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Welcome to the area east of Puget Sound and Lake Washington, home to the dynamic suburbs of Seattle that make up the "Eastside." Sammamish, Issaquah, Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Mercer Island and Woodinville are the prominent cities of the Eastside with many surrounding smaller towns and neighborhoods. Welcome to Seattle's Eastside, I invite you to explore the properties in this unique and beautiful area.

Purchasing a home may be the largest financial investment you ever make. The selection of an agent to represent your interests is a crucial step in the process. I take my responsibilities very seriously and am honored to have received several awards related to client representation. Your real estate goals are very important to me... I'd love to hear from you via phone or email so we can discuss your specific needs

 

December 3rd, 2019

Your home may not be a mansion. But you might still have to pay a ‘mansion tax'

Written by Laura White

Beginning in January, homeowners in Washington state will soon pay a real estate tax that increases based on the sale price of their home. Under the new provision, the tax rate on properties that sell above $1.5 million will more than double, rising from 1.28% to 2.75%. Homes that sell for more than $3 million …

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November 19th, 2019

Rapid growth in jobs and office rents puts Seattle among leaders in top 30 tech markets

Written by Laura White
Rapid growth in jobs and office rents puts Seattle among leaders in top 30 tech markets

Another new report is shining a light on Seattle's rapid growth among leading tech hubs. CBRE's annual Tech-30 report, which measures the tech industry's impact on North American office real estate markets, shows Seattle is the sixth fastest growing tech market in overall office rent growth. Rents jumped 12.4 percent …

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November 13th, 2019

U.S. Real Estate Predictions for 2020 Suggest More of the Same, Mostly

Written by Laura White

According to Freddie Mac's latest set of predictions, issued on October 31, the U.S. real estate market will "continue to firm" as home sales increase. In fact, they believe housing is currently one of the brighter spots in the U.S. economy. Their chief economist, Sam Khater, said that despite a global economic slowdown …

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October 29th, 2019

Northwest MLS Brokers Say Transition to Fall Creating Opportunities for Buyers

Written by Laura White

Northwest Multiple Listing Service brokers reported year-over-year gains in pending sales, closed sales and prices, but its report summarizing September activity also showed an 18% drop in inventory compared to a year ago. "The transition into the fall housing market creates opportunities for homebuyers," suggested J. …

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October 23rd, 2019

Fall real estate may bring big openings for Seattle buyers, experts say

Written by Laura White
Fall real estate may bring big openings for Seattle buyers, experts say

While supply problems hamstrung most of the market during the end of summer — what's normally known as the peak real estate season — September was a different beast entirely, more like a "roller coaster" where prices were up in certain areas and down in others. But as the summer season gives way to fall, that can open …

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