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Local Market Update – February 2021

By Bella Chaffey

This winter’s real estate market is looking more like a typical spring market. Sales were up, competition was fierce and prices continued to rise. Lack of inventory still presents a huge issue. At the end of January there were only 1,055 single-family homes on the market in all of King County, 33% fewer than a […]

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Local Market Update – January 2021

By Bella Chaffey

The end of 2020 marked a most unusual year, and the real estate market was no exception. While homes sales usually take a holiday during December, this year saw the continuation of an exceptionally strong and competitive market. New listings, closed sales and home prices all went up. With supply nowhere close to meeting demand, […]

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Local Market Update – December 2020

By Bella Chaffey

Nothing about 2020 is normal, and that includes real estate trends. The housing market typically slows significantly during the holiday season, but that is not the case this year. Buyer interest is strong, sales are up, and prices have followed suit. A recent report ranked our area as the most competitive real estate market in […]

Home Tips & Tricks Blogs

11 Inspiring Small Laundry Room Ideas

By Bella Chaffey

  Minimal Space Laundry Room? No Problem! Does your home not have the space for a standard laundry room? Maybe it is in a closet, within your pantry area, in a bathroom and so on. Luckily there are SO many things that you can do to make that space usable, efficient, and cute! Some of […]

Previewing Homes

By Bella Chaffey

  As many home owners and real estate agents know, previewing homes is a vital part of our business. We need to know what is on the market and not just view images of the properties on the MLS but actually tour them. We try and do a few hectic hours of previewing at least […]

Guide to Throwing the Ultimate Stress-Free Summer BBQ

By Bella Chaffey

  Summer weather in the Greater Seattle area seems to finally be breaking through! With summer weather comes backyard BBQ’s – we want to help make your BBQ’s as fun and stress-free as possible. Below are seven of our top stress-free backyard BBQ tips:     Prep food before your guests arrive and have plenty […]