Real Estate Duvall, WA Flashflood November 5th, 2012, a flashflood from a broken beaver damn engulfed this home near my home in Duvall. As I went to the home with my shovel to help, I was working hand and hand with neighbors, teacher, farmers, blue collar and white collar volunteers. Everyone had come to together to help a member of […]
Real Estate Bellevue Washington Has A Strong Week in Pending Sales, Presented by John Fiala This chart looks at the active listings and pending sales for the date from 10/15/12 to 10/21/12. The pending sales (under contract) are for the previous seven days.  This shows where the market is hot and who can have an advantage in the market by location and price point, essentially where the fish are biting […]
Real Estate The Madhouse Project presents a check to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for $110,000, presented by John Fiala The Madhouse Project Charity was honored to present a check for $110,000 to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Thank you everyone for your continued support, you are amazing!
Real Estate 1 Green Planet Recycle Event, this Saturday, October 13th, 10 to 2, presented by John Fiala I wanted to let you know that my office is having our annually 1 Green Planet recycle event this year. The event is free and helps out the environment.  There is a long list of items you can recycle and a short list you cannot. Hope to see you there.
Real Estate Seattle and Eastside homes under contract for the week of 9-3-12, presented by John Fiala This information looks at the Active Listings versus Pending Sales for residential home for the week of September 3rd, 2012. This data shows the city and price range of the homes that have gone under contract in the last seven days compared to the active listings. North Seattle had the largest percent go under contract […]
Real Estate Congrats to Redmond, #5 on this list of Best Places to Live Great news for Redmond Washington, #5. These terrific small cities offer what American families care about most — strong job opportunities, great schools, low crime, quality health care, and plenty to do.  
Real Estate Sammamish Remodel with Office and Bonus Room For Sale, Presented by John Fiala Stunning Sammamish remodel in Deerfield with rare office & bonus room. This home features 3,040 sqft, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & a private backyard. The soaring entrance, gourmet kitchen, living & dining rooms, remodeled bathrooms, 5 piece master bath & new roof, sets the tone for this home. Remodeling includes slab granite countertops, 2 Decor […]
Real Estate Why rent when you can own, Condo for Sale in Lake Forest Park WA Why rent when you can own. Welcome to Shannon Heights Condominiums. This unit features one bedroom and a full bathroom. Recent updates include hardwood floors, interior paint, and stove. You will also enjoy the common deck area with views of Lake Washington, a covered parking spot, extra storage, full size washer and dryer, and the […]
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Real Estate Pending homes sales for Seattle and the Eastside areas for the week of 7-22-12 Here is a look at the weekly ratios ending on July 22, 2012 for residential homes in five areas. This information looks at what has gone Pending (under contact) over the last seven days. Of the five areas that I track, North Seattle had the highest percentage of homes go under contract with 21%. In […]
Real Estate Real estate inventory is low, homes are going quickly in Bellevue Washington This home went under contract in two days because of the quality of the remodel and the low inventory in the area. Stunning Bellevue home remodeled from the studs out. This 2,680 approx sqft, 4 bed, 2.75 bath is a must see. The home features a master retreat, office, bonus room and a 2 car garage. […]
Real Estate Lake Washington and Seattle Views, Lakewood Charmer Charming Lakewood view home with today’s updates. This light and bright craftsman has hardwood floors, fireplace, and a deck with views of Lake Washington. Updates include remodeled bathroom, vinyl windows, electrical, plumbing and an efficient Hydronic heating system which runs through the new hot water tank. Rare one car garage with basement access and private […]
Real Estate Tolls increase July 1 on Tacoma Narrows and SR 520 bridges Toll rates will be increasing July 1st for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and 520 Bridges. See the link below for the new toll rates.
Real Estate Emerald Heights Academy I had the chance to speak at a leadership breakfast yesterday for the Emerald Heights Academy. I was able to share stories of my past career in athletics about life lessons, leadership and faith. During the breakfast, there were two middle school kids that gave speeches about leadership. I was blown away by how poised […]
Real Estate King County Washington Real Estate Trends Video presented by John Fiala Here is a good video that looks at the real estate inventory levels in King County Washington over the last five years. Inventory is down and pending homes sales are still strong. Enjoy the video.
Real Estate King County Real Estate Market Trends The chart below looks at the last five years of King County Residential homes. You can see how the inventory fluctuates during the year. The inventory normally increases after the New Year and decreases in the winter months. Currently, this is not the case. Inventory is down significantly from last year and from the preceding […]
Real Estate North Seattle leads with Pending home sales North Seattle had the highest amount of homes go under contract last week with 18% going pending of the five areas that I track for my blog. Bellevue had at least one home go under contract in each price range, even in the higher price ranges. The Red areas are considered Sellers markets. What does […]
Real Estate The real estate market is changing in Seattle and the Eastside The market has been changing daily. There are several price ranges that have been receiving multiple offers and even some offers with escalation clauses. The market in general is picking up but it all depends on the area and price range. Take a look at the chart below to see the areas in red and yellow that […]
Real Estate The Madhouse Project I wanted to thank everyone that help support The Madhouse Project Charity this year. Our event was held on April 28th 2012 and we raised about $190,000 to benefit to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Here is video that I put together to help promote the event. Stay tuned for the date next year.
Real Estate Free Paper Shredding Event, Kirkland, Saturday 10 to 2, Presented by John Fiala I wanted to invite you to a free paper shredding event at my office this Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00. It is a great way to get rid of all the old papers sitting in your home in a fast and secure way. Hope to see you there.
Real Estate Active vs. Pending Sales for the Seattle Area 4-1-12 New video of the Active Listings vs Pending Sales for the week of April 1st. Bellevue had several homes go under contract in the million plus price range and Northe Seattle is very busy for Sellers.