Rising Interest Rates Spur Buyer Competition

According to a recent report by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, well-priced homes are drawing multiple offers, with jumps in both pending and closed home sales compared to this time last year. While the number of new listings is also up, the overall inventory of available homes is still low compared to buyer demand…and with interest rates starting to climb, the competition among buyers has reached a fever pitch.

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Source: Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm
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Exploring the Puget Sound Region: Best Beaches

Picnic on the beach, build sandcastles, find a treasure, or just read a book and relax. I hope you enjoy these great spots to visit as you explore our beautiful Puget Sound region.

 

Best Beaches for Sand

Marina Beach—Edmonds

Alki Beach—West Seattle

Golden Gardens—North Seattle

Richmond Beach—Shoreline

Meadowdale Park—Edmonds

Discovery Park—Magnolia

Carkeek Park—North Seattle

Dash Point State Park—Federal Way

 

 

Best Beaches for Fires (In designated pits only)

Alki Beach—West Seattle

Golden Gardens—North Seattle

Best Beaches with Playgrounds

Seahurst Park—Burien

Marina Beach—Edmonds

Richmond Beach—Shoreline

Golden Gardens—North Seattle

Best Beaches for Sea Creatures

Brackett's Landing North and South—Edmonds

Seahurst Park—Burien

Howarth Park—Everett

Best Beach Walks

With a stroller:

Alki Beach—West Seattle

Lincoln Park—West Seattle

With a backpack:

Meadowdale Park—Edmonds

Discovery Park—Magnolia

Best Beaches for Picnic

Richmond Beach—Shoreline

Kayak Point Regional Park—Stanwood

Saltwater State Park—Des Moines

Dash Point State Park——Federal Way

Seahurst Park—Burien

Lake Sammamish State Park—Issaquah

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park—Renton

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm
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Pending Sales Soar in Greater Seattle

The absorption rate based on pending home sales continues to be off the charts with listing inventory very low and sales activity brisk. Overall, prices have continued to slip slightly in all areas except Seattle Metro–which actually saw prices rise. Of note however, is the fact that distressed properties have sold for significantly less than non-distressed homes for sale.

2012-02 Seattle Metro

2012-02 Mercer Island

2012-02 Eastside

2012-02 King County

2012-02 Summary


Data prepared and analyzed by Julie Nugent for Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island. For questions or comments, email Julie at julie@windermere.com.

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm
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