than other counties in Washington. Up here in Dawg country (King County), the King County median home price is actually up 2.1% from a year ago to $390,000, and building permits are up 163%. 

Sales are strong.  At Windermere Real Estate East, our November sales were up from our October sales, and December has started out well. We track the local markets on a weekly basis as far as pace of sales and levels of inventory, valuable information for our clients.  For more information on our local housing market or a free report, go to my website Richwillard.com.


Comments (1)

MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner

Here in Massachusetts I have certainly seen a trend when our Boston Red Soxs and the New England Patriots as well as our men in green, the Boston Celtics are having winning seasons....everyone loves to live in a winners community!

Also thank you for the great website from Smart Money.



Dec 04, 2010 06:14 PM