Seattle, WA Real Estate News

By J. Casey Losh, CEO
(Ewing and Clark)
Across the Northwest Multiple Listing Service inventory is down over 23% and prices are up 15% from last year. Prices in Seattle, while not as impressive, are still up 5.3%.  Other areas of King County have seen large gains. For example, Vashon prices are up 33% and the Eastside is up 17.3%.  The Eastside and even Seattle are luxury real estate markets.  In October, Seattle homes had an average sales price of $1.05 million and sell for an average of 15 days.  On the Eastside, the Bellevue area between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish had an average sales price of nearly $2.46 million while Mercer Island homes sold for an average of $2.42 million.  Condos have recovered nicely.  Condo sales slowed during the early part of the pandemic, but condo inventory is down 55% from a year ago.  ...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
There are different methods that home buyers may use to find a real estate agent to work with. While some may use the services of a real estate agent who they know personally, others may reach out to a professional who they have located online. Regardless of whether you previously knew the individual in a non-professional setting or not, it is important that you check your agent's reference and testimonials before you get started with the home buying process. There are several good reasons for this.     The Importance Of AccessibilityWhether you are trying to find the perfect property and submit an offer before anyone else or you are actively negotiating with a seller, you need your real estate agent to be accessible to you. Simply because you are friends with the agent or they were fri...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Just Sold! Stunning, Private Retreat with Puget Sound Views OverviewMapsFeaturesMarket Stats Sale Price $2,650,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1.75 BathroomsInterior: 2,570 sqftLot: 1.92 acre(s)Year Built: 2011MLS #: 1740234 Location 5308 Gold Court SWSeattle, WA 98136 Description *SOLD* The Kevin Meyer Group represented the Happy Buyer's of this beautiful home, winning out in a multiple offer situation! Gated shy 2 ACRE parcel overlooking Puget Sound Sweeping 180 unobstructable views ( you control trees ) Private retreat estate setting in the heart of West Seattle above Beach Drive. first time on market in 75 years, 10 year old custom rambler, 1000+ sq ft of sweeping view decks, huge 1000+ sq ft "rock star "detached garage with studio office, shop. Walking trails on bot...
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By Lisa Archdale, Leveling Up Your Seattle Real Estate Dreams
(Keller Williams North Seattle )
There are so many things to do to prepare your home for sale. It seems like many of us make the decision to sell our property and then wonder, when prepping my home for sale, what should I focus on? My partner Ahmed and I have a team, at Keller Williams North Seattle, Seattle Level Up. We help sellers get organized to prep your home for sale and what to focus on.North Seattle has experienced very high demand for housing the past few years and this past year during the pandemic the greater Seattle area is in a serious drought for inventory.The job market here in Seattle remains steady and strong due to many of the local industries which are global companies. That has even more people moving into the area hoping to become buyers and take advantage of the amazing historically low mortgage ...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Just Sold! Custom Modern Seattle Home OverviewMapsFeaturesMarket Stats $2,215,000 Custom Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3.25 BathroomsInterior: 3,730 sqftLot: 4,409 sqftYear Built: 2018MLS #: 1664345 Location 1601 29th AvenueSeattle, WA 98122 Description Exquisite, custom built home showcasing contemporary styling, soaring ceilings, top of the line finishes and functionality. Chef’s kitchen features Jenn-Air Pro appliances, marble waterfall counters, expansive island, walk-in pantry and must-see wine room. Home is adorned with custom finishes including 6' oak flooring throughout, hand built barn doors, built-ins and an unparalleled owner's suite with dual walk-in closets and 5-piece bath. Top floor sanctuary features wet bar, walls of windows and 410SF deck.   View All Avai...
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By J. Casey Losh, CEO
(Ewing and Clark)
NWMLS Real Estate ReportYear over year, closed sales are up 23% and pending sales have increased nearly 8% which has caused real estate inventory to decrease to 43% and prices to increase to 13.8%.  While inventory is down 43%, it varies per county by quite a bit.  For example, King County inventory is down “only” 18% from last November, while many such as Snohomish counties are all down a minimum of 63%Seattle HomesThis November, 848 Seattle homes sold for a median sales price of nearly $935,000 compared to the 683 Seattle homes that sold for an average of just over $858,000.  Thus, Seattle sales saw an increase of sales of 24% and an increase of home prices of 9%.  Housing inventory continues to struggle to keep up with the number of Seattle home sales so high.  Seattle luxury real es...
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By J. Casey Losh, CEO
(Ewing and Clark)
Update on Greater Seattle Condo MarketThe Seattle condo market has been steady in 2020. For example, through October 2020 the average Seattle condo price in Downtown and Belltown is just over $839,000. In contrast, the average condo in the area sold for over $863,000 in 2019, but that is only part of the story For instance, price per square foot is significant because the condo inventory, especially in Downtown/Belltown, is generally homogeneous. In 2020, condominiums in the Downtown/Belltown area have been selling for nearly $800/sq ft while in 2019 the price was just under $775.sq ft. Nevertheless inventory has been ticking up the last couple months. This is good news for condo buyers, because unlike home buyers in the Seattle real estate market who have seen tight inventory, more Sea...
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Inventory Down Despite a Plethora of New ListingsThe Seattle real estate market is in King County which is one of the 23 counties that combine to make the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS).  While interest rates are low on a national level, the local home inventory is the big story.  There is very low home inventory despite a huge increase of new listings coming on the market in August.  For instance, there was an increase of 11,943 new residential listings in August up from 10,488 last August.  Still at the end of month residential listings were down almost 43% from last year (9,591 vs 16,697).     Buyers Snatching up Homes QuicklyBuyers are snatching up homes as soon as they come on the market.  The NWMLS's pending sales are up 23% as compared to last August.  In addition, Au...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Sage-built Townhome in Superb Ballard Location Overview Maps Photos Features Market Stats *Sold* List Price $949,500 Single Family Home - Townhome Main Features 3 Bedrooms2.5 BathroomsInterior: 1,810 sqftLot: 1,373 sqftYear Built: 2015MLS #: 1657532 Location 1737 60th Street Unit ASeattle, WA 98107 Description *Just Sold, in days at list price!*  Outstanding opportunity to establish yourself in Ballard – a highly desired, charming community where maritime heritage and hip hangouts coexist to create a unique, easygoing vibe. This good-as-new Sage Homes build offers everything you’d desire in a modern townhome: clean architectural lines, premium finishes, and three stories of flexible, light-filled spaces that enhance your hosting and private time equally well. The oversized owner’s suit...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Just Sold Modern Georgetown Townhome OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesMarket Stats Sale Price $623,482 Single Family Home - Townhome Main Features 2 Bedrooms1.75 BathroomsInterior: 1,490 sqftLot: 862 sqftYear Built: 2017MLS #: 1657686 Location 6236 Corson Ave SUnit DSeattle, WA 98108 Description This smart and inviting townhome offers SoHo-style living in the heart of avant-garde Georgetown. Inspired by the neighborhood, industrial design elements and warm, modern finishes are found throughout: handsome reclaimed wood stairs, Ceasarstone quartz countertops, dramatic metal staircases and more. The open-concept kitchen/dining/living room offers incredible flexibility for entertaining; move effortlessly from the big game to the big reveal of your latest culinary creation, aided by gorgeous stain...
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By J. Casey Losh, CEO
(Ewing and Clark)
Seattle is surrounded by water with Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east.  In addtion, Seattle is essentially cut in half by Portage Bay, Lake Union and the Ship Canal.  Seattle also has smaller lakes such as Green Lake, Bitter Lake, and Haller Lake. Finally, Seattle features the Duwamish River and smaller creeks such Thornton Creek and Longfellow Creek.Nonetheless, as discussed in another blog, Seattle Waterfront Homes are rare.  One reason is Seattle parks take up much of the shoreline.  For example, Green Lake is surrounded entirely by parks: Green Lake Park and Lower Woodland.  Another example is Alki Beach takes up most of West Seattle's east and north facing shoreline.  Commercial real estate also sits along miles of Seattle's water's edge.  Downtown Seattle is ...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Just Listed! Brand New Luxury Condo in Downtown Seattle Overview Maps Photos Features Market Stats $599,999 Condominium Main Features 1 Bedroom1 BathroomInterior: 676 sqftYear Built: 2020MLS #: 1592672 Location 1808 Minor AveUnit 1107Seattle, WA 98101 Description Brand New Luxury 1 bed + den, 1 bath Condo on 11th Floor. Beautiful kitchen w/island upgrade, marble, spa like bath, A/C, hardwoods, den and open living area w/views. Nexus boasts 24/7 Concierge, co-working, fitness center, dog run/lounge, private meeting, dining rooms, exhibition kitchen, sky bar, roof terrace, Sky Club on 40th floor and much more! 98% walk-ability, minutes from Amazon and Google! View All Available Seattle Area Properties Price Your Home Here  
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By Tiana Baker, Broker | Brokerage Operations
(Keller Williams North Seattle)
One of my favorite things about living in Northeast Seattle is the countless parks that are either a walk, bike ride, or short drive away. My favorite of these is a quiet little community center just north of NE 65th and East of Green Lake. It’s a bit hidden in a “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” kind of way.  The Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center has it all. It’s a day center for kids of all ages with programs ranging from karate to orchestra. As I don’t have kids of my own, I haven’t explored the indoor amenities and can’t give any insight on those, though they seem promising and all-encompassing. However, I am very familiar with the outdoor area which includes multiple jungle gyms, a basketball court, a tennis court, walking path, playfield and last, but certainly not least, a community gar...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Looking for Portage Bay floating homes with sailboat moorage in Seattle? Finding a protected area of Seattle's Lake Union for your sailboat can sometimes be tricky, but there is a cool eastern arm of the lake called Portage Bay and the floating homes there tend to have a larger percentage of great sailboat moorage opportunities.  In addition to the larger marina with rental slips towards the end of Shelby Street, there are Portage Bay floating homes with sailboat moorage on various docks along the south end of Portage Bay on the Capitol Hill side. Seattle floating homes can be found in other parts of Lake Union as well, but Portage Bay tends to be a more gentle water and as a result moorage is more protected. When looking for a Portage Bay floating home with sailboat moorage involved, m...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Setting the record straight on Seattle condos sales in Denny Triangle!If you have been looking at Seattle condos in or around Downtown Seattle, then you may have checked out Insigia Condos already.  In addtiion to SPIRE Condominiums, Insignia is one of the "go to" complexes for Belltown Condos and Denny Triangle Condos, so Molly and I were super excited to be chosen to represent one of the penthouses as their exclusive broker. Insignia encompasses two towers and has two addresses.  The North Tower is at 583 Battery St and the South tower is at 588 Bell street. In looking at the NWMLS stats, the average dollar per square foot in the North tower for all historical sales is $793.38 and the average for the South Tower is $780.69.  The listing which with we shattered all records in the compl...
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By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
It's no secret: the greater Seattle area is a vegan paradise!  A quick Google search for "Most vegan cities in the US", and you'll see Seattle in the top 5 on a variety of sites. Most vegan blogs will list off the heavy hitters, usually with lines out the door on weekends: Wayward vegan cafe, Plum Bistro, and of course, the all vegan grocery store, Vegan Haven.  These are all amazing, showstopping restaurants that are worth a visit during your Pacific Northwest tenure. The purpose of this blog, however, is to showcase some of our favorite places that don't always get the spotlight on other vegan blogs. If you're new to the area, or just looking to try some new places out, here are some great places! Blossom Vegetarian (Renton)Zen Buddhist Nun Hue Phan mastered recipes mimicking meat & c...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Northeast Seattle Real Estate Snapshot (August 2019)The average sales price in August for single-family homes in NE Seattle is $843,007. The sales prices decreased by .01% from the previous month.The price per square foot for listings in this area is $421.The number of closed sales for single-family homes in August is 1,303.  Down slightly from the previous months closed sales of 1,309.The number of active listings in August is 210.  Up 91% from the same period last year. Find Homes for Sale in Northeast Seattle, WAVisit my website to search for homes for sale in Northeast Seattle or to be notified when new listings come on the market.To find out what your home is worth in the current market email me or call Adrian Willanger-Broker, Kelly Right Real Estate @206 909-7536..
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Broadmoor Homes - What's the latest:  In Seattle, there are a few incredibly stately communities that exude history and elegance.  Boradmoor is one of them. Looking for a gated exclusive luxury community with close access to Downtown Seattle, Lake Washington, and all that Seattle has to offer?  Broadmoor homes are wonderful historical estates and offer an abundance of style coupled with nearby amenities you can not beat.  Founded in the 1920's there are beautiful properties and palatial estates in Broadmoor.  There are 4 Broadmoor homes for sale currently on the MLS with a list price range of $3,100,000 to $5,750,000 and an average dollar per square of $654.19 and an average days on market of 96 days.  There are 5 Broadmoor properties that are pending in the MLS with an average days on ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
7753 38th Ave S Seattle, WA 98118 Opportunity knocks..make sure to answer..you have options here..lot is huge and sub-dividable so you can build. Fix up this home to make it your own. Put on a 2nd floor and enjoy the amazing view of the valley below. This home offers 3 beds and 1 bath, Hardwoods throughout, storm windows, updated plumbing, huge unfinished basement. Close to Chief Sealth Trail, I5, Boeing, shopping and more. Teresa Lyons425-238-5150KW Everett  
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Seattle is the land of waterfront for all.  I am biased to a life filled with water views, beaches, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, water skiing, and swimming. As a Chevron brat, I grew up on the Gulf Coast in Pascagoula, Mississippi and had an incredible beach house that my parents built in nearby Gulf Shores, Alabama.  I also lived in the San Francisco Bay area and spent many teen-aged summers in Santa Cruz. I had a waterfront home in Lake Oswego, Oregon and spent many hours doing bridge walks around Portland’s Willamette River. I currently live in a floating home in Seattle. In short, I am a water baby. If you don’t love the water and want more access to it, then don’t bother reading the rest of this.  In Seattle, there are endless bodies of water and a ton of access points rangin...
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