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Posts made in April, 2013


  • For everything there is a season – a market update from Pickett Street

    April 15, 2013 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

      Happy Tax Day! I never feel like the prior year is over until today, which can make the first three and a half months a little like┬ápurgatory. Now that we've graduated fully into 2013, I feel like it's a good time to give you an update on how the real estate market is moving, and how our team, Pickett Street Properties, is changing with the market. It shouldn't be news that the real estate market has changed. After 5 years of depreciation, after 5 years of foreclosures and short sales, our local real estate market is rebounding, and in an aggressive way. Buyers shopping now are paying 15% more than last year in King and Snohomish Counties (year-over-year), and this upward trend in appreciation appears to have some legs. Simply put, demand is up and supply is down. The data can be confusing though. At first glance, housing sales are actually lower in both counties. Knowing that fewer homes are selling should usually worry sellers, but a closer look at the stats shows a different story. There are fewer homes available this year over last year (down over 4% in Snohomish County), fewer homes going under contract compared to…Read more