Ashley Wigren

Snohomish County Real Estate & More

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January Housing Update for Snohomish County

2016 set a new record for the best ever sales activity in our region! At the end of the year we saw a huge increase in the number of houses that were selling compared to the number of new listings that were coming on the market. Basically a mini surge. Most likely fueled by the increase in interest rates. Buyers wanted to get into a home before interest rates were raised.  The good news for buyers is that interest rates are still historically low. Which means they can get into a home at  good rate and stop renting. On the flip side, the good news for sellers is that there is a backlog of well qualified buyers just waiting to get into a home.  Sellers are still getting multiple offers on their property if they are priced correctly.  Ending 2016 and rolling into January 2017 here are some things that stood out to me:

  • 1 month of inventory
  • Interest rates at 4.05%
  • 68% more homes were sold than were listed in December
  • Backlog of buyers is creating a severe shortage of homes for sale in the more affordable price ranges

We will continue to see more listings come onto the market as we get closer to February. This will be just in time for the spring housing market rush.  Check out the infographic below for more information. If you want this information for any other county just let me know!!!

May Housing Update for Snohomish County

May was an incredible month for real estate in our area. Our market is hot right now. If you are looking to sell, now is the time as inventory is so low, which can mean higher prices! On the flip side of that, if you are looking to buy, now is a good time because the interests rates are so low, which means you can get a great deal on a home loan! Check out the infographic below! If you want more detailed information on a certain city, zip code, or price range, just let me in the comments!

I will be doing this every month so stay next month, to see how June is shaping up!

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  • 76% of houses that come on the market will sell within the first 30 days
  • 3.6% interest rate
  • Less than 1 month of inventory available

 

Neighborhood Spotlight: Old Town Mukilteo

Old Town Mukilteo is one my favorite neighborhoods in Snohomish County. It has an old town feel with lots of shops, restaurants and charm. You can always find people walking their dogs, mowing their yards and waving as you drive by. Close to the ferry, Mukiteo Beach, Arnies, The Red Cup Cafe and Diamond Knot… there is a litte something for everyone to be found in Old Town Mukilteo.

 

Rose Hill Community Center

The Rosehill Community Center is a beautiful state-of-the-art building with a sweeping view of picturesque Puget Sound. Rosehill Community Center offers guests an exceptional place to hold a wedding ceremony and reception. http://www.wedding-spot.com/venue/3562/Rosehill-Community-Center/.

 

 

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John’s Grill

This is one of my favorite restaurants and I love the location. Right on 5th street with views of the Sound. They offer New York steaks, grilled cajun shrimp, pasta, and more. Their standout is their crab cake!!!! Honestly, the best that I have ever had. Happy hour is offered 4:30-6:30. They are closed on Sundays & Mondays. He even does catering!!! Do yourself  favor and check this place out and get the crab cake !http://johnsgrillmukilteo.com

 

Sorenia Skin Care & Wellness Center

In the heart of old town Mukilteo you will find Sorenia Skin Wellness, nestled inside what use to be a church 100 years ago and is now a Salon and Spa.Becky Porter is the owner and esthetician. She offers a wide variety of treatments that are tailored for exactly what you need. Whether you are looking to treat your self, do a corrective treatment, or just start treating your skin better, Becky will take care of you. She also offers an infrared sauna. When you go here you are truly pampered and feel great when you leave. http://healthyskin-dayspa.com

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Houses Full of Charm

My favorite part of Old Town Mukilteo are the houses. Each home has its own unique character that helps to make the neighborhood what it is- truly special. There are new houses, old houses, remodeled houses, a little bit of everything.  Here are some of my favorites in the pictures below.

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Incredible Views

Stunning views of the Puget Sound. The Pacific Northwest is beautiful and the views from this neighborhood really capture what The Pacific Northwest is all about.

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Current Homes On the Market

$750,000 MLS#888954

$750,000 MLS#888954

$674,950 MLS#899400

$674,950 MLS#899400

$799,000 MLS#903028

$799,000 MLS#903028

A Few Photos Around the Neighborhood

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