• Lawler: Some Early Realtor/MLS Based Reports on Home Sales and Active Listings for December

    2 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    The table below is from housing economist Tom Lawler: Some Early Realtor/MLS Based Reports on Home Sales and Active Listings for December
    CR Note: Earlier I posted on "Seattle Area" that was data for all of King County. Tom Lawler breaks out the City of Seattle below.
    MLS Home Sales Active Listings Dec-18 Dec-17 % Chg Dec-18 Dec-17 % Chg Denver Metro 3,396 4,408 -23.0% 5,577 3,854 44.7% Colorado Springs 1,209 1,366 -11.5% 2,834 1,430 98.2% NW Washington State 6,374 7,462 -14.6% 12,275 8,553 43.5% King County 2,157 2,681 -19.5% 3,690 1,374 168.6% City of Seattle 667 889 -25.0% 1,660 534...
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  • 3 Steps to Prepping Your Lawn for a Home Sale

    2 monthes ago - By RIS Media

    Most real estate agents will tell you that curb appeal is a big part of selling a home. This includes your lawn too, whether it's in the front or the back of your home. Keep it looking good all year-round with these tips:
    Rake leaves and cut the grass. If you're selling your home in the fall or winter, make sure you rake the leaves regularly, or arrange for someone else to. It only takes a few minutes out of the day, but leaves can pile up fast, causing your lawn to look unkempt. After a rainfall, the leaves can get slimy and slippery too. And, unless there is snow covering the ground...
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  • How to Rent or Airbnb Your Home the Smart Way

    2 monthes ago - By RIS Media

    On a corner lot, surrounded by lush live oaks and Florida-style bungalows, sits Jonathan Wilson's first real estate investment: a 2,100-square-foot, bone-colored duplex. The area was a big draw for Wilson. Seminole Heights is part-hipster and part-historic, as one of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods and home to local breweries, art galleries and yoga studios.
    Some 2,400 miles due west in the Mojave Desert is a multi-colored spectacle, called “Rancho de Colores,” one of the most popular Airbnb listings in Joshua Tree, Calif. The 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom house, painted in blazing reds...
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  • Seattle Area Real Estate in December: Sales Down 20% YoY, Inventory up 169% YoY

    2 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    The Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported Attentive home buyers can find "good values and receptive sellers"
    December brought few surprises for real estate brokers in Western Washington with holidays, fluctuating interest rates, and volatility in consumer confidence contributing to slower activity. Several leaders from Northwest Multiple Listing Service described 2018 as a transition year for residential real estate.
    New data from the MLS show inventory in its 23-county market area dipped below two months of supply for the first time since July. A year-over-year comparison of the...
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