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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

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 […]