Ashley Wigren

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September Housing Market Update for Snohomish County

Wow. The housing market was crazy this summer around Snohomish County. It was the best summer on record for sales activity. So now what? Looking ahead, new listings will continue to drop by about 20% in September and October. So for buyers, the best opportunity for selection and availability is right now before winter comes.  And we all know winter is coming…

  • June, July and August had record number of transactions
  • September and October will be the best time for buyers
  • New listings will drop another 30% in winter
  • Interest rates are the lowest they have been since last November​

 

 

 

 

Snohomish County Housing Market Update for August

Snohomish County is still experiencing a hot real estate market. Sellers are in a great position to get top dollar for their homes. And we have buyers coming into the market place daily due to the low interest rates. We have seen more inventory come on in the higher priced homes in our area.  This summer is turning out to be one of the hottest real estate markets we have ever seen in our area!

See the infographic below for more information. If you have other questions or need more specific info just ask! You can text, email or call!

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July Housing Market Update for Snohomish County

On a monthly basis, during this time of year we see more listings coming on the market than pending sales, and June didn’t disappoint.

Buyers: The increase in the number of new listings, coupled with fewer offers for each individual property,  means more choices and little breathing room for the backlog of buyers who have been waiting to buy a home.

Sellers: The sales activity remains at a frenzy level for new listings selling in the first 30 days, although slightly less intense for each property. Sellers need to be market-ready in order to get the best price.

Check out the infographic below for more information!

My Afternoon at 190 Sunset

Recently I spent the afternoon enjoying happy hour at 190 Sunset located in Edmonds. When you first arrive you enter into the Cascadia Art Museum and see a long corridor. The restaurant is located between Brigid’s Bottleshop and  Scratch distillery. As you enter the restaurant, you first walk past the kitchen then into the dining and bar area. It felt very relaxed while still feeling modern. According to their website the atmosphere is “urban and casual“.

I visited in the early afternoon around 4:00PM on a Monday. We sat up at a higher table in the bar. There were about 5 people there when we arrived. I went with two others and we decided on ordering a few small plates, a couple drinks and dessert, of course. We ordered the pork and fish tacos, lobster macaroni & cheese, BBQ shrimp, green salad, and the chocolate hazelnut mousse cake.  All of the food we ordered came out fast. My favorite was the BBQ shrimp. The grits were cooked perfectly. Also, if you go you MUST get the chocolate hazelnut mousse cake. The two sitting closest to us, asked us what it was and we insisted they order one. They ordered it and said it was to die for.  I ordered one of their signature drinks the Sparkling Nightshade. I planned on trying their Violet Hour Cosmopolitan afterwards, but Sparkling Nightshade was so good, I stuck with it.

Halibut Tacos. The mango-pineapple habanero pico was bomb.com

BBQ Shrimp. With creole seasoning & country boy IPA over four cheese grits. My favorite!!!

190 Sunset House Salad

Pork Tacos. Served with tomatillo chimichurri pico de gallo.

Sparkling Nightshade. Sparkling brut, fresh lemon juice & parfait amour.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake. This had espresso meringues and salted caramel, YUM!

They have a very large, inviting outdoor space, some tables even had fireplaces. Which I love, because I am ALWAYS cold. The outdoor area will be perfect for spending summer afternoons and evenings with friends. The space outside can accommodate up 75 guests and would be an ideal location for hosting an event.

I think my favorite part of this pace was the atmosphere. It felt very cool & calm. One of their signature drinks is named the Netflix & Chill.  On my next visit, I plan to go on a Friday night for dinner and try the Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut.  I highly recommend giving this place a try. If you do, please let me know what you thought! I also will be trying Brigid’s Bottleshop, which serves specialty beers so stay tuned…

Below are a few more photos from my visit!

 

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!!!

Things to do this Weekend in Snohomish County!

Looking for something to do close to home?  Want to stay in Snohomish County? Check out the website snohomish.org! I came across this site by accident but am so happy I found it. I wanted share it with everyone I knew. Below are my top 3 picks for for things to do this weekend. Click on this link for all of the events!

 

Improv Night

When: Saturday December 17th 8:00PM-10:00PM

What: The Womb Escape X Improve Tournament is in its tenth year. The audience gets to  vote on the winners.

Where: Edmonds Community College located at 20000 68th Avenue West Lynnwood 98036

Cost: $12

More info click here

 

 

Christmas Lights Parade

When: Saturday December 17th 6:00PM- 7:00PM

What: You can drive your decorated and lighted vehicle down First and Second Streets for the 5th annual FreeStyle Christmas Lights Cruise in downtown Snohomish or just watch. To enter just show up. Since its freestyle you can do one lap or keep just turning right and stay the entire hour!

Where: 1st & 2nd Streets Snohomish 98290

Cost: FREE

More info click here

 

 

Cooking Class for Game Day Appetizers

When: Sunday December 18th 11:00AM- 12:00PM

What: A hands on demonstration teaches you how to make an appetizer that you create and get to take home to eat during the afternoon game! This includes a platter & take home appetizer for 4!

Where: The Hungry Pelican located at 113 Avenue C Snohomish 98290

Cost: $45 for 1-2 people

More info click here

 

Things to Do This Weekend Around Town!

Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. I thought I would take some time to share with you a few cool things that are going on around Snohomish County this weekend that are not your average pumpkin patch and corn maze. Have some fun and enjoy!

Friday 21st 

 

What: Unexpected Productions Presents Haunted Doorways

Description: Haunted Doorways is a theatre production of a ghoulish game show. This runs for two weekends only!

When: 8:05 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College

Contact: jennifer.matthews@email.edcc.edu

More Info: Click here

Saturday 22nd

 

 

What: Everett Massacre Centennial Events Day 2

Description: This one might be my favorite and they have a bunch of other dates! Everett Public Library presents a series of programs on the centennial year of the Everett Massacre events that took place November 5th 1916.

When: 1:00 PM

Where: Everett Public Library

More Info: Click here

Sunday 

 

What: Watch the Hawks for Sunday Night Football on the big screen.

Description: This event is free. There are adult beverages and a meal available for purchase!

When: 5:30 PM

Where: Everett Historic Everett Theatre

More info: Click here 

 

Monday 24th

What: The Bride of Frankenstein

Description: This was the 1935 American Sci Fi Horror film classic, the first sequel to Frankenstein.

When: 6:00 PM

Where: The Marysville Opera House

More Info:  lwoodmansee@marysvillewa.gov

 

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