Did we see a settling of the market in July? The start of a seasonal slowdown? A monthly blip in the data?   It's too early to tell. But the counties we follow closely, Snohomish, King, and Island all saw a leveling off, and in some cases a slight drop, of median and average sales price. The number of days on market also went up. Inventory remains at record lows with less than one month's inventory for sale. Check out our images and decide for yourself! . . . August 2021 King County Single Family Residential Market Report

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Located between Whidbey Island and the mainland of Snohomish County, Camano Island is part of Island County and one of the largest islands in Washington. It is home to two state parks, Camano Island State Park and Cama Beach, that provide scenic beaches to walk and trails to explore. Connected by only one bridge to the mainland, Camano Island maintains its rustic country atmosphere where time appears to move much slower than mainland life.

Camano Commons Marketplace

Shopping & Dining

One large appeal of Camano Island is that it maintains a low-key island lifestyle that surrounds visitors with natural beauty. That being said, Camano Island still has a top-notch collection of dining and shops scattered around the Island.

Found almost immediately as a visitor gets on…

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You may have heard the real estate market is hot right now, but what does that mean? Our market report breaks down the most critical numbers from King, Snohomish, and Island Counties to explain the opportunity for buyers and sellers. The following discussion revolves around sales for single-family residential homes, but the trends for condos and duplexes are very similar.

Real estate market numbers summary for King County June 2021.

King County's average sales price is over $1M for the third straight month. Compared to 2020 at the same time, the average sales price is up 23.7%, but compared to last month, the increase is less than 1% suggesting that the average sales price increase is slowing down. That is good news for current buyers in the market for a new home. Buyers of a year ago are also reaping the…

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Historically known as the "Strawberry City", Marysville holds an annual strawberry festival in the third week of June. However, there is much more to Marysville than that little red fruit.

Marysville is the second-largest city in Snohomish County, As of 2015, the city surpassed Edmonds and Lynnwood, with a growth of 2.5% population increase per year. With new housing and industrial areas under construction, the city also opened a second high school.

Shop homes in Marysville

We recommend driving over to Ebey Waterfront Park, a lovely downtown waterfront area. From public fishing areas to children's playgrounds, you can spend an afternoon with family and friends enjoying the view while having a picnic. Gardeners will enjoy the WSU Master Gardener Demonstration…

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Where can you find turtles, blue herons, crows, and native wetland in Mill Creek? Tucked in off of 35th Ave SE, in-between Seattle Hill Road and 132nd St SE, is the under development, but open to the public, Penny Creek Natural Area. We visited Penny Creek with our Broker Erin Price to learn more about this exciting development right in the heart of Mill Creek.

Boardwalk bridge crossing at Penny Creek Natural Area, Mill Creek, WA

The Penny Creek Natural Area is a part of a riparian corridor, which feeds into the Lake Washington Watershed. Being a part of the Lake Washington Watershed means this natural area directly affects our everyday household water needs such as cooking, cleaning, and showering. The area is being built as a part of a residential development called The Farm.

During our walk, we watched a large…

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➡️Just the facts you need! 

May 2021 Market Reports at in! May continued local market trends with Average and Median Sales Prices going up in Snohomish, King, and Island Counties with the exception of the King County Condo Market where prices ticked down slightly.

May 2021 Snohomish County Market Report

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If you’ve been thinking about selling, it may be time to speed up that decision. Low inventory and low mortgage rates are still creating the conditions for a seller’s market this season. When homes hit the market, they generally go fast. 

While this is great news for potential sellers, there’s something that may be in the way of being able to jump into the market — literally. We’re talking about stuff in your home. Whether you’re dealing with decades’ worth of memories or just the everyday pile-ups that pop up in rooms (and in closets), clutter can complicate the selling process.

For one, clutter makes it difficult to even think about selling due to just how overwhelming and time-consuming it can be to deal with. Second, clutter makes rooms feel…

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Finding the right real estate agent to sell your home isn't always easy, and you deserve an excellent Realtor. These 15 questions will help you understand if you've found them.

1. Do you have testimonials from past clients that I can read?

After asking for recommendations and reading testimonials almost every day, we make decisions on purchases, and hiring a real estate agent is no different. An experienced and well-respected agent should have several testimonials from past buyers and sellers that they’ve helped over their career, ready for you to read.

2. How will you determine my home’s value?

Having an accurate picture of your home’s value and a strong pricing strategy from the start will help ensure that your home…

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An industry that is millions of real estate agents strong comes with its own set of compliments and complaints! In fact, as of October 2020, there were 1,451,031 members of the National Association of Realtors. Buying or selling a home is the biggest financial transaction that you'll have in your life, so of course, who you work with during that transaction matters. Just like with any job, there are expectations placed upon real estate agents, but when they are not met, they may leave you with a sour taste in your mouth.

Our goal is always to be transparent, so you'll find the top five concerns that folks may have about real estate agents so that you can ensure you hire the right agent to help you. Your experience should be as stress-free and smooth as…

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From Woodsy Trails to Seaside Sunsets

Where can you go for a woodsy trail hike, eat a meal at a seaside restaurant and walk to see the sunset over Puget Sound all within a couple of miles? Mukilteo offers that and more. Mukilteo played a crucial role in the history of Washington's settlement as the site of the Treaty of Point Eliott. Today, Mukilteo is a small but thriving seaside center for recreation and dining and is the gateway to Whidbey Island via its busy ferry route. I recently spent an afternoon in Mukilteo with RE/MAX Town Center's Nicole Crowell of Crowell Homes to get a tour of the best of Mukilteo.

What's on Tapped?

Starting with lunch, Mukilteo offers restaurants from chain foods to local establishments. Local businesses,…

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