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Finance Cities w/most job opportunities – Seattle #1 Another reason that urban flight is not as prevalent in Seattle. Amazon might be the largest employer but they enjoy the company of 33 other Fortune 500 companies in the Puget Sound area. Makes Seattle a desirable and economically stable city to call home. #linkedinsurvey #iloveseattle #robertbjohnson #wearewindermere #windermerewedgwood #workwithafriend #neighbohoodspecialist #seattle #seattleneighborhoods #economy #seattlerealestate https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/stormy-times-15-us-cities-make-jobs-happen-george-anders/
Market Info Amazon surpasses Boeing as WA biggest employer Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Amazon is remaking the Seattle and WA economy. And now, Boeing’s boom and bust cycles are not so devastating to our economy. I would like to see more diversity and giving back to the community from Amazon. The housing affordability issue is real in Seattle and Amazon could have a […]
Market Info Let the predictions begin… Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the future to give us his predictions for the 2021 economy and housing market. U.S. ECONOMY Gardner predicts a rise in housing inventory, as people who can work remotely move farther away from their offices, or those whose homes aren’t conducive to […]
Family Old School Postcard Coming to you old school, my latest postcard… Contact me for more info on any of these great events coming up this fall.  
Market Info Pending Sales up +15% vs LY! I’m still amazed at the residential housing market’s resiliency through all that his happening in our economy. Cliff notes below from our designated broker, Laura Smith – Expect more new listings. Expect more new pending sales. Historically March to July are the five months with the most new listings (10 year average for King County […]
Market Info Questions to Ask During Your Virtual Home Tour This is a great article from our Windermere Blog by Sandy Dodge in our new reality of real estate. Questions to Ask During Your Virtual Home Tour Posted in Buying by Sandy Dodge Image Source: Canva   Thanks to COVID-19, the new reality is that many open houses and home tours are being conducted virtually. For prospective home […]
Familiy Phased RE Opening & Rebound Gov. Inslee lays out our plan A 4 Phase plan to re-open Washington from the Stay Home Order. In this letter, I will give my interpretation of this plan and how it relates to real estate along with updates and clarifications from the WA Realtor Association. This plan is similar to many other states including […]
Market Info Breaking News – More Counties to Phase 2 WR & NWMLS RELEASE REAL ESTATE GUIDANCE FOR PHASE 2 May 20, 2020 Governor Inslee announced that ten additional Washington Counties have been approved to apply for Phase 2 recovery status. Additional counties will be considered by the administration to apply when their infection rates per thousand residents meet the threshold set by the Governors […]
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Home Info Blocks to new U District Link station! Duncan Place is an amazing investment condo! Superior location with easy access to the best of Seattle – University of Washington, Trader Joe’s & Upcoming U District Link Light Rail to everywhere. Exceptional 2nd floor unit on SW corner opens to large deck. Well maintained like new 2009 building. Secure parking & storage in garage. […]
Finance 2020 – Why you want to be in Seattle I was able to listen to our chief economist for Windermere yesterday for his annual economic forecasts heading into 2020. The slides below illustrate his forecast for the Seattle area moving into 2020. #realestateislocal  Matthew Gardner, while being one of the brightest minds in our company, knows how to deliver a message. We all know […]
Market Info Prediction 2020 – Hot, Early Spring Market in North Seattle! Our Windermere Wedgwood office does our market stats monthly and reviews them together at our Monday Morning Mtg, MMM. Yesterday, the consensus was that based on current market conditions, we’re going to have an active early Spring market here in North Seattle! We’re seeing more activity (# of homes sold graph) this winter despite lower […]
Market Info Gardner Report 2019 – Q3 Our esteemed economist, Matthew Gardner, has released his 3rd quarter assessment of our Western WA real estate market. Enjoy!
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Finance Hot off the press, Gardner Report on W.WA housing Hot off the press, the Gardner Report on the Western WA housing market. Matthew is always insightful and brings his expert opinion on our local economy, jobs & policies and how they will impact housing. A good read for anyone planning a move in W.WA! #robertbjohnson #workwithafriend #seattleneighborhoods #knowyourstats   Posted July 25 2019, 11:00 […]
Market Info Market Update – W-WA down to Seattle The Gardner Report will tell you what’s happening in WWA real estate and a forecast for 2019. The other graphs show you how the Seattle real estate market is trending for Q1 of 2019. Some of the hotter neighborhoods are seeing over +15% price appreciation Feb to Mar 2019. But most economist don’t feel we’re […]
Familiy When the home you love goes to someone else to love Congratulations to a wonderful family that can now move back home to be with family! It always feels great when a beloved home can be passed on to another family to love as well. http://robertbjohnson.com/listing/94170992
Market Info WW Stats – Up +10.5% – Median Price! My office, Windermere Wedgwood, publishes statistics for the transactions that we represent each month. These statistics dive deeper than the basic info you get from online sources. The pack below shows transaction details like type of financing, cash offers, # of offers and the one I find most interesting this month, median sold price. The […]
Market Info Hiring in Seattle up +10% vs 2017! So much for the HQ2/3 impact on the Seattle employment picture. This workforce report is pulled from LinkedIn data but a good indicator of what’s happening in the broader market. While Amazon might be slowing down their rate of hiring in Seattle, others are ramping up for 2019 and beyond – Expedia, Facebook and Google […]
Market Info Increased Loan Limits mean Increased Buying Power Has your lender told you about the upcoming changes for conforming loans in 2019? Make sure you’re working with a knowledgeable lender that keeps you informed on the latest and the greatest. Thank you Matt for always keeping me up to date.   New conforming loan limits for King/Pierce/Snohomish county – all the way up […]
Market Info It’s Seasonal, really, plus a few other things… It’s seasonal, really, we’re going through a slow down in the Seattle market but it’s also seasonal.   What you want to pay attention to in the attached eye chart of a graph is the bottom graph and how every winter (December) for the last 10 years, we see a dramatic slow down in sales. So […]