Posts in Real Estate Market
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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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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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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What is the “Secret of the San Juans?"

A hush fell as Mansion Global readers were treated to the “Secret of the San Juans.” In a celebration of the beloved archipelago, Nancy Keates highlights the San Juans most recent achievement as “the hottest luxury real-estate market in the country,” and discusses that the area’s growth “has been fueled in recent years by an influx of high-tech companies to Seattle, where soaring home prices make the San Juans look like a bargain.”

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