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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

 

April 1st, 2020

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Written by Laura White

Buying a home can be nerve-racking, especially if you're a first-time home buyer. These tips will help you navigate the process, save money and avoid common mistakes. 1. Start saving for a down payment early It’s common to put 20% down, but many lenders now permit much less, and first-time home buyer programs allow …

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March 10th, 2020

Amazon: 15,000 new jobs coming to Bellevue

Written by Laura White
Amazon: 15,000 new jobs coming to Bellevue

Amazon is continuing to expand its Bellevue reach. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the company announced it was on track to create more than 15,000 new jobs in the city within the next few years. Currently, there are about 2,000 Amazon employees in Bellevue. Amazon’s first Bellevue office opened in 2017. However, when CEO Jeff …

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February 25th, 2020

ZILLOW SEES ULTRA-COMPETITIVE SPRING SELLING SEASON

Written by Laura White

The latest housing market outlook from Zillow projects that the nearly two-year slowdown in the housing market may be coming to an end right as home shopping season kicks off. U.S. home values grew 3.8% year-over-year to $245,193, less than one-hundredth of a percentage point slower than the previous month, according to …

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February 19th, 2020

Too Few Housing Units Built in Washington for Demand

Written by Laura White
Too Few Housing Units Built in Washington for Demand

Not enough housing has been built in Washington to meet in-migration and job growth, which has fueled home price and rent escalation, longer commutes as people drive farther for affordable housing, and lower quality of life, according to a January report that calls for more high-density housing walkable to transit corridors …

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January 30th, 2020

Weekly mortgage applications soar 30% as homebuyer demand hits the highest level in 11 years

Written by Laura White

It was a seriously strong start to 2020 in the mortgage business for new home loans and refinances. Total mortgage application volume surged 30.2% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Refinancing led the surge, thanks to a drop in mortgage rates. …

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