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Local Market Update – August 2021

By Bella Chaffey

The typical summer slowdown brought some good news for those looking to buy a home. While prices are still on the rise, there are more homes to choose from and multiple offers are down as compared to earlier this year. This easing, however, is slight, and the market continues to be very competitive for buyers. […]

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Local Market Update – July 2021

By Bella Chaffey

Is there finally hope for homebuyers? The number of listings rose slightly throughout the region in June, but it’s not clear if that trend will continue. Supply is still far short of demand, and the Puget Sound region remains one of the hottest housing markets in the country. Despite the uptick in inventory, many homes […]

Local Market Update – June 2021

By Bella Chaffey

May was a record-breaking month for the real estate market. Inventory hit all-time lows, and home prices reached record highs. With the supply of homes so tight, this sizzling seller’s market is expected to continue throughout the summer. High demand hammered inventory in May. While the number of new listings increased, homes sold within days, […]

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 […]