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Many homeowners still owe more than their houses are worth

Check out the full article at the Seattle Times: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/local-home-sales-slow-median-prices-edge-lower-in-september/      

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US Home Sales and Prices – One Chart Speaks Volumes

Author Mike Whitney lives in Washington state. He recently wrote an article comparing home sales (number of homes sold) and their prices across 99 of the top metropolitan markets in the country. The historical analysis is interesting (2012 – 2014) and while we have not experienced the extremes here in King and Snohomish county it is interesting to note […]

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S&P Dow Jones Indices managing director David Blitzer and OppenheimerFunds chief economist Jerry Webman break down the latest Case-Shiller report.

Video: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3388716434001/home-prices-jump-year-over-year/ S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices http://us.spindices.com/index-family/real-estate/sp-case-shiller  

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Robert Shiller’s National View of Housing Prices

“Home prices rose at their fastest pace in seven years in August, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indexes, but one of the widely watched indexes’ creators claimed homes are still affordable, and there is no national price bubble.” Check out this video and article from CNBC posted on October 29th, 2013. Be sure to […]

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Housing Market: Change is in the Wind

Housing Market: Change is in the Wind Lynnwood, WA (10/16/2013) September’s numbers show that inventories for King and Snohomish counties have increased for the sixth month in a row. Prices (average and median) fell when compared to August 2013’s numbers. The seller’s market continues, but change is in the wind. King and Snohomish counties both […]

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Supply of Homes for Sale Increases for a Third Month in a Row

Supply of Homes for Sale Increases for a Third Month in a Row Lynnwood, WA (7/15/2013) Rising interest rates and rising supply in Western Washington put some light downward pressure on prices, but it is still a sellers’ market out there. Most notably, King and Snohomish counties both showed a step up in supply for […]

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Inventories and Interest Rates, Oh My!

Inventories and Interest Rates, Oh My! A little relief for buyers may be on the horizon. May 2013 has been an interesting month for the Western Washington housing market. The two markets Green State Realty works in most are King and Snohomish County. In both these counties we saw a rise in inventories in April […]

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Good News for Sellers

Good News for Sellers The good news for sellers just keeps getting better, according to the most recent statistics released by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). In their most recent press release they show that inventory in March 2013 dropped even further to less than a one month’s supply in the Snohomish County market […]

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Seattle is 14th Fastest Real Estate Market

The Pudget Sound Business Journal is reporting that Seattle is 14th Fastest Real Estate Market.

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A Spring to Remember – Latest Numbers from February 2013

The Northwest MLS just recently released the latest numbers for February 2013. I have read the report and the following highlights stand out to me: Closed sales during February jumped more than 9 percent from a year ago and median sales prices are up 13 percent according to new figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The number […]

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