Local & Global Market Trends - February 2016


Introducing: The 2015 Year End Review Market Report

I am proud to present the Market Report: Puget Sound Real Estate Trends & 2015 Year in Review, a comprehensive look at the 2015 real estate market in an exploration of seven key counties of Western Washington: King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Pierce, Jefferson and Island counties, as well as 29 neighborhoods. See how the market fared in YOUR neighborhood! 


Seattle Housing Market Ranked 4th in the Country 

Seattle has experienced a "hot" housing market as of late, and has garnered national attention!
Seattle is the 4th best U.S. city for home ownership since the market bottomed in early 2012. What contributed to the recognition? 
Not only has the city experienced 8.8% increase in job growth and 9.9% increase in average wages in the past three years but unemployment has dropped by almost 42% and home values are up almost 30%.
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Seattle is One of the Best Meditation Cities in the U.S.

The Emerald City long has had a vibe of counterculture, greenness, arts, film, and, of course, coffee. But it also has a strong meditation community.
In fact, it was recently ranked as the third best city in the country for meditation. See what other places made the list! 
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Celebrating Cinema: From the Screen to the Streets

With the Sundance Film Festival coming to a close last month and the 2016 Oscars this coming weekend, the movies that are critically resonating most this year portray an undeniable realism.
One of the most exciting and exclusive ways for film fans to re-experience their favorite films are to visit those amazing locations themselves. Check out some famous residences that are currently listed with Sotheby's International Realty!
Recently SOLD!
4 Bedrooms  |  2.5 Bathrooms  |  3,816 SF

Beautiful custom-built 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home on a quiet, secluded cul-de-sac. Open main floor plan with formal living room, dining room and office.

Recently Pending!
4 Bedrooms  |  2.5 Bathrooms  |  2,020 SF
Beautiful flowing open space 4 bedroom, 3-car garage home backed up to untouched private green belt. Open kitchen into the family room with fireplace allows for many wonderful entertaining opportunities.