Recent Sales In Redmond

Redmond is one of my favorite areas on the Eastside. It’s home to big wig player Microsoft and it’s also a hop skip and a jump into downtown Bellevue and Seattle, which makes it an attractive option for folks who prefer a quieter lifestyle, but still want be close enough to enjoy all the amenties of a big city…. Read More

Think Inside the Box

  Photo Source: DeMaria Design Associates I’ve been seeing these interesting little blurbs lately about “container” housing, one of those quirky little trends that started in California. People are making their homes out of recycled containers! These homes, touted as eco-friendly and affordable use 8 x 40 foot steel containers to construct the rooms of the home. By… Read More

Late Summer Sales Around Microsoft

  Though many of the nation’s housing markets are experiencing serious price declines, the Puget Sound area has remained somewhat insulated from the brunt of the economic storm. Yes, home prices in many areas are in decline, but the sky hasn’t fallen for us in the Seattle area, and the big MS continues to add to the stability… Read More

Eastside Highs and Lows

There’s the high, there’s the low, and there are the everything-in-betweens. However here, I thought it might be interesting to take a look a the high and the low in each of the Eastside’s most popular areas. The least variation between the high and the low is in Woodinville–makes sense, the community is considerably more homogeneous. Bellevue… Read More

May NWMLS Statistics Still Down

The May statistics were just released a couple of days ago from the NWMLS, and there weren’t too many surprises here. Seattle Bubble gives an in-depth analysis on King County stats, along with the following King County SFH market summary: May 2008 Active Listings: up 42% YOY Pending Sales: down 39% YOY (new record) Median Closed… Read More