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Eastside Market Trends – September 2019

It’s one of my favorite times of year. The days are crisp, the leaves are brilliant in their color, it’s the middle of football season and basketball season is right around the corner. What could be better? Well, a housing market that remains strong might be a good add on and that’s exactly what we […]
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Eastside Market Trends – August

It’s early September and that means a couple of things. The kids are (finally) back in school and it’s time to look at how the Eastside real estate market performed in August. There are a lot of things happening on both the local front (e.g. robust employment growth and commercial office space development) as well […]
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Local Pet Food and Supplies Chain Honored as Nation’s Best

With the growth of Amazon and other online retailers, some people think that brick and mortar retail is dead. That might be true for some but just don’t tell the folks at Woodinville-based Pet Pros. That’s because Pet Business magazine honored the locally-owned and operated 33-year-old pet food and supplies chain as the National Pet […]
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Eastside Market Trends – July 2019

Many people take vacations during the Summer but our Eastside housing market is opting out of vacation mode. While some weather forecasters had predicted July to be downright hot, it turned out to be a pretty standard July weather wise. After a couple of months where the market seemed to be cooling a bit, things […]
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Your Credit is Valuable – Protect It!

You may recall that in 2017, Equifax (one of the largest credit reporting agencies), experienced a massive data breach that gave hackers access to the personal information of upwards to 150 million people. As a result of a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 50 U.S. states and […]
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Homebuyer “In the Know” – Inspections are back!

While the Eastside housing market is certainly not cool, it is a bit more buyer friendly than this same time last year. Take, for example, the stats from June below. 48% of homes sold in June at or above list price compared with 67% in June of 2018. This softening is being caused by more […]
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