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For Buyers January 2023 Real Estate Market Update The close of 2022 brought the housing market extremes of the last year into sharp focus. With decreased sales, generally increasing inventory, and lower prices, the December market finally seemed to hit the winter slowdown that has characterized typical market cycles of years past. This stands in contrast to the early months of 2022, which […]
For Buyers November 2022 Real Estate Market Update As the final quarter of 2022 rolls on, it’s clear that these last months will be anything but typical for home buyers and sellers in King and Snohomish counties. In a real estate market that’s been defined by high competition and low supply for the last number of years, buyers and sellers are changing tactics […]
For Buyers How to Make Moving to a New State Hassle-Free Moving to a new state is a big adjustment and can be draining. However, having the right information can make it less challenging. Here are some tips from Kari Haas Real Estate Team on how to make moving to a new state hassle-free and help you make the transition as smooth as possible. Find a […]
For Buyers October 2022 Real Estate Market Update Increasing listings inventory, lengthening time on the market and a slowdown in home price increases across the Puget Sound region herald a return to normalcy and better opportunities for buyers. According to September data from the NWMLS, active listings nearly doubled from a year ago, with pending sales declining by about 31%. “The ‘Great Reversion’ […]
For Buyers What to Ask Your Financial Planner Before Buying a Home US home prices continue to rise in 2022. Just last March, prices spiked at a rate of 20.6%, making it the highest year-over-year price change in over 35 years. With rapid home price surges across 20 different US cities, it’s crucial for aspiring homeowners to consult with financial planners to better navigate the pressures of enlarged home […]
For Buyers Fix It Up and Sell It: A Senior’s Guide to House Flipping Believe it or not, retirement doesn’t suit everyone. In fact, some people simply enjoy working while others want to earn a little extra cash. That’s where house-flipping comes in. It can be an extremely profitable side gig for seniors willing to invest time and money. If you’re curious about learning more, you’re in luck. Kari […]
For Buyers September 2022 Real Estate Market Update After its breakneck pace over the last two years, it appears the housing market has finally reached a soft bottom to the price corrections that began in April of this year. Reports that we’re entering a bear market are generally exaggerated, however, as the market seems simply to be resetting to a more balanced state […]
For Buyers Upsizing for Retiring: Find a Home for Your Homestead Some retirees plan to downsize their lives and homes after a while, ostensibly to make things simpler and to have less baggage in retirement. But you’re different: You want to upsize and pursue a grander new life of homesteading as a retiree, with enough space to welcome family whenever they wish to visit, pursue crafts […]
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For Buyers 6 Tips for Moving and Starting Over in New State Moving is both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Without proper planning, it can become chaos, slowing down your chance to adjust quickly to your new home. If you’re moving to a new state, you may come across even more obstacles. Consider these tips to help you simplify the process. Start Planning Far in […]
For Buyers August 2022 Real Estate Market Update The summer continues to heat up, and patient buyers are being rewarded as market shifts create a new dynamic between buyers and sellers. After years of intense competition between buyers for the most desirable listings, increasing inventory and slower price appreciation across the region have caused a pivot, with sellers competing more strongly against each […]
For Buyers Q2 Western Washington – The Gardner Report The following analysis of the Q2 2022 Western Washington real estate market report is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact Kari Haas. Regional […]
For Buyers How to Successfully Move and Start a Business at the Same Time If you’re moving house and starting a business at the same time, proper planning is key to easing stress and making smart decisions. Bellevue, WA has a lot to offer new business owners and homeowners, so it’s a great place to start your search. If you take the time to consider your needs, this venture […]
For Buyers July 2022 Real Estate Market Update Cooler temperatures and a cooler regional real estate market have been this summer’s hallmark thus far. After months of blazing hot sales and a breakneck pace, buyers are finally seeing inventory levels accelerate and price gains slow. With inspection and financing contingencies once again becoming the norm, the region may, at last, be shifting toward […]
For Buyers June 2022 Real Estate Market Update Windermere just released the market statistics from May, so let’s review what’s happening in the real estate market. The tides of our local real estate market may, at last, be shifting, as buyers find relief in increasing inventory and the frenetic pace of sales slows noticeably. At the end of May, inventory across the 26 […]
For Buyers May 2022 Real Estate Market Update After a long stint of suppressed housing inventory across our region, buyers may, at last, have more options as the supply of available homes ticks up ahead of the summer market. The month-over-month increase in inventory has been as much as 50% in some areas, offering renewed opportunities for those buyers who are not dissuaded […]
For Buyers Mid-Century Charmer with City View on Mercer Island This charming mid-century modern Mercer Island home is ideally located and awaiting a visionary to make it theirs! Upon entry, you are greeted by the soaring tongue and groove cedar-lined ceilings and the large windows that grace the living room. The large windows offer a peek through the trees at Lake Washington and a view […]
For Buyers April 2021 Real Estate Update Despite a bump in new listings the supply of homes still can’t keep up with the demand. The result? Multiple offers, escalation clauses, and record-breaking prices. If you’re considering selling your home, you’d be hard pressed to find a more lucrative market than what we have today. March marked the first post-COVID/pre-COVID comparison, and the […]
About Kari Haas Kari Haas in Seattle Magazine Kari Haas in Seattle Magazine December 2020 Kari Haas appeared in the December 2020 issue of Seattle magazine as part of the special section on top agents in the area. The following is quoted from Page 74 of the December 2020 issue of Seattle magazine: Five Star Professional – Five Star Professional partnered with Seattle […]
Decor When Establishing a Home Office, Should You Buy New or Remodel? When Establishing a Home Office, Should You Buy New or Remodel?     When you have dreams of running your own business from home, your first reaction is likely to evaluate your current space. Is it big enough? Can you actually run a business from home without violating zoning regulations? How can you ensure your […]
For Buyers What to Expect When Buying a Fixer-Upper  What to Expect When Buying a Fixer-Upper   Buying a fixer-upper isn’t for the faint of heart. However, for many first-time home buyers, it’s the ideal way to get into the market. Before jumping into it, make sure you’re familiar with the buying process and what to expect when renovating. These tips will help you […]