July Happenings In and Around Seattle

July in Seattle is hard to beat, and those of us who live here do not take it for granted! Summer is when the city really shines. Sunshine and warm temperatures roll in contradicting the gray reputation, making for beautiful views and gorgeous days perfect for exploring the city.

There are all sorts of events and festivities happening in and around Seattle this July. Slap on some sunscreen and check out these nine fun things to do this month!

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2018/2019 Annual Market Report

Another year has passed, as have many pivotal milestones for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR), our brand and the local housing market that we serve. After meteoric home price growth in the region throughout 2016 and 2017, the market began to shift in 2018.

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Will the Spring Sales Season Be Another Tough One for Buyers?

Spring is here and with it, we have officially entered the busiest sales season of the year in Puget Sound real estate. In preparation of the spur in activity, Seattle Times  asked a question on many minds: are we in for another brutal spring for buyers? The short answer, according to the Times, Maybe not.

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Advisory Report Says Rezoning in Seattle Single-Family Neighborhoods Could Improve Affordability

After eighteen months of research, a volunteer led commission released an advisory report on December 3rd, which indicates that changing single-family zoning in the city is integral to improving affordability. The commission is comprised of sixteen members, many of whom are professionals in land-use, from urban planners to architects and builders.

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Welcome to Bothell: For a Day or a Lifetime

The Puget Sound is a wonderful place to live for many reasons and Reader’s Digest recently took note of one Eastside city that offers community charm and considerable kindness. Bothell, Washington is a suburb of Seattle, located at the Northernmost tip of the Eastside Corridor. It offers a small-town feel with a welcoming spirit, even after recent growth, and was the recent runner-up on Reader’s Digest “Nicest Places in America”.

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Fall Home Maintenance

Being a homeowner is one of the most prideful achievements in life. It also comes with a lot of tasks, including maintenance. Checking on the well-being of your home, both inside and out, is one of the simplest ways to prevent emergency fixes to big ticket items, like plumbing, security, heating and cooling. It will also aide in keeping up curb appeal. By performing maintenance at the turning of each season, you can make sure that you beloved home is cared for on a regular basis.

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Is Seattle's Market Slowing Down?

Seattle's housing market has dominated the country for nearly two years. The latest S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Index revealed that Seattle's run on top has come to an end. Some speculate that the market is slowing down and a crash is on the horizon, but data in the report proves Seattle's strength.

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Puget Sound Real Estate Sizzles Through the Summer

The local real estate market continues to receive attention for its bustling pace. New data from the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index revealed that home price growth was once again the highest within Seattle than in any other market. A recent Seattle Times article offers a look at the region’s impressive momentum.

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Seattle's Population Continues to Grow, Increasing the Demand for Housing

The real estate market across the nation continues to accelerate, with a continuous cycle of higher home prices and lower inventory. A recent Curbed article has taken a notice of these recent patterns and the increased pressure of purchasing a home around Puget Sound. While prospective buyers navigate rough waters, home sellers are finding that their homes are selling quick, often with multiple offers.

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Spring Maintenance for Your Home

The idea of “Spring Cleaning” is one that many people have come to know. Preparing your home for the dawn of a new season is a great way to make sure that you are providing proper maintenance. Homes are often the largest purchase that people make in their lifetime, and taking care of your home is a rewarding process. These must-do’s will help guide you from Winter to Spring.

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Seattle's Real Estate Market Sizzles Through the Season

Seattle real estate in 2017 has set the local market on fire. The sublime combination of an influx of buyers entering the greater Seattle area mixed with a lack of inventory within city limits has been cause of the perfect storm for Seattle based sellers. As the city continues to grow and buyers seek properties in the outer regions of the area, the growth in local real estate will prove to be interesting as we progress through 2018.

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