Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make When Selling

Even in a strong seller’s market like the one in the Puget Sound region today, selling a home can be a stressful process, especially if it’s your first time on this side of a real estate transaction. Education is truly key to doing it right so that you are primed for success. If you’re thinking of making your next move, have a look at some of the top mistakes you simply cannot afford to make when selling your home, courtesy of Upnest.

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Market Report: A Look at the 2017 Puget Sound Market & What to Expect in 2018

I am excited to share that Realogics Sotheby's International Realty has put together a comprehensive year-over-year analysis of market activity in the Puget Sound region with insights on eight key counties and 29 communities around the Sound. Our acclaimed Research Editor and Data Analyst, William Hillis, provides data analysis in addition to a number of special reports including Seattle's "Condominium Conundrum," the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index, landmark sales on the Eastside, and more. Browse a few key highlights from the report in addition to the full digital edition, to spark a conversation so we can outline implications for homes in your city. 

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Trend Watch: Transportation Hubs + Real Estate

As cities across the U.S. become denser and commute times lengthen, many residents are ditching their four wheels for public transit options that save time when getting into the city. And as Upnest reports, this trend is contributing to higher demand for real estate in areas with transit hubs. “Americans desire neighborhoods with ‘transit-oriented development’ which entails easy access to public transit with mixed-use development which includes shops, restaurants, amenities and residences, which in turn increases ridership.”

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February Home Prices Continue Upward Trend

As has been the case for the past few years, a shortage of available homes for sale and rising demand are continuing to drive prices up in the Puget Sound region, and in February there was no sign of the “seasonal slowdown” we’ve seen in years past. Seattle Times covered the latest statistics released by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which reveals that in February, “home prices grew at least 15 percent in every county in the Puget Sound region,” with a median single-family home price of $777,000 in Seattle and $950,000 on the Eastside.

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