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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

 

January 23rd, 2020

Puget Sound housing supply dwindles as prices continue to climb

Written by Laura White

Despite seeing a dip at the start of 2019, housing prices increased in the Puget Sound region in 2019, all while supply continued to dwindle. "Inventory shortages persisted throughout 2019," said the Northwest Multiple Listing Service in a newly-released report on 2019's housing market. The NWMLS reported the addition …

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January 7th, 2020

2019 Mortgage Rates Were Lowest in Nearly 50 Years

Written by Laura White

The interest rate for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.9% for 2019, the fourth lowest annual average since 1971, according to Freddie Mac. For 2020, Freddie's outlook mirrors that of the real estate industry's top economists, who discussed their predictions at the National Association of REALTORS®' first-ever …

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December 12th, 2019

First American says low mortgage rates are driving home price growth

Written by Laura White

In September, home prices rose 0.9%, declining 7.6% year over year, First American said in its Real House Price Index. According to the company, unadjusted house prices sit 8.1% above the housing boom peak. Consumer buying power, which measures the influence of income and interest rate changes on house-hold spending, increased …

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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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