Real Estate – Why DATA is the New Black

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Early Friday evening one of my favorite long term clients asked me this question: “Why is the market so slow these days? I have an alert for ($) houses in (zip code) and I barely get a couple of hits every week west of (the freeway). Almost always tear-downs.” (actual specifics from his email removed) […]

Selling a Home in King County 2014

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Selling a home in King County has been fairly easy to do for most people since early 2012 when the market started taking off again. We don’t have the same momentum in first quarter 2014 as we did in first quarter 2013. There are still many more home buyers than home sellers, so supply and […]

2012 Median Home Prices UP…and DOWN

King County Home Prices by School District

Single Family Median Home Prices are UP 6% YOY for the First Half of 2012 in Seattle. First Half 2011 @ $399,000 – First Half 2012 @ $423,000 Bellevue School District is the Big Winner at UP 20% with a Median Home Price of $689,000. Issaquah School District DOWN 4%, Northshore School District DOWN 2% […]

Where Should I Live?

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Not every client asks me where they SHOULD live. But the question comes up from time to time, and often from family memb

“Motivated Seller” ???

Why is it that when you call to set up appointments to see homes that are for sale, the owner that gives you the longest

Buying New Construction – Choosing the Lot

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The first step in buying a new construction home, unless it is an already built “spec” home, is to choose the lot. Howev

Seattle 4/3 Cape Cod with a View

Some time ago I wrote about Seattle Starter Home Styles and we talked about the value of having bedrooms up above the ma

The High Cost of Buying a Home & Selling a Home

Even if you are a First Time Homebuyer, you should be keenly aware of the cost of selling a home. Often people think the

Ardell’s Seattle Area Real Estate Blog – Most Visited Posts

It amazes me sometimes, which of my posts garner the highest readership. Dustin tracks the “per post” stats for Rain Cit

Starter Home Styles in Seattle – Part 1

If you are planning to buy a home in Seattle for about $350,000, it may be of some help for you to know how to generally