Seattle Real Estate Trends, April 2015

Listing Inventory

Below is a table comparing the number of active listings (supply) and pendings (demand) for several of the Seattle neighborhoods I specialize in: Central Seattle, Queen Anne / Magnolia, Belltown / Downtown, Ballard / Greenlake, and North Seattle. We are comparing April 2014 with April 2015.

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Homes in the Seattle market are selling like hotcakes this spring. The last few homes I have listed have sold very very quickly. I currently have three listings on the market – one is just coming on today in Ravenna (NWMLS #785368 – a 1,860 square foot remodeled home with Mt. Rainier views priced at $650,000), one in Whittier (NWMLS #781505 – a 1,880 square foot Cape Cod priced at $500,000 and on the market 7 days), and one in View Ridge (NWMLS #781486 – a 3,280 square foot Mid-Century Modern with a view of the lake and mountains priced at $1,200,000 and on the market for 11 days). I expect they will all sell in a matter of days.

Median Sales Prices

Median Sales Prices continue to creep up due to the inventory shortage which I predict will continue as long as our population is on the rise due to Seattle’s strong economy and there isn’t enough new construction to satiate the demand.

Below are the median sales prices for the neighborhoods I track, comparing April 2014 with April 2015. There are significant price increases in Queen Anne / Magnolia, Ballard / Greenlake, and North Seattle. Central Seattle and Belltown/Downtown have a number of condominium sales which are a slightly different animal than the predominantly residential sales we see throughout the rest of the city.

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This spring and summer is turning out to be one of the best times to sell in years. Once interest rates start rising, however, those trends may change. If you would like to know where your home stands in relation to the market, please give me a call or send me an email: (206) 226-5300 or sold@windermere.com.  Don’t look back and say, “If only we had sold then” Now might be your moment!

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