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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!


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!

Snohomish County Housing Update for February

Over the last couple of months we have seen a higher sales activity than new listings, which means we are still lacking houses to sell. February is always the bridge month between the winter and spring markets. So very soon, we will start to see an increase in the number of new listings coming on the market. So homebuyers there is hope, don’t give up! And sellers, if you are ready, now is the time to sell. See infographic below for more infmoration!

As always, if you have any questions I am here to help. You can post in the comment section, send me an email, or tex/call. I am always here to help. Each county is different so if you are interested in King County data, just let know!


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! 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


An Afternoon at Sydney Bakery & Wine Bar in Mukilteo

The Sydney Bakery & Wine Bar located in Old Town Mukilteo was the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon yesterday. The views are gorgeous and The Sydney  is situated perfectly above Puget Sound. There is an outside seating area that is ideal for summer days.

This is a bakery, wine bar and coffee shop all in one. The bakery items are to die for with many delicious choices. Cookies, carrot cake, cheesecake, triple chocolate cake, cinnamon rolls, pies, macarons, scones, & much more.  They offer espresso and teas. They also have small menu that includes breakfast, lunch and happy hour bites! Every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM they invite you to bring your children for a story time while up sip a coffee.

I met a friend there in the late afternoon and we opted for lunch. We were welcomed by a friendly face. I was torn between the Paddington- an adult grilled cheese and the Veggie Roll, served with chili sauce. I decided on the Veggie Roll & with glass of Rose. My friend ordered the Sydney Salad with an orange tea. Both were delicious.

We sat at a small table right next to the window. There is a bar that faces the water and also a larger room in the back with a larger table if you are with a group of people.

There were a few people in there having coffee. Another couple came and ordered a piece of carrot cake to go. Another patron ordered lunch.

The decor is tasteful and inviting. I felt like I could stay there for hours, the atmosphere is very welcoming & laid back.

Looking forward to going back soon when I am already planing on having a coffee & the freshly baked cinnamon roll!


So many choices!


View from the wine bar.


The Sydney, so good!


The Veggie Roll. I love when places have vegetarian options!


The view from our seat overlooking the patio and the water!


Cute decor and a great message for us all.


Some fun names… Foreplay Chardonnay anyone??



Love the fireplace with the cute Halloween decor.


The view on a cloudy, rainy PNW afternoon…my favorite kind of day!

October Housing Update for Snohomish County

Last month we saw the best September ever!  Inventory is still low, we are at about 1.4 month of supply in our county. But we are seeing a slight decrease in the amount of multiple offer situations for new listings. So if buyers have missed out in the past they can feel more confident moving into fall getting their offer accepted. And 68% of all homes are selling within the first 30 days on market which is excellent for sellers!!!

Check out the infographic below for more details.


August Housing Market Update for Snohomish County

Snohomish County is experiencing a housing market like we have never seen. Last month, was the best July ever in the Puget Sound real estate market. Not only was July great, but we have also seen a bump in inventory which has made the past 3 months of sales activity the best in history for our region! So  to all my friends and family this is why I have been so busy, just trying to keep up with the market. I am excited to see what August has in store!

Check out the infographic below and see what I am talking about. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • 1.1 Months of Supply
  • 74% of homes are selling within the first 30 days being active
  • Interest rates are at 3.36%


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July Housing Update in Snohomish County

Summer is here and the the Snohomish County real estate market is cruising along. June kept me busy and July has been moving along quickly. While inventory is still low, home buyers got some great news! Interest rates went down to 3.53%! We also saw a slight bump inventory. Check out the info graphic below and let me know if you have any questions!


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