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Local Market Update – January 2022

By Bella Chaffey

Record-low temperatures combined with record-low inventory put a chill on housing activity in December. With very few homes available to buy, sales were down. Lack of supply and high demand continued to push prices up. Since the winter months historically bring the smallest number of new listings, buyers should not expect relief anytime soon. While […]

Local Market Update – December 2021

By Bella Chaffey

While the housing market typically slows down in the winter, fewer buyers are taking a break this year. High demand and scant inventory still favor sellers, who continue to see multiple offers. In one bright spot for buyers, home prices – while up from over a year ago – appear to be evening out in […]

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Local Market Update – November

By Bella Chaffey

As we head towards the end of the year, the housing market traditionally slows down. This year activity was even slower than normal, with record-low inventory and correspondingly fewer sales. Prices aren’t appreciating at the pace they were in the spring, but they continue to be up as compared to a year ago. While potential […]

Home Tips & Tricks Blogs

8 Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool for Less This Summer

By Bella Chaffey

  Although we in the Eastside and Seattle have had a slow start to our summer weather, the heat is supposed to be picking up and we want to make sure everyone (with or without AC) is able to keep their homes cool without racking up energy bills this summer.     Below is our […]

5 Small Towns Near Seattle to Visit This Summer

By Bella Chaffey

  Looking for some weekend or day trips near home to take this summer? Below are five excellent choices and some reasons why!     1. Leavenworth: Leavenworth is not only a winter wonderland, but also a fabulous summer destination! The downtown offers fun shops and delicious Bavarian food, while a little further out offers […]

8 Home Maintenance Tips for Summer

By Bella Chaffey

  Summer is (basically) here and other than having fun and enjoying the sun, we want to ensure that your home is happy and healthy. Check out these 8 maintenance tips to ensure a carefree summer and to protect your home.   1. Clean out your gutters and downspouts: Poor or improper drainage can cause […]