I'm fortunate…and thankful to be the Vice-Chair of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Seattle King County Realtors Association. This year, I've developed new relationships with other young professionals that live locally, and have found a new passion to give back to charity. A couple weeks ago, the YPN delivered a $15,000 donation check to Seattle Children's Hospital. We met with volunteers, heard the history behind the hospitals success, and toured the facility. While $15,000 is a small amount compared to many substantial donations they receive each year, we know that every dollar counts. The $15,000 was raised at our last YPN event, "Spotlight on Seattle" back in May, so we are especially grateful to all those that attended. As my business grows, I have every desire to give back even more. And as the YPN grows in our community, I know our group with do the same.
As a buyer, seller or market watcher, how many hours do you spend on Zillow or Realtor.com doing research or looking at "Zestimates"? I'm excited to announce a new feature on my website called NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATE that gives you the ability to receive a monthly newsletter for your specific neighborhood/area. In just one click (by entering your Name, Email Address and Zip Code) you will be automatically signed up to receive this beneficial market report that contains information such as homes for sale, homes sold, market trends and market pricing. All the data is collected from our Northwest Multiple Listing Service data and organized in an easy-to-read, detailed report. What's better than free and informative?
Step 1: Visit www.TrishEnglund.com and click on Neighborhood News on the top right.
Step 2: Enter your Name, Email Address and Zip Code (of the area you'd like to keep a market watch on)
Step 3: An email from me will arrive to your Inbox!
LOCAL. FRESH. FUN!
A glorious Seattle Summer has arrived! I'm excited for 80 degree weather today and looking forward to another 4th of July spent with family and friends. Since I live and work in Downtown Kirkland, each Summer season I look foward to spending time at Marina Park on Wednesday afternoons to buy produce, goodies, flowers, etc. at the Kirkland Farmer's Market. Whether you live in Kirkland, Redmond, Seattle or Woodinville, you can take advantage of buying local, too. Here is a list of the popular Farmer's Markets in/around the Eastside and Seattle:
Kirkland – Wednesday's
Until September 24th
Marina Park (Downtown)
Redmond – Saturday's
Until October 25th
7730 Leary Way
Crossroads (Bellevue) – Tuesday's
Until October 7th
15600 NE 8th Street
Issaquah – Saturday's
Until October 11th
1730 10th Ave NW
Bellevue – Thursday's
Until October 16th
1717 Bellevue Way
Bellevue – Saturday's
Until November 22nd
752 108th Ave NE
Woodinville – Saturday's
Until September 27th
17301 133rd Ave NE
Ballard Seattle – Sunday's
Ballard Ave & 22nd Ave
Fremont Seattle – Sunday's
3410 Evanston Ave NE
If you don't see your neighborhood on this list, please visit http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/markets/list. Happy shopping!
Spring cleaning is such a bore. With the summer months approaching, why not add some appeal…and value to your home! The National Association of Realtors just released a fun article with 7 top bathroom remodeling tips and ideas. I've seen many extraordinary bathrooms in my real estate career, but I'm especially loving #3.
Hello real estate market-watchers!
This is my first blog post offering a deeper glimpse into our current market. I'll look forward to talking about our statistics from this month forward…
Our May statistics have just been released, and it's not surprising that the approaching summer market will most likely continue it's momentum. The month of May provided Seller's with a huge advantage: even though inventory increased almost 20% from April, it was still historically low on Seattle's Eastside. So much so, that if a Seller's home was priced well and presented beautifully, chances are they received multiple offers. You've probably heard all about this in the news and have been following the hype through social media. Newspaper headlines like, "Bidding wars, cash, heat up Eastside's real estate market" are still hitting the newsstands. It's been a challenge for many buyers, especially for Washington transplants who are desperate to move from temporary housing to their own home. Thankfully, with the slight increase in home inventory last month, more Seller's should be taking the leap and selling their homes this summer. Buyers should be able to give a sigh of relief to that news!
To recap the month of May, the total units for sale were 1428. These sales were a 20.6% increase over last month; an 8.1% increase compared to last year. Median prices also stayed steady at $619,000 compared to last May's median price of $565,000. The Average Days of Market for a home going from "active" to "pending" status was just 33 days.
If you are interested in hearing about specific stats for your neighborhood, or would like a complimentary analysis of your home's value, feel free to contact me.