June 29th Seattle Area Market Report

The number of homes for sale continues to challenge buyers in our local real estate market. This has resulted in an extreme seller’s market in mainstream price points across the region. Mortgage rates, teetering around 3% for a 30-year fixed loan, coupled with pent up demand from cooped-up buyers finally able to get out and see homes has contributed to record buyer demand.

See what is happening in your neighborhood. Check out our weekly report by price segment for the entire Seattle-Eastside market.

 

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Posted on June 29, 2020 at 2:26 pm
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June 22nd Seattle Area Market Report

A severe shortage of available homes for sale has tipped the supply and demand scale in seller’s favor. See what is happening in your neighborhood. Check out our weekly report by price segment for the entire Seattle-Eastside market.

 

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Posted on June 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm
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June 15th Seattle Area Market Report

Many neighborhoods are reporting a higher volume of sales in the past week than in the week prior. Our new data set compares this week to both the week prior and the same week of the year prior.

A new indicator we are tracking, Days on the Market Before a (Pending) Sale is a great gauge of the speed of the market, especially when looking at an entire neighborhood overview. Note that deviations from the normal trend occur when a property that has been on the market for a lengthy time finally sells.

Real estate activity has been off the charts the past few weeks. See what is happening in your neighborhood. Check out our weekly report by price segment for the entire Seattle-Eastside market.

Real estate has been deemed an essential business activity with specific limitations and using appropriate protocols for social distancing. Realtors and their clients are still conducting most of their interactions remotely.

View the full June 15th Seattle-Eastside residential market report



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Posted on June 15, 2020 at 3:34 pm
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June 8th Seattle Area Market Report

Real estate activity has been off the charts the past few weeks. See what is happening in your neighborhood. Check out our weekly report by price segment for the entire Seattle-Eastside market.

Real estate has been deemed an essential business activity with specific limitations and using appropriate protocols for social distancing. Realtors and their clients are still conducting most of their interactions remotely.

View the full June 8th Seattle-Eastside residential market report



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Posted on June 8, 2020 at 5:01 pm
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June 1st Seattle Area Market Report

See what is happening in Seattle real estate this week. Check out our neighborhood by neighborhood weekly report by price segment for the entire Seattle-Eastside market.

Real estate has been deemed an essential business activity with specific limitations and using appropriate protocols for social distancing. Realtors and their clients are still conducting most of their interactions remotely.

Activity was extremely strong even given the major holiday week. Extreme low mortgage interest rates are likely a key factor in current buyer demand.

View the full June 1st Seattle-Eastside residential market report



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Posted on June 1, 2020 at 6:08 pm
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May 25th Seattle Area Market Report

Activity was extremely strong even given the major holiday weekend. Extreme low mortgage interest rates are likely a key factor in current buyer demand. See what is happening in Seattle real estate this week. Check out our neighborhood by neighborhood weekly report by price segment for the entire Seattle-Eastside market.

Real estate has been deemed an essential business activity with specific limitations and using appropriate protocols for social distancing. Realtors and their clients are still conducting most of their interactions remotely.

View the full May 25th Seattle-Eastside residential market report



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Posted on May 28, 2020 at 12:24 pm
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May 18th Seattle Area Market Report

See what is happening in Seattle real estate this week. Check out our neighborhood by neighborhood weekly report by price segment for the entire Seattle-Eastside market.

Real estate has been deemed an essential business activity with specific limitations and using appropriate protocols for social distancing. Realtors and their clients are still conducting most of their interactions remotely.

NWMLS data indicates that KeyBox Activity for the week ending May 20, 2020 is 82% of the same week in 2019. The report tracks how often keyboxes are opened each day and compares the numbers to gain general trends in showing activity each week.

View the full May 18th Seattle-Eastside residential market report



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Posted on May 22, 2020 at 9:04 am
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May 11th Seattle Area Market Report

See what is happening in Seattle real estate this week. Check out our neighborhood by neighborhood weekly report by price segment for the entire Seattle-Eastside market.

Real estate has been deemed an essential business activity with specific limitations and using appropriate protocols for social distancing. Realtors and their clients are still conducting most of their interactions remotely.

NWMLS data indicates that KeyBox Activity is 68% of normal (compared to this time last year). The report tracks how often keyboxes are opened each day and compares the numbers to gain general trends in showing activity each week.

View the full May 11th Seattle-Eastside residential market report



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Posted on May 11, 2020 at 2:56 pm
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May 4th Seattle Area Market Report

NWMLS data indicates that KeyBox Activity is now up to 68% of normal (compared to this time last year). The report tracks how often keyboxes are opened each day and compares the numbers to gain general trends in showing activity each week.

Real estate has been deemed an essential business activity with specific limitations and using appropriate protocols for social distancing. Realtors and their clients are still conducting most of their interactions remotely.

Indications are that some version of a stay home order could exist for many more months. Our ability to conduct business in this new environment is becoming more comfortable, and as time goes on, we expect more people (clients and professionals) will want to conduct real estate business.

See what is happening in Seattle real estate this week. Check out our neighborhood by neighborhood weekly report by price segment for the entire Seattle-Eastside market.

View the full May 4th Seattle-Eastside residential market report



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Posted on May 5, 2020 at 9:08 am
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Q1 2020 Reports: Market Update

Q1 Market Snapshot: Seattle & The Eastside

 

As we are fully entrenched in a new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to note that the Q1 stats you see are based on pre-coronavirus closed sales activity and therefore largely untouched by our current market reality.

 

While Q1 serves as a pre-coronavirus benchmark, Q2 and Q3 will more accurately show the impacts of the (necessary) stay home order and resulting economic fallout. Our region stands to rebound more quickly than many US markets due to its pre-coronavirus strength.

 

Q1 saw a continued inventory shortage, although many homes were just queuing up to come on the market prior to the outbreak. Mortgage interest rates hit new lows in March (down about 1% from a year ago) bringing the typical monthly payment down significantly. For reference, a 1% change in interest rate equates to about a 10% change in buying power (i.e. an $800,000 home at 3.4% costs about the same per month as a $720,000 home at 4.4% interest).

 

Click or scroll down to find your area report:

Seattle  |  Eastside  |  Mercer Island  |  Condos  |  Waterfront

 


SEATTLE

There were 11.2% more Seattle home sales in Q1 2020 (1,632) compared to Q1 2019 (1,468). Seattle’s median sale price increased by an average of 3.4% in 2019 to $750,000. Lake Forest Park (+8.0%) and Queen Anne-Magnolia (+7.0%) were the area’s top performers. The Central Seattle was down 6.9% over Q1 2019, much of which can be attributed to fewer luxury market sales and a higher percentage of smaller homes transacting during that period.

 

In Q1, 68.0% of Seattle homes (all price points) sold at or above their listed price, while only 13.7% of homes priced above $1 million did so. The average number of days to sell decreased to 41 from 50 in Q1 of the year prior.

 

The highest Seattle home sale was a 1930-built Lake Forest Park waterfront home for $5,000,000 and the lowest was a 1955-built 2-bedroom Skyway home for $215,000.

 

Seattle Q1 2020 Recap

Click here to view the complete report for a neighborhood by neighborhood breakdown of Average Sale Price, size, and number of homes sold.

 

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EASTSIDE

In Q1, 64.6% of Eastside homes, and 28.6% of homes priced above one million dollars, sold for at or above their listed price.

 

The Eastside median sale price was $989,500 in Q1, up 6.8% over Q1 2019. South Eastside (+18.1%) and Kirkland (+14.1%) performed best, while Woodinville saw a 2.5% decrease in its median sale price. The highest sale was an $11.5 million Medina waterfront home and the lowest sale was a 1960’s Lake Margaret area cottage.

 

Eastside Q1 2020 Recap

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MERCER ISLAND

Mercer Island has seen a record shortage of homes on the market in Q1 with the lack of homes for sale dominating conversations between buyers and their brokers. There were 56 home sales in the first quarter, with only 6 homes sold below $1 million and 19 with sale prices above $2 million.

 

In Q1, 48.2% of all homes, and 12.5% of homes priced above two million dollars, sold for at or above their listed price. The highest Mercer Island sale was a $4.8 million waterfront home on the north-eastern tip of the Island. The lowest was a $815,000 renovation/rebuild ready rambler on West Mercer Way.

Mercer Island Q1 2020 Recap

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CONDOS – SEATTLE & EASTSIDE

Seattle’s condo median sale price was the same in Q1 2020 as in Q 1 2019 ($460,000) with 605 units transacting. The North Seattle (+28.3%) and Richmond Beach-Shoreline (+18.4%) outperformed the region while West Seattle condos were down 5.0% over Q1 of the prior year. In Q1, 53.7% of Seattle condos (all prices), and 3.1% of condos priced above one million dollars, sold for at or above their listed price.

 

On the Eastside, the median sale price was up 6.5% to $490,000. Woodinville (+21.4%) and Redmond (+17.2%) condos outpaced those in surrounding cities while East Bellevue condos sold for 23.2% less than in Q1 2019. There were 528 units sold on the Eastside this quarter.

 

In Q1, 67.4% of all Eastside condos, and 4.2% of those priced above one million dollars, sold for at or above their listed price.

 

Check out all of these factoids and more in the full condo report.

 

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WATERFRONT

The pace of waterfront transactions has been slowing over the past few quarters, driven in large part by fewer international buyers in the market. Even so, Q1 was markedly off for waterfront sales. The Eastside had 3 private waterfront home sales. Seattle had 8, Mercer Island had 2, and Lake Sammamish had no sales in the first three months on 2020.

 

The highest private waterfront sale in Q1 was on Lake Washington in Medina at $11.5 million. The most affordable waterfront sale was a $1.5 million Beach Drive West Seattle home with 22 feet of waterfront on Puget Sound. Note this report includes privately-owned, rather than shared, waterfront transactions only.

 

This top-level overview of the entire Seattle-Eastside private waterfront market, including Mercer Island and Lake Sammamish, provides a glance into the trends occurring in our region over time. Interesting, and certainly insightful, it in no way replaces an in-depth analysis on waterfront value provided by a savvy broker with years of local waterfront experience.

 

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