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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

 

November 17th, 2021

Mortgage rates at lowest levels since late Sept.

Written by Laura White

The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances decreased to 3.16% from 3.24%.Refinance demand rose 7% last week from the previous week.Mortgage applications to purchase a home increased 3% for the week but were 4% lower than the same week one year ago. Mortgage rates …

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November 3rd, 2021

Shortage of homes for sale likely to outlast other scarcities

Written by Laura White

The scarcity of properties that plagued the housing market long before Covid-19 struck the U.S. likely will outlast other pandemic shortages, according to Goldman Sachs economists. While the supply-chain disruptions impacting the availability of appliances, used cars and computer chips will ease as the pandemic ebbs, …

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October 19th, 2021

Recent Gains in home prices break record

Written by Laura White

Home-price gains in 2021 are on pace to smash last year’s all-time high after record-low mortgage rates fueled bidding wars across the U.S., Fannie Mae said in a forecast on Friday. Home prices probably will surge 17% this year, beating the record gain of 11% set in 2020 that surpassed the prior peak of 10% seen at …

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October 14th, 2021

Puget Sound’s ‘frenzied’ real estate market brings ‘slim pickings’

Written by Laura White

Housing activity in the Puget Sound region remained "very active" last month even as more inventory hit the market, according to a new report from the Northwest Multiple Listing Services (NWMLS). While a slight cool-down in the market was detected in the late summer with less homes going under contract, the activity …

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October 6th, 2021

After 2 months of decline, pending home sales increased in August

Written by Laura White

Signed contracts to buy existing homes increased 8.1% month to month in August, according to the National Association of Realtors.Buyers encountered higher inventory and slightly more favorable prices.Analysts were expecting a 1% monthly rise. Signings were still down 8.3% compared with August 2020.  Signed contracts …

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