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Line-dot graph showing list price-to-sold price ratio over the past several years

November 2021 Market Update

Taking the temperature Following on last month’s graph, we can see that sale price versus list price %—rather than starting to dive precipitously from September to October—stayed about steady this fall. Don’t let that mislead you, though: While there are still wildly competitive homes going under contract (16 offers last week on a house in […]

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Image of tiny wooden craft house on wood table with the word "Rent" spelled out in Scrabble letters, along with an internet search box with the phrase "Should I buy a rental property"

Own-to-Rent

Rather than the typical “move-up” buyer of the past, who sold their previous home upon buying a larger one, these days many Seattle-ites [who can afford it] are instead turning their first home into a rental. There’s a LOT to keep in mind, however, when making the change—including regulations on short-term rentals, the city’s RRIO program, and current […]

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Coming soon! Copy

I look forward to sharing more info with you in the new year…stay tuned.

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Launching a Remodel

COUNTERS & FAUCETS & FRIDGES, OH MY! I made a Pinterest board (see above, I’m not afraid to be hipster basic), which most contractors and designers say is the best place to start collecting inspiration and creating a cohesive vision. I created a rough budget ($10-12k) after talking with friends, colleagues, and inspectors, and reading […]

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The Skipper–or, great things in our city

When it’s miserable outside or the headlines are bleak, it’s easy to forget that there are inspiring people doing amazing things in Seattle. And then there are folks who are just out to create some joy… I was walking during Snowmageddon a few days ago and spotted The Skipper–a little slippery slush couldn’t steal the […]

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Don’t defer that maintenance…

OK, guys, I know you have the best of intentions to keep your home in tip-top condition. But life gets in the way. Well, there are few priorities for the longevity and value of your home–not to mention your/your family’s safety–that you just can’t ignore! Here are the top 5 critical items that typically come […]

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What Mr. Rogers would do

How to feel more connected with your neighborhood You’ve moved into your new place—congrats! You’re busy setting things up, learning the quirks of your home, finding a new routine. You declare to your partner or friends that you’re eager to explore the new neighborhood. Then, 2 years later, you’ve found your grocery store, favorite coffee […]

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Make a Mother’s Day

YWCA needs some donations for domestic violence shelters for Mother’s Day! Here’s an ask from the YWCA: The YWCA of Seattle is hosting a Mother’s Day program for all the Mothers in our homeless shelters! So many of the mothers in our shelters are doing so much to keep their family together, that there is […]

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TOSS THOSE PAPERS!

  Shredding Party  Saturday, March 24, 9-12   Windermere Eastlake 214 E Galer St, 98102 Join me at my office on Saturday, March 24, between 9am-12pm (I’ll be there after 10) for a shredding party! We’ll be hanging out with coffee and snacks. Bring all your old tax docs, book reports, and newspapers and watch […]

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