Uncategorized November 30, 2014

June Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life



KiamaLise Herres 
(206) 679-5322





neighborhood update ~
and Eastside Equestrian Life


JUNE 2014

The local real estate market continues to favor sellers, with low inventory driving prices higher. Here's a look at what's happening in the market, some ideas for your 4th of July celebration, and several links I think you'll find interesting.    





  • The number of homes for sale in King County was up 11 percent over a year ago, but inventory is still quite low. There was less than a two-month supply of homes available in May. Four to six months is considered to be a balanced market. 
  • Lack of supply continues to drive prices up.   The median price of homes sold in King County in May was $442,250, up nearly 6 percent from a year ago. Home prices on the Eastside increased 10.5 percent from last year to $619,420. Seattle's median price was $490,000, up 6.5 percent from a year ago.
    Read the Seattle Times
    May home sales story 
  • Inventory is particularly low in desirable locations. Sellers with homes in hot neighborhoods can expect multiple offers and escalation clauses on homes that are well-priced and move-in ready. 
  • With competition for homes so strong, buyers need to be fully approved for financing before making an offer, and should work with their real estate broker on strategies for handling multiple offer situations.  


If you'd like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I'll be happy to send you a report. 









4th of July bike
4th of July drinks
5th of July table
4th of July lawn decor









IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:


5 Spectacular Garage Conversions

How to create a whole new living space


Moving Up? Why Buying Now is Better Than Later

How rising interest rates and home appreciation affect your mortgage payment


The 5 Most Talented Sidewalk Artists in the World

Mind-blowing pictures of chalk art you have to see to believe    








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