Uncategorized 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast  By Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate  What a year it has been for both for the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the […]
Uncategorized Holiday Happenings in the Seattle Area 2018 2018 Holiday Happenings in the Seattle Area Our Northwest holidays may be wet, but they’re still bright!  Make the most of the season with Seattle favorites—such as dazzling light displays and the Parade of Boats—along with new additions like the “Enchant” event with light mazes and ice skating inside Safeco field.  Scroll down for all […]
Uncategorized What to Expect From Property Taxes in Washington State in 2018-2019 Why have property taxes gone up so much in Washington State this year and what can we expect them to do in 2019? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner answers the question that many homeowners are asking. This post originally appeared on the Windermere Blog.
Uncategorized Local Market Update – June 2018 Local Market Update – June 2018 Last month brought some long-awaited, positive news for buyers with May posting the most new listings in over a decade. Despite the uptick in inventory, most homes are selling in less than a month. Prices haven’t been impacted either, with the majority of the region continuing to experience double-digit home […]
Uncategorized Tesla, Home Depot and the Eastside? (probably not) With the Tesla announcement last week to start selling Powerwalls and Solar panels at over 800 Home Depot stores, I started playing around on the website to check out how much it would really cost if I wanted to have a Tesla roof installed here on Seattle’s Eastside. With our current market conditions making it […]
Market Update Local Market Update – December 2017 It looks like we’re skipping the normal holiday slowdown this season with brokers reporting crowded open houses and competitive bidding in many areas. However, since sellers who list their homes at this time of the year are usually motivated to move soon, the holidays are still a good time to buy. Some of the best […]
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