Realogics Sotheby's International Realty recently released a Waterfront Update that examines regions across Puget Sound and highlights popular waterfront communities with information regarding home values, sales trends and market activity. The report is centered around price trends and the typical location factors that affect the value of any real estate. Waterfront sales, however, may also be influenced by other aquatic factors including docks, moorage, beach or tidelands access, and more.
An article recently featured in NW REporter explains that “what was initially planned as downtown Seattle condominiums, and then reconceived as luxury apartments, will, in fact, be condos.” They’re referencing the SPIRE project, a 41-story tower planned near the Seattle Center, which “will encompass 352 residences with prices starting from below $450,000, according to Laconia Development.”
I am pleased to present a look at housing market trends for the second quarter of 2018, from the shores of Bainbridge Island’s waterfront homes and in-city living opportunities to the Eastside’s most distinguished residences.
According to a recent article featured in Seattle Times, Seattle is finally seeing inventory increase “as the rapid-fire market that has led to extreme bidding wars and lightning-fast sales slows a bit.” To be sure, looking at numbers from June 2018, the number of single-family homes “jumped an eye-popping 43 percent” while “condo inventory rocketed up 73 percent.” Neighborhoods such as Ballard/Green Lake/Greenwood and SODO/Beacon Hill doubled their inventory, while downtown Seattle condos saw a three-fold increase.
In a recent special external affairs report, The Counselors of Real Estate® highlighted the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate™ for 2018 – 2019, with a look at five short-term trends and five long-term items the industry should be looking at in the coming months and years. Below, you’ll find an outline of the five most pertinent issues impacting real estate now.