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See how much prices are up from last March (and did you see rates today?)

By April 10, 2024

Weekly Market Commentary

Big news! We’re selling our floating home on Lake Union in Eastlake. But we’re staying on the dock, so if you buy it, we’ll be neighbors! Curious about lake life or just want to chat about real estate? I’ll be there Thursday 11-1, Saturday 10-12, and Sunday 10-12, come say hi.

Last week the numbers for March came out – for Seattle single-family homes the median price is up 8% year-over-year to $917,950 but is surprisingly down $12k from February. The Seattle Times summed up the market with the headline, Spring housing market brings more picks for buyers, yet little relief. While that was written a week ago, buyers are even more frustrated today as mortgage rates jumped from 7.03% yesterday to 7.34% today due to inflation. Buyers could get relief if we built more housing so it is so surprising that people don’t believe more supply can help, Most WA voters think building more housing won’t cool prices, poll shows.

P.S. Our next home-buying class is May 7


New listings jumped a lot last week!
(I was wrong with my prediction of a slowdown!)

Seattle: 323 new listings last week, up 35.15% w-o-w
Eastside: 195 new listings last week, up 4.8% w-o-w

Buyers moving more slowly b/c of spring break

Seattle: 214 pending last week, up 1.4% w-o-w
Eastside: 160 pending last week, down 9.6% w-o-w

Buyers, be patient; sellers, let’s go!

Buyers: buyers should be patient, the home-buying season is still just getting started, and you still have lots of time to find your dream home.

Sellers: you should list sooner rather than later to take advantage of low competition from other sellers and seemingly many eager buyers.

Eye candy

$9.1m Kirkland 70s waterfront (pending in 3 days!)

$2.1m Shorewood MCM

$1.4m Japanese-inspired contemporary (pending in 7 days!)

$1.2m MCM by John Morse in North Seattle (pending in 3 days!)

Keeping reading

Check out last week’s market update, Victor Steinbrueck’s (old) home lists ahead of spring break.

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I own and manage Urban Living, a boutique Seattle and Bellevue real estate brokerage. I love lofts, floating homes, new construction, and mid-century moderns, but I will help you buy or sell just about anything!

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